T minus eight days until Christmas. Can you believe it?! Honestly, to us, it feels like only yesterday we were stood around bonfires in the freezing cold, watching disappointingly expensive fireworks somewhat fill the night sky, and now we're well within a fortnight of the big day! Where does the time go...
On a less retrospective and existential note, we've certainly got lots to look forward to over the coming days, weeks and months, especially in the way of brand new and rather flipping excellent live music events.
In our latest New On Skiddle roundup, you'll find epic NYE spectaculars, massive performances from international music icons, the return of summertime music festivals and much more. Why not start making amends for time lost over the past couple of years, and begin planning for a year in 2022 like no other. Check out the list below...
(Click or tap on the event titles for tickets and more)
Sean Paul Live
When: Friday 15th April 2022
Where: BEC ARENA OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE in Manchester
Global figurehead of the Jamaican dancehall scene, international superstar Sean Paul arrives in Manchester next Spring, stopping off on his UK tour to perform in front of thousands of music fans at Manchester's BEC Arena.
The Caribbean-born singer, who's had chart success with massive tracks the likes of 'Temperature', 'Get Busy' and his most recent release, 'Dynamite', featuring singer-songwriter, Sia, will be joined on stage on Friday 15th April by fellow Jamaican singer, Sean Kingston.
Witness a legend at work. Tickets are on sale now on the link below...
Find tickets for Sean Paul Live - here
Bassfest NYE 21-22
When: Friday 31st December 2021 (New Year's Eve)
Where: Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham
Sound system junkies rejoice! Bassfest is coming 'up-norf' this New Years Eve for a chest-rattling, earth-moving bass music bonanza!
Taking over the Magna Science Adventure venue - a former steel mill in Rotherham located less than half an hours drive from Sheffield city centre - the event promises to be one of the biggest in the UK on Friday 31st December, and those thinking of attending have a lot to look forward to...
Boasting impressive stage, sound and light production, ten hours of music and over fifty headline acts, including live sets from chart smashing names the likes of Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Darkzy and Macky Gee - this is one serious end of year gathering you can't afford to miss!
Find tickets for Bassfest NYE 21-22 - here
Maiden Voyage Festival 2022
When: Sunday 28th August 2022
Where: Lee Valley Park. Fisher's Green in Waltham Abbey
Back once again, returning to the secluded Lee Valley Park in the stunning Epping Forest district of Essex, Maiden Voyage is set to bring the sounds of the summer over the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2022.
Delivering its third and already highly anticipated event, the festival is set to spoil its many thousands of guests to a host of first-rate performances from some of the most hyped names in jazz, hip hop, soul, world music, techno, house, and more. On the bill so far are names such as Jayda G, Ross From Friends, Jay Electronica, Shanti Celeste and many more.
Grab your tickets for Maiden Voyage 2022 now before it’s too late!
Find tickets for Maiden Voyage Festival 2022 - here
Reminisce Festival Warehouse Dayz
When: Saturday 5th March 2022
Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester
Returning to Victoria Warehouse for another unreal night of the biggest live acts and old school DJs is Reminisce Festival.
Dance the night away where it all began - in a big sweaty warehouse. With the drinks flowing as nine hours of dance bangers flood the room, we know any old school music lover will have the time of their lives.
After years of success, we know this event will sell out soon. Tickets for the festival are available from today. So cop your tickets now to get down to some of the biggest dance tunes on Saturday the 5th of March 2022.
Find tickets for Reminisce Festival Warehouse Dayz - here
Sonic Wave 2022
When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June 2022
Where: Digbeth in Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham's multi-venue festival is back with some up and coming acts to add some sunshine to your 2022.
June 2022 will see the likes of Sports Team, The Magic Gang, Connie Constance, Baby Queen, SKAAR, Tom A Smith and more take to the stage to delight your ears with their indie, alt-rock, pop, and alt-pop tunes. With 80 acts set to be announced, this is not a festival you’ll want to miss.
Split across nine stages, the festival supports local venues while giving smaller artists the chance to get their name out there. Support the scene, support our venues.
Grab your tickets now to witness some of the best up and coming acts in the indie and pop scenes.
Find tickets for Sonic Wave 2022 - here
When: Saturday 30th July 2022
Where: Blackpool Tower in Blackpool
Set on the Blackpool North Pier, PierJam is back to take your summer to the next level.
Picture a sublime dance music festival complemented by the summer sunshine, fish and chips, and a cracking atmosphere, and you’ve summed up PierJam in a nutshell.
The lineup has yet to be announced, but last year saw veterans Chase and Status take to the stage with DJ EZ, Holy Goof, Skepsis and more. And let’s be real, a day of excitement and fun at one of the UK’s hottest tourist destinations is sure to be popular. And with a dance festival on top, you can be certain tickets won’t be available for long.
For a cracking weekend, snag your tickets now.
Find tickets for Pierjam 2022 - here
TLC UK & European Tour 2022 - Scottish exclusive
When: Friday 17th June 2022
Where: Junction 1 in Glasgow
“? A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me ?” - you, vibing to legendary pop group TLC in Glasgow next year.
That’s right, pop icons TLC are putting on an exclusive performance in Glasgow next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their “CrazySexCool”. With unreal, floor-filling bangers such as “Waterfalls”, “Creep”, “Red Light Special”, and more, it’s impossible for anyone who was a teen in the 90s to have a bad time. This night was made for you.
Witness greatness next year. Snap up your tickets now for this exclusive event. You never know, this might be your last chance.
Find tickets for TLC UK & European Tour 2022 - Scottish exclusive - here
All Night Long with Bradley Zero
When: Friday 11th February 2022
Where: Hare And Hounds in Birmingham
Back with a bang is DJ and host Bradley Zero to spin house, disco, techno, jass, and soul tunes ‘til the early hours in Birmingham.
After partaking in live streams and radio shows over the pandemic, the radio presenter is aching to get back out and see some happy, dancing crowds as he blasts tunes all through the night at the Hare & Hounds. Describing how the pandemic resulted in “pent up energies” and how he’s “ready to wreak havoc on a willing audience”, this is sure to be a night to remember.
With tickets starting from just £11, you’d be daft to pass this up.
Find tickets for All Night Long with Bradley Zero - here
Discotech | Mad Friday w/ Rossko + Michael James
When: Friday 17th December 2021
Where: The White Horse in Derby
This is not a drill! Now’s your last chance to snag tickets for Discotech at The White House in Derby.
Snap up final release tickets for six straight hours of jams. Rossko, an up and coming London-born DJ and producer will take to the stage to showcase his house and techno bangers. Before then, Michael James, Jordan Diston, Scott Streak, and Angle will spin the tastiest tunes to see in the weekend.
This is your final chance to snag your tickets for this intimate, late-night event.
Find tickets for Discotech | Mad Friday w/ Rossko + Michael James - here
Manchester Psych Fest 2022
When: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th September 2022
Where: Various Venues Around Manchester in Manchester
In a city known for its contributions to music, Manchester is the perfect location to discover all the amazing bands on this juicy lineup.
With talent with influences ranging from garage riffs, prog, psych-pop, blues, traditional Tuareg music, post-punk, lo-fi, indie and so much more, any music fan will delight in the mixture of sounds and creative songwriting.
But that’s not all. The festival will also incorporate DJs, food stalls, exhibitions and murals to create something more than just a gig. The fest will take place across some of the city’s best, most intimate venues including Deaf Institute, Gorilla, and YES on the 4th of September next year.
If you like to keep tabs on the best emerging talent, Manchester Psych Fest is not an event you’ll want to miss.
Find tickets for Manchester Psych Fest 2022 - here
Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.