MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best Gig of the year: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Gig of the year. 2017 winner: Bananarama at Eventim Apollo

1. Saara Aalto at Under the Bridge Interview Review Tickets

2. Janelle Monae at Camden Roundhouse Review Tickets

3. Sigrid at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Review Tickets

4. Soft Cell at The O2 Review Tickets

5. Suede at the Eventim Apollo Review Tickets Previous winner

  • 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 29/12/18.
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  1. Nina · December 9, 2018

    5, Suede! They were awesome!


  2. Angela Johnson · December 9, 2018

    Suede definitely! Both the Friday and Saturday night gigs were absolutely awesome. The atmosphere was electric and the band were at their peak #suedehq


  3. Samantha Hand · December 9, 2018

    Suede are the best band. These 2 shows at the Apollo were mindblowing. They gave us their all and we gave them everything we had back. The connection between us fans and the band was electric. Such beautiful, raw, powerful, energetic and at times moving gigs.


  4. Andre D. Keaton · December 9, 2018

    SUEDE, and it’s not even close. Best tour I’ve ever attended, and those two nights were out of this world…


  5. Adam Redmayne · December 9, 2018

    Suede at Hammersmith because it was simply the most thrilling experience I have ever had at a concert. This band are not just at the peak of their powers, they have pushed that peak even higher.


  6. Tricia Baker · December 9, 2018

    Omg definitely Suede! I was blown away and it was so true about the electricity that you could feel in the air. They were absolutely outstanding. Brett had so much energy and he really put his all into it. I’ve never felt so excited to see anyone ever. They didn’t disappoint 😀


  7. Jane Marshall · December 9, 2018

    Suede at the Eventim Apollo- the energy at both Friday & Saturday gigs was immense, their new material blended seamlessly in with the old hits, a band on fire.


  8. Taciana Lima · December 10, 2018

    Definitely Suede. Those shows at the Apollo were phenomenal. They’re in amazing form.


  9. Siobhan · December 10, 2018

    Suede (both nights), without a shadow of a doubt. It was such a privilege to see the band perform at the absolute peak of their power, but having said that, they just keep getting better…Hammersmith was the best of 2018 but i know, the best is yet to come. The most amazing band in the world.


  10. Sandra Strevens · December 10, 2018

    SUEDE…They are amazing!!!


  11. Carole Golightly · December 10, 2018

    Suede, all their 2018 gigs were amazing.


  12. Caroline · December 10, 2018

    Suede were amazing at the Apollo in Hammersmith! Brett Anderson was the best I’ve ever seen him.


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