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Rock City 30th Anniversary Magazine

6 December 10 words: Magazine
LeftLion have produced a special magazine to celebrate 30 years of Rock City
Rock City 30th Anniversary Magazine - photo by Video Mat
Rock City 30th Anniversary Magazine - cover photo by Video Mat


What the musicians say about Rock City
What the musicians say about Rock City
George Akins - The man behind the music
George Akins - The man behind the music
Gig posters from over the years
Other DHP venues
Other DHP venues - apart from Rock City

Rock City turns thirty in December 2010. To celebrate the birthday of Nottingham's best loved music venue LeftLion put together a special one-off magazine.

A brief history of Rock City
LeftLion Editor in Chief and Rock City regular Jared Wilson talks you through the 30-year history of the venue.

What the musicians say
Mumford and Sons, Shaun Ryder, The Prodigy, Ash, Ice T, Klaxons, The Pogues and more share their experiences of the venue.

The man behind the music
George Akins took over Rock City when he was a teenager. He tells us what it's like to run Nottingham's premiere live music venue.

Tales from the dressing room
Axl Rose in a bath towel, Ozzy Osbourne's riot, Michael Stipe's shoe, Damon Albarn'ss toothbrush and more.

The complete gig listings
Every Rock City gig ever! Go through and work out which ones you were at:


Old school
Hip-hop and funk DJ and promoter Jonathan talks about putting on events at Rock City in the eighties

New school
James Busby from Detonate talks about putting on events at Rock City in the noughties.

Other DHP venues
The group behind Rock City also run four other venues. Three of which are in Nottingham too!

Rock City festivals
The DHP Group have also put on a range of festival events like Splendour, Dot To Dot, City in the Park and Distortion.

Printed copies of the Rock City magazine will be inserted into every copy of LeftLion Magazine Issue 38 (out at the beginning of December 2010). They are also available from the venue by request.

Download the pdf of the Rock City 30th Anniversary magazine.

Jared Wilson and Al Needham
Photography: David Baird and Matt Rhodes
Design: Rebecca Hibberd.

LeftLion would like to thank George, Dan, Sam, Anton and the rest of the Rock City crew for their help in producing this.


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