The Lux – Millgate, Wigan. Live bands on Wednesdays, club night on Friday. 60’s / 70’s / indie / alternative / northern soul / funk / psychedelica.
The Mill – Preston’s premier live music venue. Signed and unsigned bands.
Night and Day – Oldham Street, Manchester.
The Tavern – Mesnes St., Wigan. The Collective’s Saturday night venue
The Top Spot – Hindley. Two original bands every Sunday and more events on other nights. All are welcome to play! In association with Chemical Sun. Music is Life!
Local Promoters / Music Organisations
Akoustik Anarkhy – Recordings and live music nights in and around Manchester. Not acoustic nights, despite the name.
Blowout – Organisers of gigs at the The Bierkeller, Manchester
Glasswerk – National promoters with a local focus
Lupine Promotions – Organisers of gigs at The Lux in Wigan and the “Northern Lights” club nights
Manchester Bands – Register and get your band & gigs listed
Manchester Music – Loads of good Manc stuff including Bands A-Z
Manchester Music Board – A message board dedicated to music in Manchester
Twobar Promotions – Booking bands for gigs in St. Helens.
The Vman – Gigs in Manchester and Warrington.
Scutter Promotions – Gigs in Wigan.
Local Music Collectives
Lancaster Music Co-op – Not to be confused with . . .
Lancashire Music Collective – Covering Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.
St. Helens Musicians Collective – A music collective covering the St. Helens area.
Wigan Music Collective – Our friendly and helpful neighbours out west.
Other Music Collectives
Elevation – formerly Mansfield Music Collective