Manchester, cradle of Rock n' Roll

musical exploration
Manchester, cradle of Rock n' Roll

Walk in the footsteps of emblematic bands and explore the mythical stages of the Manchester music scene from the 1970s to the 1990s.Walk in the footsteps of emblematic bands and explore the mythical stages of the Manchester music scene from the 1970s to the 1990s.

In Manchester, every street corner looks to be part of 20th-century Rock history. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the city was a stronghold of musical creation. Oasis, Joy Division, The Smiths, The Stone Roses… All these major international bands were born here, on the banks of the Irwell River. Follow on their heels while discovering the most mythical spots of their time.

In Southern Manchester, attend a show at the O2 Ritz, a venue that used to welcome The Smiths and the Happy Mondays on a regular basis and still keeps the rock vibe alive. Linked to the independent record label of the same name, The Factory is still very much influential in crafting a sound “made in Manchester”. In the Northern Quarter, upcoming talents take on the pubs. They are best enjoyed a beer in hand at Band on the Wall, The Fall, Joy Division and The Buzzcocks' former HQ. End your tour of north-western Rock music at a Remake Remodel night event, where you can flutter around, from one DJ set to the next, in tribute to this unforgettable time in music.

O2 Ritz
Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5NQ
+44 (0)1617 1441 40
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester

Factory
112-118 Princess Street
Manchester M1 7EN
+44 7935 5601 76
www.factorymanchester.com

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
Manchester M4 5JZ
+44 (0)1618 3417 86
https://bandonthewall.org

Remake Remodel
High Street
Manchester M4 1HP
www.clubremakeremodel.co.uk