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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

30/09/2021 - The Subways - Young for Eternity
01/10/2021 - Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
02/10/2021 - The Lathums
03/10/2021 - The Slow Readers Club
05/10/2021 - Inhaler
06/10/2021 - The Staves
07/10/2021 - Becky Hill
08/10/2021 - Fun Lovin' Criminals
09/10/2021 - Skindred
12/10/2021 - Fontaines D.C.
14/10/2021 - The Magic Gang
15/10/2021 - Roger Taylor - Outsider Tour 2021 Live and Upfront In Concert
16/10/2021 - The Macc Lads
18/10/2021 - Nines
19/10/2021 - Bad Boy Chiller Crew
20/10/2021 - Kasabian
24/10/2021 - Caribou
05/11/2021 - Suede
06/11/2021 - Saint Raymond
07/11/2021 - The Dead Daisies + The Quireboys

The Bodega Gigs

29/09/2021 - Marlowe
30/09/2021 - Since September
01/10/2021 - Liz Lawrence
03/10/2021 - Nerina Pallot
04/10/2021 - Talk Show
06/10/2021 - JOHN
07/10/2021 - Henge
09/10/2021 - Coach Party
11/10/2021 - Wasuremono
12/10/2021 - Billy Nomates
13/10/2021 - NOISY
15/10/2021 - Shawn James
17/10/2021 - Julia Bardo
18/10/2021 - Saint Agnes
19/10/2021 - Egyptian Blue
20/10/2021 - The Professionals
22/10/2021 - Lonely The Brave
23/10/2021 - Glass Caves
25/10/2021 - Plastic Mermaids
26/10/2021 - TV Priest