Gig Guide

The Sonic Bandwagon 2017 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!

2018

May

24 May – Bryan Adams – Manchester Arena
25 May – Dot to Dot Festival – Various Venues, Manchester
27 May – The Bonnevilles + Bones Shake – The Eagle Inn, Salford
28 May – Echo & The Bunnymen – Bridgwater Hall, Manchester
29 May – GospelbeacH – Gullivers, Manchester

June

01 Jun – Twisted Wheel – Band on the Wall, Manchester
05 Jun – Rolling Stone – Old Trafford, Manchester
05 Jun – Patti Smith & Her Band – O2 Apollo, Manchester
06 Jun – The Shires – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
08 Jun – The Blinders – Gorilla, Manchester
11 Jun – Haim – O2 Apollo, Manchester
15 Jun – Misty’s Big Adventure – Deaf Institute, Manchester
16 Jun – Public Image Ltd – O2 Ritz, Manchester
17 Hun – Hollywood Vampires w/Special Guests The Darkness & The Damned – Manchester Arena
19 Jun – Foo Fighters – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
19 Jun – Arctic Lake – Gullivers, Manchester
19 Jun – Lenny Kravitz – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Jun – The Struts – Gorilla, Manchester
28 Jun – Kiefer Sutherland – Albert Hall, Manchester

July

03 Jul – Roger Waters – Manchester Arena
08 Jul – The Contortionist – Deaf Institute, Manchester
09 Jul – James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt – Manchester Arena
10 Jul – Paul Simon – Manchester Arena
13 Jul – The Killers – Macron Stadium, Bolton
16 Jul – Jet – O2 Rotz, Manchester
20-22 Jul – Blackthorn Music Festival – Etherow Country Park, Stockport
25 Jul – The Gaslight Anthem – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 Jul – Goo Goo Dolls – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 Jul – Night Flowers – Night People, Manchester

August

06 Aug – Iron Maiden + Killswitch Engage – Manchester Arena
18 Aug – Liam Gallagher – Emirates Lancashire Cricket Club, Manchester
21 Aug – The Black Angels – O2 Ritz, Manchester

September

01 Sep – Manchester Psych Fest 2018 – Various Venues – Northern Quarter, Manchester
02 Sep – Gomez – O2 Ritz, Manchester
05 Sep – Soccer Mommy – Deaf Institute, Manchester
06-07 Sep – Arctic Monkeys – Manchester Arena
07 Sep – Camel – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
09 Sep – Garbage – Academy, Manchester
12 Sep – The Devil Makes Three – Deaf Institute, Manchester
15 Sep – Wooden Shjips – Gorilla, Manchester
22 Sep – The British Sound Project – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
22 Sep – Biffy Clyro Unplugged – Opera House, Manchester
26 Sep – Halestorm – O2 Apollo, Manchester
29 Sep – Peter Hook & The Light – Albert Hall, Manchester

October

03 Oct – Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Band with Orchestra – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
04 Oct – Hunter & The Bear – Gorilla, Manchester
05 Oct – Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Manchester Arena
05 Oct – The Rifles – Club Academy, Manchester
06 Oct – Neighbourhood Festival – Various Venues, Manchester
08 Oct – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – RNCM, Manchester
10 Oct – Jorja Smith – Albert Hall, Manchester
13 Oct – The Coral – Albert Hall, Manchester
13 Oct – Glenn Hughes – Academy, Manchester
16 Oct – The Vryll Society – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17 Oct – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Albert Hall, Manchester
17 Oct – John Oates with The Good Road Band – RNCM, Manchester
19 Oct – U2 – Manchester Arena
19 Oct – Carbon Leaf – Deaf Institute, Manchester
20 Oct – Billy Bragg – O2 Ritz, Manchester
21 Oct – Saxon – Y&T + Waywards Sons – Academy, Manchester
22 Oct – Glasvegas – Gorilla, Manchester
23 Oct – Ash – O2 Ritz, Manchester
27 Oct – The Feeling – O2 Ritz, Manchester
27 Oct – Soul II Soul – Albert Hall, Manchester

November

03 Nov – John Grant – Albert Hall, Manchester
07 Nov – Killing Joke – Academy, Manchester
09 Nov – Slayer – Manchester Arena
10 Nov – From the Jam – O2 Ritz, Manchester
10 Nov – Kurt Vile & The Violators – Albert Hall, Manchester
11 Nov – Michael Schenker – Academy, Manchester
17 Nov – Gary Numan – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
18 Nov – Culture Club – Manchester Arena
20 Nov – Four Tops & The Temptations – Manchester Arena
23 Nov – Hudson Taylor – Club Academy, Manchester
25 Nov – Dan Patlansky – Bury Met, Bury

December

03 Dec – Fish – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 Dec – Madness – Manchester Arena
08 Dec – The Australian Pink Floyd Show – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12 Dec – Def Leppard – Manchester Arena
13 Dec – Cast – O2 Ritz, Manchester
19 Dec – Rick Wakeman – RNCM, Manchester
19 Dec – Travis – O2 Apollo, Manchester

January 2019

24 Jan – The Streets – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 Jan – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester


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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