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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.

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.

Rock City Gigs

03/09/2020 - I Prevail: The Trauma Tour
05/09/2020 - Toots & the Maytals
08/09/2020 - Stiff Little Fingers
09/09/2020 - The Night Cafe
13/09/2020 - Gabrielle Aplin
24/09/2020 - M Huncho
02/10/2020 - The Subways - Young for Eternity
03/10/2020 - W.A.S.P.
09/10/2020 - The Steve Hillage Band
10/10/2020 - Therapy?
16/10/2020 - From the Jam + the Selecter
17/10/2020 - That Manchester Night: the Clone Roses + Oas-Is + the Smiths LTD + DJ
21/10/2020 - The Fratellis
22/10/2020 - The Chats
28/10/2020 - The Slow Readers Club
29/10/2020 - Black Stone Cherry
03/11/2020 - The Stranglers
06/11/2020 - Y&T
07/11/2020 - New Model Army
10/11/2020 - Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020

The Bodega Gigs

03/06/2020 - Tempo - Nottingham's New Music Showcase
25/06/2020 - Death Valley Girls
11/07/2020 - Shadows Like Strangers
01/08/2020 - Kelsey and the Embers
21/08/2020 - Lankum
01/09/2020 - Lowkey
02/09/2020 - Haggard Cat
05/09/2020 - Alice Robbins
06/09/2020 - Orchards
07/09/2020 - Talk Show
12/09/2020 - Joey Collins & the Bushido Code
14/09/2020 - Broken Witt Rebels
15/09/2020 - The Wendy James Band
16/09/2020 - Fuzzy Sun
17/09/2020 - Bryde
18/09/2020 - Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
20/09/2020 - Bad Touch
24/09/2020 - Robyn Hitchcock
28/09/2020 - The Dear Hunter
02/10/2020 - Egyptian Blue