The music scene is enjoying a busy time in Nottingham, a city that boasts some fantastic venues, famous musical sons and a great calendar of concerts over the next 12 months.

There’s a great range of venues including the 10,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena where you’ll be able to catch many of the biggest concerts around. Or, if you’re looking for something more intimate, the 450-capacity venue Rescue Rooms has hosted more than 100 concerts per year since it opened in 2003, including everyone from The Killers to Calvin Harris to Ellie Goulding.

Nottingham is also home to one of the small chain of Glee venues, which opened in 2008, or at the other end of the scale, check out the opulent surroundings of Theatre Royal, regarded as one of the best touring venues in the country.

Some of the musical acts to come out of Nottingham over the years include 60s and 70s blues-rock band, Ten Years After, who managed eight Top 40 albums in the UK album chart and 90s industrial metal band Pitchshifter.

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Some previous concerts that look set to go down in Nottingham legend include Northern Irish alternative rock band Ash at Rock City in December 2016 who performed as part of their 20th anniversary tour of the highly successful debut album 1977. They played 1977 in its entirety then had some fun with other hits and covers. Another band to hit Nottingham on a 20th anniversary tour in 2016 was Placebo, who filled the Motorpoint Arena with devoted fans and sent them away happy after playing all their best-loved songs.

There was plenty on offer in the city 2023, from family-friendly shows to the likes of The 1975, Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour, Lewis Capaldi, Florence + The Machine, You Me At Six and Dermot Kennedy.

Whatever music you’re into, there’s a concert coming up in Nottingham for you in 2024. Be sure to look out for Ja Rule, James Arthur, Pet Shop Boys, Elbow, Tenacious D as well as Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan – to name just a few!

Keep your eyes on GetToTheFront for all the latest tour news and to get your hands on concert tickets for Nottingham’s most popular venues.