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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

05/03/2021 - Gabrielle Aplin
06/03/2021 - Soul II Soul - Club Classics
24/11/2020 - Yungblud - 2 Day Ticket
08/03/2021 - Yungblud
09/03/2021 - Yungblud
10/03/2021 - Reckless Love & Dan Reed Network
14/03/2021 - Stiff Little Fingers
15/03/2021 - The Magic Gang
17/03/2021 - Ash
19/03/2021 - Everything Everything
20/03/2021 - Samantha Fish
24/03/2021 - The Slow Readers Club
02/04/2021 - Doves
04/04/2021 - That Manchester Night: the Clone Roses + Oas-Is + the Smiths LTD + DJ
05/04/2021 - Declan McKenna
11/04/2021 - Teenage Fanclub
14/04/2021 - Lucy Spraggan
16/04/2021 - Apocalyptica & Epica
17/04/2021 - The Hunna
20/04/2021 - The Mission

The Bodega Gigs

28/11/2020 - Celestines + Cucamaras *Postponed*
04/12/2020 - Death Valley Girls
05/12/2020 - Black Water County *Postponed*
11/12/2020 - As December Falls *Postponed*
13/02/2021 - Ryan Brooks
18/02/2021 - Henge
19/02/2021 - All We Are
20/02/2021 - Joey Collins & the Bushido Code
01/03/2021 - King No-One
08/03/2021 - Sonic Boom
13/03/2021 - Shadows Like Strangers
14/03/2021 - Nerina Pallot
16/03/2021 - Talk Show
17/03/2021 - Kid Kapichi
18/03/2021 - Wille & The Bandits
19/03/2021 - Dream Nails
20/03/2021 - Dã ©Jã  Vega
22/03/2021 - Bryde
25/03/2021 - Egyptian Blue
30/03/2021 - Pictish Trail