The Best Concerts To Book Now

If you can’t wait to hear your favourite bands in action again, or just want to discover some new music, the good news is there are plenty of other gigs coming up over the next few months. Here’s our pick of the best…
By Sherri Andrew /

Diana Ross, The O2

Diana Ross has sold over 100m records during her solo career and time with The Supremes. After a year’s delay, the icon is now touring the UK for the first time in a decade, including two nights at The O2 in June. Fans can listen to classics including ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘I’m Coming Out’ and ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’, all accompanied by a live orchestra. 

Greenwich; 23rd-24th June 

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Jessie Ware, O2 Academy Brixton

Jessie Ware is currently touring the UK with her hit podcast Table Manners (alongside mum Lennie, of course) but she’s also made time in her schedule to hit the road with her music. Performing at Brixton’s O2 Academy at the end of this month, fans can dance to hits from Jessie’s 2020 album What’s Your Pleasure, which was nominated for Album of the Year at last year’s Brits. The soulful singer will also perform tracks from Devotion, Wildest Moments and Glasshouse

Brixton; 28th-29th May

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Donae’o, XOYO

British rapper and singer-songwriter Donae’o has been a regular on the UK grime scene since the early noughties, collaborating with the likes of Giggs, Lethal Bizzle, Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris. Head to XOYO to hear his hit songs like ‘Blessed’, ‘Honey’ and the crowd-pleaser ‘Party Hard’. 

Shoreditch; 31st May

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The Killers, Emirates Stadium

Vegas rock band The Killers are back on British soil with two concert dates at the Emirates Stadium. Over the last two decades, Brandon Flowers and co have sold over 28m records worldwide and headlined venues like Madison Square Garden, Wembley and Glastonbury. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, they’ll perform songs from new album Pressure Machine (their first since 2017) as well as big hits like ‘Mr. Brightside’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Human’.

Holloway; 3rd-4th June

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Kaytranada, O2 Academy Brixton

Canadian producer Kaytranada (aka Kevin Celestin) jumped onto the DJ scene back in 2010 when he was just a teen, but really came into his own in 2019 with his first album Bubba, which won two Grammys. Describing his sound as ‘funk meets electronica’, he’s released music with the likes of Craig David, H.E.R., Thundercat, Rema and Tinashe, spanning genres from Afrobeat to pop. 

Brixton; 19th & 25th June

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Haim, The O2

Alana Haim might have been busy last year starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Liquorice Pizza, but now she’s ready to hit the road with her sisters again. After receiving their first Brit Award last year, the trio return to The O2 for one night this summer. It’s the band’s biggest show to date – expect songs from their third studio album, Women in Music Pt. III, including its hit single ‘Summer Girl’.

Greenwich; 21st July

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Tinashe, Electric Brixton 

Multi-platinum R&B singer Tinashe is performing a one-off show at Electric Brixton in July. Her distinctive R&B-meets-pop sound and unique style has led to five studio albums and several world tours. To celebrate the release of her latest album 333, fans can enjoy songs like ‘X’ and ‘Bouncin’ as well as ‘2 On’ and ‘All Hands on Deck’ – everything you’d want for a fun night out. 

Brixton; 7th July

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Ray Blk, Camden Roundhouse

Known for her straight-talking lyrics and vivid storytelling, south London singer Ray Blk won the BBC’s Sound of 2017, ahead of runners-up Raye, Rag’n’Bone Man and Jorja Smith. Ticketholders will be treated to renditions from her 2021 album Access Denied, including ‘Over You’, ‘Darkskinned’, ‘MIA’, ‘Run Run’ and ‘Action’.

Camden; 28th October

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Honey Dijon, Southbank Centre

DJ Honey Dijon has just returned from a stint in Ibiza, playing her signature house and dance tracks. Now, she’s opening the club night of Grace Jones’s Meltdown festival. One of only a few British DJs to still mix with vinyl, Honey fuses European dance influences with a distinct New York edge – expect upbeat tunes you can dance all night to. If you can’t get tickets, she’s also performing at Camden’s Koko on Thursday 19th May.

South Bank; 10th June

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Sonny Fodera, O2 Academy Brixton

Sonny Fodera’s house tunes were the soundtrack of last year’s festivals. The Australian DJ and producer started making hip-hop in his teens, before moving onto house with his first album in 2013. These days, his music is more collaborative, featuring artists like Low Steppa, Diplo, MK and Ella Eyre. New album Wide Awake features up-tempo tracks loved by the likes of Radio 1Xtra DJ Arielle Free.

Brixton; 18 November

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Years & Years, OVO Arena Wembley

After being nominated for a Bafta at this year’s TV awards for It’s a Sin, Olly Alexander returns to musical activities at Wembley’s OVO Arena this month. He’s performing as a one-man band for the first time, but fans can expect to hear hits like ‘Second to Midnight’ (his recent collab with queen of disco Kylie Minogue), as well as tracks from his new album Night Call

Wembley; 26th May

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