Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s – or Galentine’s – Day gift, or just an excuse to go out and dance to your heart’s content, we’ve got you covered.
There’s a host of incredible shows scheduled over the next few months, from this summer’s Neighborhood Weekender which is shaping up to be an event to remember, to amazing gigs by pop icons George Ezra and Charli XCX.
Not to mention, there’s an autumn date by the award-winning Adam Kay with his show, This Is Going To Hurt, which has been made into a BBC One TV series.
Read on for the full line-up and details of where to get tickets this week.
Neighborhood Weekender, Warrington, Victoria Park
May 28 and 29, 2022
Manic Street Preachers, Razorlight, James Bay, Red Rum Club, Scouting For Girls, The Academic, GAYLE and more have recently been confirmed to appear at Neighborhood Weekender 2022.
They join headliners Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms at Victoria Park, Warrington on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, 2022.
Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website and Gigs and Tours .
George Ezra, Opera House Manchester
February 27, 2022
After two blockbuster albums – Wanted On Voyage and Staying At Tamara’s – both of which reached number 1 in the UK and sold millions around the world, George Ezra is back with the announcement of a brand new album, Gold Rush Kid.
And after returning to heart and hearth, with an album written and produced entirely in London with longstanding collaborator Joel Pott, the Brit award-winner will perform an intimate show at Manchester’s Opera House later this month, for one night only.
A chance to hear tracks from the upcoming album, including the new single Anyone For You, don’t miss out.
Grab your tickets here today.
Fleet Foxes, O2 Apollo, Manchester
September 3, 2022
Praised by critics upon release, Fleet Foxes’ latest album Shore topped a host of year-end lists, and placed on numerous others at The New Yorker, NPR, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and more.
The upcoming tour in support of Shore will mark the band’s return to live shows since 2018, following the end of their Crack-Up world tour.
The live show will feature Robin Pecknold joined by Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo, and Morgan Henderson.
Presale tickets will be available from February 15, followed by general on-sale tickets here on February 18.
Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt, AO Arena
September 23, 2022
As an award-winning live performer, Adam has sold out multiple Edinburgh Fringe runs, West End seasons, and UK and international tours – with the live tour of This Is Going To Hurt being one of the most-attended UK shows of recent years.
Starting life as a novel, This Is Going To Hurt has also sold over 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling UK narrative non-fiction book of the 21st century.
Now, it has been adapted as a comedy-drama series for the BBC and AMC.
On the tour, Adam said: ‘It feels like the natural progression of my surreal 2022 to go from Ben Whishaw playing me on television to performing at Wembley. 2023’s really going to have up its game – perhaps I’ll be made king or move to Jupiter.”
Tickets are on sale here as of today (February 11, 2022).
Charli XCX, O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
May 17, 2022
Charli XCX has experienced incredible success throughout her career to date, and is now back with her new single, Beg For You, with Rina Sawayama.
The English singer-songwriter is also set to release her highly-anticipated fifth album, CRASH, on March 18, 2022 – which is now available to pre-order.
Following this, the global pop star will embark on her UK and European tour this summer, which includes dates in Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Tickets are on sale here now.
February 22, 2022
Featuring collaborations with EARTHGANG , lucky daye and Masego and VanJess as well as singles Last Love and Hard 4 Me 2 Love You, Harnett’s highly praised second studio album, Ready Is Always Too Late, celebrates her journey to embodying the best version of herself.
Empowering songs with messages around individualism and unity exist alongside vulnerable snapshots of Harnett’s less confident past self, painting a picture of evolving self-worth that requires time and care to cultivate, all the highs and lows included.
Catch her live in Manchester this month.
Tickets are available here .
James Blake, O2 Apollo, Manchester
May 1, 2022
James Blake has risen to become one of the world’s most important musicians, producers and songwriters, and is behind some hugely influential albums of the 21st century, including choice cuts on Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, JAY-Z’s 4:44 and Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Simultaneously, he emerged with his dynamic solo output, 2011’s James Blake and 2013’s Overgrown; the latter notably received the 2013 Mercury Prize and secured a ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy nomination.
After 2016’s The Color In Anything, James reached new critical and commercial peaks with Assume Form in 2019, which bowed at #21 on the Billboard Top 200, marking his highest entry to date.
Secure your tickets here .