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O2 Ritz Manchester

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Cory Wong at O2 Ritz

Cory Wong

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Friday 21st February
  • Minneapolis-based prolific guitarist with funk outfit Vulfpeck, Cory Wong plus support from Porij at Manchester's O2 Ritz on 21st Feb 2020.
    Dub Fx featuring Woodnote plus draft at O2 RitzFeatured event

    Dub Fx featuring Woodnote plus draft

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 22nd February
    • Aussie musician and street performer Dub Fx brings his mashup of drum n bass, hip hop and reggae to O2 Ritz in February...
      Lennon Stella at O2 Ritz

      Lennon Stella

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Tuesday 25th February
      • Lennon Stella appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
        Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

        Ultimate Power

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Friday 28th February
        • Join us at the Ritz for Ultimate Power, biggest and best Power Ballads of all time! on Friday 28th February 2020 at the O2 Ritz.
          Ladytron at O2 RitzFeatured event

          Ladytron

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 29th February
          • Evol presents the return of synth-pop four-piece, Ladytron in a special UK show. The new chapter for Ladytron.
            NOW That's What I Call Music: Club Nights at O2 Ritz

            NOW That's What I Call Music: Club Nights

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Saturday 29th February
            • NOW That’s What I Call Music! has been the definitive guide to UK pop music since 1983 - and now comes the very first, fully official NOW Club Night.
              The Orielles at O2 Ritz

              The Orielles

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Thursday 5th March
              • The Orielles appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                Hot 8 Brass Band Mardi Gras Tour + DJ Jim Bane (Eastern Bloc) at O2 Ritz

                Hot 8 Brass Band Mardi Gras Tour + DJ Jim Bane (Eastern Bloc)

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Friday 6th March
                • Band On The Wall Presents: For over 20 years one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands, Hot 8 Brass Band, live at O2 Ritz
                  Jonas Blue at O2 Ritz

                  Jonas Blue

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Saturday 7th March
                  • Jonas Blue appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                    Brittany Howard at O2 Ritz

                    Brittany Howard

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Monday 9th March
                    • Brittany Howard appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.

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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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