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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

31/07/2021 - This Is Not the Greatest Festival In the Word (This Is Just a Tribute)
23/07/2021 - Yungblud - 2 Day Ticket
06/08/2021 - Yungblud
07/08/2021 - Yungblud
27/08/2021 - London Calling
04/09/2021 - Passenger
07/09/2021 - Declan McKenna
08/09/2021 - Bru-C
10/09/2021 - Inglorious
13/09/2021 - Black Stone Cherry
14/09/2021 - Ash
15/09/2021 - John Grant
24/09/2021 - Tom Grennan
25/09/2021 - Squid
28/09/2021 - The Psychedelic Furs
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

The Bodega Gigs

29/07/2021 - Bears In Trees
31/07/2021 - Tempo
01/08/2021 - Ryan McCombs
07/08/2021 - Left-Hand-Lane
13/08/2021 - Blood Wizard
14/08/2021 - FEET
19/08/2021 - Twin Atlantic
22/08/2021 - Heaven Is a Halfpipe Fundraiser
26/08/2021 - Tempo
27/08/2021 - Concrete Rose
29/08/2021 - Sancho Panza
01/09/2021 - Cam Cole
02/09/2021 - A.A. Williams
03/09/2021 - Dream Nails
05/09/2021 - Lottery Winners
06/09/2021 - Demob Happy
07/09/2021 - Haggard Cat
09/09/2021 - Little Barrie with Malcom Catto
10/09/2021 - The Luka State
13/09/2021 - The Primitives