Looking at dates for your 2023 gig-going diary? Luckily, London’s live music scene is starting to get back to normal, and this year is packed with rescheduled gigs, brand new tours and outdoor festivals. While many concerts have sold out already, there are plenty of tickets you can get your hands on for concerts in London 2023, as well as fans selling theirs at face value, so keep an eye out.

So, while we all wait impatiently for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour to hit the UK (most likely in 2024), for now here’s a look at the best London concerts 2023 – from intimate gigs to arena shows and UK festivals.

Concerts in January 2023

Florence & The Machine

After their 2022 UK tour was cut short following an injury on stage, Florence + the Machine is back at the O2 for rescheduled dates – and luckily, there are still a handful of tickets available.

The Dance Fever Tour is in support of the band’s fifth studio album, which they called “a fairytale in fourteen songs”,  entered the UK Album Charts at #1 and was met with four and five star reviews across the board.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Saturday 28 January 2023

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Concerts in February 2023

Betty Who

Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who ticks all our gig boxes for a dreamy voice, high production values, and catchy beats – and she’s set to take centre stage at Heaven in February 2023.

A voice familiar to millions as the soundtrack to Netflix’s Queer Eye, you won’t want to miss this intimate gig with pop’s next big thing.

WHERE: Heaven, London
WHEN: Friday 03 February 2023

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Concerts in March 2023

Panic! At The Disco

Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum band, Panic! At The Disco will be bringing their VIVA LAS VENGEANCE Tour to The O2 on Monday 6 and 7 March 2023, celebrating their seventh studio album. A change in process for Brendon Urie, this album was made cutting everything live to a tape machine – taking listeners on a cinematic musical journey about the fine line between taking advantage of your youth, seizing the day and burning out.

As well as London, the band will also visit Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow in March, joined by special guest FLETCHER. If their 2019 world tour was anything to go by, we can expect a charismatic, theatrical, wild show.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Monday 06 March 2023 – Tuesday 07 March 2023

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C2C Country to Country 2023

Country to Country has become a staple in the UK festival calendar and has brought country music to the UK and Ireland masses, with tens of thousands of fans attending each year. The festival will bring three days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect from the weekend, with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.

For 2023, join world-renowned superstars like Zac Brown Band and Lady A; plus Nashville’s hottest artists like Old Crow Medicine Show. The London event will be opened by Breland on the Friday night, who’ll co-host the festival across the weekend with the legendary Bob Harris OBE.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Friday 10 March 2023 – Sunday 12 March 2023

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Lizzo

Triple Grammy award-winning Lizzo will headline shows at London’s The O2 on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023 as part of ‘The Special Tour’’s European Leg.

The tour’s namesake album, Special, peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the highest-charting album by a female artist in 2022 (that is, until Taylor Swift’s Midnights came along). Lizzo will be joined by special guest Joy Crookes.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Wednesday 15 March – Thursday 16 March 2023

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Self Esteem

Self Esteem, real name Rebecca Lucy Taylor, will be touring early this year in support of her acclaimed October 2021 album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’.

The tour, named ‘I Tour This All The Time’, will see Self Esteem touring in Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford, Bristol, Brighton and Hull to name a few cities – as well as two shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

WHERE: Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
WHEN: Friday 17 March & Saturday 25 March 2023

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Snoop Dogg

Celebrating over 25 years at the pinnacle of hip hop, Snoop Dogg’s tour sees him enlisting a selection of his key collaborators from his iconic music career to play a headline show at London’s The O2 on Tuesday 21st March 2023.

The tour sees Snoop Dogg joined by further West Coast hip hop royalty; Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D12. They will also be joined by the multi-million streamed Irish rap duo Versatile and platinum-selling rapper Xzibit.

WHERE: The O2, London
WHEN: Tuesday 21 March 2023

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Michael Bublé

Marking 20 years after the release of his self-titled debut album, Michael Bublé’s Higher Tour will kick off at London’s O2 on Sunday, March 26, 2023. Performing his best-loved hits and new songs, the singer will also visit Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Nottingham, before closing at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena.

Get ready for a truly special arena spectacle, celebrating the smoothest voice of the past 20 years.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Sunday 26 March 2023 & Tuesday 28 March 2023

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Concerts in April 2023

Sam Smith

In support of their upcoming fourth studio album, Gloria (out January 27th), GLORIA The Tour will take to The O2 on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2023 as part of their UK & Europe headline tour.

Best-known for songs like Money on My Mind and Stay With Me, their stylised pop and R&B vocals are instantly recognisable and have won international acclaim, including four Grammys, three BRIT Awards, and a performance at the White House when President Joe Biden signed the historic Respect for Marriage Act.

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Tuesday 18 April 2023 – Wednesday 19 April 2023

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Paramore

For what will be the band’s first UK tour in over four years, Paramore will headline a UK and Ireland tour in 2023, in support of their highly anticipated sixth album This is Why.

Playing at The O2 on Thursday 20 April and 23 April 2023, they’ll also have special guest Bloc Party in tow

WHERE: The O2 Arena, London
WHEN: Thursday 20 April & Sunday 23 April 2023

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Birdy

A chance to see Birdy live is the chance to hear the voice of an angel. This rescheduled headline tour follows the release of her album ‘Young Heart’, featuring singles like piano ballad ‘Second Hand News’, and the enchanting first single ‘Surrender’.

Originally planned to take place in late Spring 2022, Birdy’s back, better than ever, to put on a spectacular show at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London on 23rd April 2023.

WHERE: Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
WHEN: Sunday 23 April 2023

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Concerts in May 2023

Katie Melua

Katie Melua has announced the details of her huge ‘Love & Money’ UK tour for 2023, including a date at The Royal Albert Hall.

In support of her brand new album ‘Love & Money’, set to be released this Spring, Katie will perform her classic hits including “Nine Million Bicycles” and “The Closest Thing To Crazy” plus songs from the new album.

WHERE: Royal Albert Hall, London
WHEN: Tuesday 16 May 2023

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Concerts in June 2023

Arctic Monkeys

As part of their upcoming massive UK and Ireland stadium tour, Arctic Monkeys will play three nights at Emirates Stadium in June 2023.

In support of their recent seventh album ‘The Car’, the tour kicks off at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium on Sunday 29th May, and includes two homecoming shows at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park.

WHERE: Emirates Stadium, London
WHEN: Friday 16 June – Sunday 18 June 2023

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P!NK at BST Hyde Park

Returning for another year is American Express presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – a monumental 10+ day music event held in London’s Hyde park.

For 2023, you can expect another stellar line up with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Blackpink, and Take That. However the one we have our eye on (that you can still get tickets for) is P!NK, playing two shows as part of her Summer Carnival on Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June.

With pop legend Gwen Stefani in tow, don’t miss P!NK making her BST debut – she puts on a phenomenal show, usually with some aerial acrobatics thrown in. While singing. Incredible.

WHERE: Hyde Park, London
WHEN: Saturday 24 June 2023 – Sunday 25 June 2023

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Concerts in July 2023

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at BST Hyde Park

Legendary songwriter Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are the headliners of this year’s BST Hyde Park 10th anniversary.

Widely considered one of the best live performers in the world, famous for playing sets over three-hours long, it’s a visit that’s been awaited by fans for a long seven years.

WHERE: Hyde Park, London
WHEN: Thursday 06 July & Saturday 08 July 2023

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The Lumineers

The band behind the smash hit “Ho Hey” will play their biggest ever UK show at Crystal Palace Park London this year. The band will headline on Saturday July 8th 2023 as part of their BRIGHTSIDE World Tour, joined by very special guests who are yet to be announced.

They’ve quickly risen to the ranks of the world’s most beloved bands of any genre, and this is a gig not to be missed.

WHERE: Crystal Palace Park, London
WHEN: Saturday 8 July 2023

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Blur

Blur will play a very special two-show run at London’s Wembley Stadium this year, what will be their only UK appearance and first headline show since 2015.

The gig will see the band come together to perform their iconic and much-loved songs at the band’s first ever Wembley Stadium show. Joining the line-up chart-topping British rapper slowthai, critically acclaimed English singer-songwriter Self Esteem and London-based electro-pop duo Jockstrap, for what promises to be an unmissable night in the capital.

WHERE: Wembley Stadium, London
WHEN: Saturday 08 July & Sunday 09 July 2023

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Concerts in August 2023

Stormzy at All Points East Festival

His only UK headline date for 2023, Stormzy will headline All Points East festival in Victoria Park this year.

For the 2023 event, the rapper will curate a day of artists on August 18, dubbed as ‘This Is What We Mean Day’, after Stormzy’s third album This Is What I Mean was released last year.

WHERE: Victoria Park, London
WHEN: Friday 18 August 2023

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Concerts in September 2023

McFly at Pub In The Park Chiswick

Join the UK’s biggest celebration of food and music where award-winning restaurant pop-ups come with a soundtrack of live music. With festival locations in the likes of Marlow, Brighton, Bath and Dulwich, we’re most excited to see McFly play the Chiswick event.

Second release tickets will be on sale in February – so make sure to sign up to the presale for early access.

WHERE: Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick
WHEN: Saturday 02 September 2023

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