The Skiddle Gig List: Upcoming gigs and tours across the UK
Summer may be all but over, but that doesn't mean that live music is stopping. So, check out our latest Skiddle Gig List guide, with tickets now available to buy!
Last updated: 16th Sep 2022
With the sun starting to set a little earlier, and the heat waves becoming a distant memory, you may feel like staying hibernating for the next few months, well, your bank account may want you to, but where's the fun in that? There's still so much live music to consume and enjoy over the autumn and winter months, and we don't want you to miss anything.
We've done the research, sifted through the extensive directory of gigs housed on Skiddle, and collated a list of the best artists currently hopping around the amazing venues all around the country. So scroll a little further down to see our selection of the best live acts you can expect to see in the UK in 2022, and the start of 2023, with tickets now available to buy!
(click or tap on the event titles, artist and venue names for tickets and more)
Wrest are one of Scotland's most hotly-tipped indie rock bands, and are setting off on tour outside of their native country to cap off 2022. The band combine soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies, to craft a sound that is reminiscent of bands like Frightened Rabbit, The National, Idlewild, Snow Patrol and We Were Promised Jetpacks to name a few.
The tour sees the band hit venues all over England as they hope to build on the successes of their 2019 debut album 'Cowards Of Us World', which won Scottish album of the year that year and gained them international recognition with sold-out shows in the UK and Germany.
Don’t miss this must-go gig from one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts. We'll see you in the crowd for a pint and a sing-along!
Where: Central Park, Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Manchester rockers Pale Waves will be bringing their raucous live show to Newcastle this November and will be taking over the toons amazing outdoor complex of Central Park. Coming off the back of their third record and a slew of support slots with 5 Seconds of Summer, they are going to bring an arsenal of new bangers and will grace the stage with their undeniable punk style and groove.
Signed to The 1975s Dirty Hit records, the band are only on an upwards trajectory, and this tour may be the last time you see them at venues this size, get them tickets sorted so you don't miss out!
Find tickets for Pale Waves at Central Park - here
With the new album 'Stumpwork' on the horizon following their incredibly well-received first record 'New Long Leg', South London Post Punk rockers Dry Cleaning will be bringing their unique brand of spoken word post-punk to the iconic Manchester Albert Hall in February. Their brand of weird, seemingly meaningless lyrics that just kind of make sense, has resonated with audiences far and wide, and the Manc faithful who descend on this gig will undoubtedly be treated to one hell of a show.
A band at the forefront of their scene, whose originality is worn on their sleeve, for fans of the genre, it's one that will have you feeling that gig fomo if you don't take action, so get on it, and buy your tickets through Skiddle!
Find tickets for Dry Cleaning at Albert Hall - here
The Mouse Outfit are one of the UK’s premier hip-hop collectives, and they are back on the road post-lockdown alongside their resident vocalists KOJ and AyiTe. For over a decade the group have collaborated with over 100 musicians, producers and vocalists and has produced a diverse catalogue of bangers as a result. To this day, they have remained independent and retained their DIY hip-hop sensibilities, self-releasing three studio albums and a remix album.
Their live shows have always been their secret weapon and the Mancs that descend on The Blues Kitchen this October to see the group will be leaving wowed by the constantly evolving 8-pieces show. Get your tickets on Skiddle, this one's gonna be a belter.
Find tickets for The Mouse Outfit at The Blues Kitchen - here
Off of the back of their debut record, 'I Love You Jennifer B' the surreal and experimental Jockstrap are touring the country, and Hare and Hounds has to be the place to see them. Made up of vocalist/violinist Georgia Ellery (a member of the insanely talented Black Country, New Road) and electronic maestro Taylor Skye, the eccentrically euphoric duo have been pushing the boundaries of creativity, and it's catching many an eye.
The Brum crowd are gonna be a lively bunch come this night in October, and when they hear Jockstraps' multi-layered instrumentation beneath the wonderfully odd lyricism of Ellery, they're gonna be fans for life. So make sure you're one of the ones that are there, the course of the Jockstraps rise means that you may not see them in a venue this small again.
Find tickets for Jockstrap at Hare and Hounds - here
These Dutch maestros are creating some of the most interesting and funk-fuelled tunes around at the moment, and they are basically a band that you have to see live, and come December, you can do just that in the equally funky pink room at YES in Manchester. The four musicians that make up Yin Yin only recently came together to form the group after having other projects, and the cosmic groove of their music is a testament to their talents.
Channelling South East Asian musical tropes through the lens of Dutch disco and dance, the group are wildly original, and the night is bound to be one that results in a boogie. We're done trying to convince you, just get the tickets, you won't regret it!
Following the release of their acclaimed double album '1st Congregational Church of Eternal Love (and free hugs)’ and off the back of a year of touring in Europe and Japan, Kula Shaker are heading to Camp and Furnace in Liverpool this January, and it promises to be a psychedelic dream of a night. So light up the incense, break out the tie-dye, relive the days of Kula Shaker's infancy, and remember why they got so big in the first place.
An ace gig in one of the best venues on the Merseyside and one that the baggy clothed amongst you will undoubtedly love, get your tickets on Skiddle now, this one's bound to sell out!
Find tickets for Kula Shaker at Camp and Furnace - here
Sheffield punk rockers Sheafs are heading back to support the #SaveTheLeadmill campaign with a homecoming show that is bound to blow the roof off. This will be their first time back in the iconic venue since the release of their first album, and with the cult following they have in their hometown, this one's gonna be a sell-out, and it's gonna royally go off. Plus, the quintet will be bringing with them a new arsenal of weaponry off of their new album 'A Happy Medium', and it will be the first opportunity to see these new tunes, in a crowd that will already know them all. Get on it!
West London wordsmith, Finn Foxell is coming on tour this year and is bringing his understated rhythm and genre-bending rap to venues across the country. The rapper has been carving out his own path in the Uk music scene and refuses to confine himself to any genre, and it makes for a lucid and awesome live show. Plus, with a run of new singles being released in the run-up of the tour, hell be combining classics such as 'Budda' and 'Cool, Bless, Safe' with some top new tracks for a setlist that's gonna pop off up and down the country.
Find tickets for Finn Foxell at Hare and Hounds - here
Courting are a band on a meteoric rise and have built up plenty of hype in recent years, collecting fans everywhere they go. This hype has culminated in the release of their debut album 'Guitar Music' which will be released on September 23rd. They'll be gracing the stage of The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham this October, and they're undoubtedly going to rip it apart. make sure to get your tickets, and make sure you get them, this may be your last chance to see them in such an intimate space.
Find tickets for Courting at The Sunflower Lounge - here
Producing soaring and glamorous pop that makes her stand out from the crowd, Phoebe Green has been going from strength to strength over the past few years and she is all but primed to explode. This tour will see the 22-year-old Manc pop artist bring her collection of certified pop bangers to the Bootleg Social in Blackpool and her voice will soar higher than the Big One, and send the room into dance.
She's been backed by all the radio stations, backed by all the big publications, and she's just bound to be backed by more and more people as the days pass on. you're unlikely to see her in venues these small again, so bite the bullet and get your tickets, you won't regret it!
Find tickets for Phoebe Green at Bootleg Social - 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.