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

Whilst your mind may be fully focused on Christmas and the New Year, that doesn't mean you can't put aside time to plan your next gig! So, check out our latest Skiddle Gig List, and secure yourself some tickets!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 12th Dec 2022

We are in the last few weeks of the year, Christmas is around the corner, and New Year's isn't far behind. It may feel like life is at 100mph at the minute, with planning for the festive season coinciding with a world cup all on top of life in general. However all of this doesn't mean that live music is stopping, in fact, there are already a number of huge shows taking place in 2023 with tickets now on sale.

Whether you just want something to look forward to in 2023 or you need to buy the gig-lover in your life a last-minute Christmas present, this incredible list of gigs has got you covered. 

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, all throughout the end of the year and into 2023. So scroll a little further down to see our selection, and make sure to secure those tickets asap, as every single one of these is likely to sell out!


(Click or tap on the event titles, artists and venue names for tickets and more)





When: Wednesday 8th March 2023

Where: Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

Having just released their fantastic new single 'Fingers of Steel', the first from their upcoming third record Food for Worms, Shame are well and truly back and ready to tear up the UK yet again with one of their coveted live shows. This tour is set to be their biggest yet and they are hitting up some proper special venues, but our choice of the lot is none other than the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool, mainly due to the killer sound system.  

Following up Drunk Tank Pink is not an easy feat, but if the new single is anything to go off, they may just surpass it. So, make sure to grab your tickets soon so you don't miss out, there's no shame in it!


Tickets for Shame at Invisible Wind Factory

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The Chemical Brothers

When: Saturday 9th September 2023

Where: Alexandra Head At Cardiff Bay in Cardiff

There is little left to say about the legendary electronic duo The Chemical Brothers. With their expansive, genre-defining catalogue of truly danceable hits including 'Hey Boy Hey Girl', 'Galvanise', and 'Block Rockin’ Beats' to name a few, there's absolutely no way that this show does anything but absolutely pop off. 

Not only will the stage at Alexandra Had be headlined by the duo, but joining them will be the likes of 2manydjsHot Chip, and Erol Alkan. Yep, you read that right. This one will be an electronic feast for the ears that any genre fan simply can't miss out on.


Tickets for The Chemical Brothers at Alexandra Head at Cardiff Bay

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When: Friday 26th May 2023

Where: The Crossing in Birmingham

The genre-bending, moniker-shifting, musical eight train that is (currently) Osees, are heading out across the Uk for the tour of their brand new record A Foul Form in 2023, and for any fans of the band, or the record, its a must. Given the sheer musical putout of these guys - this is their 26th album! - this may be one of the few opportunities you get to hear the tracks off this record live! So make sure to secure your tickets early and not miss out. Oh, and did we mention? These San Fransico rockers put on one hell of a show!


Tickets for Osees at The Crossing

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The Luka State

When: Thursday 6th April 2023

Where: Tunnels Aberdeen in Aberdeen

Hailing out of Cheshire and touring their latest record More Than This, The Luka State are a band who aren't showing any signs of slowing down. The charismatic four-piece are one of the most exciting exports from the North West in recent years. Plus, the new brand of rock and roll showcased on their new record is infused with character and a direction we have not yet seen from the lads. This gig also notes a much-warranted return to the land of tartan and haggis, and given Scotland's love for all things rock and roll, we're sure the roof won't last long come the 6th of April. 


Tickets for The Luka State at the Tunnels Aberdeen

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Lowkey [Independent Venues Week]

When: Wednesday 1st February, 2023

Where: Hare And Hounds in Birmingham

Independent Venue Week never disappoints, and 2023 looks set to be no different. This time around, hardcore fans of UK Hip-Hop and Grime are in for a treat. Coming to the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham is legendary Uk rapper and activist, Lowkey. The rapper is well known for his politically charged raps which channel a punk ethos through a pure Hip-Hop sound, which is none more evident than on his coveted record - Soundtrack to the Struggle. He doesn't do shows often, so for fans of him or the genre, it's a can't miss date.


Tickets for Lowkey at the Hare and Hounds

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Jedi Mind Tricks/ Immortal Technique / RA Rugged Man

When: Saturday 11 February, 2023

Where: O2 Academy Bristol in Bristol

This trio of infectious beat and rap producers are coming together for a dope night of that real underground hip-hop that will have fingers in the air, and body moving. Coming to the grounds of the O2 Academy in Bristol and truly taking over, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, and RA Rugged Man will undoubtedly put on a show for the ages, and we can't think of much better ways to start off the year. 


Tickets for Jedi Mind Tricks/ Immortal Technique / RA Rugged Man at the O2 Academy Bristol

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The Zombies

When: Thursday 4th May 2023

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

The iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, are gracing the UK with a huge tour to celebrate their long-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. These legends have been rocking since before most of us were born, and if there's anyone who will still know how to put on a show, even at their age, it's these guys. From 'Time of the Season' to 'Shes Not There' to 'This Will Be Our Year', The Zombies have a back catalogue that could mike the finest musicians jealous. So, grab those tickets, it may be the last chance you ever get. 


Tickets for The Zombies at The Old Firestation

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Circa Waves - Intimate Album Launch Matinée

When: Friday 10th February 2023

Where: The Cavern Club in Liverpool

There are few bands who defined the mid-to-late-2010s indie scene than Scouse legends Circa Waves. First making everyone pine for some T-Shirt Weather, then getting us all to wake up, tho later making us unsure if we were sad or happy, the band have been the soundtrack to many indie kids' life for the past few years. Now on their fifth record, the band are pulling things back a bit for one night and doing an intimate show at the world-famous Cavern Club to celebrate the release of their 5th album ''Never Going Under.'' We don't need to say any more on this, just get them tickets. 


Tickets for Circa Waves - Intimate Album Launch Matinée at The Cavern Club

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Black Honey

When: Tuesday 11th April 2023

Where: Chinnerys in Southend On Sea

Brighton Indie rockers, Black Honey, are set to take over the shores of Southend for a night jam-packed with new tunes, mosh pits and guaranteed vibes. With their new record, A Fistful of Peaches Being released just a month prior, there will be few better places to catch the band performing and hear all the new tunes live for the first time. These guys always know how to put on an incredible show, and we're sure this edition of the bad will be no different. 


Tickets for Black Honey at Chinnerys

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Casey Lowry

When: Wednesday 8 February, 2023

Where: The Ferret in Preston

In a time when the male guitar muse is idolised for his brooding mystique and ‘holier than thou’ behaviour, 23-year-old Casey Lowry is the genre’s perfect, fun-loving antidote. Alongside success on TikTok, for his oft-hilarious short musical reaction to content, the singer-songwriter has also found huge success for his live shows, having juts come off a sold-out UK tour. This chance to see him live is only made better when you realise it's at The Ferret, a struggling venue much in need of support and funding, so make sure to head down. As you won't just be seeing amazing music, but supporting local music venues too! 


Tickets for Casey Lowry at The Ferret

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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.