Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ
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Band on the Wall

A not-for-profit venue run by charity Inner City Music that aims to present the best in world music. Live music and club nights cover a wide range of genres including acoustic, rock, ska, funk, reggae and jazz. As well as live events they run an education programme of inspiring, non formal learning; work with Manchester University to offer accredited courses in music industry skills and are the base for Band on the Wall TV. The venue boasts a picturehouse, cafe bar, meeting rooms and breakout spaces as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual recordings of past performances.

Band on the Wall is located in the Northern Quarter just 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station and 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly and Victoria Railway Stations. There are no parking spaces at the venue.

Events at this venue

There are 42 events at this location

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Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of her Life and Work

Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life and Work with National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Live at Band on the Wall

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Free / 01618 341786

Anna Meredith

Quirky, beautifully crafted electronic pop.

Thu 11 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01618 341786


The alternative duo - also known as Lancashire born pals Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham - originally met through rival bands. However, their mutual love of electro-pop convinced them to work together and they have subsequently released five EPs. Catch them as they cast a spell with their dreamy dream-pop songs.

Wed 2 Feb 2022

£15.40 / 01618 341786

Avi Kaplan

Avi Kaplan lives deep in the forest near the Tennessee run of the ancient Natchez Trace trail. His rural cabin is worlds away from Los Angele

Sun 20 Mar 2022

£15.90 / 01618 341786

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Singer-songwriter from York.

Wed 23 Feb 2022

£19.80 / 01618 341786

Briston Maroney

Mission Mars Presents: Briston Maroney, performing live at Manchester infamous Deaf Institute, this October.

Wed 19 Jan 2022

£15.90 / 01618 341786

Tue 19 Apr 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 01618 341786

Byron Wallen's Gayan Gamelan Ensemble

Soundcrash presents Byron Wallen's Gayan Gamelan Ensemble plus special guests…

Fri 19 Nov

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Wed 16 Feb 2022

£21.85 / 01618 341786


CRYWANK (final tour) & support Thursday 11th June 2020 The Moon, Cardiff Ages 16+ 7pm-10pm early show Accessible venue. Gender neutral toilet. Venue & access info:

Wed 2 Feb 2022

£13.50 / 01618 341786

Dorian Electra

Rising pop star Dorian Electra (pronouns: they/them/theirs) makes music that defies gender norms. In the past year, their work has gained a queer cult following and led to them being named a must-know talent by Buzzfeed and one of PAPER Magazine’s "100 Women Revolutionizing Pop." Not only that, but Electra has also…

Wed 6 Apr 2022

Sold out / 01618 341786


Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Fri 4 Feb 2022

£22.50–£24.70 / 01618 341786

Dubioza Kolektiv

Bosnian band known for infusing their ska, reggae and punk beats with a Balkan twist.

Thu 19 May 2022

£21 / 01618 341786

Emma-Jean Thackray

Emma-Jean Thackray composer/producer/performer and DJ at Band On The Wall, Manchester.

Thu 3 Mar 2022

£12.50 / 01618 341786

Thu 3 Mar 2022

£13.70 / 01618 341786

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly!

Southend-based musical superhero, known as Sam to his mum, who combines melodic guitar work with try-hard lyrics.

Wed 20 Apr 2022

£22 / 01618 341786

Heather Peace

Concert from singer and actress Heather Peace, star of Lip Service, London's Burning and Waterloo Road.

Sun 24 Apr 2022

£24.70 / 01618 341786

Jah Wobble

The musician, born John Wardle, plays world music from his career, plus new works.

Thu 24 Feb 2022

£22.50 / 01618 341786

Joan As Police Woman

American musician, singer-songwriter and producer who began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and also played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons and more.

Tue 28 Jun 2022

£25.70 / 01618 341786

Kristin Hersh Electric Trio

Influential songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hersh, leader of the indie rock band Throwing Muses and the noise rock power trio 50 Foot Wave, is back on the road with her highly acclaimed Throwing Muses release, Sun Racket. The touring trio is a hard-hitting super group: Fred Abong, bass player from Throwing…

Thu 28 Apr 2022

£22.50 / 01618 341786

La Luz

Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features’ Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the L.A. band at the height of their powers.

Tue 26 Apr 2022

£13.70 / 01618 341786

Mario Biondi

Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.

Sun 3 Apr 2022

£32.90 / 01618 341786

Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius

Two of the greatest jazz guitarists in the world, Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius, have joined forces for an unforgettable live show.

Sun 17 Oct

£20–£22 / 01618 341786

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows…

Wed 9 Feb 2022

£19 / 01618 341786

The Mary Wallopers

The Mary Wallopers are a folk group from Dundalk, breathing new life into both well known & rare ballads. Travelling the length & breadth of the country singing & collecting songs, they exude a raw energy that could be described as the Clancy Brothers meet John Lydon.

Sun 23 Jan 2022

£17 / 01618 341786

The Mary Wallopers

The Mary Wallopers arrive at Band on the Wall, Manchester on Sunday 23rd September 2021…

Sun 23 Jan 2022

£17.50 / 01618 341786

Matthew E White

Country-soul from the American singer-songwriter.

Sun 27 Mar 2022

£19.75 / 01618 341786

The Mysterines

Four-piece piece alternative rock band from Liverpool.

Wed 30 Mar 2022

£14.25 / 01618 341786

Nearly Dan - The Spirit & Sound of Steely

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan's approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their…

Sat 9 Apr 2022

£20.50 / 01618 341786

Peat and Diesel

Three-piece Scottish folk band from Stornoway, known for their humorous insight into island life, made up of Boydie MacLeod, Innes Scott and Uilly Macleod.

Wed 23 Mar 2022

£18.65 / 01618 341786

Peat & Diesel

The story began when three Stornoway Cove's (Innes, Uilly and Boydie) met up in the house to have the craic on a Saturday night playing music with just the dog and the cat watching. After a few tunes getting thrown across the room Boydiestated muttering a few sentences. As he is a man of few words no attention was really…

Wed 23 Mar 2022

£18.65 / 01618 341786

Robert Jon & The Wreck

Blues rock band from Southern California.

Tue 17 May 2022

£20 / 01618 341786


The four-piece guitar-oriented rock band present a celebratory gig through words and music.

Fri 18 Mar 2022

£13.75 / 01618 341786

Sambroso Allstars present The Buena Vista

Following on from 3 back to back sellout shows in early 2020, Sambroso All Stars return to perform one of the most iconic albums in living memory, live at Manchester's iconic Band On The Wall. Buena Vista won the Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album, and remains a high watermark not just for Cuban music but…

Fri 28 Jan 2022

£17.50 / 01618 341786


British rapper, DJ, singer, songwriter and co-head/founder of record label and collective NUXXE.

Tue 1 Mar 2022

£11.20–£17.30 / 01618 341786


Now Wave presents dance, electronic artist Shygirl live in Manchester at Band on the Wall, Manchester on the 1st March 2022

Tue 1 Mar 2022

£15 / 01618 341786

Smoove & Turrell Stratos Bleu Live

Smoove & Turrell performing Stratos Bleu Live at Band On The Wall in Manchester

Thu 20 Jan 2022

£20 / 01618 341786

Southern Avenue

Memphis-based, Grammy-nominated Southern Avenue inked their first record deal with legendary Stax Records in 2016. The first Memphis band signed to Stax in over 40 years, their self-titled debut was an immediate phenomenon, reaching #1 on iTunes’ “Top Blues Albums” chart. Price includes a 50p venue restoration levy. 10+.

Tue 3 May 2022

£17 / 01618 341786

Suzanne Ciani in Quadraphonic Sound

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy Award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist

Fri 24 Jun 2022

£28 / 01618 341786

Teddy Thompson

Son of Richard Thompson who veers in more of a country direction.

Thu 3 Feb 2022

£22.25 / 01618 341786

Teddy Thompson + Roseanne Reid

Called ‘one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation’ by The New York Times

Thu 3 Feb 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 01618 341786

Tom Robinson

The veteran singer-songwriter, bassist and activist performs from Only The Now, his first album in 20 years.

Wed 18 May 2022

£23.60 / 01618 341786

The Watch Plays Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

The Watch return to Band on the Wall for another Genesis special – performing the ‘Selling England by the Pound’ album and much more!

Sun 7 Nov

£15.50 / 01618 341786

Yard Act

Indie band from Leeds.

Sat 21 May 2022

£17.30 / 01618 341786

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