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!

2020

October

06 Oct – Cliff Richard – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
09 Oct – Cast – O2 Ritz, Manchester
11 Oct – Steve Hillage Band – O2 Ritz, Manchester
16 Oct – Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Manchester Arena
16 Oct – The Christians – Gorilla, Manchester
17 Oct – Simply Red – Manchester Arena
17 Oct – The K’s – Academy, Manchester
20 Oct – The Black Crowes – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 Oct – Rend Colective – O2 Apollo, Manchester
23 Oct – Suede – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
23 Oct – The Last Internationale – Night People, Manchester
24 Oct – The Big Moon – Academy 2, Manchester
28 Oct – Rufus Wainwright – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
29 Oct – The Fratellis – Academy, Manchester
31 Oct – The Rifles – Academy 2, Manchester

November

02 Nov – Ozzy Osbourne – Manchester Arena
02 Nov – Katie Melua – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
03 Nov – Uriah Heep – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
06-07 Nov – Deacon Blue – O2 Apollo, Manchester
07 Nov – 80s Classical – Manchester Arena, Manchester
09 Nov – Idlewild – O2 Ritz, Manchester
10 Nov – Black Pumas – Albert Hall, Manchester
13 Nov – Billy Ocean – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
14 Nov – The Stranglers – O2 Apollo, Manchester
14 Nov – The Sherlocks – Albert Hall, Manchester
15 Nov – Gabrielle – The Lowry, Salford
16 Nov – SHVPES – Rebellion, Manchester
18 Nov – Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 Nov – The Doors Alive – Academy 3, Manchester
24 Nov – Mystery Jets – Academy 2, Manchester
24 Nov – The Twighlight Sad – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 Nov – Tiger Army – Club Academy, Manchester
27 Nov – Australian Pink Floyd – O2 Apollo, Manchester
28 Nov – Brand New Heavies – O2 Ritz, Manchester

December

07 Dec – Skunk Anansie – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
11 Dec – UB40 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
19 Dec – Slade – O2 Ritz, Manchester
19 Dec – The Chameleons – Academy, Manchester

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
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
20 Mar – Kvelertak – Academy 2, Manchester
21 Mar – The Dead South – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 Mar – The Magic Gang – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 Mar – Orlando Weeks – RNCM, Manchester
27 Mar – Afflecks Palace – Gorilla, Manchester
29 Mar – Michael Kiwanuka – O2 Apollo, Manchester

April

01 Apr – Doves – O2 Apollo, Manchester
07 Aug – Ultita Live From the Drive-In – Embrace – University of Bolton Stadium
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
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
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
29 Apr – The Academic – O2 Ritz, Manchester

May

01 May – Chameleons – Academy, 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
15 May – Lightning Seeds – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 May – Go West – Holmfirth Picturedome
19 May – Glass Animals – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
24 May – Texas – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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
29 Jun – Aerosmith – Manchester Arena

July

02 Jul – Kaiser Chiefs/Razorlight – Castlefield Bowl, 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
16 Sep – Black Stone Cherry – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 Sep – Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – O2 Apollo, Manchester

October

02 Oct – Deep Purple – Manchester Arena
06 Oct – Uriah Heep – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
16 Oct – Simply Red – Manchester Arena
22 Oct – Dione Warwick – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
30 Oct – Elton John – Manchester Arena

November

17 Nov – Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – O2 Apollo, Manchester
20 Nov – Barclay James Harvest – RNCM, Manchester
27 Nov – Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics – Manchester Arena

December


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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