The Skiddle Gig List: Upcoming gigs and tours across the UK

Fall is well underway, but the drop in temperature doesn't mean you've got to stay inside, Check out this month's Skiddle Gig List to discover all the best touring artists over the next few months and into the new year!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 18th Oct 2022

Whilst you may be solely focused on preparing for Halloween festivities this month, you shouldn't be short-sighted coming into the end of the year as there are already lots of Winter and New Year events on Skiddle, as well as a few more coming further into 2023, already in short supply of tickets.

Below, you'll find the best cover band to ever do it, classic 90s hip-hop icons, coming to the Uk for the first time in years, a jazz-dance fusion of the highest order, and so so much more to sink your teeth into. 

So get scrolling through the latest edition of the Skiddle gig list, and secure your tickets now before it's too late...



Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

When: Saturday 28th January 2023

Where: Kanteena in Lancaster

Frank Turner's penchant for folk songwriting, catchy melodies and punk passion has captured hearts and minds across his illustrious career so far, and in the New Year, he's out on tour again. This instalment of Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be bringing forth their new set off of 'FTHC' alongside all of his classics. 

Plus, with support from special guests, Lottery Winners and Wilswood Buoys this one's going to be a gig to remember. Tickets are very low right now, so you're gonna have to be quick, but if you've read this far, chances are the tickets are already in the bag.


Find tickets for Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls - here



Elvana: Elvis fronted Nirvana

When: Saturday 4th March 2023

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

If you haven't yet heard of Elvana +, first off, where have you been? Secondly, go and do some research and watch some videos of their live performances. They shake off the shackles faced by pretty much every single cover band and make the set completely their own. Before these guys did it, we don't think anyone had ever considered a combo of Elvis and Nirvana, but it was the combo that no one knew they needed, but everyone now wants to experience. 

Coming to Carlise after a string of massive festival slots, they're going to put on one hell of a show. So come as you are, as everyone who sees them can't help falling in love.


Find tickets for Elvana: Elvis fronted Nirvana - here




When: Thursday 2nd March 2023

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield 

From Liverpool with love, Banners are set to bring an evening of immaculately written pop anthems to Sheffield's iconic Leadmill in March next year, and in all likelihood will leave the place in a permanent swoon. Michael Joseph Nelson, who goes under the Moniker Banners, is one of the best exports from the Merseyside in recent memory, and with three new singles, plus an album on the way, there's never been a better time to go and watch the scouse serenader. 


Find tickets for Banners - here



49th & Main

When: Saturday 10th December 2022

Where: YES Basement in Manchester

Hailing from the Irish town of Kilkenny, 49th & Main are one of the hottest indie-pop duo's about at the minute. Consisting of producer Ben O'Sullivan and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Paddy King, the band has a knack for creating ethereal soundscapes that are cut through with searing vocals. It's their biggest tour to date, and tickets are selling fast, so get them sorted, you won't be seeing these in venues this size for long.


Find tickets for 49th & Main - here



The Illicits

When: Friday 2nd December 2022

Where: Electric Church Club in Blackburn

Blackburn locals, The Illicit are heading back to their hometown for a special Christmas gig, treating the people to a night of some of the best modern interpretations of classic Britpop. Having captured the hearts and minds of many across their few years as a band, the foursome have been on hiatus for a while working on new material. We can't wait to see what the next iteration of their tunes is gonna sound like, and where better to see that than a homecoming gig?


Find tickets for The Illicits - here




When: Thursday 8th June 2023

Where: O2 Ritz in Manchester

90s US Hip-Hop icon Rakim is often referred to as wildly before his time, and an oft-unrecognised innovator of a genre that has gone on to dominate the music world and become the most popular globally. But, now, with much more recognition than maybe he had in his heyday, Rakim is coming to the UK for the first time in years to deliver his iconic tunes to an audience of adoring fans. It's going to be a special gig and one that every hip-hop fanatic has to be at.


Find tickets for Rakim - here



The Bluetones

When: Friday 9th December 2022

Where: Bush Hall in London

Coming back for a slight return (I'll see myself out) of the acoustic variety, The Bluetones are set to take London's Bush hall by storm with Mark Morriss and Adam Devlin both performing. Their brand of graceful but cutting psychedelic indie pop has captured the ears of a few generations now, and with the unusual USP of an acoustic performance, this isn't one to be missed for fans of the band. So return yourselves to the last chance saloon, as it may actually be the last chance you get to see this iteration of them.


Find tickets for The Bluetones - here



Black Flag

When: Thursday 26th January 2023

Where: The Garage in Glasgow

Black Flag are one of those bands that you've most likely heard of through seeing them on a t-shirt. But, whilst celebrities and people you know often wear the t-shirts of punk bands from the 70s as a statement (even though they aren't really fans), there are rarely opportunities for the true fans to actually see them in the flesh. But, with a tour that comes almost 50 years after the band's fruition, this will undoubtedly be everyone's last chance to see them. So reinvigorate your riotous youth and see them one last time, who knows, you may even get a t-shirt...


Find tickets for Black Flag - here




When: Sunday 27th November 2022

Where: Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester

Reggae revivalist and global superstar Protoje is an act that doesn't come around too often. Who Knows... Who Knows, Who Knows, Who Knows, when the next chance you may get to see the reggae icon again. Plus, the tour is r in celebration of his latest Album 'Third Time's the Charm' with epic features from Lila Ike, Jorja Smith, and more. Protoje will also be joined by a number of special guests that are still to be announced. The whole gig sounds like a reggae fan's dream, so put on your finest baggy clothes and get down to sway along to the beats, you won't regret it 


Find tickets for Protoje - here



The Comet is Coming

When: Saturday 4th March 2023

Where: Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

The Comet is Coming are one of the most wildly original and exciting acts to come out of the London jazz scene yet. Headed by brass icon Shabaka Hutching, the jazz dance trio have left every stage they have graced in an inferno of near unattainable vibes. The tour coincides with their third album, Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (which couldn't be more aptly named), and is bound to bring the flames to every single venue. We think the invisible wind factory is the best place to see them, simply down to the incredible sound system there. You really don't wanna miss this one.


Find tickets for The Comet is Coming - 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.