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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

05/09/2022 - The Cadillac Three
02/12/2022 - UB40
03/12/2022 - The Darkniss (Tribute To the Darkness)
03/12/2022 - The Dead Daisies
04/12/2022 - Holly Humberstone
08/12/2022 - Scouting for Girls
09/12/2022 - New Model Army
18/12/2022 - The Sweet
22/12/2022 - Bad Manners
21/01/2023 - The Black Charade & Fell Out Boy
26/01/2023 - Circa Waves
30/01/2023 - Undeath
31/01/2023 - Party Cannon
01/02/2023 - Apocalyptica & Epica
13/02/2023 - Black Star Riders
14/02/2023 - Mogwai
18/02/2023 - Black Veil Brides
19/02/2023 - Avatar
21/02/2023 - Dry Cleaning
23/02/2023 - Inhaler

The Bodega Gigs

02/12/2022 - Gaz Brookfield
12/12/2022 - The Native
15/12/2022 - PET NEEDS
16/12/2022 - Stan Buckroyd
17/12/2022 - 20th Annual Christmas Covers Party
21/12/2022 - The Clause
30/12/2022 - Sleep In Motion
19/01/2023 - The Cool Greenhouse
28/01/2023 - Dirty Honey
30/01/2023 - Lovebreakers + Reminders
05/02/2023 - ME REX
07/02/2023 - Gently Tender
09/02/2023 - Maja Lena
11/02/2023 - Priestgate
12/02/2023 - Rhodes
13/02/2023 - Titus Andronicus
15/02/2023 - milk.
16/02/2023 - Pale Blue Eyes
18/02/2023 - Henshaw & Booth
23/02/2023 - mustbejohn