History

The Civic and Wulfrun Halls boast some of the richest venue histories in the UK, and this section of the site is here to celebrate that fact.

Feel free to browse the archive or even add to it. We want to read your views on the gigs, see the pictures and hear about your best and worst memories of the venues!

The only problem is, we don't have accurate records that pre-date 1988, so please tell us if you know of a concert/event that isn't listed.

See what was on in the year...

What was on in 2017

31/12/2017 Sunday
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
21/12/2017 Thursday
Roy Chubby Brown
20/12/2017 Wednesday
Russell Brand - Re: Birth
16/12/2017 Saturday
Thunder - Xmas Show (EXTRA DATE DUE TO DEMAND)
16/12/2017 Saturday
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
16/12/2017 Saturday
Abba Mania
15/12/2017 Friday
Thunder - Xmas Show
15/12/2017 Friday
Gogol Bordello Plus Lucky Chops
14/12/2017 Thursday
Peter Hook & The Light
11/12/2017 Monday
Jason Manford: Work in Progress
10/12/2017 Sunday
Sir Ken Dodd - The Happiness Show 2017
09/12/2017 Saturday
GREG DAVIES - YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST TOUR 2017 2nd date
09/12/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
09/12/2017 Saturday
Darkside - The Pink Floyd Show: Any Colour You Like Tour
08/12/2017 Friday
GREG DAVIES - YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST TOUR 2017
08/12/2017 Friday
Paul Chowdhry
06/12/2017 Wednesday
Marilyn Manson
04/12/2017 Monday
Mastodon
03/12/2017 Sunday
Status Quo - Plugged In - Live And Rockin!
03/12/2017 Sunday
Circus Of Horrors - Voodoo VaudEvil
02/12/2017 Saturday
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
02/12/2017 Saturday
ACDC UK & Sack Sabbath
01/12/2017 Friday
Lionheart And Airrace
01/12/2017 Friday
Jerry Sadowitz - Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!
01/12/2017 Friday
The Charlatans
30/11/2017 Thursday
Jon Richardson - Old Man
30/11/2017 Thursday
Kobra And The Lotus Plus Brutai
30/11/2017 Thursday
Chris Eubank's One Man Show
29/11/2017 Wednesday
Electric Boys
29/11/2017 Wednesday
Mark Lanegan Band
29/11/2017 Wednesday
The Illegal Eagles
27/11/2017 Monday
Rag'n'Bone Man - The Overproof Tour
26/11/2017 Sunday
Joe Longthorne (Rescheduled date)
26/11/2017 Sunday
Divas: A Tribute To Bassey, Streisand & Minnelli
25/11/2017 Saturday
Wolverhampton Soul Night Out
25/11/2017 Saturday
Midlands Metal Crusade 2017
25/11/2017 Saturday
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
24/11/2017 Friday
Paul Chowdhry
24/11/2017 Friday
Sham 69
24/11/2017 Friday
Fleet Foxes
23/11/2017 Thursday
Goldie
23/11/2017 Thursday
Mr Big Plus The Answer & Faster Pussycat
22/11/2017 Wednesday
Joel Dommett: Live 2017
22/11/2017 Wednesday
Clare Teal In Concert With MYJO
22/11/2017 Wednesday
Morbid Angel
20/11/2017 Monday
Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
19/11/2017 Sunday
Daniel Sloss - Now
18/11/2017 Saturday
Von Hertzen Brothers
18/11/2017 Saturday
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
17/11/2017 Friday
H.E.A.T.
14/11/2017 Tuesday
Newton Faulkner
11/11/2017 Saturday
Grand Slam Of Darts
11/11/2017 Saturday
John Rossall's The Glitterband
10/11/2017 Friday
Grave Pleasures
09/11/2017 Thursday
Lynch Mob
08/11/2017 Wednesday
Black Star Riders
07/11/2017 Tuesday
Purple Rain - A Tribute To Prince
07/11/2017 Tuesday
John Bishop - Winging It
07/11/2017 Tuesday
Embrace
05/11/2017 Sunday
Funny Things Comedy Club - Festival Finale
04/11/2017 Saturday
Milton Jones Is Out There
04/11/2017 Saturday
Midlands Calling
04/11/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
04/11/2017 Saturday
Wolverhampton Bonfire & Fireworks
04/11/2017 Saturday
Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger 2017 World Tour
03/11/2017 Friday
Jimmy Carr - THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR
03/11/2017 Friday
Lee Nelson - Serious Joker
03/11/2017 Friday
The Birthday Massacre - Under Your Spell UK Tour 2017
02/11/2017 Thursday
Rich Hall's Hoedown
02/11/2017 Thursday
Itch (The King Blues Unplugged) Plus Louise Distras
01/11/2017 Wednesday
Jimeoin - Ridiculous
01/11/2017 Wednesday
Funny Women Awards - Midlands Heats
31/10/2017 Tuesday
Adam Hess (Rescheduled Date)
31/10/2017 Tuesday
Jive Talkin (Bee Gees Tribute)
28/10/2017 Saturday
Ginger Wildhearts Halloween Hootenanny IV
27/10/2017 Friday
Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option
27/10/2017 Friday
Power Quest
27/10/2017 Friday
The Professionals
26/10/2017 Thursday
Desi Rockstars
26/10/2017 Thursday
Liam Fray
26/10/2017 Thursday
Tom Stade - I Swear
26/10/2017 Thursday
Eleanor Conway - Walk Of Shame
25/10/2017 Wednesday
Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters
23/10/2017 Monday
Francesca Martinez In Conversation With Barbara Nice
22/10/2017 Sunday
Andrew Lawrence: Happy Accident Tour
22/10/2017 Sunday
British CMA Awards
21/10/2017 Saturday
Hostile Plus Ram & Disarm Goliath
21/10/2017 Saturday
Hugh Cornwell
21/10/2017 Saturday
Placebo
21/10/2017 Saturday
Boonyeads Play Bantock!
21/10/2017 Saturday
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
20/10/2017 Friday
W.A.S.P. - 25th Anniversary of The Crimson Idol
20/10/2017 Friday
Cabbage
19/10/2017 Thursday
Frank Iero & The Patience
14/10/2017 Saturday
Diwali
14/10/2017 Saturday
Kirvana & Pearl Scam
13/10/2017 Friday
Broken Witt Rebels
10/10/2017 Tuesday
Amber Run
08/10/2017 Sunday
Andy McKee
07/10/2017 Saturday
Rebecca Downes
06/10/2017 Friday
Arcane Roots
30/09/2017 Saturday
Whole Lotta DC
29/09/2017 Friday
Diio & Motley Crude
28/09/2017 Thursday
Craig Morris - Evening Of Mediumship
23/09/2017 Saturday
Glory Fades
22/09/2017 Friday
Deborah Bonham
20/09/2017 Wednesday
Voodoo Six
18/09/2017 Monday
Jaret Reddick - Heartache & Hilarity UK Tour 2017
16/09/2017 Saturday
The Quireboys
15/09/2017 Friday
Beyond The Tracks
09/09/2017 Saturday
The Human League
08/09/2017 Friday
KMFDM
07/09/2017 Thursday
Wolftown 2017
06/09/2017 Wednesday
Danny Bhoy - Make Something Great Again For Stronger...
25/08/2017 Friday
Leeds Festival 2017
19/08/2017 Saturday
V Festival 2017
11/08/2017 Friday
William Shakespeare's - The Comedy of Errors by The Lord...
08/08/2017 Tuesday
Death Angel
29/07/2017 Saturday
Country Nights
27/07/2017 Thursday
Jessica Lynn
22/07/2017 Saturday
The Dickies - 40th Anniversary Show
15/07/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
15/07/2017 Saturday
Solsara, Lakhota, Family Jools & Special Guests
14/07/2017 Friday
Lotto Boyzz Vital, Pressure Cooka DJ Smiley and...
09/07/2017 Sunday
The Theatre Collective Presents - The Sunday Sessions
08/07/2017 Saturday
Tour of the Valkyries
07/07/2017 Friday
Whitesnake UK and White Tyger
07/07/2017 Friday
Life's A Beach
02/07/2017 Sunday
American Young
01/07/2017 Saturday
Our World Below
29/06/2017 Thursday
HerStory Live
18/06/2017 Sunday
Country Nights
16/06/2017 Friday
Live, Loud & Local: Kioko Rubio and The Aznavours
15/06/2017 Thursday
Mierce's Marks
13/06/2017 Tuesday
Kings X
04/06/2017 Sunday
Vintage Trouble
30/05/2017 Tuesday
Justin Currie
28/05/2017 Sunday
Country Nights
27/05/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
25/05/2017 Thursday
Funny Girls Comedy With Noreen Khan
20/05/2017 Saturday
Cause To Effect
19/05/2017 Friday
Black Peaks
17/05/2017 Wednesday
Evan Dando (The Lemonheads)
13/05/2017 Saturday
The Undercover Hippy
12/05/2017 Friday
Wavvy - Wolves Concert Party With Naira Marley
09/05/2017 Tuesday
Katatonia
07/05/2017 Sunday
Hayseed Dixie
06/05/2017 Saturday
Mitch Benn - Don't Fear The Reaper
06/05/2017 Saturday
UK Guns & Roses
05/05/2017 Friday
The Noise Next Door: Uproar!
04/05/2017 Thursday
The King Blues
30/04/2017 Sunday
Raymond Froggatt
29/04/2017 Saturday
Pink Floydian
29/04/2017 Saturday
Country Nights
28/04/2017 Friday
PORK
22/04/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
21/04/2017 Friday
Tax The Heat
20/04/2017 Thursday
Luke Kempner - Judi Dench Broke My Heart
18/04/2017 Tuesday
VIP Music Fair
16/04/2017 Sunday
VITAL's
15/04/2017 Saturday
Richard Herring - The Best
14/04/2017 Friday
Superstar Comedy - USA Special
08/04/2017 Saturday
The Annual Mayors Charity Rock Festival
06/04/2017 Thursday
Marcel Lucont's Whine List
01/04/2017 Saturday
Fires That Divide
30/03/2017 Thursday
Grand Magus
28/03/2017 Tuesday
Sonata Arctica
25/03/2017 Saturday
Charlie Baker is The Hit Polisher
25/03/2017 Saturday
Country Nights
24/03/2017 Friday
Ian Prowse - Fireworks 25th Anniversary Tour
23/03/2017 Thursday
Love/Hate
22/03/2017 Wednesday
Battle Beast
18/03/2017 Saturday
L.A Guns - Reunion tour 2017
14/03/2017 Tuesday
Bang Tango
09/03/2017 Thursday
ACDC Experience
04/03/2017 Saturday
Kirvana - A Tribute To Nirvana
02/03/2017 Thursday
Joel Dommett
01/03/2017 Wednesday
Wednesday 13
28/02/2017 Tuesday
Black Star Riders
25/02/2017 Saturday
Boxstock - Cigar Box Guitar Festival
25/02/2017 Saturday
Country Nights
24/02/2017 Friday
Andy Zaltzman - Plan Z
19/02/2017 Sunday
Sean McLoughlin: Kamikazee
18/02/2017 Saturday
Firewind
11/02/2017 Saturday
Dreadzone
10/02/2017 Friday
Soto plus Vanadine
09/02/2017 Thursday
Inheaven plus Freak
08/02/2017 Wednesday
The Brew & Piston
04/02/2017 Saturday
Amongst Giants
30/01/2017 Monday
Crazytown
29/01/2017 Sunday
Paul Chowdry Is My Guru & Fumes & Memorius
28/01/2017 Saturday
Country Nights
27/01/2017 Friday
Miles Hunt: The Wonder Stuff Diaries '90-'94
27/01/2017 Friday
Bob Beagrie: Leasungspell
27/01/2017 Friday
Jonn Penney & Martin Roach
24/01/2017 Tuesday
Candlebox
21/01/2017 Saturday
The Sensational Francis Dunnery Band
07/01/2017 Saturday
VIP Music Fair
Banks's Brewery