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The Squat
Photo: Bernie Wilcox

Picture of the inside of The Squat on Oxford Road. It was near the University. It was a place where many great bands made their debut.

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Manchester Academy Memories
Artefact added : 4th July 2007
by Bernie Wilcox
Tony/Longfella Says –
Always wondered where the Squat was. Is it still standing? Was it a squatted venue?
COMMENT ADDED 10th July 2007
the_daze Says –
The Squat was on Devas Street, which doesn't really exist now.
Stand on Oxford Road looking at the front of Mcr Academy 1, and look about 100 yards to the left. You'll see a barrier-entry for the carpark (which is to the left of the barrier itself) - that's roughly where The Squat used to be.
COMMENT ADDED 19th October 2008
ianrunci Says –
I played the squat a couple of times. Once supporting the Distractions, it was a great venue with a great atmosphere
COMMENT ADDED 17th January 2011
Mrskim Says –
Yep. I was in a band that played there too. Such a fab time.
Kim Jordan
COMMENT ADDED 31st March 2019
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