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

October

01 Oct – Psychedelic Furs – O2 Ritz, Manchester
01 Oct – Whenyoung – Gorilla, Manchester
01 Oct – Lucy May Walker – Retro Bar, Manchester
03 Oct – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – O2 Warehouse, Manchester
03 Oct – Black Peaks w/Black Futures + Bitch Falcon – Gorilla, Manchester
03 Oct – Flight Brigade – Retro Bar, Manchester
04 Oct – Alice Cooper – Manchester Arena
04 Oct – DZ Deathrays – YES, Manchester
04 Oct – Tourist – Gorilla, Manchester
04 Oct – James Holt – Deaf Institute, Manchester
04 Oct – Misty’s Big Adventure – Retro Bar, Manchester
07 Oct – Richard Hawley – Albert Hall, Manchester
07-08 Oct – Two Door Cinema Club – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
10 Oct – Gary Numan – Albert Hall, Manchester
10 Oct – Tungz – Jimmy’s, Manchester
11 Oct – Al Stewart – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
11 Oct – Roachford – O2 Ritz, Manchester
11 Oct – Struts – Academy, Manchester
11 Oct – Bang Bang Romeo – Deaf Institute, Manchester
12 Oct – Neighbourhood Festival – Various Venues, Manchester
15 Oct – Hootie & The Blowfish – O2 Apollo, Manchester
15 Oct – Black Mountain – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17 Oct – Simply Red – Manchester Arena
18 Oct – John Mayer – Manchester Arena
18 Oct – The Divine Comedy – Albert Hall, Manchester
19 Oct – Reverand & the Makers – Academy, Manchester
20 Oct – Paul Simon’s Graceland performed by the London African Gospel Choir – Albert Hall, Manchester
20 Oct – Saxon + Krokus + Girlschool + Diamond Head – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Oct – Kiefer Sutherland – O2 Ritz, Manchester
22 Oct – Ren Harvieu – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
24 Oct – Cher – Manchester Arena
24 Oct – The Cult – O2 Apollo, Manchester
24 Oct – Wayne Hussey – Night People, Manchester
24 Oct – David J – Club Academy, Manchester
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
01 Nov – Wishbone Ash – The Met, Bury
01 Nov – Of Monsters and Men – Academy, Manchester
02 Nov – Friendly Fires – Albert Hall, Manchester
04 Nov – Machine Head – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
05 Nov – Hawkwind – Albert Hall, Manchester
06 Nov – Lightning Seeds – Holmfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
06 Nov – Charlie Cunningham – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
06 Nov – The Heavy – Academy 2. Manchester
07 Nov – Palace – Academy 2. Manchester
07 Nov – Fatherson – Night & Day, Manchester
08 Nov – The Brand New Heavies – Gorilla, 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
08 Nov – Oysterband and June Tabor – RNCM, Manchester
09 Nov – Big Country – Gorilla, Manchester
10 Nov – Kate Tempest – Albert Hall, Manchester
11 Nov – Adam Ant – Opera House, Manchester
14 Nov – Freya Ridings – O2 Apollo, Manchester
14 Nov – Mystery Jets – Academy 2, Manchester
15 Nov – Twisted Wheel – O2 Ritz, Manchester
16-17 Nov – Feeder – Albert Hall, Manchester
16 Nov – Kodaline – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
16 Nov – Glass Caves – Fairfield Social Club, Manchester
18 Nov – John Mayall – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
19 Nov – Jack Savoretti – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
19 Nov – Fontaines D.C. – O2 Ritz, Manchester
20 Nov – Liam Gallagher – Manchester Arena
20 Nov – Foy Vance – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 Nov – Happy Mondays – Academy, Manchester
21 Nov – Mumford & Sons – Manchester Arena
21 Nov – Yonaka – Academy 2, Manchester
21 Nov – Pumarosa – Academy 3, Manchester
22 Nov – Chemical Brothers – Manchester Arena
22 Nov – The Joy Formidable – The Bread Shed, Manchester
23 Nov – Rod Stewart – Manchester Arena
24 Nov – The Lumineers – Manchester Arena
24 Nov – Bat For Lashes – Albert Hall, Manchester
25 Nov – 1 Dec – R-Fest Winter – Retro Bar
26 Nov – Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited – ‘Selling England By The Pound’ Full Album – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
26 Nov – Primal Scream – Albert Hall, Manchester
26 Nov – Sunset Sons – Academy 2, Manchester
26 Nov – Vinny Peculiar – Castle Hotel, Manchester
27 Nov – Cigarettes After Sex – Albert Hall, Manchester
28 Nov – Chris Helme – Rose and Monkey Hotel, Manchester
29 Nov – The Bluetones – O2 Ritz, Manchester
29 Nov – Saytr Play – Fairfield Social Club, Manchester
30 Nov – Australian Pink Floyd – O2 Apollo, Manchester
30 Nov – Doors Alive – Soft Parade Anniversary Tour – Academy 3, Manchester
30 Nov – The British Sound Project – O2 Ritz, Manchester

December

01 Dec – Snow Patrol – O2 Apollo, Manchester
03 Dec – Dune Rats – Night People, Manchester
04 Dec – Razorlight – Albert Hall, Manchester
04 Dec – Midland – O2 Ritz, Manchester
05 Dec – Band of Skulls – Academy 2, Manchester
06 Dec – We Are Scientists – O2 Ritz, Manchester
10-11 Dec – The Libertines – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
12 Dec – Slade – Holmfirth Picturedome, Holmfirth
13 Dec – Alabama 3 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
14 Dec – Courteeners – Manchester Arena
14 Dec – Virginmarys – Academy, Manchester
14 Dec – Scouting For Girls – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 Dec – Kyle Falconer – Deaf Institute, Manchester
15 Dec – The Futureheads – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 Dec – Mark Lanegan – Academy 2, Manchester
18 Dec – The Japanese House – O2 Ritz, Manchester
19 Dec – Rick Wakeman – RNCM, Manchester
19-20 Dec – Slow Readers Club – – O2 Ritz, 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
20 Dec – Broken Witt Rebels – Night n Day, Manchester
21 Dec – Scruff of the Neck Presents Years End Festival – O2 Ritz/Gorilla, Manchester
21 Dec – Thunder – Manchester Academy

2020

January

16 Jan – Slipknot – Manchester Arena
18 Jan – Tyler Childers – Academy 2, Manchester
26 Jan – The Teskey Brothers – Gorilla, Manchester
29 Jan – The Felice Brothers – Gorilla, Manchester
31 Jan – Caravan Palace – Albert Hall, Manchester

February

03 Feb – Bombay Bicycle Club – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
05 Feb – Ozzy Osbourne – Manchester Arena
09 Feb – Steel Panther – O2 Vitoria Warehouse, Manchester
12 Feb – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Academy, Manchester
17 Feb – Beth Hart – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
19 Feb – Cage The Elephant – O2 Vitoria Warehouse, Manchester
20 Feb – Explosions in the Sky – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 Feb – Paul Carrack – Bridgewater Water Hall, Manchester
22 Feb – The Growlers – Albert Hall, Manchester
26 Feb – Lana Del Rey – Manchester Arena
26-27 – Supergrass – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
28 Feb – The 1975 – Manchester Arena
29 Feb – Editors – O2 Apollo, Manchester

March

01 Mar – Big Thief – Albert Hall, Manchester
03 Mar – Samantha Fish – Gorilla, Manchester
06 Mar – Embrace – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
07 Mar – Michael Kiwanuka – Academy 2, Manchester
09 Mar – Anvil – Academy 3, Manchester
13 Mar – Stereophonics – Manchester Arena
14 Mar – The Subways – Academy, Manchester
16 Mar – The Who – Manchester Arena
21 Mar – Sam Fender – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
28 Mar – Ligtning Seeds – O2 Ritz, Manchester

April

18 Apr – Steve Harley Acoustic Band – Waterside, Sale

May

15 May – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 May – Tres Kings – The Peer Hat, Manchester
29 May – Pet Shop Boys – Manchester Arena

June

27 Jun – Green Day – John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield

October

16 Oct – The Christians – Gorilla, 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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