Manchester is legendary for the music artists it has produced. Major alternative bands such as Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division and Elbow, as well as huge pop-groups including Take That and Simply Red all sprung from Manchester's fertile creative environment. Manchester is just as famous for the gigs that it hosts, with musicians from all around the world ranking it as one of the best cities in the UK to tour.
In 2023, Manchester will uphold its reputation as a vibrant concert hub. The city will host a varied selection of touring artists, tribute acts and classical concerts, giving music fans of all tastes something to look forward to.