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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.

Live Video Performance At Rock City


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.

Live Video Performance At The Bodega


Rock City Gigs

17/10/2019 - Skating Polly + She Makes War
17/10/2019 - The Selecter
18/10/2019 - Gary Numan
19/10/2019 - Night Moves
19/10/2019 - Royal Republic
20/10/2019 - Black Star Riders
22/10/2019 - Hot Chip
24/10/2019 - Conjurer
27/10/2019 - Picture This
27/10/2019 - David J
29/10/2019 - Mostack
01/11/2019 - Thrice + Refused
02/11/2019 - Of Monsters and Men - Fever Dream Tour
06/11/2019 - Bombay Bicycle Club
07/11/2019 - Snarky Puppy
08/11/2019 - Kodaline
09/11/2019 - Riding the Low
09/11/2019 - Y&T
10/11/2019 - Greta Van Fleet - Presale
10/11/2019 - Greta Van Fleet

The Bodega Gigs

17/10/2019 - EUT
19/10/2019 - Ian Prowse & Amsterdam
22/10/2019 - Kawala
23/10/2019 - Oso Oso + Prince Daddy & the Hyena
24/10/2019 - Trudy and the Romance
25/10/2019 - Birds of Chicago
29/10/2019 - Melt Banana
30/10/2019 - FEET
31/10/2019 - Jungle Brown
01/11/2019 - Funke and The Two Tone Baby
03/11/2019 - Skerryvore
04/11/2019 - Larkins
05/11/2019 - Everyone You Know
06/11/2019 - CC Smugglers
07/11/2019 - Swimming Tapes
09/11/2019 - The Daniel Wakeford Experience
10/11/2019 - Fatherson
13/11/2019 - Willie J Healey
14/11/2019 - The Hooten Hallers
16/11/2019 - Sheelanagig