A Year of Celebrations: Manchester Academy is 25
Over 3 million avid music fans. More than 1,600 unforgettable gigs. Manchester Academy celebrates 25 Years of Rock'n'Roll history and counting.
As one of UK’s busiest venues and host to some of the most thrilling live entertainment in the Northwest, Manchester Academy is proud to reach a landmark 25 years on October 7th 2015. For 25 years, the Academy has been the beating heart of the city's untouchable live music scene, both celebrating the classic and providing the platform to propel tomorrow's brightest talents to uncharted stratospheric heights. From Bowie to Bastille, Foo Fighters to Faithless, Kylie to Korn, Lady Gaga to London Grammar, The Prodigy to Prince and Radiohead to Robbie Williams we have been privileged to host them all. Out moshing Jilly's Music Box and raving beyond the Hacienda years, we are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped the Academy outlast even our host city's very finest venues since 1990. We really can't thank all of you gig-goers, artists, promoters, agents, managers and staff that have always supported us all this time. We can only repay you with the only way Manchester knows how: one massive party. Standby for even more announcements in our year long series of special one-off concerts and festivities to come. To thank you all, the unique year-long series will begin with the first of our 25th Birthday celebrations on Saturday 10th October 2015 and continue through 2016.