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Look who's in the house!!!

Rocking our main stage tonight are Volbeat, supported by Hatebreed! We are seriously excited to be welcoming Volbeat for the first time. They smashed it at Download and we expect nothing different tonight! Here are the stage times.

 

Gus G @ Rescue Rooms

We love our brothers over at the awesome Rescue Rooms, so we thought we should bring you info on an awesome show taking place over there in February 2015!

 

Halloween @ Rock City! - Those who arrive survive!

It's coming...

An entire week of spooky shenanigans, insane drinks offers and club nights absolutely rammed with frightful halloween antics!

Coming up on Thursday we have Tuned, a Day of The Dead special with 2 for 1 drinks all night and free entry before 11! Fancy dress optional but definitely welcome!

On Friday we have a spine-chilling Get Lucky, with great drinks offers all night and free entry before 11! Again, fancy dress is optional, but we would love to see you guys in your creative costumes and amazing supernatural attire!

Then, on Saturday, we have our world famous Halloween All-Nighter. This year we have a 'Walking Dead' theme, but all forms of fancy dress are absolutely welcome. We will be opening at 10pm and won't be closing our doors until 6am, so come on down and party with a bouncing 3,000 capacity containing scores of the undead until it's almost time for the sun to come up! Advance tickets are now sold out, but plenty more WILL be available on the door! 

So head along to Rock City this Halloween... you will not want to miss out!

Firefest!

Wow, what a weekend we have had, with over 30 bands and more than 25 hours of live music in 3 days at Firefest at Rock City!

Bands and fans from all over the globe took over Rock City for a long weekend showcasing the best in melodic guitar driven rock the world has to offer.

It was called 'The Final Fling' as it is meant to be the last ever Firefest. But judging by the reaction we saw at the end from the almost 2,000 strong crowd, we wouldn't bet against the festival making another appearance sometime!

 

Rock City Win BIG at the Live Music Awards 2014!

Rock City won a major award at the Live Music Awards in London last week, with the prize of 'Best Venue Teamwork' award for clubs with a capacity of over 800.

Now in its fifth year, the awards are committed to presenting awards to the business people who drive the country’s contemporary live music industry. The awards recognise excellence and talent among promoters, venue operators, festival organisers and agents, through to artiste managers, tour managers, show producers, brand impact and record label partnerships.

We'd like to thank everyone who nominated us, everyone who voted for us, and Live UK. Moreso, we would like to thank YOU, the people who come to shows at Rock City!

Those Who Arrive...Survive!

It’s back once again and its bigger and more frightful than ever before!

After taking over Nottingham for the last 6 years we don’t intend to stop. This year expect it all!

Rock City will turn into a 2000 capacity epicenter of halloween spookyness, full of freaky happenings and more free drinks than you could ever have nightmares about!

We will have our frightful DJs spinning tunes until 6am so you have plenty of time to get your spook on and live like the kings and queens of halloween!

LIKE ALWAYS WE ARE GOING BIG SO EXPECT BIG THINGS!

C'mon down to the only halloween party of its kind! Join the vampires and warewolbess, Frankensteins and freaks. Its Rock City and its where the freaks come out to play!!!!!

EXPECT
2000 people dressed up dancing to the best music in town

Thousands of £££'s worth of drinks to give away
Lights lazers and everything you ever need inside a club
Rock City will turn into a massive haunted house
Giveaways galore!
Its going to be a bloody bonanza!
Get involved/get freaky/Don’t miss out

TICKETS
Early bird tickets £4.00 500 available
Standard ticket £7.75
Buy on the door on the night £8.00

Get lucky 2.0 - Don't Miss Out!

After the success of last week’s launch, we’re back again this week and we’re here to stay!

Make sure you’re part of the second installment of Get Lucky Nottingham this Friday night. If you’re here before 11pm, entry is completely FREE!

To find out more about this week’s Get Lucky, follow the link below to the event on Facebook…

https://www.facebook.com/events/632057540241249/

See you there!

#GetLuckyNotts

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What an amazing night!

We just want to say an ENORMOUS thankyou to everyone that came down and supported our launch night on Friday! It was an absolutely incredible night and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

From now on, each and every Friday night we’re going to be holding Rock City hostage, playing only the best in chart music!

Grab yourself one of the new cocktails (tailor-made for us!) and join us on the dancefloor again this Friday. Alternatively, book yourself a VIP spot and relax with your drink with great views over the club.

Whatever you do, make sure you’re at Get Lucky this week coming. You do not want to miss out!

#GetLuckyNotts

Hello Nottingham! Get Lucky!

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INTRODUCING GET LUCKY – NOTTINGHAM’S NEWEST FRIDAY NIGHT, EVERY WEEK AT ROCK CITY.
In just a few weeks we’ll be hitting the Nottingham scene for the very first time and we’re ridiculously excited for you to experience the first of many Get Lucky nights.
 
Every Friday we’ll be playing the very best in chart music ranging from huge anthems to music from Queen B herself. If it’s not a track that makes you get up and dance, we won’t be playing it.
 
We’re not quite that basic though and we know there’s nothing like a classic hip-hop throwback to get you in the zone so expect to hear the likes of Destiny’s Child, Sean Paul, Michael Jackson, TLC and many more intertwined between the hits that are topping the charts today!
 
Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@GetLuckyNotts) to be the first to hear about the launch party!
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Lucky/571628566278807
 
#GetLuckyNotts

Splendour Festival '14 - Review

 
 

Wow. Almost 20,000 people packed out Wollaton Park this weekend for what was a festival to remember, despite the somewhat 'dodgy' weather conditions the great British summertime threw at people at times!

Andy Afford from the Nottingham Evening Post was there with this review!

 

Wetting rain. Thundery rain. Straight down rain. Rain that fell with the drops joined up. Rain that was both cat and dog. Rain that never looked like stopping. Rain deemed good for the garden. And rain good for nothing. In fact, Wollaton Park – home of Splendour 2014 – witnessed pretty-much every style of precipitation, bar that cold November type sung about by Guns n’ Roses. But the bands played on.

Now a staple of the Nottingham events calendar, Splendour’s strength lies in its setting and the almost euphoric response of the 20,000-plus crowd. The natural fall towards the lakeside stage at the rear of ‘Wayne Manor’ offers easy vantage points. The variety of act it attracts - from chart hopefuls to rock legends – means all points of the compass are indexed, with an appearance this time round by world champion boxer Carl Froch thrown in for good measure.

Future Sound of Nottingham talent show winner Joy Mumford opened proceedings on the Main Stage. Under near biblical skies, the West Bridgfordite’s soul-inflected set for the early risers includes a jazzy reworking of the Spice Girls hit Wannabe. Much is expected of the 20-year-old singer-songwriter, given the success of recent graduate Indiana.

New Yorker Ron Pope is followed by The Beat. The heavily-bearded son of Brooklyn’s muscular Classic Rock is well-received by a now swelling crowd, as is the Ranking Roger fronted version of the classic ‘80s ska combo, so long in existence the line-up now boasts son-and-heir Ranking Junior on vocal duties.

Saint Raymond is the nom de band of Nottingham’s own Callum Burrows. A favourite of Radio 1 soothsayer Zane Lowe, this 19-year-old indie rattler performed as a collective for the first time at Splendour just 12 months ago. That time on the Jagermeister Stage (now named after local music hub Confetti); this time the buzz around the Main Stage sees things ratcheted up a notch. Even Mrs B makes an appearance, administering a final change of guitar before being man-handled to the mic by a doting son. It was Dog Is Dead’s turn to shine in this mid-afternoon slot in 2013. Another baton has been passed.

As Foxes appear, so does the kind of rainclouds generally only witnessed in Hollywood epics. End of Days comes to mind, but it fails to knock performer Louisa Rose Allen off stride. Dance hits Let Go For Tonight, Right Here (recorded with Rudimental) and the Grammy Award-winning Clarity (with Zedd) all go down, ahem, a storm…

Splendour loves Scouting For Girls. And Scouting For Girls loves Splendour right back. In front of a now massive crowd, the warmth of the band is infectious, as is the sing-along nature of the material. No act tries harder on the day. None receive a better response. With a Greatest Hits album released in 2013 and two covers tacked on this afternoon in the form of Rudimental’s Waiting All Night and Wings’ juggernaut that is Live And Let Die, it all makes for a smile-wide set of perfect pop.

Celebrity Big Brother winner Bez appears first, talking a bit of politics and shaking a trademark maraca. He’s followed on stage in dribs and drabs by more musicians cum Reality TV stars that includes hardman/frontman Shaun Ryder (I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2010). The Happy Mondays original line-up cuts a curious jib. Their style is definitively Madchester. The uneasy on-stage banter indicates this is a reformation with a fractured history. Every song a blissed-out dance groove, with added entertainment to be had when the notoriously ‘well-refreshed’ Ryder attempts to recall the album and year each upcoming number appears on, with backing vocalist Rowetta Satchell (finished fourth, first series of X Factor 2004) playing arbiter. Ryder’s success-rate, it has to be said, is marginally lower than the sound of whale song. His insistence in counting the band in at the start of songs is also unilaterally ignored. None more entertainingly than by po-faced drummer Gaz Whelan.

Tom Odell is this year’s closing act. His is a sound of scale, hope and ambition. An emotive vocalist and a merciless punisher of the keys, Odell and his brilliant backing band are as good a modern pop act as there is. To refer to this talented singer-songwriter as ‘the young Elton’ is to damn with faint praise. Despite Odell playing the EJ classic Your Song, he says, for the first time on stage ever, tonight sees a powerful band sing and play beautifully together. Forget the hype; Odell at Splendour is a coup.


Read more at http://www.nottinghampost.com/Review-Splendour-2014-main-stage/story-21663748-detail/story.html#OMsII4FLz1gGgBUX.99