O2 Ritz Manchester

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R&B Block Party New Years Eve 2023 Manchester hosted by DJ SILK at O2 Ritz

R&B Block Party New Years Eve 2023 Manchester hosted by DJ SILK

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Saturday 31st - Sunday 1st January
  • After a sell out show at Halloween, the biggest 90s & 00s Old School hip hop & RNB party R&B BLOCK PARTY returns to Manchester for New Years Eve!!!
    black flag at O2 Ritz

    black flag

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 27th January 2023
    • black flag plus very special guests total chaos live
      Jedi Mind Tricks / Immortal Technique / RA Rugged Man at O2 Ritz

      Jedi Mind Tricks / Immortal Technique / RA Rugged Man

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Friday 10th February 2023
      • Vinnie Paz, Immortal Technioque and RA rugged man head to Manchester for a night of that real undaground Hip Hop with some special guests ..
        Alex G at O2 Ritz

        Alex G

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Saturday 18th March 2023
        • Now Wave presents Alex G plus support Momma on Saturday 18th March 2022 at O2 Ritz, Manchester
          FROM THE JAM 'Beat Surrender' Tour at O2 Ritz

          FROM THE JAM 'Beat Surrender' Tour

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 1st April 2023
          • AGMP presents FROM THE JAM live - 'Beat Surrender' 40th Anniversary + very special guests: BUZZCOCKS
            Big Country at O2 Ritz

            Big Country

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 7th April 2023
            • Big Country celebrate their iconic 1983 debut LP 'The Crossing' forty years on from its release with very special guests Spear of Destiny.
              THE BEAT with DAVE WAKELING + BOW WOW WOW feat. Annabella Lwin at O2 Ritz

              THE BEAT with DAVE WAKELING + BOW WOW WOW feat. Annabella Lwin

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Saturday 3rd June 2023
              • AGMP presents The Beat featuring Dave Wakeling with support from Bow Wow Wow.
                Rakim at O2 Ritz

                Rakim

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Thursday 8th June 2023
                • ACADEMY EVENTS & MORE BOUNCE PRESENT RAKIM

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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

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

                  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

                  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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