Immerse Yourself in Music
Manchester is “Music City UK”. Dozens of internationally famous indie, rock and pop bands got their start here — going back to the '60s with Herman's Hermits and Freddie and the Dreamers, right up to today with Morrissey, Oasis, Take That, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. The city has a large student population and loads of music venue to cater to all tastes. They range from the giant Manchester Arena (recently reopened after the tragic May 2017 terror attack) to medium sized halls such as the Lowry at Salford Quays, to hundreds of small, intimate spaces and clubs that remain hothouses for new indie talent. Find the latest Manchester concerts, live gigs and club nights on Skiddle or from the What's On pages of the Manchester Evening News.
If classical music is more your thing, you can visit The Bridgewater Hall, where Manchester's own Halle Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic perform along with a full schedule of visiting companies and soloists. For classical music, opera, ballet and dance, check out the listing website BachTrack.