Best cities to grow your music

By Alex Jones

20 May 2024

Liverpool has The Beatles, Manchester The Smiths and Newcastle Sam Fender. Making your sound synonymous with a city or cities is undoubtedly a great way to get an adoring set of fans. There’s good news and bad news. Competition is high everywhere you go but so is the demand for new music, and in a lot of places, the infrastructure for building a music career. 

In no particular order, here are a few UK cities that have a brilliant blend of small venues and thousands of music lovers, keen to see what the new talent have to offer.

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