The Musical Capitals of the United Kingdom for Music Lovers Part 2

The United Kingdom is full of interesting and historic places, many of which have defined the music we know and love today. Today we will continue exploring these places and their importance in the history of music.


Manchester is the third-largest city in the UK and has given birth to numerous bands such as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Take That, and The Chemical Brothers amongst others.

In Manchester, you can also find good places to listen to live music such as Radio 6, Band On The Wall, or the historic Albert Hall, recognized as one of the best places with the best atmosphere for music in the United Kingdom.

The most important groups on the current scene can be seen at the O2 Apollo venue.


This beautiful seaside town is not only famous for its iconic pier but is also known for being the birthplace of the popular English band, The Kooks. Brighton is home to a very lively music scene, with famous landmarks such as the Albert Prince with its iconic Banksy graffiti, the Green Door Store, The Old Market, and the famous Brighton Music Hall.

With regular concerts and events every night, it is a great place to discover future bands. Getting to Brighton is easy from most major cities in the UK, and it’s a very popular day trip for many music fans.


If you are looking to experience some new and local music to discover, then you have to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during the summer season. Officially regarded as the world’s largest performing arts festival, the Fringe spans over 25 days!

The whole city becomes a stage, with musicians playing in the streets, in cafes, pubs, restaurants, churches, and practically in any space available. In 2018, there were 50,561 performances at 310 venues.

No matter what kind of live performance you are looking for, you can be sure that you will find it in this city.

How many of these places have you visited and how many are you still looking forward to seeing? Leave your favorites in the comments!

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