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Nottingham has seen its fair share of touring musicians in its city with plenty of live music venues providing a rich history of live music.

Rock City

One venue that is packed with decades of history hosting some of the greatest names in rock is the aptly named ‘Rock City’. Looking back David Bowie, The Smiths, Iron Maiden, Guns and Roses, Nirvana and Oasis have all taken stage at the venue firmly placing it as the place to go. With a reputation of providing upcoming bands as well as iconic club nights, live music is firmly alive here. In a rare video interview David Bowie explains why he enjoys playing concerts in smaller venues like the Rock City, describing how the stage dynamics change when playing to a small audience.

Live Video Performance At Rock City


The Bodega

Take the word of locals and students, if you want to catch a glimpse of talent before they become stadium performers and festival headliners - ‘The Bodega’ is the venue to hang. Back in the day many lucky gig goers caught Arctic Monkeys, Kate Nash and The Libertines here. A variety of genres are rife in the scene here, ensuring there is something for everyone, offering different genres each night ranging from metal/rock, ska, country and goth.

Live Video Performance At The Bodega


Rock City Gigs

21/11/2019 - Theory
22/11/2019 - Glass Caves
23/11/2019 - Shed Seven
24/11/2019 - Sigrid
26/11/2019 - Sam Fender
27/11/2019 - The Wonder Stuff Performing the Eight Legged Groove MacHine & Hup
28/11/2019 - Scouting for Girls
29/11/2019 - The Darkness
30/11/2019 - Happy Mondays - Greatest Hits Tour
01/12/2019 - Skid Row + The Quireboys + Crash Diet
02/12/2019 - Lewis Capaldi
03/12/2019 - Primal Scream
04/12/2019 - Giggs
05/12/2019 - Dermot Kennedy
06/12/2019 - The Wildhearts
07/12/2019 - Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
10/12/2019 - The Wedding Present
12/12/2019 - The Libertines
13/12/2019 - Devin Townsend
14/12/2019 - Bury Tomorrow

The Bodega Gigs

21/11/2019 - Pub Choir
23/11/2019 - Mollie Ralph
24/11/2019 - Badflower
26/11/2019 - George Gretton
27/11/2019 - Sights and Sounds
30/11/2019 - Bodega 20th Anniversary Ft. Stealing Sheep
01/12/2019 - Bodega 20th Anniversary Ft. Kagoule
02/12/2019 - Ben Ottewell
03/12/2019 - Hot Snakes
04/12/2019 - Vinnie Caruana
05/12/2019 - Elles Bailey
07/12/2019 - George Gadd
08/12/2019 - Laurence Jones Band
09/12/2019 - Torche
10/12/2019 - Dirty Hit Tour Presents Beabadoobee, No Rome & Oscar Lang
11/12/2019 - The Xcerts
13/12/2019 - Fading Blonde
14/12/2019 - Lacey + Cut the Heroics + Tammy King
20/12/2019 - International Teachers of Pop
28/12/2019 - Short Weekends