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 next few months and into the summer!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 14th Mar 2024

Well, it's March, and we're finally starting to see glimpses of the weather getting better. So why not look ahead to spring and summer and secure yourself some tickets to see some incredible live music? But you may be asking, who is touring? where are they playing? where can I get tickets? (on Skiddle, duh).

Well, you don't have to worry about any of that, as Skiddle is here with our March edition of the Gig List, where we scour our gig directory and pull out some of the very best gigs happening in the coming weeks and months with tickets still available. 

There are huge outdoor summer shows from acts and icons like James, New Order, and Avril Lavigne; awesome intimate shows from upcoming acts like Rosellas and Home Counties; and some of the coolest acts from overseas coming for UK tours like Pond and Slow Pulp. So scroll down and take a look at the latest edition of the Skiddle Gig List below and make sure to secure your tickets before they sell out!  

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



New Order live at Alexandra Head

When: Thursday 22nd August 2024

Where: Alexandra Head At Cardiff Bay in Cardiff

New Order are a band so deeply entrenched in UK music folklore that we're sure we shouldn't need to give them any introduction. But for those of you who do, born out of the ashes of Joy Divison, New Order transformed popular music, giving it an electronic edge and making history with their track Blue Monday.

Indescribably awesome live, with not one track that won't make you want to dance, and a few Joy Division thrown in for good measure, this night at Alexandra Head at Cardiff Bay will be an unreal spectacle, grab your tickets now! 


Find tickets and more information on New Order live at Alexandra Head - HERE 




When: Thursday 28th March 2024

Where: Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow

Brought to you by the indie pioneers This Feeling, Manchester's latest export of the indie variety, Rosellas, will be making the trek up to Glasgow this month to take on the hallowed grounds of Nice N Sleazy. Channelling the bands of Manchesters' past, and giving the sound a modern spin, the Rosellas are on the rise at the minute and don't look like they're going to be stopped anytime soon.

Any fans of underground guitar music will be at home here, and the Rosellas don't half know how to craft a catchy tune, so if you fancy a cheap gig in the heart of Glasgow, from a band who look set to go onto bigger and better, then head on down, who knows you may leave with a few new tracks for the playlist!


Find tickets and more information on Rosellas at Nice N Sleazy - HERE 



Sophie Ellis-Bextor - On The Mount At Wasing

When: Wednesday 26th June 2024

Where: Wasing Estate in Reading

It's fair to say that Sophie Ellis-Bextor is having a resurgence right now thanks largely in part to a particular scene in the film 'Saltburn'. Her single 'Murder on the Dancefloor' has shot up the charts in the UK and across the world, putting the spotlight once again on an absolute banger.

She'll be playing a huge show at the Wasing estate in Reading this summer, where she'll be going through her whole catalogue of dance-infused pop music. Taking place on Wednesday 26th June, she'll also be joined by Fat Tony and Princess Superstar. Grab tickets now!


Find tickets and more information on Sophie Ellis-Bextor - On The Mount At Wasing - HERE 



Home Counties at YES

When: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Where: YES Basement in Manchester

Presented by Now Wave, Home Counties are bringing a special gig in the intimate surroundings of YES's Basement in Manchester. Having supported genre heavyweights like Shame and Pip Blom - the 5-piece makes melodically rigid, socially charged anthems that are lyrically tongue-in-cheek and scathingly satirical.

They are one of the most underrated indie bands about, get your chance to see them live in an intimate setting before the rooms triple in size, and grab your tickets now. 


Find tickets and more information on Home Counties at YES - HERE 



Slow Pulp at the Hare and Hounds

When: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Where: Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

This Is Tmrw presents Slow Pulp live at the Hare & Hounds this June. Fresh off their latest album Yard, the Chicago-based band are coming across the pond to bring their shoegaze-tinged country rock is some of the best about at the minute, and their live shows are becoming the stuff of legend. 

With a laid-back aurora that's charged with 90s grunge, Slow Pupl are one of the most distinctive bands in their scene, and you can't miss this rare chance to see them take the pilgrimage to the UK, grab your tickets below!


Find tickets and more information on Slow Pulp at the Hare and Hounds - HERE 



Avril Lavigne at Bedford Summer Sessions

When: Saturday 29th June 2024

Where: Bedford Park in Bedford

Bedford Summer Sessions are bringing you the noughties pop-punk queen, Avril Lavigne this summer, and whether you're a sk8er boy or you're just complicated, you'll wish you were here, as it will be making everyone in attendance smile. 

An uncompromising force in music and culture, Avril Lavigne is an enduring icon, set to bring her rebellious spirit to Bedford Summer Sessions in 2024, grab your tickets in the link below now!


Find tickets and more information on Avril Lavigne at Bedford Summer Sessions - HERE 



The Orb at the Metronome

When: Friday 15th March 2024

Where: Metronome in Nottingham

Both Eyes Open are bringing the enduring psychedelic sounds of The Orb to the Metronome in Nottingham. Get ready to transcend to the outer reaches of consciousness with their cosmic vibrations as they play music off their new album, "Prism" along with some fluffy favourites. Grab tickets to The Orb below now!


Find tickets and more information on The Orb at the Metronome - HERE 



James (Orchestral) at Bedford Summer Sessions

When: Saturday 6th July 2024

Where: Bedford Park in Bedford

Bedford Summer Sessions are bringing James, one of Britain’s most enduring success stories, to their shows this year. Plus, this will be an absolute corker of a night, as the band are joined by an orchestra on stage to give their excellent catalogue of hits an extra layer of excellence.

Joining them at this momentous gig is an absolutely stacked cast of acts, including Johnny Marr, Inspiral Carpets, The Magic Numbers, and Tom A. Smith

So don't sit down, stand up, click the link below, and get those tickets booked asap!


Find tickets and more information on James (Orchestral) at Bedford Summer Sessions - HERE 



Pond at XOYO

When: Tuesday 1st October 2024

Where: XOYO in Birmingham

Aussie psych-rock outfit Pond have a new album on the horizon, their full-length release since 2021’s ‘9‘, and to celebrate its release, and showcase the new tracks live, they will be heading out on tour at the back end of the year, and this show at XOYO in Birmingham looks to be among the pick of the bunch.

With a new single 'Neon River' out now (featured above), and accompanying video that sees the band LARPing; the Perth outfit are weird and wonderful, and absolutely mesmeric live. Grab your tickets now below!


Find tickets and more information on Pond at XOYO - HERE 



James Arthur at Dreamland (Margate)

When: Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Dreamland in Margate, Kent

From shooting to stardom after winning the X-Factor, and being nominated twice for a BRIT award for 'British Single of the Year', James Arthur is one of the biggest pop stars the UK has produced in recent years, and this summer he is heading out to the Kent coast on the Dreamland Margate Stage. 

The “Say You Won’t Let Go” singer will perform on the iconic outdoor scenic stage as part of the star-studded Margate Summer Series line-up. Grab your tickets below now!


Find tickets and more information on James Arthur at Dreamland (Margate) - HERE 




Want to find out what other gigs are on sale on Skiddle, visit our UK Gig guide by clicking, or tapping - 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.