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

Check out the October edition of the Skiddle Gig List to discover all the best touring artists over the next few weeks and into the winter months!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 9th Oct 2023

Whilst festival season may now be all but over, many of us are still clamouring to see live m music at every opportunity, but ideally from the comfort of an indoor venue (temperatures are dropping okay, you can't do a field in winter). Well, for those of you who can relate to the above issue, do not fear, as Skiddle is here to solve all your gig-related problems. 

Below, you'll discover just a small selection of some of the countless live gigs, tours and solo performances set to take place in venues around the British Isles over the next few weeks and months, all with tickets on sale on Skiddle.

From huge Halloween R&B parties to 80s legends returning with new albums, some of the coolest and most creative post-punk bands in the country to Californian rock icons coming over the pond to mosh with the masses; Skiddle has it all.

Don't hesitate! Dive into the latest edition of the Skiddle Gig List and secure your tickets promptly using the provided booking options. With demand soaring, you won't want to miss out on these unforgettable experiences.


(Click or tap on the event titles for more information and FAQs about each gig!)




Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark | Album Launch Show

When: Wednesday 1st November 2023

Where: Camp And Furnace in Liverpool

If you've never heard of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, why don't you go ask your parent to educate you on good music? The electronic pioneers Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys will be playing a very special 2-man set in Liverpool's Camp and Furnace, for an album launch show that will last approximately 40 minutes.

Expect to hear new OMD songs from Bauhaus Staircase for the first time ever alongside a couple of old favourites. The perfect opportunity to celebrate the release of the band’s 14th studio album - up close, personal and live! 


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Of Mice & Men

When: Thursday 30th November 2023

Where: Rebellion in Manchester

A commanding tempest of sounds coalesces within Of Mice & Men, blending the uplifting eloquence of modern active rock with the atmospheric dissonance of experimental post-rock. The band first emerged as part of a vanguard of future aggressive rock hitmakers. Over the years, they’ve distinguished themselves with musicality, creative ambition, and resilient determination.

Now, get the chance to see them live, in the exceptional surroundings of Manchesters Rebellion, for an intimate night of mosh pits and roaring guitars that will leave you with the best possible kind of ringing ears. Tickets below! 


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When: Monday 16th October 2023

Where: Birmingham Town Hall in Birmingham

The Brighton post-rock, funk, math-rock, groove punk icons (they're hard to fit into a genre okay), Squid, are heading back out on tour this year, with an extra special date in Birmingham where they are coming to Birmingham Town Hall. Touring their latest album O Monolith, with hit singles such as Swing (In a Dream) and Undergrowth, the five-piece will be getting everyone gyrating to crazy tempos and treating a lot of their hardcore fanbase to their first live listens of the record.

Not one to miss for fans and one to attend if you've heard about the aquatically named musical beast and want to find out more, this one's gonna blow the roof off in Brum. 


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When: Friday 24th November 2023

Where: Lost Horizon HQ in Bristol

Ear Trumpet Music presents explosive afro-futurist collective Onipa and their high-octane live show, fronted by irresistible singer & percussionist K.O.G, as the band tours its new album ‘Off The Grid’.

‘Off the Grid’ is a journey that joins the origin story of dance rhythms from Africa to electronic dance music of today's clubs and festivals, connecting African folklore and storytelling to rap, jazz and hip hop. 

From Accra Market cassette tapes to London pirate radio stations, Malian blues to UK jazz - the twin creative forces behind Onipa - Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist) and Kweku Sackey (K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade) - together with Finn Booth on drums and Dwayne Kilvington (a.k.a. Wonky Logic) on synths, have built a life-affirming and highly original world of sound. Grab tickets now!


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BYP Presents The Hara | Plymouth

When: Friday 24th November 2023

Where: The Junction in Plymouth

The Hara is Josh Taylor (frontman), Zack Breen (guitar) and Jack Kennedy (drums) from Manchester. Refusing to be pigeonholed, their ‘genre fluid’ music sees them continue to break new ground sonically on every release, with only one thing being a constant mainstay, their insane energy on stage.

Grab tickets now for your chance to see their untamed sound send vibrations throughout Plymouth. Tickets below!


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Scouting For Girls Live at Keele SU

When: Saturday 21st October 2023

Where: KeeleSU Building (Keele University Students' Union) in Newcastle-under-Lyme

A band whose debut album soundtracked the youth of many, Scouting For Girls are on a comeback at the minute, a comeback that sees them come to Keele University Students Union for a night of non-stop joy and nostalgia-fuelled fun. Whether you're singing about how lovely she is, whether Elvis is alive, or heart-related issues; this one is going to be a belter.

Live that childhood wish of watching Scouting For Girls live, and grab your tickets below now!


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When: Friday 3rd November 2023

Where: The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

Dominating the UK hip-hop scene as one of the most gifted lyricists, Coops heads up to Manchester this November to showcase his introspective storytelling, smooth flow, and slick beats.

Since his first album Lost Soul, Coops has been making waves in the UK hip-hop scene. Signing to High Focus Records in 2017 led him to produce two critically acclaimed projects but his introspective musical flow hasn’t stopped there. Coops’ body of work has since commented on the current state of hip-hop, politics, and society, taking a fresh perspective on the world.

Grab tickets now!


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R&B Block Party Halloween 2023: Dru Hill & Blackstreet

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

Soul Nation is set to host the R&B Halloween Block Party in Manchester for the second consecutive year, scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, 2023, at the O2 Victoria Warehouse. Building on the resounding success of last year's event, this year's edition promises an even more impressive lineup of 90s R&B superstars including the illustrious Dru Hill, and Blackstreet.

Hosted by Trevor Nelson, the event offers a hauntingly delightful opportunity for R&B enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a musical cauldron of iconic acts. Soul Nation's dedication to delivering an unforgettable experience to R&B aficionados in Manchester is evident in this anticipated return, conjuring a bigger and better celebration of the genre for Halloween 2023.  


Tickets for R&B Block Party Halloween 2023: Dru Hill & Blackstreet at O2 Victoria Warehouse

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Charlotte Plank

When: Thursday 12th October 2023

Where: The Hackney Social in London

Charlotte Plank is one of the biggest rising stars in the UK vocalists at the minute, having some absolutely massive featuring on dance tracks with Rudimental as well as Turno and Skepsis, her voice is ready-made to be put over some wicked beats, but this opportunity to see her live in Lond, has come at the perfect time before her send off into stardom. Make sure to secure a ticket, your eardrums will thank you and it'll be a bouncing night of huge tunes and exceptional vocals!


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Shotty Horroh

When: Friday 22nd December 2023

Where: The Flapper in Birmingham

For any Don't Flop or just rap battle fans in general, Shotty Horroh will be a more than familiar name. Dominating the UK battle rap scene in the early 2010s, Shotty was a crude and hilarious rapper, who won over the fans of the scene with his brutal takedowns and comedic bits in his rapping.

However, what many fans of that scene may not realise is that Shotty is making his own music now, and it's a bit different to what you might expect. Channeling his hometown of Manchester Shotty's music is equal parts grime and Britpop. He swaggers and croons like Liam Gallagher on the chorus and tears up his rap verses. Grab your ticket to see him in action below!


Tickets for Shotty Horroh at The Flapper

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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.