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Band on the Wall – Manchester’s favourite venue

I’ve seen some great gigs in Manchester. It is, after all, a city famed for its music scene. If someone made me list my favourites, chances are that many of them would be at Band on the Wall. Arguably the city’s favourite venue, this non-for-profit performance space is renowned for hosting high-caliber events and shows.

Band on the Wall hosts a spectacular range of musical genres. Recent artists have included Anda Union, a niche Mongolian throat singing band, to Quantic, one of the bigger names in the world music scene (pictured). Whatever your musical preference, there’ll be an event here that caters to you. As well as gigs, they offer excellent club nights. A personal favourite is the popular monthly night from the home-grown legend Mr Scruff, who plays a selection of reggae, world music and electro.

In recent years, Band on the Wall has won countless awards, including best small venue in the North west. Check it out and you’ll soon start to realise why.

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Swan Street 25, Manchester

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)