The 10 Biggest Gigs And Tours To Look Forward To In 2018

1 January 2018, 07:00 | Updated: 29 January 2018, 17:42

Big Tours 2018

2018 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for gigs - where should you be heading next year? Radio X has the pick of the best.

1. The Killers

Brandon Flowers and his team are to play a huge show at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium in Wales on 23 June. They’re also bringing the Wonderful Wonderful tour to Bolton’s Macron Arena on 13 July 2018

2. Liam Gallagher 

The former Oasis frontman will be playing one of his biggest solo shows year at London’s Finsbury Park on 29 June 2018. The North also gets a slice of Liam on 18 August, when he plays Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester.

3. Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and his band of heroes will play three massive stadium shows in the summer of 2018: Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 19 June and London Stadium on 22 and 23 June.

4. Neighbourhood Weekender

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners, Jake Bugg, Blossoms and more will play this massive new festival at Warrington’s Victoria Park on 26 and 27 May 2018.

5. The Cure

Robert Smith’s alternative rock legends mark their fortieth anniversary in 2018, so they’ve lined up a date as part of Barclaycard’s British Summer Time on 7 July 2018. The excellent bill also includes Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors Ride and more.


Glasgow Green’s own festival gets even bigger as it now spreads out over two weekends: 29 June to 1 July and 6 to 8 July 2018. Already confirmed are The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Courteeners and Chvrches, with many, many more to be announced.

7. The Streets

Mike Skinner will be getting the old gang back together for a greatest hits tour, kicking off at the O2 Academy Birmingham on 19 April and winding up with three nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in London between 25 and 27 April 2018.

Mike Skinner The Streets 2004

8. Isle Of Wight Festival

The original British festival marks its 50th anniversary in 2018, and has organised a hugely impressive line-up for the occasion, including Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Van Morrison and more, across the weekend of 21 to 24 June 2018.

9. Stereophonics 

The Welsh rockers will kick off the summer playing a massive gig at Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium in Wrexham on Saturday 2 June, followed by another huge date at Cardiff City Stadium just one week later on Saturday 9 June. 

10. Elbow 

Guy Garvey will be bringing the love to the UK in March 2018, with shows at Manchester Arena (4 Match) and London’s O2 on 7 March.