Gig Guide

The Sonic Bandwagon 2020 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

April

02 Apr – Avril Lavigne – O2 Apollo, Manchester
04 Apr – Boredopm Boredom – Deaf Institute, Manchester
05 Apr – Barenaked Ladies – O2 Ritz, Manchester
09 Apr – Bang Bang Romeo – Gorilla, Manchester
10 Apr – Mystery Jets – Academy 2, Manchester
11 Apr – King King – Academy 2, Manchester
11 Apr – The Lottery Winners – O2 Ritz, Manchester
16 Apr – Black Country Water – Retro Bar, Manchester
17 Apr – Sea Girls – O2 Ritz, Manchester
18 Apr – Steve Harley Acoustic Band – Waterside, Sale
18 Apr – Hey Bulldog – Night & Day, Manchester
22 Apr – The Imbeciles – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
23 Apr – Scarlet – Retro Bar, Manchester
24 Apr – Jordan Allen – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24 Apr – Beatenberg – Night People, Manchester
25 Apr – Robin Trower w/Sari Schorr – Holmfirth Picturedome
25 Apr – The White Buffalo – 02 Ritz, Manchester
25 Apr – Larkins – Academy, Manchester
25 Apr – Another Sky – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
27 Apr – Nathaniel Rateliff – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
27 Apr – Ward Thomas – RNCM, Manchester
29 Apr – Boomtown Rats – O2 Ritz, Manchester
29 Apr – The Snuts – Academy, Manchester

May

01-02 May – R-WEEKENDER: Alt Rock/Pop Punk – Retro Bar, Manchester
02 May – Ren Harvieu – Gorilla, Manchester
06 May – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Manchester Arena
07 May – The Mission – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 May – Giant Rooks – Academy 2, Manchester
07 May – Strange Bones – Gorilla, Manchester
08 May – The Undertones – Acadeemy 2, Manchester
08 May – Lime Cordiale – Academy 3, Manchester
09 May – Blancmange – Gorilla, Manchester
09 May – ist ist – Academy 2, Manchester
12 May – The Handsome Family – St.Philip’s, Salford
15 May – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – O2 Apollo, Manchester
15 May – Pigeon Detectives – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 May – Brothers Osborne – Albert Hall, Manchester
16 May – Peter Hook & The Light – O2 Apollo, Manchester
16 May – Spike Island – The Resurrection – Spike Island, Widness
16 May – Some Sprouts – The Castle, Manchester
18 May – Scotty McCreery – O2 Ritz, Manchester
19 May – The Shires – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
22 May – Jeff Beck – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 May – Dot to Dot Festival – Various Artists, Manchester
23-24 May – Neighbourhood Weekender – Victoria Park, Warrington
23 May – Walter Trout – Holmfirth Picturedome
23 May – The Moods – Academy, Manchester
25 May – Joe Satriani – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 May – Tres Kings – The Peer Hat, Manchester
28 May – Peter Frampton – O2 Apollo, Manchester
29 May – Pet Shop Boys – Manchester Arena
29 May – The Lathums – Gorilla, Manchester
29 May – Fuzzy Sun – Academy 2, Manchester
30 May – Ther Killers – Old Trafford, Manchester
30 May – Wilko Johnson – RNCM, Manchester

June

03 Jun – YES – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
06 Jun – Gerry Cinnamon – Manchester Arena, Manchester
08 Jun – Whitesnake + Europe – Manchester Arena
09 Jun – Nerina Pallot – YES, Manchester
10 Jun – Faith No More – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12 Jun – Liam Gallagher – Heaton Park, Manchester
20-21 Jun – Thom Yorke – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
27 Jun – Green Day – John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield

July

01-11 Jul – Sounds of the City (Various Artists)
01 Jul – Foals – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
03 Jul – Kaiser Chiefs + Razorlight – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
07 Jul – Jimmy Eat World – Academy, Manchester
10 Jul – The Streets – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
11 Jul – Hacienda Classical – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
09 Jul – Beck – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
18 Jul – Aerosmith – Manchester Arena
27 Jul – George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

August

September

05 Sep – Manchester Psych Fest – Various Artists, Manchester
12 Sep – Leo Sayer – Holmfirth Picturedome
18 Sep – Sleeper & The Bluetones – O2 Ritz, Manchester

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 – Black Stone Cherry – O2 Apollo, Manchester
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
31 Oct – Barclay James Harvest – RNCM, Manchester
31 Oct – The Rifles – Academy 2, Manchester

November

02 Nov – Ozzy Osbourne – Manchester Arena
02 Nov – Katie Melua – 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
12 Nov – Enter Shikari – O2 Victoria Warehouse, 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 – 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 – The Chameleons – Academy, 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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