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Post yah best gigs/sets of the year here people. Top 5/10/whatever the hell you feel like. 

Only managed about 15 gigs this year and no festivals which is pretty poor on my usual form, so opted for a top 5.

1) Roisin Murphy - Bath Forum

2) Wolf Alice - Sin City 

3) For Those I Love - The Lousiana

4) Kelly Lee Owens - Y Plas

5) New Order - Heaton Park

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Top 10 live gigs of the year (in no particular order)

1. Idlewild @ brixton electric
2. Vlure @ brixton windmill
3. Suede @ Alexandra Palace
4. Black Country New Road @ islington assembly Hall
5. Anna meredith @ Fabric
6. Nick Cave @ albert Hall
7. For those I love @ courtyard theatre
8. Manic street preachers @ cardiff arena
9. Rina Sayanama @ camden roundhouse 
10. Idles @ hackney earth

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Gigs were relatively sparse for me, compared to a typical year so I'm gonna have to include festival sets, but here goes. Hopefully 2022 will have more to choose from, this time next year:

1. Chemical Brothers - Latitude Festival

2. IDLES - Louisiana, Bristol

3. Wolf Alice - Latitude Festival

4. Suede - O2 Academy, Bristol

5. Squid - SWG3, Glasgow

 

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Just now, zahidf said:

Top 10 live gigs of the year (in no particular order)

1. Idlewild @ brixton electric
2. Vlure @ brixton windmill
3. Suede @ Alexandra Palace
4. Black Country New Road @ islington assembly Hall
5. Anna meredith @ Fabric
6. Nick Cave @ albert Hall
7. For those I love @ courtyard theatre
8. Manic street preachers @ cardiff arena
9. Rina Sayanama @ camden roundhouse 
10. Idles @ hackney earth

Nice to see Vlure in there. Really enjoyed them at Latitude

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I only made it to six this year but all were pretty good, the top two especially were fantastic

1. For Those I Love - Audio, Glasgow
2. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Theatre Royal Glasgow
3. Caribou - Edinburgh International Festival
4. London Grammar - O2 Academy, Glasgow
5. Mogwai - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
6. The Staves - SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow

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@Supernintendo Chalmers going to have to match your #1. most of my favourite sets were at festivals this year honestly

1 - Chemical Brothers @ Latitude

2 - Bicep @ Brixton

3 - Disclosure @ Reading Festival

4 - Chemical Brothers @ Printworks

5 - Hot Chip @ Latitude

Kasabian, Gerry Cinnamon and Glass Animals all up there too

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Gonna go for a top10 I think...

Duran Duran - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Orla Gartland - Electric Ballroom, London

Damon Albarn - Shakespeare's Globe, London

Chrissie Hynde - Hoxton Hall, London

Dream Wife - Sheffield Get Together Festival

Sigrid - Lafayette, London

Mew - Royal Festival Hall, London

Tom Jones - Junction, Cambridge

October Drift - Portland Arms, Cambridge

Teleman - Scala, London

 

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I was fortunate enough to squeeze a lot of gigs and festivals into the second half of the year. It actually turned out to be my most prolific year to date in terms of number of different acts.

Sorry for the long post. 10 was too hard to pick, then I got carried away reminiscing!

  1. Wet Leg @ Latitude Festival
  2. black midi @ Green Man Festival
  3. The Lounge Society @ The Windmill
  4. VLURE @ MOTH Club
  5. The Cool Greenhouse @ Green Man Festival
  6. Porridge Radio @ Oval Space (Visions Festival) 
  7. Osees @ Troxy
  8. caroline @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club (Visions Festival)
  9. Squid @ End of the Road Festival
  10. Black Country, New Road @ Electric Ballroom
  11. Melin Melyn @ Green Man Festival
  12. Joe Armon-Jones @ Latitude Festival
  13. Girl Band @ End of the Road Festival
  14. Do Nothing @ Islington Assembly Hall
  15. Broadside Hacks @ End of the Road Festival
  16. Penelope Isles @ Studio 9294
  17. Sarathy Korwar @ Green Man Festival
  18. Jon Hopkins @ Royal Albert Hall
  19. Alabaster DePlume @ Colour Factory
  20. The Lovely Eggs @ The Garage
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13 hours ago, gfa said:

@Supernintendo Chalmers going to have to match your #1. most of my favourite sets were at festivals this year honestly

1 - Chemical Brothers @ Latitude

2 - Bicep @ Brixton

3 - Disclosure @ Reading Festival

4 - Chemical Brothers @ Printworks

5 - Hot Chip @ Latitude

Kasabian, Gerry Cinnamon and Glass Animals all up there too

I've seen the Chems over a dozen times since 96 but that Latitude show was unreal. With it being the first major festival since 2019, the buzz in the crowd was off the scale. Pure euphoria for 100 minutes

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My top 10 gigs/festival sets in 2021, it’s been a good one.

1. Bring Me The Horizon @ Birmingham Utilita Arena

2. Biffy Clyro @ Reading Festival

3. The Vaccines @ Bristol Trinity 

4. Yungblud @ London O2 Kentish Town Forum

5. Creeper @ Download Pilot

6. Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes @ Download Pilot

7. Salem @ Bristol Exchange

8. Gender Roles @ Bristol Exchange

9. Ashnikko @ Reading Festival

10. We Are Scientists @ Bristol Trinity 

Honerable mentions to Courting @ Bristol Louisiana, Sea Girls @ Bristol Fleece, Dinosaur Pile Up @ Burn It Down Festival, Nothing But Thieves Acoustic Set @ Marlborough Town Hall & Bob Vylan @ Reading Festival and supporting The Offspring.

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1. Red Rum Club - Liverpool Uni

2. Red Rum Club - Liverpool Sound City

3. Elbow - Liverpool Olympia 

4. Damon Albarn - Manchester Central 

5. Quireboys - HRH Sleaze (Sheffield)

6. The Snuts - Sound City

7. Moses - Sound City

8. The Spangles - HRH Sleaze

9. Jamie Cullum - Liverpool Philharmonic (this has come as quite a surprise)

10. The Mysterines - Liverpool Academy 

11. Bull - Sound City

12. Jamie Webster - Sound City

13. Deacon Blue - M&S Arena

14. Lottery Winners - Sound City

15. Billy Bragg - Liverpool Philharmonic 

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