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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

01/07/2022 - Courtney Barnett
05/07/2022 - Rival Sons
05/07/2022 - Rival Sons: Pressure & Time 10th Anniversary Tour
12/07/2022 - The Struts
16/07/2022 - The Beat
05/08/2022 - Cro-Mags
19/08/2022 - Guns 2 Roses
20/08/2022 - Covet
23/08/2022 - The Interrupters
28/08/2022 - This Is Not the Greatest Festival In the World (This Is Just a Tribute
02/09/2022 - Reckless Love and Dan Reed Network
02/09/2022 - Mini Trees
03/09/2022 - Embrace
05/09/2022 - The Cadillac Three
06/09/2022 - Crime & the City Solution
09/09/2022 - Mudhoney
14/09/2022 - Magnum
15/09/2022 - Professor Green
23/09/2022 - Electric Callboy
24/09/2022 - Xavier Rudd

The Bodega Gigs

01/07/2022 - Champyun Clouds
03/07/2022 - Together Pangea
07/07/2022 - Slothrust
09/07/2022 - M. Ward
08/08/2022 - Pink Siifu
22/08/2022 - Fresh
26/08/2022 - Gnod
02/09/2022 - Sugar Candy Mountain
06/09/2022 - Enablers
09/09/2022 - Remy CB
13/09/2022 - Corella
14/09/2022 - Noahfinnce
16/09/2022 - Delilah Bon
17/09/2022 - Blood Wizard
18/09/2022 - RJ Thompson
21/09/2022 - Just Mustard
23/09/2022 - Tayo Sound
24/09/2022 - The Dave Ellis
25/09/2022 - The Lounge Society
28/09/2022 - Holy Fawn