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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

28/11/2021 - Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2021
30/11/2021 - Bugzy Malone
01/12/2021 - The Hives
03/12/2021 - Eagles of Death Metal
05/12/2021 - The Cadillac Three
06/12/2021 - Little Simz
07/12/2021 - Cavetown
08/12/2021 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
10/12/2021 - Shed Seven
13/12/2021 - The Darkness
14/12/2021 - The Libertines
15/12/2021 - The Wildhearts + Discharge + The Middlenight Men
16/12/2021 - The Charlatans 30th Anniversary Best of Tour
17/12/2021 - Levellers - Two Night Ticket
17/12/2021 - Levellers
18/12/2021 - Levellers
19/12/2021 - The Sweet
20/12/2021 - Enter Shikari
21/12/2021 - Enter Shikari
28/12/2021 - A Rock City Christmas with Terrorvision

The Bodega Gigs

30/11/2021 - LIFE
02/12/2021 - Jerub
03/12/2021 - Junodream
05/12/2021 - Jade Helliwell & Kezia Gill
06/12/2021 - Chubby and The Gang
07/12/2021 - Tigercub
08/12/2021 - Randolph
09/12/2021 - **Cancelled** Danko Jones
09/12/2021 - Zuzu
11/12/2021 - Broken Witt Rebels
12/12/2021 - Bossk
14/12/2021 - Lil Darkie
15/12/2021 - The Pale White
17/12/2021 - As December Falls
18/12/2021 - The 19th Annual Christmas Covers Party
07/01/2022 - The Headspace
08/01/2022 - David Bowie 75th Birthday Celebration
12/01/2022 - Coach Party
14/01/2022 - Noahfinnce
18/01/2022 - Childcare