May Gig Guide

May is once again full of live music goodness and we've got the scoop one exactly what is going down. Have a look at our list of hand-picked gig for the month of May. 

may gigs guide

May is once again full of live music goodness and we’ve got the scoop one exactly what is going down. Have a look at our list of hand-picked gigs for the month of May. 

The Divine Comedy with Ren Harvieu
03 & 04 May / The London Palladium 

For over 30 years now, Neil Hannon & his charming band have been constantly gifting us treasurable albums and performances. The ironic-indie songwriter is set to stage two majestic, orchestral shows in the West-End at the beginning of May. With tickets still available, it’s a chance to catch Hannon perform classics at such an illustrious venue.

6th May / Alexandra Palace


This is noteworthy for the diary. Well respected for their uniqueness and unpredictability, Metronomy will be in North London to share a bundle of bangers. The Mercury Prize winning band have most recently released sun drenching pop project ‘Small World’. Continuing to push musical boundaries, the creative quartet will engage and surprise at Ally Pally.

11th May/Electrowerkz

Picture a band with outright spellbinding artistry and groove. This would be New Yorker six-piece Michelle. Leaping across the pond, the collective will be in Angel to put on a vibrant, harmonic display. Their prowess has carried them to freshly releasing new album ‘After Dinner We Talk Dreams’. Expect playful electronica and funk within this new piece and the concert.

12th May /O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Rolling on, is funk-ridden artist Joesef. Performing in Shepherds Bush, the Glaswegian singer-songwriter has been alighting the scene with soulful plays that captures our hearts and ears. ‘Play Me Something Nice’ you say? Joesef will.

James Blake & Khushi
17th May / Alexandra Palace

James Blake

Set to arrive at Ally Pally on this day in mid-May is Producer, singer, and songwriter James Blake. Behind some of the most prominent albums of recent times, Blake has always been at the controls establishing gentle vocals, resounding bass and mesmerising melodies. Sold out sadly, I would keep an eye on the waiting list for this thrilling gig.

25th May / Koko

Knucks is cementing his name on the musical red carpet through his unorthodox rap potency. Having a strong influence off the likes of MF Doom and Nas, the rapper from South Kilburn has conquered the British scene. Releasing soon is his anticipated album ‘Alpha Place’. Keeping fans on the edge of their seats, Knucks will be sharing new material at a ram-packed Koko.


Bloc Party
28th May / Alexandra Palace 

Bloc Party

Blistering Bloc Party will be performing at Ally Pally too, as they are celebrating the release of long-awaited studio album ‘Alpha Games’. The East-London punk band have returned to their musical lives after already shaping Britain’s indie rock sound in the noughties. Announced as their homecoming show, Bloc Party will be serving a ‘Banquet’ in the Palace full of new goods and old.

Wide Awake Festival
27 – 28th May / Brocknell Park

What a line-up! Happening in the hilly landscape of Brockwell Park will be Wide Awake Festival 2022. Over two days, the likes of Primal Scream, Bicep and Sofia Kourtesis will have a part to play at this exciting event. Not just with music on their minds, Wide Awake is carrying out a message to be both socially and environmentally aware. To buy tickets, go to their website.

Alfie Templeman

28 – 29th May / Dot to Dot Festival / Bristol (28th), Nottingham (29th)

Alfie Templeman

Despite just being 19, describing Alfie Templeman as a “rising star” is already a bit of a misnomer due to the significant success he’s had with tracks such as ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ and ‘Happiness in Liquid Form’. His debut album ‘Mellow Moon’, due out near the end of next month seems an almost inevitable classic, and he’ll be topping it off with performances at the Dot To Dot festivals in Bristol and Nottingham.

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