MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Gig of the year: 2017

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Gig of the year. 2016 winner: Shura at KOKO

  1. Marc Almond at Camden Roundhouse Tickets

2. Bananarama at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith Tickets

3. Áine Cahill at Glastonbury Tickets

4. Zara Larsson at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith Tickets

5. Lorde at Glastonbury Tickets

  • Who should win? Tell us in the comments below. Want to know why we like this shortlist? Click on the tags to read our reviews. Winner revealed 30/12/17.
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  1. Glen · December 13

    Marc almond


  2. Lynn · December 13

    Marc Almond at the Roundhouse!!!! An absolute magical and amazing gig 🖤💕🖤


  3. Paul Rosenwould · December 13

    Marc Almond


  4. Lisa Rollisson · December 13

    Marc Almond


  5. Friedbert · December 14

    Bananarama at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith definetly the gig of the year!
    People from all over Europe went to see them


  6. Paul · December 16

    Bananarama definitely. They were amazing


  7. Neil · December 29

    Bananarama, absolutely fabulous gig. So many hits and surprises.


  8. Steve · December 29

    Has to be Bananarama. The triumphant return of the girls was an epic set of joy and emotion. Pop icons who led the way for women in the industry. The reunion gigs showcased their extraordinary catalogue of international hits and unique talent.


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