Covid-19 caused its cancellation for the 1st time in its 66-year history in 2020 and this year it comes live from the Ahoy in Rotterdam on Saturday 22 May 2021. We’ve previewed semi 1, semi 2 and the pre-qualified finalists. Our pick to win is Iceland’s Daði Freyr (pictured) with hits group Gagnamagnið and entry 10 Years, a song of the week for us in March.
Read on for reasons including the return of the West End featuring Drag Race UK stars, the Southwark Playhouse and Glastonbury
SETLIST: Hotter Than Hell; Dreams/No Lie; Lost In Your Light; Garden; Last Dance; IDGAF; Blow Your Mind (Mwah); Thinking ‘Bout You; New Love; Genesis; No Goodbyes; Scared To Be Lonely; Begging; Homesick; Be The One; New Rules
We arrive at the venue two-and-a-half hours before the doors open and are greeted by dozens of Dua Lipa fans already queueing to see their idol.
Read on for reasons including what we think album two from Dua will offer
It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2016? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 12 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2016.
Read on for nominees for the monsta for gig of the year. 2015 winner: Suede Camden Roundhouse
SETLIST: A Headful of Dreams; Yellow; Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall; Clocks; Charlie Brown; Hymn For The Weekend; Fix You; Viva La Vida; Adventure Of A Lifetime; A Skyfull Of Stars; ‘Til Kingdom Come.
From a TV audience of 600 million at the Super Bowl (pic above) this month to the 2,000-strong Indigo2 here just weeks later (pic below). ‘This is the gig that you’ll be telling your mates about for weeks afterwards,’ promises our compere for this Brits aftershow party Radio X’s Chris Moyles.
TRACKLIST: Cast in Steel; Under the Makeup; The Wake; Forest Fire; Objects in the Mirror; Door Ajar; Living at the End of the World; Mythomania, She’s Humming a Tune; Shadow Endeavours; She’s Giving up the Ghost.
WORTH A LISTEN: ****
Five years after splitting up following a comprehensive world tour, a-ha are back with their 10th studio album and another chance to see them live.