Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

The Dandy Warhols

The band pump out their indie garage schtick in support of their latest release Distortland.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Eight brothers from Chicago, whose father Philip Cohran was best known as a trumpeter in Sun Ra's Arkestra and founder member of the AACM, playing psych-jazz and funk with a hip hop sensibility.

Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct

US ventriloquist and internet phenomenon Dunham brings his latest tour, and his puppets, to the UK. His usual puppets include a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, a dead terrorist named Achmed and Jose Jalapeno, a talking jalapeno pepper on a stick.

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

  • 4 stars

Phil Wang, son of the British Empire, muses on the realities of being a British East Asian in his laid back style.

Rhys Lewis

Soulful Oxfordshire singer-songwriter.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scottish indie rock band from Edinburgh, formed in 2003.

School of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber's acclaimed musical adaptation of the Jack Black star vehicle, wherein a substitute music teacher at an elite school transforms his pupils into a rock'n'roll band.

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Abba Reunion

Tribute to the pop megastars.

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Highly rated Americana singer/songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.

Cameron Barnes

Glasgow-based singer-songwriter from Fife.

Cash

Johnny Cash tribute.

Cassels

Punk rock band duo from Chipping Norton.

Chris Wood

Folk-rock from the fiddle player, guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Brooklyn indie rockers.

Deep Purple

Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.

The Districts

Authentic, soulful rock music.

Dougie MacLean

Scotland's foremost folk/roots troubadour, renowned for his meaningful, haunting music.

The Dualers

Bromley-based singer Tyber Cranstoun leads his eight-piece band as it plays lively ska and reggae.

Frankie's Guys

Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Hear classics such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Sherry' and 'Oh What A Night'.

Frazey Ford

One third of Canada's Begood Tanyas performs Americana.

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

One of Scotland's greatest rock bands is back to celebrate their 30 year-long career and wow fans once again.

Happyness

South London DIY indie trio.

Harry Manx

The musician from the Isle of man who is now based in Canada, plays a melange of blues, folk and Indian music.

Hed PE

California group perform rapcore originals.

The Howlers

Alt-rock trio from London.

Jesse Malin

The rocker from Queens, New York and former member of D Generation and PCP Highway performs solo work from his upcoming album.

Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

JLS

Pop and R&B quartet made famous on ITV's X Factor. The group, consisting of members Aston, Oritsé, Marvin and JB reunite in 2020 following a seven-year hiatus.

Joesef

The elusive Glasgow-based artist records music in his bedroom and sold out King Tuts before he had released a single.

John McCusker

Fiddler and multi-instrumentalist McCusker performs with his band.

Julianna Barwick

American ambient musician who works with loops and vocal samples.

Karine Polwart

Contemporary folk songs from the award-winning singer-songwriter who was crowned BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2018

Keane

Sussex super-trio, whose elegiac ballads and soaring pop songs have resulted in number one success.

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

With a glittering West End and pop career already under her belt, Kiki Dee has for the last decade been collaborating with guitarist and composer Carmelo Luggeri on more experimental material.

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

Laugh Till It Hurts

A truly impressive line-up of funny people.

Les Musicals

Celebration of musical theatre.

Lewsberg

Four-piece rock group from Rotterdam.

The Libertines

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie-rock debauchery.

Lindisfarne

Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar.

Lionel Richie

The slick soul funk maestro started in the Commodores doing funky hits such as 'Machine Gun', then went solo in the 80s and made it mega-big. He's kept the soul flame burning, written some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017. A living legend.

Los Pacaminos

Tex-Mex and Americana music, with none other than Paul Young (yes, that one) on vocals.

The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

Martha Tilston

The folk singer-songwriter performs tracks from her debut album The Sea.

McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Melt Yourself Down

Exciting jazz punk combo featuring ex-members of the supreme Acoustic Ladyland.

Michael English

Lilting pop, country and soul by the Irish singer-songwriter and pianist.