Live Music in Manchester – March 2020

27th February 2020

Gig listings and live music in Manchester – March 2020

Looking for gigs in Manchester’s best music venues? We’ve compiled a list of live music not to be missed this March in some of our favourite music venues in the city!

Whilst Manchester has a whole history of being one of “the most musical” cities in the UK, our city continues to develop the music scene with a whole roster of musicians, artists, new sounds and big events within the inner Ring Road of Manchester, and further afield. Here are some of our recommended live music events coming up this next month.

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Hannah Diamond @ YES (The Pink Room)

Tuesday 3rd of March, doors 7pm

38 Charles St, Manchester (M1 7DB)

Not only one but FOUR floors dedicated to music and entertainment (and pizza!)

Exclusive show with the first lady of PC Music, Hannah Diamond. Both futuristic and nostalgic; HD offers a throwback to noughties dance-pop (think Alice Deejay, H ‘two’ O) whilst simultaneously imagining a world in which technological advances can transform a bedroom popstar into a mega-star.

Tickets £11


Hot 8 Brass Band: Mardi Gras Tour @ o2 Ritz

Friday 6th of March, doors 6:30pm

Whitworth St W, Manchester (M1 5NQ)

Historical music venue, famous for its bouncy floor making dancing at a gig that much more fun!

Famous for their boundless energy, raw and funky Hot 8 Brass Band, are bringing joy to Manchester on their Mardi Gras tour; straight from the streets of New Orleans.

Tickets £26.50


Tove Lo @ Albert Hall

Tuesday 10th of March, doors 7pm

27 Peter St, Spinningfields/Deansgate (M2 5QR)

A grade II listed building, it makes for an unlikely live music venue hosting big-name acts since 2012. The gothic and baroque style interior makes for a dramatic effect and is also excellent for the acoustics in there!

Grammy-nominated multi-platinum selling artist Tove Lo released her fourth album, Sunshine Kitty on September 20th. Support comes from Millie Turner.

Tickets £27.50


The Spase @ Night and Day Café

Wednesday 11th of March, doors 8pm

26 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter (M1 1JN)

Since 1991 Night and Day Café is one of Manchester’s signature small venues with a big reputation!

English Indie/alternative duo from Widnes bring their thought-provoking lyrics to the Northern Quarter café.

Tickets £6 otd


Stereophonics @ Manchester Arena

Friday 13th of March, doors 7:30pm

Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester (M3 1AR)

Manchester’s largest concert venue!

Welsh greats who have been around for almost 3 decades by now, touring shortly after the release of their 11th studio album; Kelly Jones & co take Manchester by storm on their UK arena tour for 2020!

Tickets from £60


Circa Waves @ Gorilla

Sunday 15th March, doors 7pm

54-56 Whitworth St, Deansgate (M1 5WW)

Under the railway arches of Oxford Road station, you’ll find the industrial bar and venue, Gorilla. This former theatre is not only a live music venue but also boasts a Gin Parlour, restaurant and nightclub!

See Liverpool-based Circa Waves on tour in light of their 4th album Sad Happy; formed of two diametrically distinctive sides, which unite as one complete body of work, to be released ‪on 13th March 2020‬, just in time for their Manchester gig!

Tickets £12


BBC Philharmonic: Strauss/Mozart/Wagner @ Bridgewater Hall

Saturday 21st March, doors 7:30pm

Lower Mosley St, Manchester(M2 3WS)
Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan and Isolde essentially invented modern music – its opening harmony even has its own nickname, the ‘Tristan Chord’. Thanks to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also, Elisabeth Brauss guests in Mozart’s sparkling 21st Piano Concerto.
Tickets from £12.50


Theo Croker @ Band on the Wall

Sunday 22nd March, doors 7:30pm

25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter (M4 5JZ)

A landmark in Manchester’s music scene past and present, Band on the Wall is one of our favourite venues for live music.

Theo Croker, an adventurous jazz musician known for his cosmically minded, spiritually enlightened take on post-bop, funk, and electronic-tinged fusion.

Tickets only £10 adv.


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ O2 Manchester Apollo

Tuesday 24th of March, doors 7pm

Stockport Rd, Manchester (M12 6AP)

Grade II listed O2 Apollo started out life as a cinema in 1938, it’s now a household name on the Manchester music scene.

Touring in light of his third EP titled “Blue Moon Rising” due for release on the 6th of March 2020. And if you can’t make this show, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will also be playing on Wednesday the 25th of March at the O2 Apollo.

Tickets from £68


Planet Earth II: Live in Concert @ Manchester Arena

Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester (M3 1AR)

Get closer than ever to our planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas! This not-to-be-missed live concert hosted by Liz Bonnin will feature breathtaking, specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, plays the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe.

Tickets from £52


Blossoms @ Manchester Arena

Saturday 28th of March, doors 6pm

Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester (M3 1AR)

Stockport-born quintet, blending synth-forward melodies with indie rock and Brit-pop; on tour following the release of their third studio album on the 31st of January 2020.

Tickets from £26


So what are you waiting for, Manchester is perfect for every music fan, whatever your taste there’s something for everyone this March. And whilst you’re here, did you know we also offer private walking tours or taxi tours with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to musical hot spots around the city? To find out more about Manchester Music Tours, click here!