The three biggest musical cities in the UK

Whether you are looking for a fun-packed night out, or something more cultured, the UK is home to some of the best music in the world. The country’s musical talent is overflowing, with global megastars, revolutionary artists, and iconic musicians.

Other than chart-topping stars, the country is home to some of the best festivals, bouncing night clubs and massive arenas around. If you are a student looking for an alcohol-filled night or you are a family wanting to catch a show, here are the biggest and best musical cities in the country.

1. Manchester

A city that needs no introduction, Manchester is often described as the UK’s ‘second city’ acting as the largest regional economy outside London. One aspect that Manchester isn’t second, though, is music.

An absolute haven for venues and nightclubs, nightlife in Manchester is better than anywhere the south can offer. With some pints going for as cheap as £2 and the average costing as little as £3.15, there is plenty of room for a wild night out in the Northern Powerhouse. And with the AO Arena and the legendary Ritz in the city centre, Manchester is bouncing every evening.

Students love Manchester, not just for these budget-friendly prices but also for an iconic music scene. Producing some of the most famed bands in the country like Oasis, Happy Mondays, and Courteeners, the city is flowing with musical history and passion.

A study from Leonardo Hotels found that Manchester was the number one destination for partygoers and music lovers. The study analysed 50 of the biggest cities and towns throughout the UK and Ireland. It found that Manchester had 448 events per month, with one major Arena, 15 live venues, and over 230 nightclubs- far above all of its competition.

Boasting a cheap night out and two major universities, the city is the ideal destination for students hunting for a top night out.

2. Liverpool

From the legendary Beatles to Echo and the Bunnymen, no other city has the same musical pedigree as Liverpool.

With over 70,000 students and three universities, the city is rife with nightclubs, drinking spots, and entertainment.

Concert Square, the city’s primary destination for students, boasts some of the best clubs around.

For those looking for more culture, though, the city boasts the magnificent M&S Bank Arena and The Empire Theatre, hosting some of the biggest stars in the music industry and beyond.

If you want to see the sights and bask in the musical heritage, the iconic Cavern Quarter, home to the famous Cavern Club, is a sure-fire bet for a fantastic evening.

With more student accommodation being made available in Liverpool and Manchester from companies like RWinvest, the city will only go from strength to strength.

3. Glasgow

The biggest city in Scotland is thriving when it comes to a top night out.

According to Leonardo Hotels, there are around 331 events per month, spread across two arenas, five live venues, and nearly 150 nightclubs.

Glasgow features some of the biggest festivals around. The Glasgow Music Festival is an annual celebration of music, drama, and dance. And with 7,000 performers taking part each year, the festival is both popular and iconic.

For those looking for more modern offerings, the TRNSMT festival has hosted the Courteeners, Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi, and much more, making it an ideal spot for party-hungry students.

The city also offers a thriving classical music scene and is home to both the Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.