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

With Christmas right around the corner, what better present is there than live music? Check out our latest Skiddle Gig List guide, for the best gigs with tickets now available to buy!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 15th Nov 2022

Christmas feels like just a snowballs throw away now, and whilst much of your focus may be on finding that perfect gift for your loved ones, we think we can help you with that, as what better present is there than live music? You may want to make the run-up to the holiday something to remember. You may want to make sure that the New Year doesn't mean a lull in gigs planned. Maybe, you just want to gift someone something to look forward to. Whatever your desires, this list has all the very best in gigs on sale on Skiddle from December and well into 2023. 

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 fantastic venues all around the country, from Christmas and beyond into the New Year. 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, artists and venue names for tickets and more)



When: Wednesday 25th January 2023, and Monday 27th March 2023

Where: The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and Hare And Hounds in Birmingham

Coming off the back of a sensational support run with Dublin superstars Fontaines DC, Wunderhorse are set to bring a run of their own show to venues around the country, bewitching crowds with their restrained, reflective post-rock sound. Jacob Slater, frontman of the band, has played the role of Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook in Danny Boyle’s Pistol and was the frontman of the now-disbanded punk outfit The Dead Pretties, but with Wunderhorse, the esteemed musician has gone for a softer touch, and the results are mesmeric. They are set to become the next big thing in their genre and are more than already on such a trajectory. So catch them now, they won't be in venues this size for long. 


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Gabrielle Aplin - Intimate stripped-back album launch + signing

When: Sunday 8th January 2023

Where: Phase One in Liverpool

Whipsmart folk sensation Gabrielle Aplin is set to grace the intimate surroundings of Liverpool's Phase One this January, for a stripped-back set featuring songs off of her latest record. Aplin has spirit in her voice and the ability to bottle melodic lightning, and now, on her 4th album, Phosperescent, she is set to remind everyone who makes it to Phase One, just how far her musical prowess stretches. This is definitely one for superfans, as Alpin will be sticking around for a record signing and chat afterwards. 


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Sam Ryder - Matinee intimate album launch

When: Monday 12th December 2022

Where: The Cavern Club in Liverpool

Off the back of his iconic second-place finish at Eurovision, Sam Ryder is set to stop off at the world-famous Cavern Club to perform two very special shows, added due to huge demand, to perform his debut record ''Nothing but, Space Man.'' Whilst the late show is already sold out, the Maintinee show still has a few tickets remaining. So if the TikTok sensation turned global superstar enchanted your ears on the stage of Eurovision, then this is not one to miss. 


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English Teacher - The Independent Venue Week tour

When: Friday 3rd February 2023

Where: The Ferret in Preston

Leeds bunch English Teacher excel in the 'on-point sort-of-post-punk-but-not-really-and-definitely-more-enthusiastic controlled racket' that has found their last year drop ‘R&B’ blasting out of many fans speakers, and their current EP Polyawkward, met with huge acclaim. Born in 2020, the band have pricked the ears of listeners on a national scale with their unique sound, and even won Glastonbury's coveted Emerging Talent Competition. The world is their oyster at this moment in time, and they aren't showing any signs of slowing. This special show, for Independent Venue Week, sees them pack into the intimate room of The Ferret in Preston, for a show of smaller proportions, that you may struggle to see again given their trajectory. So get your tickets asap, as it's going to be a belter. 


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When: Friday 2nd December 2022

Where: The Rockin' Chair in Wrexham

Scouse street buskers turned indie sensations Rats have been on a steady incline over the past few years, and have captured the hearts and minds of many working-class music fans with searing tunes filled with social commentary. Their songs are lyrical kitchen sinks, with commentary on modern society telling tales of drama, joy, anger, sadness and beyond. What truly makes them shine is the worlds they build within their songs, which often encapsulate the struggles of people like them, and are instantly relatable to many. These guys are not the ones to miss. So, if you find yourself in Wrexham this December, get those thickets, you simply can't miss out!

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When: Friday 2nd December 2022

Where: Albert Hall in Manchester

Shygirl, the multidisciplinary artist and siren who has captured the gaze of many, is emerging from the waters of her highly regarded singles and EPs with her debut album ‘Nymph’. Shygirls sound, which intertwines the sounds of bassline, garage, dancehall and hip hop, delivers harmonious verses and catchy hooks telling stories of relationships, sexual desires and romantic frustrations, all over lush production. This sonic uniqueness has earned her a rightful spot on many best up-and-comers lists, and we can't think of many better venues to catch her at than Manchester's Albert Hall. 


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Louis Berry 

When: Sunday 18th December 2022

Where: Stereo Glasgow in Glasgow

Whilst for many Louis Berry falls into the category of acoustic singer-songwriter, we think he's more suited to the title of dancefloor arsonist, as his searing brand of acoustic indie rock has been setting rooms alight for years now. After taking some time away from live gigs to record his eagerly awaited debut album, Louis is ready to hit the road with many new songs under his belt, and of course some you already know and love. He has often touted Glasgow as his favourite place to gig, and we think you need to see it for yourself, so, get ready for a fun electric night and a good old sing-along, as Louis always delivers. 


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Peter Hook & The Light

When: Friday 14th April 2023

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

This is one band that needs little introduction. Peter Hook and the Light have been keeping the essence and love of Joy Divison and New Order alive in the hearts of fans across the country for years now. Their setlists always make exciting reading, and Hooky and the Light really know how to put on a show. Having come to amass around 600 shows in the decade since their first concert, with many gigging runs concentrating around specific Joy Division and New Order albums, it's easy to see why we're recommending this one. Whilst the shows in their native Manchester are always the biggest, this one in Carlisle Old Fire Station will do everything but disappoint. Secure those tickets and don't let your fomo tear you apart... again.


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Pip Blom - The Independent Venue Week tour

When: Friday 27th January 2023

Where: Bootleg Social in Blackpool

Another edition of the awesome Independent Venue Week happening in early 2023, comes Pip Blom with her first-ever appearance in Blackpool as the grace the stage of the Bootleg Social. Hailing from Amsterdam, Pip Blom has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years, crafting a sound reminiscent of Courtney Barnett and The Breeders. Having released their second album, Welcome Break, just last year, which was met with widespread acclaim, Pip Blom and co are on a path to greatness, and you are unlikely o see them in a venue this size again -  but that's what Independent Venue Week is all about! 


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The Skids

When: Saturday 24th June 2023

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

70s Scottish Punk rock icons, The Skids, were a generation-defining punk band for many fans of the era and achieved worldwide aplomb for their take on the iconic genre. Despite disappearing for a while, during the extended lockdown in 2020/2021, the band recorded their critically acclaimed“covers album “Themes from A Haunted Ballroom,” which was met with calls for one last hurrah. These calls have been answered, and the Old Fire Station in Carlise doesn't know whats about to hit it. If you had a Skids poster growing up, then this one is essential, you may never get another chance to see them live!


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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.