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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

15/03/2021 - The Magic Gang
19/03/2021 - Everything Everything *Postponed*
14/04/2021 - Lucy Spraggan
17/04/2021 - The Hunna
25/04/2021 - Sports Team
03/05/2021 - Fontaines D.C.
10/05/2021 - I Prevail: The Trauma Tour
11/05/2021 - Inglorious
13/05/2021 - Enter Shikari
14/05/2021 - Enter Shikari
18/05/2021 - Becky Hill
22/05/2021 - Kodaline
23/05/2021 - Glass Animals
25/05/2021 - George Clinton
29/05/2021 - The Night Cafe
10/06/2021 - Bad Religion
17/06/2021 - Bru-C
30/06/2021 - WATERPARKS
04/09/2021 - Passenger
07/09/2021 - Declan McKenna

The Bodega Gigs

08/03/2021 - Sonic Boom
13/03/2021 - Shadows Like Strangers
16/03/2021 - Talk Show
19/03/2021 - Dream Nails
31/03/2021 - Lucy Deakin
02/04/2021 - Kelsey and the Embers
05/04/2021 - CHE LINGO
10/04/2021 - Jade Helliwell & Kezia Gill
23/04/2021 - Haggard Cat
25/04/2021 - Greentea Peng
26/04/2021 - Jimothy Lacoste
28/04/2021 - Dancing On Tables
29/04/2021 - Alfie Templeman
03/05/2021 - Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
06/05/2021 - Robert Jon & The Wreck
07/05/2021 - Jessica Lynn
12/05/2021 - The Royston Club
14/05/2021 - Danny Worsnop
17/05/2021 - The Districts
19/05/2021 - Michelle