Gig Guide

The Sonic Bandwagon 2019 Manchester gig guide will focus on the best gigs around the Greater Manchester area, and the occasional further afield gig that we think is worth shouting about, so get out there and support local music!

2019

May

02 May – The Zutons – Holmfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
02 May – Sam Fender – O2 Ritz, Manchester
03 May – The Swells w/ Mount Forel – Retro, Manchester
04 May – Newton Faulkner – Albert Hall, Manchester
04 May – Vinny Peculiar w/ Wreckless Eric – Rebellion Bar, Manchester
05 May – Terrorvision – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 May – The Unthanks – St Philips Church, Manchester
08 May – Catfish & Bottlemen – Manchester Arena
08 May – The Picturebooks – Deaf Institute, Manchester
14 May – Glenn Hughes – Holfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
14 May – Dave Hause – Gorilla, Manchester
20 May – Manic Street Preachers – O2 Ritz, Manchester
23 May – Whiskey Myers – O2 Ritz, Manchester
25-26 May – Neighbourhood Weekender Festival – Victoria Park, Warrington
25 May – Slade – Academy 2, Manchester
26 May – Dido – Albert Hall, Manchester
28 May – The Waterboys – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
29 May – Mark Knopfler – Manchester Arena
29 May – The Sugarhill Gang & The Furious Five – Club Academy, Manchester
29 May – Jack Savoretti – O2 Apollo, Manchester
31 May – Glen Matlock – Rebellion, Manchester

June

02 Jun – Gov’t Mule – Academy 2, Manchester
04 Jun – Flamin’Groovies – Club Academy, Manchester
04 Jun – Rachel K Collier – Gullivers, Manchester
06 Jun – Mumford & Sons – Manchester Arena
07 Jun – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Heaton Park, Manchester
07 Jun – The Steve Hillage Band – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 Jun – Hands off Gretel – Retro, Manchester
08 Jun – Muse – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
08 Jun – The Membranes – O2 Ritz, Manchester
09 Jun – Midnight Oil – O2 Apollo, Manchester
11=12 Jun – Foals – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
14 Jun – Rod Stewart – University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton
14 Jun – Lara Smiles – Retro Bar, Manchester
15 Jun – Courteeners w/James/DMA’s/Pale Waves – Heaton Park, Manchester
15 Jun – The Doors Alive – The Met, Bury
18 Jun – Metallica – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
18 Jun – Gary Clark Jr – Albert Hall, Manchester
18 Jun – The Sheepdogs – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
20 Jun – Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – Edgeley Park, Stockport
20 Jun – Men At Work – Academy 2, Manchester
22 Jun – Blossoms w/The Coral, Cabbage, The Blinders – Edgeley Park, Stockport
26 Jun – The Eagles – Manchester Arena
26 Jun – Sum 41 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
27 Jun – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Manchester Arena

July

01-07 Jul – R-Fest – Retro Bar, Manchester
01 Jul – Gojira – O2 Apollo, Manchester
02 Jul – Kelly Jones – O2 Apollo, Manchester
03 Jul – Belle And Sebastian – Albert Hall, Manchester
03 Jul – The B-52’s – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12 Jul – KISS – Manchester Arena
26 Jul – Gomez – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 Jul – Puppet Theory – Deaf Institute, Manchester

August

02 Aug – The Coral – Holmfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
16-17 Aug – Cotton Fields Festival – Saddleworth Cricket Club, Greenfield, Oldham
18 Aug – Skunk Anansie – Manchester Academy
29 Aug – Ocean Alley – Gorilla, Manchester
21 Aug – Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul – O2 Ritz, Manchester
30 Aug – Manchester Psych Fest – Various Locations, Manchester
31 Aug – Cast – O2 Ritz, Manchester

September

06 Sep – Flaming Lips – Academy, Manchester
07 Sep – Josh Turner – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
08 Sep – Edwyn Collins – Gorilla, Manchester
19 Sep – Hozier – O2 Apollo, Manchester
27 Sep – Wilco – Albert Hall, Manchester
27 Sep – Pale Waves – Academy, Manchester
27 Sep – No Hot Ashes – O2 Ritz, Manchester
27 Sep – The Howl & The Hum – Deaf Institute, Manchester
29 Sep – Ashley McBryde – Academy 2, Manchester

October

01 Oct – Psychedlic Furs – O2 Ritz, Manchester
03 Oct – Flight Brigade – Retro Bar, Manchester
04 Oct – Alice Cooper – Manchester Arena
04 Oct – DZ Deathrays – YES, Manchester
07 Oct – Richard Hawley – Albert Hall, Manchester
08 Oct – Two Door Cinema Club – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
10 Oct – Gary Numan – Albert Hall, Manchester
11 Oct – Al Stewart – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
11 Oct – Roachford – O2 Ritz, Manchester
11 Oct – Struts – Academy, Manchester
15 Oct – Hootie & The Blowfish – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18 Oct – John Mayer – Manchester Arena
18 Oct – The Divine Comedy – Albert Hall, Manchester
20 Oct – Saxon + Krokus + Girlschool + Diamond Head – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Oct – Kiefer Sutherland – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24 Oct – Cher – Manchester Arena
25 Oct – Midge Ure – Albert Hall, Manchester
25 Oct – Kris Barras Band – Academy 3, Manchester
27 Oct – Black Star Riders – O2 Ritz, Manchester
27 Oct – SUNN O)) – Albert Hall, Manchester
31 Oct – Cassia – Manchester Cathedral

November

01 Nov – OMD – O2 Apollo, Manchester
04 Nov – Machine Head – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
05 Nov – Hawkwind – Albert Hall, Manchester
07 Nov – Palace – Academy 2. Manchester
08 Nov – Quaker City Night Hawks – Deaf Institute, Manchester
08 Nov – The Rifles – O2 Ritz, Manchester
08 Nov – Christopher Cross -RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
09 Nov – Big Country – Gorilla, Manchester
11 Nov – Adam Ant – Opera House, Manchester
15 Nov – Twisted Wheel – O2 Ritz, Manchester
16 Nov – Kodaline – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
21 Nov – Happy Mondays – Academy, Manchester
21 Nov – Mumford & Sons – Manchester Arena
22 Nov – Chemical Brothers – Manchester Arena
23 Nov – Rod Stewart – Manchester Arena
24 Nov – The Lumineers – Manchester Arena
26 Nov – Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited – ‘Selling England By The Pound’ Full Album – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
30 Nov – Australian Pink Floyd – O2 Apollo, Manchester
30 Nov – Doors Alive – Soft Parade Anniversary Tour – Academy 3, Manchester

December

04 Dec – Midland – O2 Ritz, Manchester
06 Dec – We Are Scientists – O2 Ritz, Manchester
13 Dec – Alabama 3 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 Dec – Mark Lanegan – Academy 2, Manchester
20 Dec – Echo & The Bunnymen – Holmfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
20-21 Dec – Shed Seven – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
20 Dec – Dan Reed Network/GUN/FM – Academy 2, Manchester

2020

January

29 Jan – The Felice Brothers – Gorilla, Manchester

February

05 Feb – Ozzy Osbourne – Manchester Arena


2 Responses to Gig Guide

  1. Sunny says:

    Hi guys.

    I’m a local promoter – Sunny Manchester, and i have a few gigs coming up in February.

    Can you please add them to your listings?

    Fri, 13th Feb – BLOOMS / The Castle Hotel

    Sat, 21st Feb – ACRE TARN / The Castle Hotel

    Please let me know if you require any further info.

    Cheers.

    Sunny

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