We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Suede (twice), Shura and Bananarama are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best gigs of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
SETLIST: Get The Party Started; Beautiful Trauma; Just Like A Pill; Who Knew; Funhouse; Hustle; Secrets; Forest; Try; Just Give Me A Reason; River; Just Like A Fire; What About Us; For Now; 90 Days; Time After Time; Walk Me Home: I Am Here; F**kin’ Perfect; Raise Your Glass; Blow Me (One Last Kiss); Can We Pretend; So What; Glitter In The Air
We marvelled at the acrobatics of the cast in the Bridge Theatre’s production of `A Midsummer Night’s Dream recently but US pop star P!nk takes those skills to the next level here (see picture above).
Read on for reasons including which Cyndi Lauper song she covers to great effect here
SETLIST: Miami 2017; Angry Young Man; Just the Way You Are; The Entertainer; Zanzibar; My Life; Vienna; The Lion Sleeps Tonight; The Longest Time; Movin’ Out; Leningrad; Allentown; New York State Of Mind; Don’t Ask Me Why; Sometimes A Fantasy; Highway To Hell; We Didn’t Start The Fire; She’s Always A Woman; Keeping The Faith; The River Of Dreams; Nessun dorma; Scenes From An Italian Restaurant; Piano Man; Uptown Girl; It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me; Big Shot; Only The Good Die Young; You May Be Right.
Welcome to Billy Joel’s only UK gig of 2016 and his first concert on these shores since November 2013.
Read on for the thoughts of someone who’s never listened to much Joel, until recently
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.