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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

15/06/2019 - Hackney Colliery Band
21/06/2019 - Ksi & Randolph New Age Tour
28/06/2019 - Bucket & Co. + Collateral
29/06/2019 - Fields of The Nephilim
29/06/2019 - This Is Hell
10/07/2019 - Flogging Molly
25/07/2019 - Monster Magnet
08/08/2019 - Sithu Aye
19/08/2019 - EELS
29/08/2019 - Beirut
03/09/2019 - Skunk Anansie
14/09/2019 - The Ruffs
27/09/2019 - Static-X
28/09/2019 - Emma Ruth Rundle
30/09/2019 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
03/10/2019 - Reverend & The Makers
04/10/2019 - Helmet
05/10/2019 - Amber Run
08/10/2019 - The Night Cafe
10/10/2019 - The Rasmus

The Bodega Gigs

15/06/2019 - Pretty Babs
20/06/2019 - Hands Off Gretel
28/06/2019 - KOLARS
30/06/2019 - Woes
10/07/2019 - Drug Church
22/07/2019 - Tori Sheard
24/07/2019 - Lauren Alaina
27/07/2019 - John Newman
20/08/2019 - Wand
27/08/2019 - Steve Gunn
28/08/2019 - Press Club
05/09/2019 - Lincoln Durham
10/09/2019 - Vola
17/09/2019 - FUR
18/09/2019 - Johnny Lloyd
21/09/2019 - Vega Bay
23/09/2019 - Plastic Mermaids
25/09/2019 - The Howl & The Hum
26/09/2019 - APRE
27/09/2019 - Joe Nichols