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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

25/01/2022 - The Streets
29/01/2022 - Turnstile
04/02/2022 - Example
08/02/2022 - The Stranglers
10/02/2022 - Palace
13/02/2022 - Pale Waves
17/02/2022 - Echo & the Bunnymen
19/02/2022 - KSI
21/02/2022 - The Libertines
22/02/2022 - Starset
24/02/2022 - Death Blooms
25/02/2022 - The Night Cafe
26/02/2022 - Soul II Soul - Club Classics
27/02/2022 - Wolf Alice
02/03/2022 - The Wailers
03/03/2022 - Reckless Love and Dan Reed Network
04/03/2022 - Doves
05/03/2022 - Tom Odell
09/03/2022 - Professor Green
10/03/2022 - White Lies

The Bodega Gigs

27/01/2022 - Theon Cross
01/02/2022 - LoneLady
04/02/2022 - Gaz Brookfield
07/02/2022 - Kiefer
09/02/2022 - BANNERS
11/02/2022 - KennyHoopla
12/02/2022 - Desperate Journalist
13/02/2022 - Delta Sleep
14/02/2022 - Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball
15/02/2022 - Bad Touch
16/02/2022 - Henge
17/02/2022 - Celestines
18/02/2022 - ROB.GREEN
19/02/2022 - Drew Thomas
21/02/2022 - Sad Night Dynamite
22/02/2022 - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
24/02/2022 - Benefits
25/02/2022 - Ian McNabb
26/02/2022 - Deja Vega
27/02/2022 - Puma Blue