York boasts bands within mainstream music like The Seahorses and Shed Seven as being influential on the current music scene in York.
The city is never short of established artists visiting and the largest venue ‘The Barbican’ is where they gravitate towards. Working with some of the biggest promoters in the industry such as SJM and Live Nation has ensured acts like Morrissey, Paolo Nutini, Paloma Faith and Example have graced the stage. For lovers of mainstream music this live music venue is the place.
For those who prefer a more relaxed environment to enjoy music, the pub ‘The Fulford Arms’ is dedicated to showcasing live music with affordable prices offering local upcoming bands or music legends performing an intimate set. However, another venue that dominates the York scene is ‘Fibbers’ that has played host to The Killers, Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys. Gig goers can expect to catch artists from genres such as heavy metal, 90s indie and country. York offers good variety within its music scene and the environments of which you can consume it within.