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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

28/06/2024 - The Breeders
10/07/2024 - The Gaslight Anthem
12/07/2024 - DJ Shadow
21/07/2024 - The Warning
23/07/2024 - Alkaline Trio
26/07/2024 - Living Colour
11/08/2024 - Declan McKenna
15/08/2024 - Fat Freddy's Drop
30/08/2024 - Tuk Smith & the Restless Hearts
06/09/2024 - THE THE
08/09/2024 - The Plot In You
11/09/2024 - American Football
13/09/2024 - The Dead Daisies + the Treatment & the Bites
14/09/2024 - Tyketto & Little Caesar
18/09/2024 - Boston Manor
19/09/2024 - The Karma Effect
20/09/2024 - Clavish
29/09/2024 - The Struts
01/10/2024 - Sea Girls
02/10/2024 - The Last Dinner Party

The Bodega Gigs

18/06/2024 - Slow Pulp
22/06/2024 - Sancho Panza
04/07/2024 - Calva Louise
12/07/2024 - Press Club
13/07/2024 - Heartworms
16/07/2024 - Single Mothers
18/07/2024 - Gary Louris (Of the Jayhawks)
23/07/2024 - Free Throw + Saturdays At Your Place
24/07/2024 - Thumpasaurus
28/07/2024 - The Fall of Troy
16/08/2024 - The Xcerts
30/08/2024 - Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
03/09/2024 - Palehound
04/09/2024 - Molly Payton
05/09/2024 - Midnight Danger
07/09/2024 - Have Mercy
11/09/2024 - Venus GRRRLS
18/09/2024 - Kalandra
19/09/2024 - Alessi Rose
21/09/2024 - Interlaker