The Skiddle Gig List: Upcoming gigs and tours across the UK
Britain is alive with the sound of music as the festival season hits full tilt! Check out this month's Skiddle Gig List to discover where you can find some of this year's biggest headliners performing in a venue near you
Last updated: 25th Jul 2022
In addition to hitting-up huge stages throughout the UK festival season, many homegrown favourites, as well as internationally acclaimed touring acts, can be heard inside our best-loved music venues, bringing the noise to the wider community of British die-hard gig-goers, in between festival appearances. And as it happens, we find ourselves slap-bang in the midst of that aforementioned festival season.
We've done our research and sifted through the large directory of gigs housed on the Skiddle site, corralling just ten of the artists currently hopping between outdoor music spectacles and independent venues, with more live dates scheduled in the coming weeks.
Scroll a little further down to see our selection of the best live acts you can expect to see in the UK in 2022, with tickets now available to buy.
(click or tap on the event titles, artist and venue names for tickets and more)
The unapologetically eccentric Warmduscher are just coming off the back of their new record 'At The Hotspot'; part four of their offbeat post-punk adventure. You can catch their freewheeling antics live this November at The Mill in Birmingham, where they'll let you into the neon-soaked, groove-laden world of the fictional 'Hotspot' club the record is centred around.
Their gigs are always a force of positivity and good vibes, with the occasional necessary mosh pit, so you will be guaranteed a good time from the Fat White Family offshoot. Weird and wonderful, Warmduscher are a must-see band for any fans of the genre.
A band whose sound is transforming and progressing just as fast as their popularity, the preposterously talented and undefinable Black Midi are set to make a return to the Merseyside this October. Coming off of their latest album 'Hellfire' the band is set to bring their dissonant, intense and oft fun and silly live show to the Invisible Wind Factory.
The night promises to be a raucous collection of pure experimental originality and cannot be missed.
Despite his age, the vastly experienced American funk, soul, and jazz composer Roy Ayers is going to be bringing the sunshine that everybody loves to London this September for his 45th-anniversary tour of the aforementioned iconic 1976 album. Displaying one of the most musically diverse and influential discographies in his field on the stage of The Venue, any fan of old-school American soul and jazz will be hard-pressed to find a better gig to attend this year.
this may be one of the last chances you get to catch the legend live, so don't let yourself get post-gig fomo, and book those tickets!
London Grammar, the haunting trio who craft electronic pop with a dramatic twist are coming to the stage of South Facing Festival this July. The hair-raising tones of lead singer Hannah Reid are almost perfectly built for the stunning natural amphitheatre at the festival, and as they approach a decade since their incredibly well-received first album, the set-list is bound to stun the whole crowd to silence.
Accompanied by equally emotional electronic artist George Fitzgerald, we can’t wait to hear their epic, soulful tracks live; if you aren't there to experience them, you're gonna regret it.
Find tickets for London Grammar + George Fitzgerald - here
Performing an array of hits from her extensive and adored discography, the 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' star will have you belting out lyrics and stirring in an emotional mangle when she takes the stage at Leicesters County Cricket Club. When you see Paloma Faith, you go for her voice, one of the most uniquely grandiose voices the country has produced, the highs she reaches will have you laden in goosebumps.
So whether it's one of her classics or one from her latest album 'Infinite Things', Paloma will have you in a musical chokehold and it's a gig you cannot miss.
What is there to say about the Mod father that you don't already know, one of the most influential musicians of his era, and with a decade-defining back catalogue of hits, his live shows are the stuff of legend. Whether it's tunes from 'The Jam', 'The Style Council, or his equally incredible solo work, the lucky punters at Singleton Park won't be leaving the gig in malice, they'll all be screaming that that was entertainment.
So dust off that scooter, get the Harrington on and get yourself and the old gang down to Swansea for a show that is destined to dazzle the toughest of mods.
Having proven their worth on festival bills around the world for the last 16 years, the beautiful indie tones and diverse instrumentation of Bombay have sounded the coming-of-age and beyond of so many. The sheer euphoria the band brings to the stage is almost unrivalled in the indie scene, and when they take the stage at Londons Crystal Palace Bowl in August, it's bound to fill every person in the crowd with unbridled joy.
When you consider their going to be sharing the stage with the soulful tones of the sensational Jordan Rakei and the mercurial Nilufer Yanya, any fan of euphoric indie can't possibly consider not going.
Find tickets for Bombay Bicycle Club + Jordan Rakei + Nilufer Yanya - here
Gwenno is a welsh maverick who has crafted her own psych-pop soundscape that has garnered her an abundance of critical and cultural acclaim. With her new album Tresor, which she sings entirely in her native Cornish dialect, the singer-songwriter entrances you into a state of pure bliss. Whilst you may not be aware of what's being said, the transcendent nature of her music is something that you cannot find anywhere else.
If you're after something wholly unique and equally breath-taking, then you just have to take a punt on Gwenno.
Any Dreadzone gig comes alongside a rampant rush of endorphins and a spectacularly crafted set of electrified reggae. Their groove-laden electronic mix of modern British reggae, dub, ska and trip-hop is a venture few should go without experiencing. Spreading joy for over 28 years, the group have cemented themselves as a live act that never disappoints, there's a reason they've graced the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
So find out what all the fuss is about, and get yourself up to Kidderminster for a night bound to make you bop and move.
Solo singer-songwriter and founding member of Mercury Prize nominated band The View, Kyle Falconer will be taking the stage in his native Scotland for a gig at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival. Playing tracks from his new solo album, No Love Songs For Laura, he will take the emotional highs and confessional lows of his latest record and belt them out for all to hear. Sounding like he never has before it's a how that is bound to blow those there to see it away, and one that fans of both him and The View can't miss.
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.