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Get ready to discover some #BritishFamous acts in Great Britain’s renowned music city. Manchester is the original stomping ground for many major bands, including Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Simply Red, and The Chemical Brothers, so it’s the perfect place to catch world-class live music. Don’t miss these venues:

Band on the Wall
Get ready to dance the night away at Band on the Wall, which was recently refurbished and engineered exclusively with live music in mind. You’ll be in good company, as this venue has one of the best reputations in the city for shows and club nights. And if you’re into that 1970s post-punk scene, you should know that the Buzzcocks, The Fall, and Joy Division all performed at Band on the Wall.  

Live music at Band on the Wall. Image: Dec Place, courtesy of Band on the Wall

Live music at Band on the Wall. Image: Dec Place, courtesy of Band on the Wall

Gorilla
With a Gin Parlour, late-night food and a club space, Gorilla is one of Manchester’s coolest live music venues. Located under railway tracks, Gorilla’s arched ceiling helps create awesome acoustics. Catch your favorite established artists one night, and discover a new emerging act the next.

Party under the railway tracks at Gorilla. Photo by: Jack Kirwin.

Party under the railway tracks at Gorilla. Photo by: Jack Kirwin.

Islington Mill
If you’re looking for unconventional creativity, head to Islington Mill where you can spend the day wandering through an art gallery before partying into the early hours of the morning. As an artistic hub and community, Islington Mill is home to more than 50 businesses and 100 artists. It’s also a B&B, so if you’re looking for an authentic experience, consider spending the night.

A Samarbeta Music Residency with the band Stealing Sheep at Islington Mill. Photo from: Islington Mill

A Samarbeta Music Residency with the band Stealing Sheep at Islington Mill. Photo from: Islington Mill

The Castle Hotel
It may be 200 years old but The Castle Hotel’s line-up is contemporary and fresh. Here, you’ll get to experience a Mancunian institution while enjoying some of the best comedic acts, literary events and live music the city has to offer.

Falling Ghost at The Castle Hotel in September. Photo by: Nathan Whittaker (@manc_wanderer)

Falling Ghost at The Castle Hotel in September. Photo by: Nathan Whittaker (@manc_wanderer)

Night and Day
Catch the next #BritishFamous act on their way to global stardom at Night and Day. Originating as a fish and chip shop in 1991, Night and Day has seen tens of thousands of stars grace its stage, including The Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, and MGMT. This is the place where you’ll be able to say, “I remember when I saw them at Night and Day, way back when.”

Find the next #BritishFamous star at Night and Day. Photo by: Jay Taylor (@jaytaylor)

Find the next #BritishFamous star at Night and Day. Photo by: Jay Taylor (@jaytaylor)

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Cover Photo: Gorilla