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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

09/10/2020 - The Steve Hillage Band
17/10/2020 - That Manchester Night: the Clone Roses + Oas-Is + the Smiths LTD + DJ
12/11/2020 - Teenage Fanclub
14/11/2020 - Evil Scarecrow
23/11/2020 - JP Cooper
03/12/2020 - Oh Wonder
12/02/2021 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
19/02/2021 - Half Man Half Biscuit
20/02/2021 - Passenger
05/03/2021 - Gabrielle Aplin
06/03/2021 - Soul II Soul - Club Classics
30/09/2020 - 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

The Bodega Gigs

23/10/2020 - Gallery 47
27/10/2020 - Lewis Watson *Postponed*
30/10/2020 - The Milk
02/11/2020 - Everyone You Know
11/11/2020 - Lottery Winners
19/11/2020 - Diet Cig
25/11/2020 - Sorry
28/11/2020 - Celestines + Cucamaras
04/12/2020 - Death Valley Girls
05/12/2020 - Black Water County
11/12/2020 - As December Falls *Postponed*
12/02/2021 - Porridge Radio
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