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Sleeping With Sirens vs Pierce The Veil: Awesome Fans!


Massive respect to all of you Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil fans yesterday, showing awesome support and loyalty. Here was the scene outside the venue with 5 hours to go until the doors even opened! People waiting outside from 6am... we've never seen anything quite like it! Well played.


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Dot To Dot Festival: Local Nottingham Artists Announced!

We have exciting news regarding Dot To Dot Festival!!!...






 Nottingham: Sunday 24th May 2015

 Winner of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at UK Festival Awards 2013

Dot to Dot offers a unique experience for festival-goers and artists alike’ – efestivals

 ‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots.’ - Clash

 Winner of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival 2013’ at the UK Festival Awards, Dot To Dot Festival is established as the UKs premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. 2015 marks the festival’s 10th year and will see it returning to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 22nd to 24th May. Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic line-up is set to make this landmark year one of the biggest and best in the festival’s history.

Continuing to deliver the best in new music, the third announcement welcomes a whole host of local artists from Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester. For the Nottingham leg, joining headliner Saint Raymond are the anthemic indie-pop princes Amber Run who formed while studying at Nottingham University, uber-talented and soulful singer-songwriter Ady Suleiman as well as the intricate electronic sounds and haunting vocals of Shelter Point. 

Further additions include Band of Jackals, Bitter Strings, Brad Dear, Bus Stop Madonnas, Catbone, Cheshire and the Cat, Clay Shaped Boy, Connor Spray and the Indieabees, Crosa Rosa, Daudi Matsiko, Felix, Field Studies, Gallery 47, George Holroyd, Georgie, House Of Thieves, Huskies, In the Teepees, Ivoryserfs, Jamie Moon, Joe and Mike, Josh Wheatley, Joy Mumford, Keto, Molly and Jack, Nina Smith, Sam Jones, Same Streets, The Mithered, Three Girl Rhumba, Vanity Box and Yakobo.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood (of DHP Family) said: ‘Here at Dot to Dot we always pride ourselves in introducing the best new talent from around the world and bringing the most exciting up and coming artists from Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol is such an integral part of that. They are the building blocks of the Festivals. It’s great to see fans leaving the festival raving about their latest new local music discovery and also arguing who’s going to be the next big thing!”

For the uninitiated, Dot to Dot is all about bringing the best new music to some of the most forward-thinking venues in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. One wristband gains you access to 14 hours of music across multiple stages around your city of choice. For further line-up additions and venues be sure to check out

  Full Line-Up So Far:





Nottingham – Sunday 24th May – Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Red Room, Bodega, Stealth, Nottingham Trent University Union, Spanky Van Dykes

 Tickets are priced at £25 and are available from

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Festival Heaven!

Wow. What a week of festival announcement's it's been. We have hardly been able to contain ourselves here at Rock City towers, hit after hit of unreal lineup revelations has left us absolutely wetting our knickers in excitement. Simo spent half of yesterday breathing into a brown paper bag, such was his elation!

In reality, it actually all kicked off a couple of weeks ago with the Hit The Deck 2015 announcement. Coming to Nottingham on 26th April 2015, get ready for a shed load of amazing bands at awesome venues across the city, including Rock City... you won't want to miss out. Already confirmed for this year are Skindred, Cancer Bats, Allusondrugs and Devil Sold His Soul plus a whole host of other amazing bands! Go grab your tickets from Alt-Tickets before it's too late!




Following up from that 'POW' was a 'BOOOOOM!' with the announcement of No Tomorrow Festival @ Wollaton Park, Nottingham. People who went to last year's debut No Tomorrow can testify, it is definitely not to be missed.

Back and in its second year, the weekend of the 6th and 7th of June is one to put in your diaries! Platinum selling John Newman, as well as Mercury Prize nominee Jessie Ware have already been confirmed for this one, along with James Bay and Bondex, with plenty more announcements to come. Across No Tomorrow’s several stages the festival also boasts many more performances and a number of the finest international DJ talents. Bondax, DJ EZ, and Eton Messy will be delivering epic DJ set across the dance music spectrum.

Also expect strong live performances from the enigmatic Bristol duo Blonde with full band, Grammy-nominated MNEK and Bondax guest vocalist KStewart, appearing in her own right with solo material. Go grab your tickets, available now from Alt-Tickets!




Following up from that 'BOOOOM' was an 'OMGWTFHELLYEAH!!!' with the announcement of this year's Dot To Dot, coming to Nottingham on 24th May 2015. And not only that, it's Dot to Dot's TENTH birthday!

With some killer acts already lined up, venues across Nottingham are prepared for an INVASION of talent, sold out crowds and an unreal atmosphere across the city. Getting involved with this one are, of course, ourselves along with Rescue Rooms, Red Room, Stealth, Bodega, Nottingham Trent Student’s Union  Spanky Van Dykes. And if you thought that was pretty awesome in itself, wait until you hear the lineup announced so far... are you ready?!

Saint Raymond, Rae Morris, The Wytches, Laura Doggett, Honeyblood, Hinds, Josef Salvat, April Towers and MANY MORE! You can get your tickets from Alt-Tickets




Last, but definitely not least... was the announcement of Splendour. Set in the stunning grounds of Wollaton Hall, Splendour Festival has grown to become Nottingham’s largest outdoor music event, attracting over 20,000 people of all ages. Internationally-renowned artists will once again share the stage with local upcoming talents for this one-day family-friendly festival.

Hot on the heels of two sold out shows at Rock City last year, The Specials will be bringing their infectious blend of two-tone Jamaican ska and punk energy to the main stage at Splendour for the first time.

For those who missed out getting their hands on tickets for the fast selling shows last November and for all those who want to get their skank on again, Saturday 18 July 2015 will be another chance to see the band renowned for the energy of their live performance, but this time in the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park.

Widely credited with changing the face of pop in the late 70s, The Specials reformed in 2008 and have gone on to tour the world, playing to bigger audiences than ever before.

This summer the 20,000 Splendour Festival crowd can enjoy the two-tone revival with hits such as A Message to you Rudy, Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town sure to feature in the headlining set.

Promoter DHP Family will be announcing further acts for the three stages in the coming weeks and months. Already promised is an even bigger and better entertainment offering with fringe acts and a new expanded children’s entertainment area helping to deliver one of the city's biggest and best family days out. Make sure you don't miss out. You can get your tickets from Alt-Tickets!


Happy New Year from Rock City!

Happy new year to one and all from all at Rock City! We have an amazing year of awesome gigs and club nights coming your way, so don't even think about missing out!

We have already announced awesome acts for 2015 including Halestorm, Papa Roach, The Used, Saint Raymond, Jungle, Black Label Society, Less Than Jake and Yellowcard, Hardcore Superstar, Of Mice And Men, Rival Sons, The Stranglers, Beth Hart and SO MUCH MORE! 

Head on over to our gig guide to get tickets before they sell out. 

Not forgetting, we have Crisis every Wednesday, Tuned every Thursday, Get Lucky every Friday and Hey Hey Hey every Saturday from 10pm, always guaranteed to be an epic night.

Start the new year with the UK's Best Live Music venue. Choose life, choose Rock City!

Book your Xmas party at Rock City!

It’s that time of year again and we know you all like a good staff party or get together for family and friends, so here at Rock City we’ve got some great packages organised for you all!

With our brand new VIP room holding up to 45 people, it’s the perfect place to get your work buddies together and really enjoy a night out on the boss! Better still, it’s only £300 to reserve (which is less than £10 per head) and this money gets put behind the bar for you on the night!

The VIP room has its own bar, 2 large booths and amazing views over the dance floor – a brilliant space to host your Christmas party.

Just drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about the great deals we can do especially for you and for availability! But be quick, there’s only 1 VIP room and once it’s gone it’s gone!

The Hell are at Stealth!

The Hell are at Stealth this Friday!


The Hell are undoubtedly one of the most controversial bands currently in the sights of the UK music scene. Having labelled themselves as ‘the heaviest thing anyone’s ever going to hear’ it became immediately obvious that this band were out to prove something. With extremely bold lyrics and magnificent riffs, their debut album ‘You’re Listening To The Hell’ certainly managed to turn some heads. Although this album contains its fair share of banter, it’s not to be taken lightly.

After gaining interest from fans and critics alike, The Hell announced details for their follow up album ‘Groovehammer’ which was released through Prosthetic Records. Upon releasing their video for the first single off of the album ‘Everybody Dies’, The Hell were branded as the UK’s ‘saviours of hardcore’. Featuring 13 unapologetic tracks of “venomous hardcore of the highest order” ‘Groovehammer’ earned the band several slots at prestigious festivals across the country and throughout Europe. The bands summer run included slots at: Camden Rocks, Copenhell, Sonisphere as well as Reading and Leeds.

With a heavy touring schedule lined up for the remainder of 2014, The Hell are looking to get in the faces of thousands more across the country.

Papa Roach Face Everything And Rise Tour to hit Rock City in 2015!



This is one you won't want to miss out on. Singer Jacoby Shaddix said: "We are super stoked to get back to do a headlining show for the fans in the UK and we got tricks up our sleeve for this tour so be ready, it's gonna be off the chain!" The band will release their eighth studio album F.E.A.R.on January 27 via Eleven Seven Music.Watch the video for Papa Roach's 'Face Everything And Rise' below:


WRETCH 32 to support Professor Green at Rock City!

Yes, you heard us! The legend that is Wretch 32 is coming to Rock City to support Professor Green on Wednesday 3rd December 2014! This show is going to be MASSIVE!

Get yourselves over to this link to buy tickets!