Rock and Goal is a great way to hear the real stories behind two of Manchester’s cultural monoliths, music and football. As you walk through the city centre with Joe, you’ll see how the people behind the two powerhouses exist side by side.
Traces of Manchester’s culture are hidden in plain sight all over the city, whether it’s the room in which the football league started or the shops, bars and restaurants owned by great Mancunian footballers and musicians alike. As a native who has lived in Manchester for decades, Joe Feeley has a very personal perspective to share. As a musician, he has performed in cultural landmarks such as The Free Trade Hall and was a regular attendee of the Haçienda. His stories are a first-hand account of the bands, people and strange occurrences that happened in this infamous era of music.
Joe will show you how Manchester really is a city built on the people who call it home, through the rise and fall of music venues, public artworks and the other traces that these people leave behind. As someone who claims to be unbiased when it comes to football, expect an even coverage of both blue and red Manchester teams.
Starting at the Piccadilly Tap at 11 am, each tour lasts around 2 hours. Tours have to be booked in advance so be sure to get in contact via the Rock and Goal website.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
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Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.