Some Big Names Return To The UK This Year

This is our guide to some gigs which are happening this year, so you don’t miss out on seeing your favourite artists!

It’s February already (we can’t believe it either), and that means that some of the must see gigs for the year are fast approaching. Whether it be festivals or arena dates, Academy gigs to bar gigs, this list should have you covered for all the best gigs of the year. It will mainly focus on the Manchester dates, but be sure to check the tour schedules of any band you see on this list to see if there are closer gigs to you!

This is just part one of our guide, running up to the end of July 2022. Keep an eye out for part two!


10th – The Kooks – O2 Victoria Warehouse

11th – The Stranglers – Manchester O2 Apollo

13th – Frank Turner – O2 Institute Birmingham

16th – Echo and The Bunnymen – Albert Hall Manchester


1st – Pale Waves – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

3rd/4th – Wolf Alice – O2 Apollo, Manchester

5th – The Coral – Albert Hall Manchester

11th – Angels and Airwaves – O2 Academy Birmingham

11th  – Buzzcocks – Manchester Academy

13th – Gojira – O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester

18th – The Fratellis – Manchester Academy

20th – Stormzy – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

27th – Jade Bird – Manchester Academy


2nd – Royal Blood – Manchester AO Arena

8th – Skunk Anansie – O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester

9th – Ghost – Manchester AO Arena

13th – Dr John Cooper Clarke – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

14th – Dr John Cooper Clarke – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

16th – Bowling For Soup – O2 Academy Birmingham

22nd – The Wombats – Mountford Hall Liverpool

29th – Feeder – Manchester Academy


1st – Blondie – Manchester AO Arena

4th – Gustaf – Yes Manchester

9th – PVRIS – O2 Academy Birmingham

12th – Warpaint – Albert Hall, Manchester

13th – Billy Idol – Manchester AO Arena

17th – Bryan Adams – Manchester AO Arena

17th – Michael Kiwanuka – Manchester O2 Apollo

18th – Gary Numan – Albert Hall, Manchester

20th – Pet Shop Boys – Manchester AO Arena

21st – The Script – Manchester AO Arena

27th – Alice Cooper – Manchester AO Arena

27th – My Chemical Romance – Victoria Park, Warrington

28th/29th – Neighbourhood Weekender – Victoria Park, Warrington


1st – Liam Gallagher – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

2nd – The Smile – Albert Hall Manchester

4th – Liam Gallagher – Knebworth, London

6th – Mayday Parade – O2 Institute Birmingham

10th/11th/12th – Download Festival – Donington Park

16th – Noel Gallagher – Delamere Forest

20th – Eagles – Anfield, Liverpool

22nd – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

25th – Foo Fighters – Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

28th – Aerosmith – Manchester AO Arena

29th – Foals – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

29th – Greta Van Fleet – O2 Apollo Manchester

30th – Snow Patrol – Lytham Festival


1st – Libertines – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

2nd – James – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

5th – Kings Of Leon – Manchester AO Arena

6th – Simply Red – Lytham Festival

6th – Sam Fender – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

7th-12th – 2000 Trees Festival

7th – Elbow – Lytham Festival

8th – The Strokes – Lytham Festival

9th – Primal Scream – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

22nd-24th – Tramlines Festival – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

28th-31st – Kendal Calling

29th-31st – Y Not Festival

*Image Credits: Feature image – Rhys Grover. Royal Blood – Rhys Grover. Foo Fighters – Jason PD