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The Twang

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 2 December 2023
Inspired by acts like Happy Mondays and The Streets, the Midlands indie rockers formed at Kidderminster College in 2004, with a goal to create the antithesis of dance music, mixing dance grooves and blistering guitar riffs. Three years lat...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 6 December 2023
The platinum selling Shady Records hip-hop collective return to the UK with their wild times and unruly rhymes for a special 20th-anniversary tour of their final album D12 World. Formed by Proof in 1996, local Detroit rappers joined his c...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 7 December 2023
London soul star Andrew Roachford has come a long way since the giddy chart success of 'Cuddly Toy' in 1989, with his deep-rooted desire to work at his trade and to make great music ever-present and never stronger. ...

The Wonder Stuff

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 8 December 2023
The Wonder Stuff performing Never Loved Elvis. The band will perform their classic albums in full The Wonder Stuff rose to prominence in the late '80s and early '90s. Don't miss the chance to see the legendary group live! ...

Swiftogeddon - the Taylor Swift Club Night

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 9 December 2023 - Friday 9 February 2024
Swiftogeddon is a night run by fans, for fans to come together and worship at the altar of Taylor Swift: non-stop Swifty all night: deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites and all the hits. The greatest songwriter of her generation? That'...

The Smyths

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 9 December 2023
The Smyths are a joyous celebration of arguably the greatest band of all time, Manchester legends The Smiths. Thrillingly accurate, the group have amassed a huge following and regularly sell out huge venues both here and abroad. Following ...

Fun Lovin' Criminals

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 10 December 2023
Slick NYC group The Fun Lovin' Criminals have sold over ten million records worldwide since their debut album 'Come Find Yourself' reached no.7 in the UK charts in 1996, a record that inhabited the UK charts for an amazing 100 weeks. Herald...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 13 December 2023
Taking their name from the L7 song of the same name, London electro-punk duo Sam Matlock and model Milkie Way (nee, Rachel Hastings) were crowned Best UK Breakthrough Band at the 2021 Heavy Music Awards. ...

The Chameleons

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 15 - Saturday 16 December 2023
After celebrating their 40th anniversary in style, legendary Manchester band Chameleons return. The Middleton-formed band serve-up a career spanning set. Helmed from the front by long-standing "Chameleons Vox" custodian Mark Burgess, these ...

RNB & Slow Jams Experience

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 17 December 2023
Chuckie & Tazer present The RNB & Slow Jams Experience. ...

Gok Wan presents Isolation Nation

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 23 December 2023
Isolation Nation was born out of a need for community and friendship in one of the most uncertain times we will probably ever experience. The live streams brought together 100's of 1000's of people with one simple common denominator - great...

The Bob Marley Revival

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 6 January 2024
Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with the UK's No 1 Bob Marley & Wailers tribute, who recreate the music and vibe of the late great King of Reggae Music. Expect all the hits and classic album tracks, including 'Three Little Birds', 'I sh...

The Black Charade + Fell Out Boy

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 13 January 2024
A night of My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy tribute bands who both sound like the real thing. ...

Clearwater Creedence Revival - All Star Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 20 January 2024
The best tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival  you're ever going to see. Selling out at venues all over the world, the band features road-hardened players who, collectively have performed with Stax legend Steve Cropper, Big Country, Den...

James Marriott

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 23 January 2024
With influences such as Two Door Cinema Club, Sam Fender and The Strokes, Brighton's multi-disciplinary alternative musician James Marriott only launched his independent music career in 2020 and has created a significant fan base since thr...

Miles Kane

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 3 February 2024
The NME Award-winning Birkenhead-born co-frontman of the Last Shadow Puppets is back at his very best: energetic, infectious and full of swagger, charmingly authentic, and like nothing else you'll hear in pop music today. A former member of...

Majid Jordan

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 7 February 2024
A hybrid of cutting-edge R&B and pop combined with intricate, introspective songwriting, Canadian duo, singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman, have collaborated with the likes of Drake, Diddy, and Swae Lee, for their dazzling so...

Rend Collective

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 8 February 2024
Originally birthed out of Bangor, genre-blurring Northern Irish Christian folk rock worship band Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children's toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instrum...

Party Like Gatsby - Grand Extravaganza

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 10 February 2024
The 20s are back and so is Party like Gatsby! Step into 1922 and become part of J. Gatsby's inner circle. Experience glamour collide with chemical madness, when the world's biggest 1920s experience, Party Like Gatsby returns with The Grand...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 12 February 2024
J.I. makes pain sound beautiful. Combining a sleek tenor with irrepressible style, the New York rapper merges emotional melodies and memories of the trenches for tales of battle scars and broken romance. But there are moments of triumph too...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 14 February 2024
Missouri rising electropop trailblazer Slayyyter (aka Catherine Garner) delves deep into her pop stardom with an extravagant Los Angeles starlet persona. With songs centered around themes of fame, sex, femme fatales, and celebrity obsessi...

Jessie Murph

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 17 February 2024
Teenage Nashville Country pop star Jessie Murph was discovered by uploading vlogs and covers to TikTok and YouTube, clocking up millions of streams in the process. Her song "Pray" charted around the world, leading to a collaboration with ...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 22 February 2024
With a UK no,2 single and Top 20 album to her name, Bath singer and TikTok star PinkPantheress serves up garage influenced songs which are frequently short in length and include samples of music from the 1990s and 2000s. Spanning a number o...

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 23 February 2024
Naming your band after a small griddle cake eaten in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Australia would probably be a bit too out there for most bands. But then Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are far from your typical psych rock gro...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 24 February 2024
Milton Keynes progressive metal act TesseracT are a band that sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity, pioneers of the ever-evolving rock and metal scene, with an unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorient...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 25 February 2024
All-star bedroom folk pop four-piece FIZZ reveal themselves as a collective of beloved musicians and friends born out of love and blind optimism. Formed by Top 10-charting YouTube folk pop stars Dodie and Orla Gartland - who have over three...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 2 March 2024
Part of Liverpool's incredible musical heritage, rock band Cast were formed in the city in 1993. Founded by John Power, the former bassist with The La's, and Peter Wilkinson, Cast were a major part of the Britpop movement of the 1990s along...

Lust For Life - Tribute to Iggy Pop featuring Glen Matlock, Clem Burke & Kevin Armstrong

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 3 March 2024
Iggy Pop's Lust For Life album played in full by artists who performed with him, including Glen Matlock, Clem Burke, Kevin Armstrong, Katie Puckrick, Luis Correia, and Florence Sabeva + a second set of songs from their careers with artists ...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 4 March 2024
Sydney metalcore outfit have scored two Aria-nominated top 10 albums in Australia. ...

Giant Rooks

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 7 March 2024
Founded only in 2014, young alternative-pop quintet Giant Rooks ranks among the hottest newcomers in the German independent scene, reaching no.3 in their home country and the Top 20 in Switzerland and Austria with their debut album. The ban...

Trance Classical

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 9 March 2024
Hosted by one of the most iconic names in classic trance, Lange, prepare to hear trance classics performed like never before. A fusion of orchestra and DJ with a tailored light and laser show to bring you an immersive experience. Expect t...

Say She She

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 10 March 2024
The all female discodelic soul band named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers' Chic! - "Say She She... C'est Chi-Chi" - that will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up tempo grooves! The band's sound is a hat tip to lat...

Sea Girls

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 14 March 2024
With two UK no.3 albums to their name, Sea Girls come out all guns blazing with their emotionally charged, deeply personal, hook laden doses of memorable jagged guitar-pop brilliance and catchy anthemic fan favourites. The London-based four...

Big Country

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 16 March 2024
Formed in Dunfermline, Scotland by the former-Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson and childhood friend Bruce Watson, Celtic-inspired Big Country quickly broke worldwide with their ringing, bagpipe-like guitars and anthemic songs helping their Gr...

Lukas Graham

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 19 March 2024
With a hybrid of easy pop hooks alongside soul-baring poignancy, the Multi-platinum Danish pop band, fronted by singer-songwriter Lukas Graham, racked up over 23 million units in worldwide consumption for their debut album, which reached no...

Mr Big

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 20 March 2024
The farewell tour from rock trailblazers, Los Angeles supergroup Mr. Big, who are best known for their 1991 international smash hit ballad "To Be With You", which topped the charts in 12 countries (UK no.3).  Though known for their softer ...

August Burns Red

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 21 March 2024
Action! presents August Burns Red + Dying Wish + more...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 22 March 2024
New Jersey indie pop rockers Bleackers are sonically sad yet joyful, producing music for driving on the highway to, for crying to and for dancing to at weddings. There's something reassuringly touchable and concrete about Bleachers' sentime...

Get Your Rocks Off

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 22 March 2024
Download Festival presents the ultimate journey through rock with DJs spinning tracks from AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Nirvana, Slipknot, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Green Day, Linkin Park, Metallica, Motley Crue, and much, ...

Sky Ferreira

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 24 March 2024
Californian singer, songwriter, model and actress Sky Ferreira first appeared on the scene in 2010, releasing her debut album Night Time, My Time in 2013, which drew inspiration mainly from '80s Pop and '90s Grunge and led to her supporting...

Taking Back Sunday

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Long Island, New York, cult emo-meets-punk rock heroes. ...

Martin Kemp - Back To The 80s DJ Set

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 5 April 2024
The hottest 80s club night is coming to town as actor, TV personality and star of Spandau Ballet Martin Kemp will be spinning the biggest and best hits of that decade for what promises to be a pure 'Gold' night! ...

From The Jam

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 6 April 2024
Bruce Foxton is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment. A musician who is most commonly recognised as the bass player and vocalist in legendary bands Stiff Little Fingers and, more famously, mod-revivalists The Jam, with Paul Wel...

Seb Lowe

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 12 April 2024
Manchester-based Seb Lowe has burst out of nowhere. (Okay Saddleworth...). Good in that this can be a younger child with a head stuffed with phrases which are his weapons and telling his fact and a guitar that could be a machine gun of riff...

Brutus Gold's Love Train

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 11 May 2024
Lock up your daughters.... your mothers.... your self-tan spray and your cheap cologne! Brutus Gold and his Love Train are steaming into town for a night thick and heavy with 70s grooves. Self-proclaimed Puerto Rican Love God, Brutus Gold ...


O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 15 May 2024
Despite his celebrated partnership with Queens DJ Eric B, whose intricately constructed soundscapes made an excellent match for Rakim's more cerebral presence on the mike, the North Island rapper never became a household name, but is near-u...

Mt. Joy

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 10 June 2024
Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar), Philadelphia rockers Mt. Joy deliver desperate, spiraling verses and swinging, stubbornly optimisti...

The Phonics and A Band Called Malice

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 3 August 2024
Academy Events Present The Phonics / A Band Called Malice"...

Aston Merrygold (JLS)

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 19 October 2024
Aston Merrygold performs solo favourite such as "Get Stupid", "Trudy", "I Ain't Missing You", "How Many Times" and just maybe the occasional throwback to JLS. Recent months have also seen Aston star as a special guest judge during the 'The...
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