Faculty of Arts

Music in the city

With over 50,000 students, Nottingham has a music scene unrivalled for a city it's size.

Live venues

From the legendary Rock City to the up-and-coming at the Bodega to the deeply DIY at the JT Soar ex-fruit and vegetable warehouse your tastes will be met (and new ones developed!)


We've got Ocean - a dedicated student only club. We've got Pryzm and NGOne - huge city centre clubs. We've got The Brickworks for your fix of DJs and soundsystems. And so many smaller club nights you'll wear your dancing shoes out sampling them all.


You don't need to camp in a muddy field using dodgy toilets to get that full-on festival experience in Nottingham. There's the multi-city indie Dot-to-Dot, the homegrown all-styles Hockley Hustle the classic rock and pop acts of Splendour and for all things DJ and beats focussed we've got Detonate. You really can lose your weekend and still sleep in a nice bed.

Check out our map to explore the full Nottingham scene.


Left Lion

The place to go to find out what's happening, when and where on the music scene in Nottingham.

Left Lion website



Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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