Live music runs deep in Manchester's veins, with a proud history of seminal gigs and concerts that have gone down in modern folklore. That tradition carries on to this day.
Manchester's biggest popular music venue is the Manchester Arena, which seats over twenty thousand and is the largest arena of its type in Europe, with the City of Manchester Stadium and Old Trafford's cricket grounds also providing large ad-hoc open air venues outside of the sporting season. Other major venues include the Manchester Apollo, Manchester Central (formally known as the GMEX) and the Manchester Academy.
There are over 30 smaller venues for signed and unsigned artists of all genres to perform in, ensuring that the music scene in Manchester constantly remains vibrant and interesting. Manchester is also home to Victoria Warehouse, one of the biggest electronic music venues in the country.
An area known as the Northern Quarter, considered the cultural and musical heart of the city, houses some of the best known of these venues such as Band on the Wall, the Roadhouse and The Night and Day Cafe. Various other venues exist in pubs and clubs throughout the city.
Manchester has a packed roster of gigs, from big name touring acts to hot new bands. TIMEOUT have rounded up some of the best gigs in Manchester that are coming up, click here
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