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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

01/05/2020 - Egyptian Blue
02/05/2020 - Snuff
21/05/2020 - Red Rum
09/04/2020 - Yungblud - 2 Day Ticket
30/05/2020 - Yungblud
31/05/2020 - Yungblud
04/06/2020 - George Clinton
09/06/2020 - Bad Religion
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
16/09/2020 - Ash
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

The Bodega Gigs

09/04/2020 - The Hara
14/04/2020 - LIFE
23/04/2020 - Salad
27/04/2020 - Sorry
28/04/2020 - Emma-Jean Thackray
01/05/2020 - Alice Robbins
08/05/2020 - Jake Martin & the Broken Bodies
19/05/2020 - TOPS
21/05/2020 - Choir Boy
23/05/2020 - Whisky Stain
03/06/2020 - Tempo - Nottingham's New Music Showcase
06/06/2020 - Nerina Pallot
13/06/2020 - Jessica Lynn
20/06/2020 - Wade Bowen
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