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

July

16 Jul – Jet – O2 Ritz, 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
08 Aug – Dead Kennedys – Club Academy, Manchester
08 Aug – For The Girl – FAC 251, Manchester
10 Aug – Simple Minds w/The Pretenders & KT Tunstall – AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
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
16 Sep – Ocean Valley – Gullivers, Manchester
20 Sep – Ghosts of Social Networks – Castle Hotel, Manchester
22 Sep – The British Sound Project – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
22 Sep – Biffy Clyro Unplugged – Opera House, Manchester
26 Sep – Halestorm – O2 Apollo, Manchester
27 Sep – Hacidena Classical – Bridgwater Hall, Manchester
28 Sep – Pale Waves – O2 Ritz, 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
05 Oct – Fatherson – Night People, 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
15 Oct – The Blinders – Academy 2, 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
17 Oct – Black Peaks – Academy 3, Manchester
19 Oct – U2 – Manchester Arena
19 Oct – Carbon Leaf – Deaf Institute, Manchester
20 Oct – Billy Bragg – O2 Ritz, Manchester
20 Oct – Twisted Wheel – Gorilla, 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
27 Oct – Freya Ridings – Dance House, 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
16 Nov – Findlay – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
17 Nov – Gary Numan – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
17 Nov – Seth Lakeman – Holmfirth Picturedome
18 Nov – Culture Club – Manchester Arena
18 Nov – Johnny Marr – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Nov – Four Tops & The Temptations – Manchester Arena
23 Nov – Florence & The Machine – Manchester Arena
23 Nov – Miles Kane – Academy, Manchester
23 Nov – Hudson Taylor – Club Academy, Manchester
23 Nov – Vennart – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23 Nov – You Me At Six – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
24 Nov – The Virginmarys – Manchester Academy, Manchester
25 Nov – Dan Patlansky – Bury Met, Bury
28 Nov – TesseracT – Academy 2, Manchester
30 Nov – Cypress Hill – Academy, Manchester

December

03 Dec – Fish – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 Dec – Madness – Manchester Arena
08 Dec – The Australian Pink Floyd Show – O2 Apollo, Manchester
10 Dec – Black Stone Cherry – Manchester Arena
12 Dec – Def Leppard – Manchester Arena
13 Dec – Cast – O2 Ritz, Manchester
14 Dec – The Slow Readers Club – Apollo, Manchester
19 Dec – Rick Wakeman – RNCM, Manchester
19 Dec – Travis – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Dec – The Twang – O2 Ritz, Manchester

January 2019

24 Jan – The Streets – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25-26 Jan – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
30 Jan – Snow Patrol – 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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