Gig Guide

The Sonic Bandwagon 2016 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!

2017

March

15 Mar – Dutch Uncles – The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
16 Mar – Sly Antics – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
16 Mar – PLINI w/Disperse + David Maxim Micic – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
17 Mar – Thunder – O2 Apollo, Manchester
17 Mar – Puppet Rebellion // LiVVO // Blitzkrieg City – Jimmys, Manchester
18-20 Mar – Elbow – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18 Mar – Monster Truck – Club Academy, Manchester
18 Mar – Glass Animals – Albert Hall, Manchester
18 Mar – Ian Prowse & Amsterdam – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
19 Mar – Virginmarys – Gorilla, Manchester
20 Mar – DIRTY HIT TOUR + Superfood + King Nun + Pale Waves – Sound Control, Manchester
20 Mar – Suicide Silence – Club Academy, Manchester
20 Mar – King Nun – Sound Control, Manchester
20 Mar – Create to Inspire – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
21 Mar – The Garden – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
21 Mar – The Royal – Fac251, Manchester
22 Mar – Jarrod Dickenson – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23 Mar – Circa Waves – Academy, Manchester
23 Mar – We Are The Ocean w/Holding Absence – Sound Control, Manchester
23 Mar – Mad Dog Mcrea – Deaf Institute, Manchester
24 Mar – Broken Witt Rebels w/Bad Touch – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
24 Mar – Haken w/The Algorithm + Next To None – Academy 3, Manchester
24 Mar – Natalie McCool – The Peer Hat, Manchester
25 Mar – Jesus & The Mary Chain – Academy, Manchester
25 Mar – Stiff Little Fingers, O2 Ritz, Manchester
25 Mar – Anderson Rabin Wakeman – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 Mar – Rum Thief – FAC 251, Manchester
26 Mar – Dawson Reigns – Gullivers, Manchester
26 Mar – Lewis Watson – Sound Control, Manchester
27 Mar – Sinkane – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
28 Mar – Temples – Academy 2, Manchester
28 Mar – Black Honey – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
29 Mar – Songhoy Blues – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
30 Mar – Dragged Into Sunlight – Club Academy, Manchester
30 Mar – The Assist – Jimmy NQ’s, Manchester
31 Mar – Blackberry Smoke – Academy, Manchester
31 Mar – Plastic House / Sweet Release / Circus Wolves / Urban Theory – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

April

01 Apr – The Stranglers – O2 Apollo, Manchester
01 Apr – The Courtesans – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
01 Apr – Twisted Illusion + Voodoo Blood – Sound Control, Manchester
02 Apr – Manchester Music Industry Network Event – Wonder Inn, Manchester
02 Apr – Big Business – Star & Garter, Manchester
03 Apr – Life – Gullivers, Manchester
05 Apr – The Who – Manchester Arena
06 Apr – The Amazons – Deaf Institute, Manchester
06 Apr – Attila – Academy 2, Manchester
07 Apr – Sting – O2 Apollo, Manchester
06 Apr – Pulled Apart By Horses + Tigercub + Thee MVPs – Sound Control, Manchester
08 Apr – Dantevilles – Jimmy’s Bar, Manchester
08 Apr – Widows – Rebellion Bar, Manchester
09 Apr – Pallbearer – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
10 Apr – Palace – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
11 Apr – British Sea Power – O2 Ritz, Manchester
14 Apr – Spires – Star & Garter, Manchester
14 Apr – Weyes Blood – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
15 Apr – The Claremonts w/Shadow Palace/Ghosts of Social Media/Weekend Wars – Aatma, Manchester
15 Apr – Cowards – Deaf Institute, Manchester
17 Apr – Billy Ocean – The Lowry, Salford
17 Apr – Chelsea Wolfe + True Widow + King Woman – Gorilla, Manchester
17 Apr – Coast to Coast W/ Better Than Never – Sound Control, Manchester
18 Apr – Seasick Steve – O2 Apollo, Manchester
19 Apr – Dream Theater – O2 Apollo, Manchester
19 Apr – The Unthanks – RNCM Theatre, Manchester
19 Apr – Pumarosa – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
21 Apr – The Kooks – Academy, Manchester
21 Apr – The Shimmer Band – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
21 Apr – The Flatliners – Academy 2, Manchester
22 Apr – Lux Lisbon – Deaf Institute, Manchester
24 Apr – Byrde – The Castle, Manchester
24 Apr – Xenia Rubinos – Gullivers, Manchester
25 Apr – Splashh – Night n Day, Manchester
25 Apr – Happyness – Gullivers, Manchester
27 Apr – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Manchester Arena
27 Apr – Valerie June – Gorilla, Manchester
27 Apr – The Hunna – Academy, Manchester
27 Apr – Hayseed Dixie – Club Academy, Manchester
28 Apr – Cabbage – Academy 2, Manchester
29 Apr – The Cornelius Crane – The Witchwood, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire
29 Apr – The Membranes – O2 Ritz, Manchester

May

01 May – Jamie Lenman – Sound Control, Manchester
03 May – Dan Patlansky w/Ash Wilson – Deaf Institute, Manchester
04 May – Japandroids – Gorilla, Manchester
05 May – Stev Hackett – Genesis Revisited – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
06 May – Deftones – O2 Apollo, Manchester
06 May – Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles – Sound Control
08 May – Iron Maiden – Manchester Arena
08 May – Procul Harum – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
08 May – Slingshot Dakota – Retro Bar, Manchester
08 May – Jerry Harmon – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
09 May – Adam Ant – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
11 May – Katatonia – Sound Control, Manchester
12 May – Kate Rusby – The Plaza, Stockport
12 May – C Duncan – Band on the Wall, Manchester
13 May – Lucid Dream w/Hey Bulldog – Deaf Institute, Manchester
14 May – Natalie Imbruglia – Gorilla, Manchester
19 May – Ordinary Boys – Sound Control, Manchester
20 May – Whiskey Myers – O2 Ritz, Manchester
20 May – Imelda May – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
21 May – Phil Rudd – Band on the Wall, Manchester
23 May – Simple Minds (Acoustic Live) – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
24 May – Ward Thomas – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24 May – Matt Andersen – Night n Day, Manchester
25-27 May – Big Barn Rally Music Festival – Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Stockport
26 May – Dot to Dot Festival – Various Venues, Manchester
27 May – Courteeners w/ The Charlatans, Blossoms and Cabbage – LCCC. Old Trafford
27 May – The Wedding Present – Academy, Manchester
27 May – Skunk Anansie – O2 Ritz, Manchester
28 May – Erasure – Albert Hall, Manchester
30 May – Kiss – Manchester Arena

June

01 Jun – The Skids – Holmfirth Picturedome
02 Jun – The Skids – O2 Ritz, Manchester
03 Jun – Syd Arthur – Deaf Institute, Manchester
06 Jun – Vintage Trouble – O2 Ritz, Manchester
07 Jun – Tycho – Albert Hall, Manchester
09 Jun – Kings of Leon – Manchester Arena
09 Jun – Mt. Wolf – The Eagle Inn, Manchester
15 Jun – Tooth & Nail – Eagle Inn, Manchester
19 Jun – Kraftwerk – Bridgewater Hall
20 Jun – Pond – Gorilla, Manchester
22 Jun – Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Manchester Arena
27 Jun – Spoon – Gorilla, Manchester
23-25 Jun – Buckle & Boots Music Festival – Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Stockport
26 Jun – Kiefer Sutherland – Gorilla, Manchester

July

01 Jul – Cabbage – O2 Ritz, Manchester
04-05 Jul – Radiohead – Manchester Arena
14 Jul – Blink 182 – Manchester Arena
17 July – Full of Hell – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
21-23 Jul – Blackthorn Music Festival – Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Stockport
22 Jul – Taffy – Jimmyz, Manchester
25 Jul – ZZ Top – O2 Apollo, Manchester

August

10 Aug – Sublime with Rome – O2 Ritz, Manchester
25-27 Aug – Moovin Festival – Whitebottom Farm, Stockport


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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