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Coolest Music venues around Manchester – Zedara

Posted on | August 13, 2012 | No Comments

For decades Manchester has been notorious for its music scene. Dubbed ‘Madchester’ in the late 1980s, the city was home to a style of music which blended dance, alternative rock and psychedelic sounds, to create a unique brand of indie rock. Bands such as the Charlatans, the Stone Roses and New Order, all helped pioneer this movement and lead a cultural revolution. Many other famous musicians, such as Morrisey, were born or raised in the city and helped to build its fame as a musical hub. To this day Manchester still maintains its cultural significance, and has many very popular and exciting music venues.

One of the most famous and entertaining of Manchester’s music venues is the Band On The Wall club. Playing and exhibiting many different artists and genres that might otherwise be ignored this club is a shining example of Manchester’s musical appeal. Run on a non-profit footing, it strives to exhibit as much local talent as possible and give breaks to unsigned artists.

The Deaf Institute is another one of the city’s renowned clubs. Located inside the historically listed Neo-gothic facade of the Deaf and Dumb institute, the venue is aesthetically stunning and also a meeting place for some of the most fashionable of the city’s local musicians and performers. Offering both international and local acts, the club consistently stages an acclaimed variety of shows. It is definitely a must visit for music-savvy tourists.

Manchester also has music venues that can cater for more intimate performances. The Ruby Lounge offers wild nights and a sweaty thrill, with fans able to get up close and personal with some of the city’s finest emerging musical talent. With something on every night, you’re bound to find something to your taste.

There are many great reasons for the music lovers among us to visit Manchester, even if you are just looking for an excellent night out or weekend trip, with the Manchester music scene certain to not disappoint. If you are intending to stay in Manchester overnight, to get the feel of the city and visit as many of its fantastic entertainment venues as you can, it is worth finding a quality hotel. There are many, many places to stay in and around Manchester, all of which offer good quality at low prices. There are also numerous specialty boutique hotels which offer a more luxurious service – well worth the cost if you are feeling decadent. Where ever you choose to stay, Manchester’s music venues will not disappoint, and are sure to leave you spoilt for choice.

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