Welcome to Inner City Music

Inner City Music Ltd is the charitable organisation that operates the award-winning not-for-profit live music venue Band on the Wall in Manchester.

Band on the Wall is at the very heart of Manchester culture, a showcase venue for some of the best music in the world. We present an internationally acclaimed programme of live music events, both in-house and externally at venues across the UK.

We think of Band on the Wall as a living music library; a place where everyone can access and enjoy the best music from a wealth of different cultures. As well as promoting great live music we are committed to providing opportunities to get involved in music making.

We often work through partnerships, whereby we host projects, classes and courses designed to nurture talent and encourage community engagement. The provision of music-based learning opportunities both at Band on the Wall and in the wider community is a central tenet to Inner City Music’s purpose, and our partnerships allow us to deliver on this objective.

The venue is currently (2018) working to expand its physical spaces, and as it does so is expanding  activity to support its own learning and engagement programmes, specifically providing music making opportunities for people from deprived circumstances and from across Greater Manchester’s BAME communities, with whom Inner City Music has always enjoyed a strong connection.

Band on the Wall is also a learning centre for accredited music industry courses run by The Manchester College.