The concerts you have to see before the end of 2023

We’re approaching the end of the year and as the weather gets colder and the nights get darker, festival season seems like a distant memory. But you don’t need mud, tents and sunshine to have a good time and there’s still plenty of exciting concerts to look forward to before we wave goodbye to 2023.

Next weekend marks the start of an exciting few weeks of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, with some of the biggest stars in the world taking to the stage. And they’re not the only gigs on the horizon, with a load of mouth-watering concerts coming up in 2024.

Ed Sheeran – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November

Having only just finished a sell-out world tour, Ed Sheeran has barely had a chance to breathe. But never one to disappoint, the superstar is treating the Royal Albert Hall to not one but two nights of acoustic magic later this month.

He’s been a busy boy, releasing two albums in 2023, and he’ll be performing the latter of the two in full alongside a live band and string section. ‘Autumn Variations’ was released in September and marks an end to Ed’s maths-themed releases.

The 32-year-old will perform to a packed out venue in London on 18th and 19th November and it will be the last opportunity to see him live before the New Year. His tour saw him perform in Paris, New York and LA among many others and he’ll be back on the road across Europe and Asia in 2024.

But if you can’t wait that long, you can watch him in style with Engage’s exclusive hospitality packages.

Kylie Minogue Friday 1st December

The Royal Albert Hall is no stranger to royalty and it welcomes the ‘Princess of Pop’ to the stage next month in the form of Kylie Minogue.

The Aussie icon released new album Tension back in September, which features the hit single ‘Padam Padam’. Kylie’s latest record flew up the charts and made her the first female artist to have a UK top 10 single in each of the last five decades.

For one night only, she’ll be entertaining the Royal Albert Hall as she introduces ‘An Audience with Kylie’. The Grammy Award winner will perform tracks from her new album, as well as take questions from her celebrity friends in the crowd.

The evening will be broadcast on ITV but if you want to experience it in person, you can enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with our hospitality packages.

What else is happening at the Royal Albert Hall?

It’s not only Ed Sheeran and Kylie Minogue who will be wowing the crowds in London this winter. Ahead of his annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, Jools Holland will take to the stage on 24th and 25th November alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Similarly, on 8th December, Jamie Cullum will treat crowds to The Pianoman at Christmas alongside a big band and special guests. The fun continues next year, with plenty of headline acts lined up to rock the Royal Albert Hall, including The Stranglers, Gipsy Kings, James Blunt, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton and George Benson.

Other concerts to look forward to

If you fancy a pre-Christmas trip down memory lane, Madness will be rolling back the years at the O2 in December. And at the same venue you can catch The 1975 next February.

Take That will be there in April before Olivia Rodrigo performs in May and both acts will also be stopping at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

Plenty of high-profile names have announced huge tours next year, including Taylor Swift, Liam Gallagher, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Green Day and you can enjoy all of them from the comfort of Engage’s exclusive hospitality areas.

Who could headline Glastonbury 2024?

We’ve reached autumn, which can only mean one thing. No, not Halloween – it’s almost time for the mad rush for Glastonbury tickets. As hopefuls up and down the country prepare to load up five devices and cross their fingers, plans for next summer’s line-up will already be well underway.

The five-day event takes place every June and is one of the most famous music festivals in the world, with more than 200,000 people flocking to Somerset each year. That’s quite a bit more than attended the first edition way back in 1970, where a crowd of 1,500 gathered to see The Kinks and Wayne Fontana.

Last year’s festival saw Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John headline, adding to a list of incredible acts to grace the Pyramid Stage in the past, which includes Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, David Bowie, Beyonce and Bob Dylan.

And as rumours begin to circulate about who could be on the line-up in 2024, we’ve taken a look at some of the contenders to follow in their footsteps.

Liam Gallagher

While we’re all still holding out hope of a remarkable Oasis reunion, we might get halfway there at least. Next year’s festival coincides with the 30th anniversary of the iconic Manchester band’s debut album Definitely Maybe.

Liam announced this week that he’ll be playing the record in full across a UK and Ireland tour next year – and, coincidentally, he’s left the Glastonbury weekend free. It would be the third time he’s performed solo at the festival, having previously appeared in 2017 and 2019.

It’s no secret that Liam and Noel have had their differences since Oasis split up in 2009 but the imminent anniversary had sparked rumours that a long-awaited reunion could be on the cards. 2024 will also mark 20 years since Oasis last appeared at Glastonbury.

However, even if he were to perform alone, Liam would be a worthy headliner and he proved his popularity with two sell-out gigs at Knebworth last summer.

Dua Lipa

Fans of Dua Lipa were disappointed not to see her light up the Pyramid Stage this year alongside Elton John for their joint track Cold Heart. But they could be in luck next summer, with the British singer expected to have a busy year.

The 28-year-old is currently working on her third studio album, which is due to come out some time in 2024. Dua Lipa is also rumoured to be going on tour, although she’s yet to announce dates so it’s unclear whether they’ll clash with Glastonbury.

She performed at the festival way back in 2017 when she was relatively unknown but if she were to make a return in the future, she’d be in strong contention to headline.

Foo Fighters

The Foos were a surprise bonus at this year’s festival, popping up to do a secret set under the alias ‘The Churn Ups’. The band had previously cancelled their tour and taken a break following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Dave Grohl and co. now feel the time is right to return to the stage and they’ve announced a number of UK dates next year to promote their new album, with a convenient little gap during the weekend of Glastonbury, which could mean they’re in line to return.

They first performed at Glastonbury in 1998 and they famously had to pull out of their 2015 headline performance after Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling off stage during a show in Sweden.

Spice Girls

Spice Girls also celebrate their 30th anniversary next summer and, unlike Oasis, they’ve already shown they’re happy to roll back the years. The girl band got back together (minus Victoria Beckham) for a reunion tour in 2019 that sold more than 700,000 tickets.

Geri Horner has already denied speculation that they could be set for a Glastonbury appearance. But Ginger Spice did say that the girls have something planned for the anniversary, so fans could still be in for a treat.

And they have unfinished business with the festival, having been set to perform in 2020 before the pandemic put a stop to it.

Coldplay

Another band with huge world dates scheduled is Coldplay, who have been touring their latest album Music of the Spheres since last year. The four-piece have also left time in their schedule at the time of Glastonbury, so we may well see their names when the line-up is announced.

Coldplay are no strangers to the festival, having made the first of their six appearances in 1999. They’ve since headlined four times, taking to the Pyramid stage in 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Chris Martin and co. were also due to perform in 2021 before the festival was cancelled. Instead, they appeared on the festival livestream event, alongside George Ezra, Kano, Wolf Alice and Damon Albarn.

Who else could appear at Glastonbury?

Blur released their ninth album this summer and treated fans to sell-out shows at Wembley, so they could make a return to the festival they last appeared at in 2009.

Meanwhile, south London rapper Dave has also been rumoured to be in with a chance of headlining, having previously appeared twice.

Remarkably, Queen have never performed at Glastonbury due to political differences between Brian May and Michael Eavis. However, May says that he would consider having a conversation about a sensational festival debut.

Another debutant could be Madonna, who is currently on her world tour and has availability in June. Organiser Emily Eavis was recently at one of Madge’s gigs and has previously said that next year’s festival will feature two female headliners.

One name that won’t be on the Glasto poster is Taylor Swift. The American singer was the clear favourite to headline earlier this year but following the announcement of her The Eras world tour, she’ll be performing in Dublin that weekend instead.

Comedy to see in 2024

There’s nothing quite like a good night out watching comedy. It allows us to switch off for an hour or two, enjoy heartwarming (and sometimes horrifying!) stories and, most of the time, try not to cry from laughing.

Well, if a stand-up show is what you’re after then you’re in for a treat. Next year, not one, not even two but three of the UK’s greatest ever comedians are hitting the road.

Peter Kay, Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan are all back on tour, with dates up and down the country, including at the O2 Arena.

Fancy joining us for a laugh? Here’s everything you need to know.

Peter Kay

Legendary Bolton comedian Peter Kay is finally back, almost 12 years after his record-breaking last tour. He’s been one of the country’s leading stand-ups for more than 26 years and is the creator and star of Channel 4’s That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights.

Kay first went on tour in 2002 and he followed up his debut with his second show, The Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour… Now On Tour, which broke the Guinness World Record for selling the most amount of tickets in history. Almost 1.2 million people saw the tour across 113 dates and Kay’s latest venture initially sold out as soon as it went on sale.

The new tour is titled Better Late Than Never and touches on nostalgia and early jobs, as well as family life and health issues, delivered in his usual honest and relatable style. Kay’s tour is already underway and he’s taking it to the biggest cities in the UK, with several dates to look forward to in London and Manchester.

The 50-year-old is set to become the first ever artist to put on a monthly residency at the O2, which gets underway in 2024, before concluding the tour the following year.

You can watch all of Kay’s O2 shows from the best seats in the house with our exclusive hospitality packages. Enjoy the best views of the stage in premium level 1 seats, as well as access to the VIP lounge and private bar.

Kay will also be finishing 2023 with several dates at the Manchester Arena. Fancy bringing your pals for an unforgettable night of laughter? You can take advantage of our private boxes, all stocked up with a gourmet buffet and complimentary drinks.

Michael McIntyre

Family favourite McIntyre is also back on the road, with four dates scheduled to take place at the O2 next spring.

The loveable stand-up first appeared on Live At The Apollo and he hasn’t looked back since. The BAFTA winner has been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, as well as hosting Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Wheel.

He’s enjoyed remarkable success from previous tours, as more than 700,000 people attended Showtime in 2012. As well as that, he’s also previously sold out a record-breaking 28 shows at the O2.

McIntyre is embarking on his sixth stand-up tour with Macnificent, where fans can expect classic observational material as he brings everyday relatable topics to life on stage.

The show will tour the UK and Ireland, as well as travelling overseas to the likes of New York, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.

The 47-year-old has pencilled in nights at the O2 on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th April next year, with exclusive areas, private bars, luxurious suites and the best views in the building available with our hospitality packages.

Romesh Ranganathan

The fun doesn’t stop there because another much-loved comedian is flying into the O2 for two showstopping tour dates next year.

Ranganathan first joined the comedy circuit around 10 years ago while he was still working as a school teacher. Since then, he’s developed into one of the most successful comics in the country and has presented several of his own TV shows as well as becoming a regular panellist on A League Of Their Own.

Following sell-out tours and Netflix specials, Ranganathan is back to bring Hustle up and down the UK, including two nights in London on 24th and 25th May next year.

The show explores whether hustling is the key to success, looking at the good and bad sides of people and hilariously contemplating the benefits of charity.

If you’re excited to see Romesh back on the road again, enjoy his new show in style with Engage’s luxury hospitality packages

The Biggest Concerts in 2024!

2024 promises to be an unforgettable year of live concerts with some star-studded names set to entertain crowds across the UK!

This summer has seen some of the biggest artists in the world sell out the most iconic venues in the UK, and we can’t wait to see more world class performers take the music scene by storm next year too. Here is your breakdown of the biggest concerts and events to look forward to in 2024…

Rolling out the red carpet at the BRIT Awards in 2024!

In 2023 global superstars such as Harry Styles, Beyonce and Becky Hill were among the star-studded line up who took home some of the most prestigious awards in music, and The Brit Awards will be the biggest celebration of UK music once again in 2024.

Guaranteed to be as spectacular and as breath-taking as ever, the 31st edition of the Brits will showcase the best of British as well as the diverse range of talent the industry has to offer, making it the number one place to be when the stars are rolled out on the red carpet again on Saturday 2 March 2024.

Fans across the world tune in every year to celebrate the headline acts, creating a joyous and unforgettable atmosphere throughout the ceremony. We are set to see extraordinary performances from the likes of Dua Lipa, Raye, Kylie Minogue, Jungle, Rema, and Becky Hill and Chase & Status, making it yet another incredible year.

Taylor Swift lands in the UK!

After selling out venues instantaneously across the US, Taylor Swift is heading on tour to Europe next year with several dates booked in front of over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

The global pop sensation is currently riding the wave of her era of global success after she released her record-breaking 10th studio album, Midnights, in October last year. Since then she has embarked on her Eras Tour which has taken her into a new stratosphere and led to additional dates being added to her UK Tour.

As a result of this unprecedented demand Taylor Swift will be performing at Wembley Stadium on an incredible eight nights throughout next summer, on top of multiple dates at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh; Anfield Stadium, Liverpool; and the Principality Stadium, Cardiff where she will be supported by popular American indie band Paramore.

Want the chance to see the one of our generation’s legendary performers take to the stage next summer? Enquire now to find out more!

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced they will be embarking on a UK and Ireland tour in 2024.

After a hugely successful four dates in the UK in 2023 in Edinburgh, Birmingham and two nights at BST Hyde Park, it has been confirmed that Bruce Springsteen will return to the UK at huge arenas.

As part of a 22 leg European tour, the star and his band have four Irish dates to look forward to, along with a trip to Cardiff and Sunderland in May, all before a very special Wembley Stadium date in July to finish the tour in style which you can enjoy in our ICON facility.

In 2023, all of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s UK dates sold out within eight hours, so get in touch now with Engage to be the first to find out how to secure your place.

AC/DC take on Europe

AC/DC just announced they are set to embark on their POWER UP Tour in 2024. After eight years, the band are returning to play huge dates across 10 European countries, including two nights at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 3rd and Sunday 7th July.

Their line up will consist of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Matt Laug, guitarists Angus and Steve Young and Chris Chaney on bass – who as AC/DC themselves say will be carrying “the torch for Cliff” Williams, who retired from performing in 2016.

This announcement has been long awaited by European fans since the POWER UP album was released in 2020 and is set to be a memorable show.

With dates and arenas selling out fast, enquire now to secure your place with Engage.

Adele to perform summer residency in Munich

Adele take to the European stage this August, performing 10 shows at Munich’s Messe open-air stadium created exclusively for her residency. This will be her first performing in Europe since 2016, other than her shows in 2022 at London’s Hyde Park. After the singer originally released 4 dates, due to high demand an extra 6 were added to ensure more could attend what is set to be a spectacular show.

Featuring Adele’s powerful vocals and emotional hits, fans will be able to enjoy classic songs from across her albums.

Promising to be an unforgettable experience, get in touch to find out more on how to secure your place for dates 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th August 2024 with Engage!

Liam Gallagher returns in June 2024

The former Oasis star is going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s ‘Definitely Maybe’ album by going on tour all across the UK in 2024.

The very popular 1994 album included some iconic hits such as ‘Supersonic’ and ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’. Liam Gallagher’s 2024 tour will give fans a unique opportunity to hear him perform songs that have rarely been sung since the mid-’90s, including ‘Up In The Sky’.

Gallagher will play 12 dates in June 2024, with one of the many highlights including three nights in his home city at Manchester’s 23,500-capacity Co-Op Live.

Enquire now to find out more on how to secure your place at Liam Gallagher’s ‘Definitely Maybe’ Tour in 2024!

BST Hyde Park sees world class headliners

The British Summer Time Hyde Park series has attracted incredible talent in recent years, such as Adele, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift and that brilliance continues in 2024.

As the first headliners are announced, we can see classical artist Andrea Bocelli, pop icon Robbie Williams, global superstar Shania Twain, Australian pop legend Kylie Minogue and South Korean megastars Stray Kids all taking to the stage. The event is set to take place over several dates, with five shows from this year having been announced so far, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th July.

It is sure to be memorable this year at Hyde Park and you can be there with Engage!


Hampton Court Palace Festival makes its return

Set in the base court of Henry VIII’s Palace, against a back drop of Tudor history, Hampton Court Palace Festival makes its return. Over the last 28 years an array of incredible talent has performed on the iconic stage.

Relax on the lawns and admire your surroundings. With only 3,000 seats per night available, it is an intimate festival experience like no other steeped in history.

This year hosts performances from Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Jack Savoretti, Sam Ryder, BJÖRN AGAIN, The Rest is History Live Presents: The Tudors, Sheryl Crow, Deacon Blue, Paloma Faith and Jessie J

Taking place 11th-22nd June, there is something for everyone at this beautiful event.

Take That are back to shine on tour of the UK and Ireland

Fans of Take That have had to show a lot of patience, but finally the pop legends are back to rule the world with new music and a new headline tour in 2024.

Finding fame in the 1990s, the iconic boy band have produced an incredible catalogue of smash hits and number one singles over the past 30 years, securing their status as one of Britain’s most successful artists.

Despite the departures of Robbie Williams and Jason Orange, the band have continued to recreate their sound and build upon their musical legacy. Led by Gary Barlow the trio relit their fire in 2023 with new releases for their ninth studio album and a memorable headline performance at BTS Hype Park.

In support of their new album, ‘This Life’, Take That will be heading on tour in 2024 for the first time in five years, performing key dates in London, Glasgow and Birmingham as they showcase their new tracks and prove their greatest days are still ahead of them.

Thursday 25 April – London, The O2 Arena

Friday 26 April – London, The O2 Arena

Saturday 27 April – London, The O2 Arena

Tuesday 30 April – London, The O2 Arena

Kew The Music has something for everyone

Few concert series have the history and beauty that Kew the Music has. Set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, Kew Gardens London, bask in tranquillity whilst you listen to your favourite artists.

Established as one of the most spectacular summer concert venues in the UK, the annual week-long festival of picnic concerts are a hit amongst all generations of music lovers. 

This year is set to be another unmissable event, with performances from Mika, Ronan Keating, Passenger, JLS, Beverley Knight and Richard Ashcroft.

Taking place from 8th-14th July, you can’t beat a concert in the beautiful British summer time.

Another year, another European Tour for Coldplay

Few bands in the world can sell out stadiums across Europe three times in as many years. However due to high demand Coldplay will be doing exactly that in 2024 with an unbelievable third run of their European Tour next summer!

Since the British rock band began their Music of the Spheres tour they have travelled around Europe twice and rocked 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in the summer of 2022.

Now amongst rumors that that they could make a return to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury next summer, they have announced new dates in 2024 will see them perform 25 years’ worth of tracks for the first time in Greece, Romania and Finland. They will also entertain Rome for the first time in 20 years as well as locations in France, Germany and Austria before finishing with two huge gigs at Croke Park in Dublin.

Foo Fighters sell out UK stadiums

Dave Grohl and the band will be returning to the stage in the UK this summer for their Everything Or Nothing At All tour. They are set to play monumental dates at some of the biggest venues including London Stadium, Emirates Old Trafford, Hampton Park, Villa Park and Principality Stadium.

This will mark the band’s first UK tour without their drummer Taylor Hawkins who passed away in March 2022. Their latest album But Here We Are, inspired by the death of Hawkins, has been described as devastatingly beautiful and featured some of Dave Grohl’s most personal songs.

With support from various artists across the dates including Wet Leg, Hot Milk, Courtney Barnett, Himalayas, Honeyblood and Shame, it’s set to be an incredible show from start to finish!

Watch the band perform at Emirates Old Trafford this July with Engage.

Taylor Swift fans, Are You Ready?

That’s right, the long wait for Taylor Swift’s UK tour will soon be over as the pop star has just announced more dates for her Era’s tour in 2024.

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania. She has sold over 200 million records and her unique songwriting ability has landed her many awards including Grammys, three album of the year awards and has been labelled Artist of the Decade.

The US Swifties have been treated to some magnificent performances, and finally after lots of speculation UK fans can begin to get excited to see her live on UK soil after date announcements at a number of venues in 2024. She announced the dates via her Instagram page on the 20th June.

It will be the first time Swift has performed in the UK since before the pandemic with many fans finding it hard to control their excitement and tickets in high demand. She has caused a storm across the US so far but what can fans of the 12 time Grammy winner expect from her in the UK.


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Taylor Swift


What to Expect

Starting in Glendale, Arizona, Taylor kicked off her Era’s tour in front of a sell out State Farm Stadium with an estimated 70,000 fans. She has continued to sell out stadiums across the United States with fans flocking in their tens of thousands if they have been lucky enough to get tickets. Not to mention, the hundreds of Swifties who have attended the concerts ticketless and waited outside in the hope they may hear the artist’s songs.

The spectacular shows have been iconic to say the least with performances lasting in excess of three hours and a setlist that includes 44 of Swift’s hits. She includes songs off 9 of her albums as well as two surprise acoustic songs at each venue predominantly starting her show with ‘Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince’.

Not only have the US fans been treated to long performances, they are also treated to a whopping 16 outfit changes throughout the show from dazzling body suits to summer dresses, making it seem her wardrobe is never ending! Her elaborate stage designs and costumes have wowed fans across the States making her performances one of a kind which has been credited by many.

Not only is her tour made iconic by the costume changes and long-winded shows, it offers fans of the Pennsylvania born singer a chance to come together and enjoy her music for the first time since 2018.

For many fans in the UK it will be the first time they have seen Swift live in concert and with thirteen shows in total and six at Wembley, there is ample opportunity for UK Swifties to have the full Taylor Swift experiences as she continues on with her heavy schedule.


When and Where

In total Swift has announced an incredible 131 shows throughout her Era’s Tour which will span from the 17th March 2023 to 17th August 2024, finishing at Wembley stadium in London. She will play a total of 13 times in the UK, which many are considering a reference to her lucky number 13. UK venues include BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh; Anfield Stadium, Liverpool; Principality Stadium, Cardiff and an incredible six shows in London at Wembley Stadium.

The UK tour will start on Friday 7th June in Edinburgh and finish in London on Saturday 17th August, also marking the end of Taylor’s first tour since the pandemic. It is uncertain whether the American singer will perform at Glastonbury next year after she was due to headline the festival in 2020 and a gap in her schedule caused speculation amongst fanatics. However, after a new date announcement for a show in Dublin, it will clash with the event at Worthy Farm.



UK tour dates:

Friday 7 June – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 8 June – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium

Sunday 9 June – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium

Thursday 13 June – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium

Friday 14 June – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium

Saturday 15 June – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium

Tuesday 18 June – Cardiff, Principality Stadium

Friday 21 June – London, Wembley Stadium

Saturday 22 June – London, Wembley Stadium

Sunday 23 June – London, Wembley Stadium

Thursday 15 August – London, Wembley Stadium

Friday 16 August – London, Wembley Stadium

Saturday 17 August – London, Wembley Stadium

The biggest live music festivals in London 2023

Dig out your wellies and warm up your vocal cords because music festival season is well and truly upon us! Thousands of live music fans are packing their tents as they prepare to brave the elements at Glastonbury, Reading, the Isle of Wight and beyond.

But for those of you that would prefer to stay closer to home to get your music fix (or if you simply fancy a city break in the capital), you’re in luck!

The London festival scene is bigger and better than ever, with plenty of events taking place throughout the summer. And you can enjoy the tunes in style thanks to our range of hospitality experiences.

The stage is set for an extraordinary few months of music magic – take a look at what’s coming up.


BST Hyde Park

When: 24th June – 9th July

Where: Hyde Park, London

Headline acts: Guns N’Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Take That, Billy Joel, Lana Del Rey, P!nk

One of London’s most iconic music festivals is back for another year, with British Summer Time returning to Hyde Park. Countless superstars have rocked the stage since it began in 2013, including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.

The organisers have outdone themselves once again this year. Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are among the headline acts at this year’s festival, which takes place over a series of weekend dates.

And there’s plenty of choice for the younger crowd too, with Take That, P!nk, Lana Del Rey and Blackpink also scheduled to perform.

If any of these artists are on your bucket list, why not avoid the crowds and watch them from the comfort of our hospitality areas?

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BST Hyde Park


Kew Gardens

When: 11th to 16th July

Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond

Headline acts: Bastille, The Human League, Jools Holland, The Vamps

Festival locations don’t get much prettier than this. Instead of the mud, tents and litter of Glastonbury, enjoy an evening of music in the stunning surroundings of Kew Gardens, one of London’s most picturesque settings.

Kew the Music is a picnic festival that is ideal for all the family and the botanical gardens are the perfect place to wind down on a warm summer evening.

Bastille, The Vamps and The Human League are among the acts set to perform. Plus, Jools Holland will add a touch of class to the occasion with his Rhythm & Blues orchestra.


Greenwich Summer Sounds

When: 4th to 8th July

Where: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Headline acts: Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Kaiser Chiefs, Black Eyed Peas

We’re staying south of the river for our next festival and once again, you’ve got the chance to enjoy some live music in another stunning venue. Tom Jones is set to continue on the summer festival circuit at the Old Royal Naval College for Greenwich Summer Sounds.

Enjoy the panoramic views from the Royal Observatory before wandering down the hill to enjoy sets from Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Kaiser Chiefs and Black Eyed Peas.

If you feel like taking in the tunes with a glass of fizz in luxury facilities, take a look at our hospitality offerings.


Henley Music Festival

When: 5th to 9th July

Where: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Headline acts: Westlife, Rag’n’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Boney M

Okay, this one isn’t strictly in London – but hear us out. It’s on the River Thames, it’s easy to get to from the capital and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

It’s just a few days after the Henley Royal Regatta and while there’s no rowing here, the main stage does float on the river. Fingers crossed there’s a lifeguard on duty to keep an eye on the likes of Westlife, Rag’n’Bone Man and Nile Rodgers and CHIC, who are among the festival’s headliners.

Plus, Boney M will be performing with original lead singer Liz Mitchell. And if you fancy a break from the music, you can laugh your socks off as Jack Dee and Jo Brand crack jokes on the comedy stage.


Other concerts in London

It’s not just festivals where you can get your live music fix this year! Some of the world’s biggest acts are doing standalone gigs at London’s biggest venues – and we’ve got the best seats in the house available.

The O2 Arena will host Maroon 5 and Kiss in July before Sugababes and Shania Twain take to the stage in September. Plus, Madonna brings three of her tour dates to the dome in October.

With the football season over, Wembley will become a concert venue for the summer, starting with the Capital Summertime Ball and four nights of Harry Styles’ tour in June.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Blur take centre stage in July before The Weeknd takes over north London in August.

It’s not just Wembley that’s swapping football for live music. Arctic Monkeys bring their long-awaited UK tour to the Emirates in June. And just a few miles down the road, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wizkid will be performing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in August.

What to expect at the BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard

After the recent Golden Globes, the awards season is well and truly underway, but the coolest of them all has to be the BRITs.

Famed for its laid-back approach, with booze-laden tables and A-listers mingling between ad breaks, the BRIT Awards is far from prim and proper, and that’s why we love it.

The awards themselves celebrate the best in music and have featured some of the most memorable moments in British pop culture history, from Freddie Mercury’s last public appearance, the height of the Oasis and Blur feud, plus that Union Jack Dress worn by Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

Unlike other awards shows, the event is broadcast live, adding to the slightly unpolished and unpredictable nature of the show, which makes it all the more exciting for the lucky fans in attendance.

Since 2010, the awards have been held at the O2 in Greenwich, a venue that has established itself as a worldwide attraction for some of the most reputable live acts.

For instance, in 2007 rock star Prince began a series of 21 sold-out nights at the arena, in one of the great UK rock residencies in recent memory.

Beyond the world of music, the O2 is one of the elite sporting venues in the country. Between 2009 -2020 it played host to the ATP Tennis World Tour finals, and, in 2023, it will host WWE Money In The Bank – the first time a WWE event has taken place in London for over 20 years and the first Money In The Bank ever outside of the US.

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The O2 Arena, London

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Last year The BRIT Awards were hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan, co-host of The Big Narstie Show on Channel 4, and judge on ITV’s The Masked Singer.

The 2022 show was the second year without gendered categories and generated the most nominations for female artists since 2010. Adele took home three BRIT Awards on the night for British Album of the Year, British Artist of the Year and Best British Single respectively. Other notable winners were Wolf Alice for British Group, Billie Eilish for International Artist of the Year and Silk Sonic for International Group of the Year.

However, as fun as it is to hear the speeches and watch the awards being presented, the most memorable moments of the night are always the musical performances.

Last year The BRITs were opened by none other than Ed Sheeran who was joined by Bring Me The Horizon to perform their song Bad Habits. Adele, Little Simz and Sam Fender all performed but the show was closed by Dave, who had already won Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act on the night.


The BRITs 2023 – what you need to know

This year, The BRITs will be held on 11 February 2023 and will once again be hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan. The show will be available to watch live on ITV and ITVX.

At the time of writing, only three acts have been announced to perform; Sam Smith ft Kim Petras, Flo and Wet Leg, who, along with Harry Styles have the joint most nominations this year (four).

However, with a host of high-profile nominees, including the Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, you can expect many more big stars to take the stage and possibly perform on the night.

Such is the popularity of the event, tickets are sold out via the O2 Arena website. Thankfully though, hospitality packages are still available with Engage Hospitality so you too can be a part of British pop culture history.


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Elton John to go out with a bang

As the end of his Farewell Yellow Brick Tour comes to an end, Elton John has announced that his last ever UK show will be at next year’s Glastonbury Festival, where he will close out the show on the Pyramid Stage.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2023 and celebrate the greatest festival in the world,” he said to his 4.3 million followers on Instagram.

He is the first act to be revealed for the 2023 iteration of the festival. However, many have speculated that the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Harry Styles may also be topping the bill – the next wave of artists is typically revealed in March.

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As with every Glastonbury festival, tickets are in high demand. When tickets went on general sale on November 06, they sold out within an hour, as organisers tweeted, “Thank you to everyone who bought one and we’re sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand far exceeded supply.”

Now that the Rocket Man is onboard for his final UK show, the scramble for re-sale tickets in spring next year will be hotter than ever.

The emotional finale at Glastonbury on Sunday, June 25, 2023, will mark a five-decade-long career that has seen the pop superstar headline festivals and sell-out arenas worldwide.

He first garnered international acclaim following his breakout performance at the Troubadour in West Hollywood in 1970, his first on American soil. He stunned the crowd with hits from his debut album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which had just been released in the United States.

In June 1985, when he was already a household name, Elton John performed with the likes of Queen and Wham! in the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The event, known as the ‘Global Jukebox’, helped raise more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa.

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Wembley Concert Venue

Other memorable performances include his Royal Festival Hall Show in 1972, where he introduced his fifth LP Honky Château, which features arguably his most famous song Rocket Man. His fourth album, Madman Across The Water, had been released just three months earlier and was still in the US top 20.

Elton John is prolific, to date he has released a total of 31 albums and sold 300 million records worldwide, making him the fourth best-selling artist of all-time behind The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

Knighted for his services to music in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II, Elton John has numerous accolades and awards to his name, including 5 Grammys, 5 Brit Awards and two Oscars.

In 2018, Elton John started his Farewell Yellow Brick Tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This was intended to kick off a tour consisting of 300 concerts worldwide, however, the European leg of his tour, initially scheduled for winter 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

The remaining tour dates were later postponed till 2021, along with the rest of the second European leg and the third North American leg.

Fans were left frustrated again in September 2021, when it was announced that John had sustained a hip injury, causing the European tour to be delayed again, this time till 2023.

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Finally, in January 2022, John resumed his farewell tour at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana to a sell-out crowd.

The legendary performer marked the end of his North American tour with one final performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in November 2022. Nearly 50 years on from his unforgettable 1975 show at the same stadium, John was joined by collaborators Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile and Kiki Dee.

His Farewell From Dodger Stadium show was a global event, reminiscent of Elvis Presley’s televised show in Hawaii in 1973, which attracted a billion viewers worldwide.

John’s Dodger’s performance was available to live stream on Disney plus and is still available to watch.

As his unforgettable career draws to a close there are only going to be so many more opportunities to say, “I saw Elton John live.”

“It’s going to be incredibly emotional.” Emily Eavis, Glastonbury co-organiser said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year.”

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2023 Concerts Hospitality

Check out our biggest concerts of 2023 around the UK. Incredible headline acts throughout



Join us at some of the biggest concerts around the world with the best hospitality packages money can buy.

Blur announce spectacular Wembley gig!

Britpop legends Blur have announced their long awaited return to the stage with a sensational gig confirmed at Wembley on Saturday 08 July.

Blur have confirmed their unmissable comeback and you can enjoy it with Engage hospitality.

The gig, set to be their only performance in the UK in 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1994 Parklife album.

Following its release in 1994, the bands album Parklife sold more than five millions copies, at the same time becoming a record that defined a generation as one of the soundtracks to the Britpop era.

2022 was an incredible year for concerts, but 2023 is set to be even bigger!

Check out our list of concerts at major venues such as Wembley, The O2, Hyde Park, Emirates Old Trafford and Henley Festival just to name a few.

Let us know you’re interested on our contact us page to be the first in line to secure hospitality for Blur.

As soon as our hospitality is available you can find the details here.

The Biggest Concerts to see in 2023!

This year we have seen a vast number of live music events, from small gigs to large stadium shows, and as the year draws to a close, we are looking forward to 2023 and what the new year has in store for us.

In 2022 music events and concerts have returned to the UK in full force. As the restrictions on large events have been gradually lifted and the entertainment industry is now back in full swing, music concerts and live shows are in high demand once again.

With iconic venues such as Wembley and the O2 Arena releasing huge sellout shows each month, we have selected a few of our top 2023 concerts that are guaranteed to produce some unforgettable nights of music.

Beyoncé is Back!

Beyoncé is back and touring her brand new album Renaissance with multiple dates in the UK in the early summer of 2023.

The Tottenham Hotspur is the main location for these incredible gigs which will be a once in a lifetime experience to see the Queen Bee herself.

We have availabilty across multiple dates, including Saturday 3rd June, one of her brand new confirmed dates.

The VIP Party Package is perfect for the biggest Beyoncé fans.

• Padded seats in a prime location on the lower tier (West Level 2, Block 212)
• Pre-show access to Premium bars and lounge
• Party package grazing menu served pre main act
• Inclusive selected beers, wines and soft drinks pre main act**
• Cash bar available throughout the show
• Access to exclusive post-show party with live DJ (cash bar)
• Commemorative gift


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Madonna is back!

Celebrating 40 years in the industry, Madonna is back taking ‘The Celebration Tour’ around the world, including The O2 Arena on Saturday 14 October, Sunday 15 October and Tuesday 17 October.

The pop sensation will be combining all of her greatest hits and celebrating her unique style and the legacy she will leave on the music and entertainment industry.

Expect an incredible show, including multiple guest appearances. Madonna announced her tour with famous faces in abundance and you can check out that video here.

Hospitality packages at The O2 will be in huge demand so if you want to see Madonna and the impeccable stylish show that she’ll deliver, then enquire as soon as you can! We’ll look to find the perfect option suitable for you.

Blur confirmed for Wembley!

Blur have announced a one-off 2023 show to take place at London’s Wembley stadium on 8 July. It will be the Britpop legends first headline show since 2015 and their first at Wembley; they will be supported by Northampton rapper slowthai, acclaimed pop musician Self Esteem, and rising experimental pop duo Jockstrap.

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Although the group – frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree – released their debut album in 1991, 2023 marks 35 years since their 1988 formation.

Damon in particular has been involved in a number of projects, with the most famous being Gorillaz, who have performed headline shows and festivals around the world for over a two decades.


Official Hospitality includes:

  • Reserved ticket in a central seating block
  • Relaxed and informal ‘lounge style’ hospitality
  • Exclusive access to hospitality lounge pre-show and for one hour post-show
  • Inclusive beers, wines and soft drinks from lounge opening and one hour post-show
  • A wide ranging grazing menu served before the main act
  • Snacks served post show
  • Access to the Club Wembley after show party until late

Take that take the stage at BST Hyde Park

The BST Hyde Park line-up keeps getting better and better as Take That have confirmed a huge headline show on Saturday 1st July.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen make up the legendary boy band who have been performing around the world since the 90s.

Take That last had a major tour in 2019 but haven’t headlined an even of this magnitude for a long time.

Supported by The Script and Sugababes, two fantastic pop artists has ensured this is a summer event not to be missed. Get close to the stage with the best views in our hospitality package.


The Ultimate Bar Experience

  • Entrance to The Ultimate Bar for the day to relax in style
  • Welcome Glass of Champagne
  • Complimentary bar serving selected wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Enjoy a complimentary choice of Premium Food Offerings (voucher activated)
  • Commemorative VIP hospitality pass
  • Access to VIP Summer Garden (an exclusive area offering VIP bars, premium food outlets, additional comfortable seating, separate restroom facilities & cloakroom)
  • Complimentary British Summer Time T-shirt
  • Choice of premium ticket locations
  • Dedicated entrance with entry to the event up to 1 hr before the main gates open

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  • Entrance to The Ultimate Bar for the day to relax in style
  • Welcome Glass of Champagne
  • Complimentary bar serving selected wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Enjoy a complimentary choice of Premium Food Offerings (voucher activated)
  • Commemorative VIP hospitality pass
  • Access to VIP Summer Garden (an exclusive area offering VIP bars, premium food outlets, additional comfortable seating, separate restroom facilities & cloakroom)
  • Complimentary British Summer Time T-shirt
  • Choice of premium ticket locations
  • Dedicated entrance with entry to the event up to 1 hr before the main gates open

The Arctic Monkeys make their comeback!

It’s official: The infamous indie rock band Arctic Monkeys is coming to London in 2023 as part of their ‘Arctic Monkeys: The Car’ tour.

The Sheffield born rock stars haven’t released music since their album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ back in 2018, so this will be an incredible and rare opportunity to see Alex Turner and co live in the UK.

The Arctic Monkeys are known for being one of the first bands to become famous through the internet, and since their debut release in 2006, have continued to climb the ladder of success receiving a Prestigious Mercury Prize for album of the year as well as three NME Awards.  

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Appearing at music festivals up and down the UK and headlining Glastonbury twice, the demand for the Arctic Monkeys to return to the stage has been widely anticipated. Their fan base is constantly growing as their distinctive style of music evolves from album to album, appealing to a wide and varied audience.

We have hospitality available at the Emirates Stadium for their three London shows where you can enjoy a luxury VIP atmosphere with premium food and beverage inclusions for this sell out event.


Diamond Package includes:

  • Luxurious padded seats located directly outside the Diamond Club or Directors Box.
  • Two-course pre-show buffet
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks until curfew
  • Post-show food offer
  • Informal casual seating and poseur tables

The BRIT Awards 2023!

The biggest night in the UK music calendar will be back in 2023 for its 30th year anniversary, and with its new weekend slot, it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Watched by millions at home every year, the night brings together music lovers from near and far to celebrate the very best of British and International music. Showcasing the most diverse talent in the industry, you can prepare for an exciting and memorable occasion unlike any other.

In 2022 the likes of Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish and more all delivered stand out live performances from the iconic BRITs stage, as well as presenting awards to the biggest artists from over the past year. This is a rare occasion to watch all your favourite musicians in one place, with a buzzing atmosphere and incredible entertainment throughout the night, this is an evening that you and your guests will want to be a part of.



The BRITs Hospitality Packages

We are official hospitality partners with The BRITs and have exceptional packages available for this highly sought after event. There is limited availability for these hospitality options so make sure you enquire with us today to secure your places.



The Diamond Dining Experience

The Diamond Dining experience is a fantastic hospitality option for The BRITs 2023, offering a bespoke 3 course meal with live entertainment alongside a VIP Club drinks reception upon arrival.

Each table will come with a Diamond Dining drinks package as standard and you will watch the show with Priority Level 1 Seating.

After the show, you’ll have access to the famous BRITs VIP Official After Party where you might just bump into some famous faces from the night.



Sapphire Suites

The Sapphire Suite experience is a private facility that will wow your guests and give you an unbelievable view of the show for The BRITs 2023.

You’ll be served a pre-show bespoke hot fork buffet within the suite and post show guests can remain in their suites to continue the part.

You’ll also have access to the famous BRITs VIP Official After Party and with the event being held on a Saturday night, travel after the event will be far simpler.



Harry Styles – Love On Tour

After his incredible successes in 2022 with his sold out Wembley shows, Harry Styles will be continuing his ‘Love on Tour’ tour into 2023!  

The British pop star will be returning to the UK in May and June next year for two new dates at the Iconic Wembley Stadium, a venue he played twice this summer.

Reviews from his shows were beyond expectations, NME wrote: ‘Seeing Styles perform at a stadium is like entering a parallel universe: heart-shaped sunglasses and pink, super-sized cowboy hats are as good as compulsory, to the point that those not wearing this uniform are outnumbered.

“Everywhere you look, there are people dancing, while throngs of feather boas shed into rainbow clouds each time the crowd jumps along to a huge pop chorus.”

Don’t miss out on seeing Harry Styles perform in 2023 for his phenomenal London performances at Wembley.


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Billy Joel

Singer-songwriter and pianist from New York, Billy Joel has confirmed his attendance at Hyde Park in 2023 for the British Summer Time festival, one of the most eagerly anticipated music events in London.

Known for tracks such as Piano Man, Just the Way You Are, My Life, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, We Didn’t Start the Fire, Uptown Girl and The River of Dreams, Billy Joel is one of America’s best-selling solo artists, having sold over 150 million records worldwide, toured across the globe and won six Grammy Awards.

With his only European appearance in 2023, the megastar will perform for the 10th anniversary of BST Hyde Park on 7 July, which will be an extremely rare opportunity to see this music legend live in the UK.

Enjoy an incomparable VIP experience watching Billy Joel in concert with The Ultimate Bar package which includes relaxed seating and part covered open canopy, offering the perfect informal opportunity to mingle with friends or colleagues.


The Ultimate Bar Experience

  • Entrance to The Ultimate Bar for the day to relax in style
  • Welcome Glass of Champagne
  • Complimentary bar serving selected wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Enjoy a complimentary choice of Premium Food Offerings (voucher activated)
  • Commemorative VIP hospitality pass
  • Access to VIP Summer Garden (an exclusive area offering VIP bars, premium food outlets, additional comfortable seating, separate restroom facilities & cloakroom)
  • Complimentary British Summer Time T-shirt
  • Choice of premium ticket locations
  • Dedicated entrance with entry to the event up to 1 hr before the main gates open


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Concerts near me!

We continue to take clients to some of the biggest music events in the calendar and have a wide range of hospitality packages available at venues up and down the UK.

If you’re looking to attend a concert near you in 2023, enquire today with Engage for hospitality options that are guaranteed to impress and create lasting memories for you and every one of your guests.

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