Get the inside story on Manchester’s music scene

Manchester, Greater Manchester

See the sights of the city that inspired Manchester’s legendary music scene and made it the envy of the world, with Manchester Music Tours.

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For the past forty years, Manchester’s artists and musicians have helped turned this ambitious city in the northwest of England into a musical powerhouse, spawning famous bands and remarkable movements like the ‘Madchester’ scene.

Hosted by Craig Gill, founding member and drummer in rock band Inspiral Carpets and resident DJ at the infamous Hacienda nightclub, Manchester Music Tours draws on his special knowledge and experience of working on the city’s music scene.

Choose between a 90 minute walk around the city centre or take a specialist bus tour, following in the footsteps of legendary British bands like The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis and The Stone Roses.

Whichever tour you choose, Craig will take you behind the scenes of Manchester’s musical heritage, including fascinating first-hand accounts of what it’s like to work with famous musicians like the Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher.

Manchester is 2 hours 10 minutes by train from London. 

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