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

Check out this month's Skiddle Gig List to discover all the best touring artists over the summer months and beyond!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 6th Jun 2023

Yeah we know, it's festival season, stop going on about it! All joking aside, whilst you're all gearing up to go and sit in a field for a weekend (albeit to see a wicked range of artists we're sure you absolutely love), up and down the country, there is still a multitude of incredible live music gigs happening, and they need your support! 

Below, you'll find some throwback Hip-Hop and R&B icons, performing all their classics to a room of adoring fans; 80s legends ready to receive your love, and then taint it; one of the world's coolest bands flying over from the big apple to provide their UK audience with a much needed musical release; and even a cult classic band ready to throw you back into your teenage years, where you may or may not have been a dirtbag. Whatever your taste, we can guarantee there's a gig on Skiddle in the coming months to satiate your cravings.

So get scrolling through the latest edition of the Skiddle Gig List, and secure your tickets in the boxes provided before it's too late...


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



Soft Cell

When: Friday 7th July 2023

Where: Rochester Castle in Kent

80s icons Soft Cell are set to perform live in an exclusive outdoor concert on the stunning grounds of Rochester Castle later this year, with very special guests Peter Hook & The Light who will perform music from Peter Hook’s first bands, New Order and Joy Division. Basically, for anyone who was partying in the 80s, this is a nostalgia trip that dreams are made of, and for anyone who has pined to be a part of those times (who unfortunately wasn't), then this is the gig to go and try and capture what it was like. #

This is one of the only chances you'll get to see Soft Cell perform live in 2023, and what a place Rochester Castle is to be doing it; grab your tickets below!


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When: Saturday 24th June 2023

Where: The Incora County Ground in Derby

Get ready for an electrifying experience as the dynamic hip-hop and grime trio, N-Dubz, take centre stage at this momentous open-air gig in Derby this June. After an impressive hiatus of 11 years, Tulisa, Dappy, and Fazer have come together once again, bringing their classic tunes to fans across the UK as part of their highly anticipated summer tour, with a special guest appearance by Love Islander turned singer, Wes Nelson, as well as sets by Nathan Dawe, Erin Bloomer, and Lyvia in support.

Mark your calendars for June 24th, as N-Dubz will be setting the stage ablaze at the Incora County Ground, and we will all then well and truly be Playing With Fire. We can't wait to be down there dancing and singing, all that's left is for you to grab your tickets below!


Tickets for N-Dubz at The Incora County Ground

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Hak Baker

When: Tuesday 13th June 2023

Where: Phase One in Liverpool

Hak Baker is an East London wordsmith on a meteoric rise; someone with the courage to speak the truth to his audience without fear. This month, Hak is taking his new album ‘Worlds End FM’ - his boldest and broadest document yet - to phase one in Liverpool, for an exclusive live performance of the full thing.

‘Worlds End FM’ is the sound of Hak opening up, discussing the communities that allowed him to rise, and the experiences he has had along the way. Out on June 9th, it features studio assistance from Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, Shrink and Misfits producer Ali Bla Bla, moving from post-punk to roots reggae via acoustic laments. You can't miss this one if you're a fan!


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When: Saturday 12th August 2023

Where: Albert Hall in Manchester

Legendary New York noiseniks, Swans, are returning to Manchester this August, and bringing with them a setlist that encapsulated the highest highs of their 40+ year career, all set in the iconic surroundings of Albert Hall. Formed in 1982 by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, and one of the few acts to emerge from the New York City-based no-wave scene and stay intact into the next decade; Swans have become recognized for an ever-changing sound, exploring genres such as noise rock, post-punk, industrial and post-rock.

Now, more than 40 years on, then are coming to Manchester to show an eager crowd just why they have lasted, and we for one simply can't wait to see them do it. Although, with a career that long, we're dreading whats being left out of the setlist! Grab your tickets below!


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Beenie Man

When: Saturday 12th August 2023

Where: Forum in Birmingham

Experience an explosive night of reggae and dancehall vibes as the legendary Beenie Man takes the stage at the Forum in Birmingham on the 12th of August 2023! Witness the energy and talent of the Grammy-winning dancehall icon as he unleashes his chart-topping hits, including "Who Am I," "Dude," and "Girls Dem Sugar." Prepare to dance, sing along, and lose yourself in the infectious beats that have made Beenie Man a global sensation!

Tickets are selling fast, so don't wait to get yours in the box below! Bring your friends, embrace the Caribbean rhythms, and boogie until your heart is full.


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When: Saturday 16th September 2023

Where: The White Hotel in Salford

Rising London-based slowcore band, Deathcrash, are one of the most underrated hidden talents in the whole of the UK scene at the minute. With two absolutely sensational records under their belts, the second of which they are touring for this gig, the band have never put a foot wrong, and their live shows are equal parts gargantuan and tender, subtle yet loud; they are truly something to behold. 

This gig as one of Manchester's coolest venues, The White Hotel in Salford, promises to be one of the very best on the tour. If you need a cheapo gig to go to, and you love bands like Mogwai, Slowdive, or anything released out of Speedy Wunderground, then this gig will blow your socks off. Get your tickets now so as to not miss out on a life-changing gig that'll have you obsessing over Deathcrash for the rest of your days. 


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Bob Vylan

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Where: Engine Rooms in Southampton

London's two-piece Bob Vylan are undeniably unique. One vocalist (Bobby) and one drummer (Bobbie). One being a vital and focal mouthpiece, the other a rhythm maker and keeper, one audience ringleader, one master of the calm. They are a band that embraces both chaos and peace, a band that thrives on independence and creating their own path, a band known for mosh pits and pit hugs, a band incredibly and unapologetically politically charged; Bob Vylan are absolutely wicked and a must-see live band.

This November, you get a chance to witness it all, live on stage, at the Engine Rooms in Southampton. the set is chaos of the best kind and if you're a fan of music with an edge, that gets a whole room moving, then look no further. Well, unless you're right-leaning, as these guys' songs won't paint you in the best light.


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Badly Drawn Boy

When: Thursday 7th September 2023

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy has announced an epic series of intimate shows to celebrate 25 years of releasing music. The shows will feature a career-spanning set of hits and fan favourites, with a few deep cuts thrown in for good measure, as well as being his first full headline tour since 2020’s album Banana Skin Shoes.

It’s hard to predict what he will play from such a beautiful and eclectic discography that over nine albums has earned him the reputation as one of the U.K.’s most treasured songwriters. But what we can be sure of, is that every single person in the room is going to be entranced by whats happening on stage. Opportunities to see acts this size in rooms this small don't come often; grab tickets below so you don't miss out!


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When: Sunday 24th September 2023

Where: Tunnels in Aberdeen

We all know why most people are going to this, let's not pretend, we all just want to be Teenage Dirtbags with Wheatus, and in our opinion, that's more than enough reason to buy a ticket; its absolutely iconic, and arguably one of the most well-known songs in English speaking world. So quell your doubts about going for the one song (as the rest of their discography is pretty epic too) and get yourself down to the Tunnels in Aberdeen this September, it's going to be a cheesy rock party of the very best kind!


Tickets for Wheatus at The Tunnels 

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The Ks

When: Friday 25th August 2023

Where:  The Rockin' Chair in Wrexham

The K's have been around the block more than a few times now, and pretty much every single time, they've left a mangle of mosh-pitting bodies, sore throats, and new fans in their wake. It’s clear The K’s are going to keep growing, breaking from their cult sensation status into something else entirely. 

Now, this year, they will be coming to the home of Hollywood football, Wrexham, for a massive gig at the town Rockin Chair venue. If you're local, and you're a fan or just a fan of indie music, then this one is a must-see. You'll be left with all three of the aforementioned symptoms, and feel all the better for it!


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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.