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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

24/01/2020 - Krept & Konan
05/02/2020 - The Interrupters
06/02/2020 - Ashanti
07/02/2020 - Mabel
08/02/2020 - Starset
08/02/2020 - Wheel
13/02/2020 - Kano
14/02/2020 - Counterparts
21/02/2020 - Example
22/02/2020 - Sigala
23/02/2020 - Kiefer Sutherland
24/02/2020 - Goo Goo Dolls
25/02/2020 - The Sherlocks
26/02/2020 - Beartooth
28/02/2020 - The Dead South
29/02/2020 - Big Thief
01/03/2020 - Samantha Fish
06/03/2020 - Jax Jones
10/03/2020 - Blossoms
11/03/2020 - The Sisters of Mercy

The Bodega Gigs

25/01/2020 - Giant Drag
27/01/2020 - The Harmaleighs
30/01/2020 - JOHN
31/01/2020 - Brooders
01/02/2020 - Wasuremono
03/02/2020 - Yep Roc Showcase: Michaela Anne + Jack Klatt
07/02/2020 - Olivia Lane
08/02/2020 - King Nun
09/02/2020 - Beans on Toast
10/02/2020 - Pkew Pkew Pkew
13/02/2020 - The Luka State
14/02/2020 - HUNDREDTH
15/02/2020 - 94 Gunships
16/02/2020 - God Damn
18/02/2020 - Lauran Hibberd
20/02/2020 - Sorcha Richardson
21/02/2020 - The Mighty Wah! Presents the Pete Wylie Show
22/02/2020 - Girl Ray
23/02/2020 - APRE
24/02/2020 - Twin Peaks