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O2 Ritz Manchester

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Love 90's R&B Meets Love Noughties Part 2 at O2 Ritz

Love 90's R&B Meets Love Noughties Part 2

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Saturday 1st August
  • Presents Love 90’s R&B Meets Love Noughties Part 2
    Brutus Gold's Love Train + Support at O2 Ritz

    Brutus Gold's Love Train + Support

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 15th August
    • Brutus Gold's Love Train appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester. With support from Ricky & Pablo (the Pescado Brothers), Patric Duvet.
      Jojo: Good To Know Tour at O2 Ritz

      Jojo: Good To Know Tour

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Thursday 3rd September
      • Jojo: Good To Know Tour at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
        Gza - 25th Anniversary Of Liquid Swords at O2 RitzFeatured event

        Gza - 25th Anniversary Of Liquid Swords

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Sunday 6th September
        • GZA, aka the Genius, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed.
          Roachford at O2 Ritz


          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Thursday 10th September
          • Roachford appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
            Ashley Mcbride at O2 Ritz

            Ashley Mcbride

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 11th September
            • Ashley McBride appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
              Mudhoney at O2 Ritz


              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Sunday 13th September
              • Mudhoney appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
                Ash + Support at O2 Ritz

                Ash + Support

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Thursday 17th September
                • Ash appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester. With support from Indoor Pets.
                  Sleeper + The Bluetones at O2 Ritz

                  Sleeper + The Bluetones

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Friday 18th September
                  • Sleeper + The Bluetones appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
                    Confidence Man at O2 Ritz

                    Confidence Man

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Wednesday 23rd September
                    • Confidence Man appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.

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                      Review of Dexta Daps -The Naked Stranger UK Tour 2020 - Valentines Edition

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Took a long time for Dexta to reach the stage and the supporting acts were not up to par but it was a very enjoyable performance by Mr Daps. Well worth the wait!

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Gentleman's Dub Club

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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                      Review of Hot 8 Brass Band Mardi Gras Tour + DJ Jim Bane (Eastern Bloc)

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Good atmosphere, space to dance, not too hot and the music sound was really good quality

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

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                      O2 Ritz venue information

                      Built in 1928 by the architects Cruickshank and Seaward, Grade-II listed The Ritz was originally a dance hall for the Manchester revellers. With its ultra-springy dance floor and revolving stage, The Ritz was one of the most popular destinations for anyone passing through Manchester during the 1930s and 40s.

                      With the decline of classic dancing and the emergence of pop and rock n roll music The Ritz was transformed in to a live music venue even hosting The Beatles in the 1960s. It still kept its style however, and with that allowed for artists such as Frank Sinatra to play shows there.

                      The Ritz also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss throughout the 1950s and 60s, who was the band master for 17 years and known as The King of The Ritz. It is thought that he was responsible for many of the families and marriages in Manchester at the time, as radio presenter Fred Fielder explaines: "People said he was responsible for half the population of Greater Manchester, because his band would play Dancing In Dark nights. For the last dance of the evening the lights would go down. Couples would have a kiss and cuddle on the dance floor, end up going steady, then eventually getting married and have children."

                      With the Manchester music scene hitting a high point in the 1980s and 90s, The Ritz was fully thrown in to the spotlight when artists such as The Smiths and The Happy Mondays played shows there and it has been a venue for some of the best upcoming artists and established bands ever since.

                      The Ritz went through a £2 million refurbishment in 2011. While many of the old creaks and crannies were fixed up it still stayed true to its image as an old dancehall, even keeping the old curved, bouncy floor.

                      Since the 1990s The Ritz has seen artists such as R.E.M., The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Adam And The Ants, Dropkick Murphys and more recently The Weeknd and Johnny Marr. The Ritz also hosts club nights such as GOGO and Erasmus, appealing to the vast Manchester student crowd.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: O2 Ritz

                      Phone: 01617144140

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                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Please get in touch with us before you buy your tickets between 12pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)161 714 4140 or email us to advise your access and personal assistant requirements.

                      Nearest Bus Stop: The 104 and the 105 (Whitworth Street West) go to and from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.43, 42, 143, 142 (Oxford Road) all go to and from Piccadilly Gardens are the nearest with stops outside the Palace Hotel

                      Address: Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ


                      Capacity: 1500

                      Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm unless stated

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: We're easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M60 motorway. Just follow the City Centre or the Universities signs and our postcode for sat nav is M1 5NQ.

                      Nearest Train Station: The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road (MCO), which is about ten metres away, opposite the venue.

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