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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

26/05/2022 - Meshuggah
27/05/2022 - Bloc Party
28/05/2022 - Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather
31/05/2022 - Mayday Parade
05/06/2022 - Amyl & the Sniffers
07/06/2022 - Bad Religion
11/06/2022 - The Wonder Stuff
21/06/2022 - Waterparks
23/06/2022 - Public Image LTD
26/06/2022 - Hanson
30/06/2022 - Marcus King
01/07/2022 - Courtney Barnett
05/07/2022 - Rival Sons
05/07/2022 - Rival Sons: Pressure & Time 10th Anniversary Tour
12/07/2022 - The Struts
16/07/2022 - The Beat
05/08/2022 - Cro-Mags
19/08/2022 - Guns 2 Roses
20/08/2022 - Covet
28/08/2022 - This Is Not the Greatest Festival In the World (This Is Just a Tribute

The Bodega Gigs

26/05/2022 - MC Lars
27/05/2022 - When Rivers Meet
30/05/2022 - TOPS
01/06/2022 - S-X
02/06/2022 - Tempo: Nottingham's New Music Showcase
03/06/2022 - Fatherson
04/06/2022 - Witch of the East
05/06/2022 - Tempo: Nottingham's New Music Showcase
06/06/2022 - Fudge.
07/06/2022 - Sad Boys Club
08/06/2022 - Black Doldrums
10/06/2022 - Laura Veirs
14/06/2022 - Vile Creature
15/06/2022 - William Prince
17/06/2022 - Death Valley Girls
22/06/2022 - Alex Henry Foster
25/06/2022 - Hey Colossus
28/06/2022 - Mannequin Pussy
30/06/2022 - The Bobby Lees
01/07/2022 - Champyun Clouds