Gig Guide

The Sonic Bandwagon 2020/21 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!

2021

January

15 Jan – Big Country – Academy 2, Manchester
22 Jan – Jon Gomm – The Bred Shed, Manchester
24 Jan – The Pierce Brothers – O2 Ritz, Manchester
29 Jan – PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS – Albert Hall, Manchester

February

04 Feb – Sleeper & The Bluetones – O2 Ritz, Manchester
12 Feb – Wilko Johnson – RNCM, Manchester
13 Feb – Red Rum Club – Club Academy, Manchester
15 Feb – King Charles – Night and Day
21 Feb – The Zombies – Holmfirth Picturedome
26 Feb – The Mysterians – Club Academy, Manchester

March

04 Mar – Elder Island – O2 Ritz, Manchester
05 Mar – Jamie Webster – Club Academy, Manchester
08 Mar – The Ninth Wave – Gullivers, Manchester
09 Mar – The Ninth Wave – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
10 Mar – The Snuts – Academy 2, Manchester
13 Mar – The Blinders – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 Mar – Ash – O2 Ritz, Manchester
17 Mar – Deja Vega – Club Academy, Manchester
20 Mar – Kvelertak – Academy 2, Manchester
21 Mar – The Dead South – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 Mar – The Magic Gang – O2 Ritz, Manchester
22 Mar – James Vincent McMorrow – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24 Mar – Ren Harvieu – Gorilla, Manchester
26 Mar – Orlando Weeks – RNCM, Manchester
27 Mar – Afflecks Palace – Gorilla, Manchester
29 Mar – The Who – Manchester Arena
29 Mar – Michael Kiwanuka – O2 Apollo, Manchester

April

01 Apr – Doves – O2 Apollo, Manchester
03 Apr – Blossoms – Manchester Arena
03 Apr – Yellow Days – Academy 2, Manchester
07 Aug – Ultita Live From the Drive-In – Embrace – University of Bolton Stadium
09 Aug – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Manchester Arena
10 Apr – Cheap Trick – Academy, Manchester
10 Apr – The Hunna – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12-13 Apr – Genesis – Manchester Arena
16 Apr – Hurts – O2 Apollo, Manchester
16 Apr – The Sherlocks – Albert Hall, Manchester
18 Apr – Tim Burgess – YES (The Pink Room), Manchester
19 Apr – Stone Broken – Academy 2, Manchester
21 Apr – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Manchester Arena
21 Apr – Big Society – YES (The Basement), Manchester
22 Apr – The Fratellis – Academy, Manchester
23 Apr – Jeff Beck – O2 Apollo, Manchester
23 Apr – Suede – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
23 Apr – Sports Team – Albert Hall, Manchester
23 Apr – The Lathums – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24 Apr – Robin Trower w/Sari Schorr – Holmfirth Picturedome
27 Apr – Glasvegas – Gorilla, Manchester
29 Apr – The Academic – O2 Ritz, Manchester
29 Apr – The Teskey Brothers – Albert Hall, Manchester

May

01 May – Chameleons – Academy, Manchester
01 May – Twisted Wheel – Academy 2, Manchester
04 May – Travis – Albert Hall, Manchester
06 May – Inglorious – Academy 3, Manchester
07 May – Marc Almond – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
07 May – Fontaines D.C. – Academy, Manchester
08 May – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – O2 Apollo, Manchester
08 May – Go West – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
09 May – Mosa Wild – Deaf Institute, Manchester
11 May – The Aces – Gorilla, Manchester
14 May – Skunk Anansie – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
14 May – Cabbage – Gorilla, Manchester
15 May – Lightning Seeds – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 May – Go West – Holmfirth Picturedome
19 May – Glass Animals – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
20-21 May – Idles – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
21 May – You Me At Six – Academy, Manchester
23 May – Kodaline – Albert Hall, Manchester
23 May – The Twang – Academy 2, Manchester
24 May – Texas – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
30 May – Steve Harley Acoustic Band – The Lowry, Salford Quays
31 May – Echo & The Bunnymen – Albert Hall, Manchester

June

10 Jun – Enter Shikari – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
12 Jun – Ther Killers – Old Trafford, Manchester
12-13 Jun – Thom Yorke – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
15-16 Jun – Haim – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
18 Jun – The Cribs – Academy, Manchester
29 Jun – Aerosmith – Manchester Arena

July

02 Jul – Kaiser Chiefs/Razorlight – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
07 Jul – Beck – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
08 Jul – Paul Weller – O2 Apollo, Manchester
09 Jul – The Streets – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

August

01 Aug – George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September

04 Sep – Manchester Psych Fest – Various Venues, Manchester
09 Sep – The Specials – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
16 Sep – Black Stone Cherry – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 Sep – Paloma Faith – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
24 Sep – Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – O2 Apollo, Manchesterr

October

02 Oct – Deep Purple – Manchester Arena
06 Oct – Uriah Heep – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
09-10 Oct – Erasure – O2 Apollo, Manchester
14 Oct – Nothing But Thieves – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
16 Oct – Simply Red – Manchester Arena
22 Oct – Dione Warwick – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
27 Oct – Bon Iver – Manchester Arena
30 Oct – Elton John – Manchester Arena
30 Oct – Skindred – Academy, Manchester

November

02 Nov – Ozzy Osbourne – Manchester Arena
04 Nov – Leo Sayer – Holmfirth Picturedome
05 Nov – A Certain Ratio – Gorilla, Manchester
05 Nov – Black Pumas – Albert Hall, Manchester
17 Nov – Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Nov – Barclay James Harvest – RNCM, Manchester
20 Nov – Idlewild – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 Nov – Larkin Poe – O2 Ritz, Manchester
27 Nov – Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics – Manchester Arena

December

15 Dec – Rick Wakeman – The Bridgewater Hall, 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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