Frank Turner on Rock City, Nottingham.

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Nottingham’s Rock City is Frank Turner’s favourite venue, find out below why.

Why is it your favourite venue?
“It has a great selection of rooms, good sizes, good acoustics, good PAs and so on. It’s also independent and staffed by some of the best people in the industry. Their hearts are very much in the right place.”

Have you ever played there?
“Many, many times.”

What is the best gig you have seen there?
“I haven’t seen that many shows there, I’m not from Nottingham. I did see Therapy? play there when my old band, Million Dead, opened for them in, uh, 2004 I think. They were amazing.”

Venue Facts:
Capacity – 2450
Opened in – 1980
Quick Trivia –
  • The first band to play at Rock City was Β The Undertones, although Iron Maiden were originally planned to open the venue.
  • Nirvana, Oasis, Blur, Rage Against The Machine and Ozzy Ozbourne have all played at Rock City.
  • The Libertines and The Fall have both played live concerts at Rock City for Radio 1.
  • Napalm Death, Enter Shikari and Cradle Of Filth have all recorded live albums at Rock City.
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