WHEN?: Saturday 28 May 2022, booking until 28 May 2023
SETLIST: The Visitors; Hole In Your Soul; SOS; Knowing Me, Knowing You; Chiquitita; Fernando; Mamma Mia; Does Your Mother Know?; Eagle; Lay All Your Love On Me; Summer Night City; Gimme Gimme Gimme; Voulez Vouz; When All’s Said And Done; Don’t Shut Me Down; I Still Have Faith In You; Waterloo; Dancing Queen; Thank You For The Music; The Winner Takes It All
Can 2 seemingly opposed theories co-exist? Could this celebration of live music be its biggest threat?
Read on for reasons including how brilliantly rendered this re-imagination of 1 of the world’s most joyous and beloved bands is
WHEN?: Saturday 28 May 2022, tour runs to 6 October 2022
My admissions pre-review: I’m a sort of fair weather Heaven 17 fan plus akin to Princess Di’s statement that there were three people in her marriage, there are three people in my relationship. Me, Mr Humdrum and Martyn Ware.
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WHEN?: Thursday 26 May 2022, tour runs until 12 November 2022
SETLIST: Night Call; Sweet Talker; Consequences; Sooner Or Later; Shine; Muscle; Play; Sunlight; Sanctify; Worship/Rendezvous; Desire; Hallucination; Up In Flames; Here; 20 Minutes; Eyes Shut; It’s A Sin; Crave; Starstruck; If You’re Over Me; King
Years and Years’ frontman Olly Alexander appears onstage in a see-through telephone box singing Night Call, the title track of his new 3rd album, and it immediately makes us think of Doctor Who.
Read on for reasons including everything we’re hoping for from Years and Years’ Glastonbury show
TRACKLIST: King; Free; Choreomania; Back In Town; Girls Against God; Dream Girl Evil; Prayer Factory; Cassandra; Heaven Is Here; Daffodil; My Love; Restraint; The Bomb; Morning Elvis
Choreomania is a social phenomena that took place on mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries where sometimes thousands of people would gather and dance into a frenzy that would end through exhaustion or injury.
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WHEN?: Sunday 22 May 2022, tour runs until 16 October 2022
SETLIST: Suburbia; Can You Forgive Her?; Opportunities; Where The Streets Have No Name; Rent; I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Anymore; So Hard; Left To My Own Devices; Single – Bilingual; Domino Dancing; Monkey Business; New York City Boy; You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk; Jealousy; Love Comes Quickly; Losing My Mind; You Were Always On My Mind; Dreamland; Heart; It’s Alright; Vocal; What Have I Done To Deserve This?; Go West; It’s A Sin; West End Girls; Being Boring
We popped our Pet Shop Boys live cherry in 1989 at the old Wembley Arena and this greatest hits gig means we’ve seen the duo, we think, 14 times across each of the last 5 decades.
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2022 marks the 1st Glastonbury Festival since 2019 and will be our 7th visit with headliners including Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar. We’re particularly looking forward to catching Pet Shop Boys and Years and Years as well as Diana Ross in the legends slot. But it’s always about so much more than the music with the atmosphere being unrivalled. Tickets are sold out
Read on for reasons including Emilia Clarke in The Seagull, Lorde, Culture Club and Agnesdoes Mighty Hoopla
Author Alice Oseman’s web comic Heartstopper may have seemed unlikely source material for 2022’s best show of the year so far but below are 6 reasons with clips about why you should catch it on Netflix now.
Read on for reasons including Olivia Colman, Fisayo Akinade and a heartwarming first love story
WHEN?: Thursday 19 May 2022, tour runs until 24 May 2022
SETLIST: Trash; Filmstar; Lazy; By The Sea; She; Beautful Ones; Starcrazy; Picnic By The Motorway; The Chemistry Between Us; Saturday Night; It Starts And Ends With You; Killing Of A Flashboy; Can’t Get Enough; The Power; Flytipping; We Are The Pigs; The Wild Ones; So Young; Metal Mickey; Animal Nitrate; New Generation
Most of the gigs we go to these days are in London by Tube and it’s a joy to be able to walk door to door on a balmy evening from Raval to Poble Nou in less than 50 minutes.
Read on for reasons including everything we know about Suede’s new album