Live Music In Manchester

Having produced The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Simply Red and The Chemical Brothers, this city's got that entertainment lark under wraps. Switch up your usual night out with relaxing beats and heart-racing tunes, all while you dine or drink out. From DJs spinning late-night sets to talented local acts with chilled out vibes and massive bands playing sell-out shows, these are the best bars, pubs or clubs for live music in Manchester.

Last updated on 16th January 2023

The Ritz

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The oldest nightclub in the city, The Ritz dates back to the 1920s. Hosting legendary performers like The Beatles, it's now run by O2 and offers a wide variety of live acts, from world-famous punk acts to local indie acts, right around the corner from Oxford Road.

Night and Day Cafe

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When in need of live music in Manchester tomorrow or this weekend, you'll find a varied mix of artists taking to the stage at The Night and Day Cafe; from disco to indie and rock 'n' roll. There really is something for everyone at this cosy NQ pick.