O2 Ritz Manchester

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FIDLAR at O2 Ritz


  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 19th July
  • FIDLAR!!!!!
    Lowkey, Mic Righteous, The Moods, Lunar C, Fiasco & Raptor at O2 Ritz

    Lowkey, Mic Righteous, The Moods, Lunar C, Fiasco & Raptor

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 21st July
    • Stampede Festival presents Lowkey, Mic Righteous, The Moods, Lunar C, Fiasco & Raptor plus more special guests live in Manchester
      Popular Event: 202 attending
      Steve Earle & The Dukes at O2 Ritz

      Steve Earle & The Dukes

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Sunday 22nd July
      • Stephen Fain Earle is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor.
        Goo Goo Dolls at O2 Ritz

        Goo Goo Dolls

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Wednesday 25th July
        • Goo Goo Dolls appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
          Daft Punk performed by a 16-piece Orchestra at O2 Ritz

          Daft Punk performed by a 16-piece Orchestra

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Wednesday 15th August
          • A 16 piece Orchestra performs Daft Punk's greatest hits.
            The Black Angels at O2 Ritz

            The Black Angels

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Tuesday 21st August
            • The Black Angels appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
              PNB Rock Catch These Vibes Tour at O2 Ritz

              PNB Rock Catch These Vibes Tour

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Thursday 23rd August
              • NEOLUV presents PNB Rock Catch These Vibes Tour plus special guests this August
                90's Throwback with Dru Hill Ft. Sisqo at O2 RitzFeatured event

                90's Throwback with Dru Hill Ft. Sisqo

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Monday 27th August
                • Geestar Empire Presents 90's Throwback party with R& B stars Dru Hill Ft. Sisqo live in Manchester at O2 Ritz.
                  Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

                  Ultimate Power

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Friday 31st August
                  • The ultimate monthly club night playing the best power ballads for you to sing and dance the night away!
                    Gomez at O2 Ritz


                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Sunday 2nd September
                    • Gomez appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.

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                      Review of The Mouse Outfit

                      Overall rating: 4.5

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                      Review of Angie Stone in Concert

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Good artist. However the first half of the concert sounded like karaoke as her mic was not loud enough. This was rectified for the 2nd half. It would have been nicer with the warm up act doing more than 2 covers

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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: 0161 236 3234

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35014/

                      Type of venue: Nightclub

                      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

                      Website: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester/

                      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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