It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2020? Over the last month we have shortlisted at least five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2020.

  1. Culture Club Rainbow In The Dark at the SSE Arena Review Tickets

2. Divine Comedy at the Barbican Review Tickets

3. Dua Lipa in Studio 2054 Review Tickets

4. Madonna at the Palladium Review Tickets

5. Melanie C Colour and Light live Review Tickets

6. Lucy Spraggan at The Mill, Digbeth Review Tickets

7. Marisha Wallace via Leave A Light On Review Tickets

  • Who should win? Tell us in the comments below or email us at Want to know why we like this shortlist? Click on the tags to read our reviews. Winner revealed 30/12/20.
  • Enjoyed this shortlist? Follow its author on Twitter @NeilDurham, email and check us out on Instagram and Facebook


  1. Thomas · December 22, 2020


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  2. gailher · December 22, 2020

    Divine Comedy at the Barbican

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  3. Khristine Pamesa · December 23, 2020

    Best Gig Melanie C – Colour & Light Stream

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