The Best Bands & DJs to Catch Live This Spring

Want to look back at spring 2022 and think, “damn, I really went to some sick events”? You’re in the right place. Here are the best bands and DJs to check out this spring.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Mar 2022

Ready to get back out to some live events? Ready for that subtle ringing in your ears when you leave the venue? The inevitable late-night Maccies to refuel? The post-gig or post-festival shower to wash away your sins? Good, because there are some cracking events coming up that are simply too good to miss.

But this time, instead of focusing on specific events or festivals, we’re looking at the best bands and DJs you can catch live this spring. If there’s an artist you’ve been thinking of checking out on this list, here’s your sign to go for it…



Basement Jaxx

Whether chaotically tearing up the stage for a live performance or getting everyone bopping for a bumping DJ set, Basement Jaxx knows how to work a crowd. With decades of experience and more than enough party-starting tunes in their repertoire, we can’t wait to see their set at Highest Point Festival


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Having performed live for well over a decade, including performances at some of the world's biggest festivals such as Glasto, Lolla, Coachella, Rock am Ring, and more, Foals are live music veterans. Recognised as one of the UK’s best live acts, the frontman is known for crowd surfing and jumping off balconies. They have bangers that are easy to sing and dance to, they’re great live, that’s just about all you need, right? 


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The Blessed Madonna 

One of today's most celebrated DJs, The Blessed Madonna’s sets are always electric and full of blissful vibes. She’s been hailed as one of the world’s most exciting turntablists, and experiencing their set is a must for any house, techno or disco fan. You can see them at ENRG Liverpool, Life 22, Love Saves The Day, and Parklife. Or, if you fancy a little European getaway, you can catch her at Kind People Club, IMS Dalt Vila, and Annie Mac presents Lost & Found.


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Horse Meat Disco

After 16 years of shaking up venues in Berlin, London, Lisbon, and New York, Horse Meat Disco are now a global brand. Disco was never dead, but this iconic collective has given the genre a new life, creating exciting sets with a splash of house, afro, and funk in there alongside the legendary genre of the 70s and 80s. Check out Horse Meat Disco this spring at One Love, Highest Point Festival, FLY Open Air, Dream Valley, and El Dorado Festival this spring.


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Solardo has been smashing it lately, and with a bunch of tour dates on the cards, it doesn’t look like the house duo will be slowing down any time soon. The XTC, Be Somebody, and My Life hitmakers can make any season feel like summer with their scorching hot tunes, and as they only continue to grow in popularity, they're easily one of the best DJs to see this year. 

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With a new album out, alt-J are heading off on a massive tour, including 13 standard dates in the UK and five stripped back sets. The alternative group have penned some dreamy tunes that'll be ethereal live. Performing in May and June, we can’t wait to see them blow the roof of every venue they step foot in.  


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Nina Kraviz

You probably already know about Nina Kraviz as her name is everywhere. She already has a lot on her plate this year with performances scheduled for Terminal V, Junction 2, Parklife, Life 22, and Creamfields. As well as this, she’ll also be appearing at foreign fests such as Sonar Lisboa, No Sleep Festival, Festival Panoramas, CORE 2022, 909 Festival, Glitch, and many more. It’s going to be a big year for the already crazy popular techno DJ. 


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The Killers

Who doesn’t want to hear the opening riff to Mr Brightside flood a stadium full of tipsy British music fans? The Killers are on tour and it’s going to be carnage. With tracks such as Mr Brightside AKA the song that’s impossible not to sing along to, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young, and Human, a Killers gig might just be the most memorable of your life. 


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Sam Fender

The young Geordie musician has been huge since the release of his debut album back in 2019, which reached number one on the UK albums chart. His second album Seventeen Going Under also went to number one on the UK Albums chart and the Scottish Albums Chart. Already headlining arenas, Sam Fender is a fantastic performer who’ll only get bigger. Catch him this spring before he’s headlining stadiums!


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Clean Bandit

One of the biggest groups on the planet right now, Clean Bandit have almost 24 million monthly listeners on Spotify, making them 129th on the list of most listened to artists on the app. Easily one of the best bands to see this year, the three-piece will be bringing their positive, summery vibes to the main stage of Highest Point Festival and PennFest. Rather Be, Rockabye, and Symphony live will definitely be the highlight of our summer.  


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After all the chaos of the pandemic, music is finally back how it should be. Festivals are kicking off left, right and centre, our favourite bands and DJs are getting back out there and touring, nature is healing. Now get out there are make some memories by checking out these unreal artists and the next level performances they’re known for!



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.









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