With the world finally opening back up and live music returning to our lives, here are 10 concerts you absolutely do not want to miss

By Jade Morris

The Vamps 

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Figure 1 The Vamps – Vamps Facebook

Pop sensation boyband The Vamps return to the UK this September to play their long-awaited shows to their beloved fans.  The gigs were scheduled to take place in April/May but due to COVID they were rescheduled.

If you’re into cheesy pop and songs about teenage dreams, heartbreak and love then this is a band you must see live.  Their groovy beats and infectious yet catchy lyrics will get you dancing for sure.  The Vamps are a band that I adore as they’re incredibly talented and they let loose, have fun and goof around on stage and it is really enjoyable to watch.

The passion in their performance is unreal there’s no hiding how much they love being there and this makes it even easier for the crowd to join in with them and just have a good time because that’s what it’s all about.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. It is advised that if you do not feel well then do not attend the gig.

To see The Vamps on tour, see the dates below.  For more information visit The Vamps website

  • 04/09/21 – The Trentham Estate, Stone
  • 06/09/21 – O2 Academy Newcastle
  • 08/09/21 – O2 Academy Birmingham
  • 09/09/21 – Manchester Academy
  • 12/09/21 – O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 14/09/21 – O2 Academy Liverpool
  • 15/09/21 – O2 Academy Leeds
  • 17/09/21 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
  • 18/09/21 – O2 Academy Bournemouth
  • 20/09/21 – O2 Academy Sheffield

HRVY

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 HRVY – HRVY Twitter

HRVY returns to the UK this October with his rescheduled tour.  Pop star singer/songwriter HRVY has some seriously feel good songs that will get you jumping about to.

If you love Justin Bieber then HRVY is someone you should consider seeing live as his music is very similar.  The songs are upbeat, happy and full of life bringing positivity and sunshine.  He is a phenomenal dancer and proved this on Strictly Come Dancing last year, he is a passionate performer and it is so wonderful to see this in person.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

You can catch HRVY live on the following dates

  • 17/10/21 – O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 18/10/21 – Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • 21/10/21 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds
  • 24/10/21 – The London Palladium, London
  • 25/10/21 – The London Palladium, London
  • 27/10/21 – Asylum Rooms, Bristol
  • 28/10/21 – O2 Academy Oxford
  • 29/10/21 – O2 Academy Birmingham
  • 31/10/21 – Manchester Academy

McFly

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 McFly – McFly Twitter

We’re throwing it back to the early 2000s with pop-inspired boyband McFly, as they head back on the road for their rescheduled tour this September. The tour is to support their new album ‘Young Dumb Thrills’ they released last year and I’m sure fans of the band are extremely excited to see them again after so many years of being away.

The cheesy pop songs will get you up on your feet and if you like catchy lyrics, happy yet sad songs, and upbeat tempos then this is a band you need to see live.  The band is well known for their weird yet quirky songs like ‘Five Colours In Her Hair’ and ‘Star Girl’ and this is what you will get from their performance in person.  

McFly’s style and tone of the music is very similar to pop rivals Busted, but after attending one of their gigs they are sure to win you over with their boyish charm and lively tales of adolescence.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

McFly are performing live on the following dates

  • 03/09/21 – The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire
  • 14/09/21 – The Brighton Centre
  • 15/09/21 – Bournemouth International Centre
  • 16/09/21 – Masterpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 18/09/21 – SSE Arena, London
  • 19/09/21 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 21/09/21 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 22/09/21 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 23/09/21 – AO Arena, Manchester
  • 26/09/21 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 28/09/21 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 29/09/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Becky Hill

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Becky Hill – Becky Hill Twitter

Rising pop star Becky Hill kicks off her UK tour at the end of September.

Her funky, chic music will get the drinks flowing whilst dancing along to the sweet yet upbeat melodies. If you enjoy more fast-paced positive songs then this is a singer you must see live.

The energy she brings to the stage is electric and she loves the attention she receives from her fans. She’s very chilled on stage and this will help you feel relaxed at the gig.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

Catch Becky Hill live on the following dates:

  • 29/09/21 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
  • 01/10/21 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • 02/10/21 – O2 Academy Leeds
  • 03/10/21 – O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 05/10/21 – O2 Academy Newcastle
  • 06/10/21 – O2 Academy Sheffield
  • 07/10/21 – Rock City, Nottingham
  • 09/10/21 – O2 Academy Liverpool
  • 11/10/21 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
  • 12/10/21 – O2 Academy Oxford
  • 13/10/21 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
  • 15/10/21 – Norwich Nick Rays LCR UEA, Norwich
  • 16/10/21 – O2 Academy Birmingham
  • 17/10/21 – Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff
  • 19/10/21 – O2 Academy Bristol

Ellie Goulding 

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Ellie Goulding – Ellie’s Twitter

Starry-eyed pop princess Ellie Goulding is back with her first UK tour in years from October.

Ellie’s slow ballads will get you swaying along at the back of the room, the songs she has written over the years are beautiful, elegant, and catchy yet emotional that any girl going through love and heartbreak can relate to.

Her vocals are out of this world, they give me goosebumps every time she sings, her performances are always very touching and moving and you can feel the emotion pouring out of her,  If you’re into a more chilled and intimate show then Ellie is your girl to see live.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity, or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

See Ellie Goulding live on the following dates:

  • 05/10/21 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  • 07/10/21 – O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 09/10/21 – O2 Academy Newcastle
  • 11/10/21 – O2 Apollo Manchester
  • 13/10/21 – O2 Academy Birmingham
  • 15/10/21 – O2 Academy Bournemouth
  • 17/10/21 – Eventim Apollo, London

JLS

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 JLS – JLS Twitter

JLS are back with a brand new tour which kicks off in October/November to celebrate their long awaited reunion.

The lads are sure to get your hearts racing with their infectious cheesy pop hits and slick dance moves, the performance comes to life when they are on stage as they bring good vibes and tons of energy which will make all the girls go weak at the knees.  

If you want to boogie and enjoy sensational yet extremely catchy tunes then you need to see JLS live.  

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

JLS return on the following dates:

  • 20/10/21 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 21/10/21 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 22/10/21 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 23/10/21 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 25/10/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 26/10/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 28/10/21 – Sheffield Arena
  • 29/10/21 – Sheffield Arena
  • 30/10/21 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 31/10/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 02/11/21 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 03/11/21 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 04/11/21 – The O2, London
  • 05/11/21 – The O2, London
  • 08/11/21 – The Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 09/11/21 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • 10/11/21 – Bonus Arena, Hull
  • 14/11/21 – The SSE Arena, Belfast, Ireland
  • 15/11/21- 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  • 17/11/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 18/11/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 19/11/21 – The O2, London
  • 20/11/21 – The O2, London
  • 23/11/21 – AO Arena, Manchester
  • 24/11/21 – AO Arena, Manchester
  • 26/11/21 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 27/11/21 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  1. Olly Murs
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 Olly Murs – Olly’s Twitter

Cheeky Chappy pop star Olly Murs returns this September to perform at a couple of small shows.

His charming yet witty humour will get you hooked and will leave you wanting more. His positive energy and carefree songs always get the party started. His smile lights up the room when he walks on that stage and confidence beams from him when he’s performing.

Olly will get you dancing all night long as well as making some of the girl’s hearts skip a beat.  His songs are full of sunshine, rainbows and are extremely infectious.

If you’re after cheesy emotional songs, lots of laughs, and a night to remember then Olly is the man to see.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity, or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

You can see Olly Murs live on the dates below:

  • 05/09/21 – QEII Arena, Telford, Shropshire
  • 10/09/21 – Bedford Park, Bedford
  • 18/09/21 – Hop Farm, Kent, London

Raye

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Raye – Raye’s Twitter

Singer/songwriter Raye returns to the UK this November after releasing her debut album ‘Euphoric Sad Songs’ in 2020.

Raye combines R&B with pop, which is both unique and different, her music is fun, energetic and full of life which matches her personality well.  The cheery beats will get you moving along whilst thinking about the incredible times ahead.

If you’re up for a good time full of meaningful yet catchy songs and are ready to bop to the music then you need to see Raye live.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

Raye is touring on the dates below:

  • 06/11/21 – The Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
  • 09/11/21 – Chalk, Brighton
  • 11/11/21 – O2 Institute Birmingham
  • 12/11/21 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
  • 13/11/21 – Manchester Academy
  • 15/11/21 – SWG3, Glasgow
  • 16/11/21 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds

Paloma Faith

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 Paloma Faith – Paloma’s Twitter

Paloma Faith is back with a new UK tour this September/October.

Her quirky yet original music is something we all love hearing.  The songs Paloma has written over the years are so personal and can relate to anyone who has been hurt in the past or is getting into a new relationship.  

Paloma always pours her heart out when performing and it is a real joy to watch, the music will get you swaying from side to side as you feel a mixture of emotions.  The songs may be sad but this isn’t always the case as she has some more cheerful tracks for you to enjoy.

If you’re after something more mellow then Paloma is the girl for you.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

Paloma is touring on the following dates:

  • 16/09/21 – New Theatre, Oxford
  • 18/09/21 – SEC Armadilla, Glasgow
  • 19/09/21 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • 21/09/21 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • 22/09/21 – Bridgewater Hall Manchester
  • 24/09/21 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
  • 25/09/21 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
  • 27/09/21 – City Hall, Newcastle
  • 28/09/21 – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
  • 30/09/21 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • 01/10/21 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
  • 07/10/21 – Bonus Arena, Hull
  • 12/10/21 – Bath Forum, Bath
  • 13/10/21 – Princess Theatre, Torquay
  • 15/10/21 – Plymouth Pavilion, Plymouth
  • 16/10/21 – The Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 18/10/21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 20/10/21 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
  • 22/10/21 – The London Palladium, London
  • 23/10/21 – The London Palladium, London
  • 25/10/21 – Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
  1. Rak-Su
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Rak-Su band – Rak-Su Twitter

Boyband Rak-Su are back with a new tour for 2021

The music they try to create is feel-good tunes that will inspire others. Their music is both catchy and infectious which is sure to get you jigging.  The lads bring different flavours of the world as well as the heat and spice to their music to offer something unique and personal to the mix.

Their smooth vocals, insane dance moves, and intentions of making us happy are one of the reasons you should attend one of their shows.  They have fun and this will make you want to join in.

It is a legal requirement to provide evidence of either a negative test result, natural immunity, or proof of double vaccination to gain entry to the show. If you have COVID-19 or have to self-isolate do not attend the gig.

To join in with the funky, positive vibes and party with the lads make sure you see them live on one of the dates below:

  • 04/09/21 – The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire
  • 08/09/21 – The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 10/09/21 – Newcastle University Students Union, Newcastle
  • 11/09/21 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
  • 12/09/21 – O2 Academy2 Birmingham
  • 14/09/21 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
  • 15/09/21 – O2 Academy Bristol