The decades of the 1940s and 50s really put Wolverhampton on the music map. Concerts had continued to run during the war years and from 1945 onwards the Civic and Wulfrun Halls were busy building their reputation as the place to go.
The swinging sixties were changing the face of pop and rock music – and Wolverhampton was making sure it benefitted from this explosion of creative talent.
Throughout the seventies the Civic and Wulfrun halls attracted the cream of the world's pop and rock acts – easily holding off competition from the increasing number of stadium venues.
The 1980s at the Civic had it all: pop, rock, goth and the chance to queue for days to see Morrissey in his first solo gig.
The nineties exploded with a fantastic mixure of music and the Civic and Wulfrun halls were certainly not going to let anyone miss out on what was on offer.
The new century brought some new times for the halls – with huge makeovers for the Wulfrun and Civic and a move from the Little Civic to The Slade Rooms.
In recent years the Civic and Wulfrun Halls have continued to be both a springboard and a familiar home for some of the biggest acts of the day.
Music may have always been the main attraction at the Civic but since the 1980s another form of entertainment has proved a huge draw for audiences.
For many people the Civic doesn't conjure up images of rock gods or comedy legends – but of a different kind of superstar altogether.