Best Venues For Student Music Lovers

Lifestyle / October 18, 2018
by Olivia Mannix


Here we have the city that gave the world The Beatles. Other well-known names include; The Wombats, The Coral, The La’s and more. The city continues to produce countless bands, and it is full of incredible music venues. A firm favourite has to be The Invisible Wind Factory, which is a former factory, and is now an independent music venue. The venue continues to host many artists, from Hannah Wants to Blossoms.

Student Music Venues - Invisible Wind Factory


Manchester, affectionately Madchester, has produced many top notch bands. To mention only a few, Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Chemical Brothers and The Happy Mondays all hail from Manchester. The city has a great night life and houses countless bars and clubs. There are also tonnes of music venues that have hosted thousands of unforgettable performances. Albert Hall is definitely worth a mention. The venue is a former chapel, which has reopened as a music venue. The atmospheric hall boasts concerts across a range of genres from jazz to rock and reggae. Check it out.

Student Music Venues - Albert Hall Manchester


Another iconic city for music is Glasgow. It is a scene that stretches from urban and hip-hop to electronica and indie music. From the city that gave us Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and The Jesus and Mary Chain, there are so many great music venues. A favourite has to be King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, which opened its doors in 1990 and has remained at the forefront on Glasgow’s music scene. The venue presents new and upcoming bands, as well as being a music destination for some of the best artists in history.

Student Music Venues - Primal Scream


At the mention of Sheffield and its music scene, Arctic Monkeys usually come to mind. The group, along with many others have passed through the doors at The Leadmill, which has been a pioneering venue in the UK since the early seventies when it opened as a creative co-op. And speaking of pioneering venues, Hope Works deserves an honourable mention. Owned and run by Sheffield’s very own producer/DJ Liam O’shea or Lo Shea, Hope Works has played host to hundreds of leading house, techno and bassline legends. You’re as likely to bump into a wild party here as anywhere else in the city.

Student Music Venues - Hope Works


This massive city has seen a huge array of artists come to light. The list is gigantic and includes names such as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Dizzee Rascal and Bloc Party. A destination worth visiting is Berwick Street. This is the Soho street is lined with record shops full to the brim with cult classics and bestsellers. It’s a crate diggers paradise. For a top night out though the only destination is Fabric which has attracted party-goers from all over the world in recent years. For big beats and a bigger atmosphere head down there.

Student Music Venues - Fabric

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