Music in Manchester

The birthplace of bands like Oasis, New Order and The Stone Roses and musical legends like the Chemical Brothers and Take That, Manchester is world-renowned for its pioneering and eclectic music scene.

With many different venues offering a myriad of different music styles, Manchester is a great place to discover new live music too. From larger venues like Manchester Arena and The Bridgewater Hall to intimate gigs, from ones-to-watch, at Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, Manchester offers a vibrant scene for music-lovers of all ages.

Manchester is also the proud home to the Hallé, one of the world’s leading symphonic ensembles, and the experimental chamber orchestra, Manchester Camerata. Many of Manchester’s orchestras and music venues have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved too.

People watching the show at the Bridgewater Hall

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