O2 Ritz Manchester

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Cabbage at O2 Ritz

Cabbage

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Saturday 1st July
  • CABBAGE appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
    Cold War Kids at O2 Ritz

    Cold War Kids

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 7th July
    • Cold War Kids appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
      Dark Matter: Clark at O2 Ritz

      Dark Matter: Clark

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 8th July
      • Warp's Chris Clark brings two dancers and his thrilling new live show to MIF, with a DJ set by Manchester bass heroes Akkord.
        Ride at O2 Ritz

        Ride

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Tuesday 11th July
        • Hear shoegaze heroes Ride's first album for 20 years, at this exclusive Manchester show for MIF.
          Dark Matter: SUNN O))) at O2 Ritz

          Dark Matter: SUNN O)))

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 15th July
          • The heaviest band on the planet returns with an immense, crushing set. Special guests Demdike Stare DJ in support.
            Kate Nash at O2 Ritz

            Kate Nash

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 4th August
            • Kate Nash appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
              Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

              Ultimate Power

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Friday 18th August
              • Ultimate Power Presents Ultimate Power
                Maddie And Tae at O2 Ritz

                Maddie And Tae

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Wednesday 23rd August
                • Maddie and Tae appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                  Strange Waves II at O2 Ritz

                  Strange Waves II

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Saturday 2nd September
                  • Parquet Courts, Ultimate Painting, Omni, Nap Eyes, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and many more
                    A1M records VIP Invite - The Moods 'Missing Peace' Album Launch at O2 Ritz

                    A1M records VIP Invite - The Moods 'Missing Peace' Album Launch

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Friday 8th September
                    • September brings the release of the Moods Debut Album, Missing Peace, on A1M records, with a massive party at the iconic O2 Ritz in Manchester.

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                      Review of Friction, Calyx & Teebee, Dimension, Black Sun Empire +MORE

                      Overall rating: 4.5

                      Really enjoyed myself at this event, was Skeptical at first but once i got past the Friction started to have a good time. The Dimensions of the venue were massive with a 2nd room leading into a sort of Black Sun Empire, it was amazing ! Great venue, wicked event.

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                      Review of Friction, Calyx & Teebee, Dimension, Black Sun Empire +MORE

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Gotta be honest, went to see black sun empire, but calyx and teebee took the show for me. they were epic! Definitely going to see them again!

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                      Review of Friction, Calyx & Teebee, Dimension, Black Sun Empire +MORE

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      fantastic

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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

                      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.

                      Address: Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

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

                      Capacity: 1500

                      Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm unless stated

                      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

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