Must-see concerts in London for Christmas 2014
After a long year of Taylor Swift and a selection of brilliantly nauseating ear worms, including massive hits from Megan Trainor with All About that Bass, Pharrell Williams’ Happy and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, it’s high time we saw 2014 out the door. And what better way to finish the year than to treat yourself to an early Christmas present and head out to one of our must-see concerts in London this festive month? Here’s our pick of the bunch:
1. The Cure at Eventim Apollo
Returning to reprise their roles in a performance at the same venue they played 30 years ago, The Cure will play a series of Christmas concerts at the Eventim Apollo, with a 150-minute set featuring songs from their entire catalogue. We’ve no doubt that these performances will be truly sensational, but there is a maximum order ticket of four per household across all show dates (not per show) – so don’t get too carried away.
Eventim Apollo 21-23rd December, for further information or to book visit here.
2. Fatboy Slim at O2 Academy Brixton
The multiple award-winning DJ, rapper and record producer behind a plethora of big-beat hits including Right Here, Right Now and Praise You will return to Brixton Academy this Christmas, joined by the talent of DJ Fresh and Slam Dunk’d. Considering he doesn’t play out much these days, this is an unmissable concert for any Fatboy fan.
Brixton Academy 20th December, for further information or to book visit here.
3. Madness at the O2 Arena
Arguably one of Britain’s best-loved bands, Madness bring their MADHEAD show to the O2 for one night only. Attendees of the MADHEAD party can expect to hear all of the band’s classics including Our House and Baggy Trousers, as well as some new material from the Nutty Boys.
The O2 20th December, for further information or to book visit here.
Danny Elfman’s famous Tim Burton film scores, including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be brought to life by the London Concert Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers this Christmas, enhanced by visuals of Burton’s original sketches and storyboards.
The Royal Albert Hall 12th December, for further information or to book visit here.
Popular BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings her sell-out London residency to the Brixton Academy, with performances from Hannah Wants, Tourist, Lxury and Monki. AMP is an absolute must-see for any dance music enthusiast.
Brixton Academy 13th December, for further information or to book visit here.
6. Erasure at The Forum
English synth-pop duo Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK between 1986 and 2007, including A Little Respect and Chains of Love. The iconic pair will appear at The Forum this December, following the release of their new album The Violet Flame, with support from Iris Gold.
The Forum 14th December, for further information or to book visit here.