Bradford's Music Venues

Bradford has a few great music venues for local bands looking to start their gigging career, here a Guitar Lessons Bradford we love to helping local bands so we have compiled a short list of the best places to play or watch local acts. We have also included Leed's O2 Academy as that is probably the best venue in Yorkshire to go and the top UK bands. Enjoy! In no order...

The Gas Works is a fantastic local venue to start your gigging career at. Recently relocated to 14 Ivegate, Bradford BD1 1SW the revamped music venue looks and sounds amazing. Performances from bands like Terrorvision and The Pleasures as well as multiple tribute acts have rocked audiences, well worth checking out - a great night out too.

Bradford Theatres have some cracking tribute acts if you are into that kind of night out. Occasionally they do pull in some great bands too but mainly top comedians fill their stages, it is, however, a useful venue if you are a medium-sized local band to try and get a gig at. The slightly bigger crowd capacity can swell your finances enabling you to book longer in the recording studio.

Bradford University has seen performances from the likes of the Cribs, regularly putting on nights for university bands and other local acts. While they don't draw in many of the bigger acts, the Cribs being the notable exception, Bradford University does show off a wide range of local musicians that are worth having a listen too! Who knows, you might be listening to the next Cult, New Model Army or dare I say One Direction.

The 02 Academy Leeds although not technically a music venue in Bradford is probably the best place in the region to go and see the top national and international bands on tour. The massive 2,300 capacity venue has seen the likes of Blur, David Bowie, Robbie Williams, The Stereophonics and The Stone Roses rock audiences before its renovation in 2007. Since then Kaiser Chiefs, All Time Low, Foals, Last Shadow Puppets, and Beady Eye among many others have performed to packed crowds - simply the best place to go in Yorkshire for the big names.

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