Fat Friday: One Direction, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Ellie Goulding, Rod Stewart, Summer Sets on the Beach 2013, McFly, KT Tunstall and more

Posted: 22nd May 2013

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One Direction

Still the biggest boy-band on the planet and sure to sell out these shows as quickly as it takes to load an MP3 of theirs, One Direction's tour in 2014 includes Dublin on 24th May, then UK stadiums in Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh and Wembley. On sale now, priced from around £43.

Elton John

The first of two huge announcements for the Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2013 in July. Elton will be joined by Kinks founder Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Lucy Rose, Justin Currie and many more. On sale now, priced from £59.50.

Lionel Richie

The second of two big announcements for Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2013 brings two names from across the pond - Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez, supported by Chic feat Nile Rodgers, StooShe, Al Jarreau, Incognito and many more. From £59.

Ellie Goulding

After an exhausting summer season performing at RockNess, Isle of Wight, Ibiza Rocks etc, Goulding will reconvene touring the UK in October with shows in Sheffield, York etc until Hammersmith on the 16th. Priced from £19.50 (£22.50 for London).

Rod Stewart

After the considerable success of his first punt at song-writing for some time, namely the #1 album "Time", and his near sold-out summer dates, Rod has added more for September. Liverpool, London, Leeds and Newcastle all feature at various prices.

Summer Sets on the Beach 2013

Somerset's leading beach party in Weston Super Mare takes place on 31st August and will include Professor Green, Gabrielle Aplin, StooShe, The Strypes, stars from The Big Reunion and more. Prices start at £45. On sale now


London's Royal Albert Hall will host, not one but, two huge shows for the rejuvenated man-band. The dates to remember are 19th and 20th September with each show set to feature greatest hits and newer material. On sale now.

KT Tunstall

Armed with a new album "Invisible Empire / Crescent Moon", Tunstall will tour the forthcoming material on a UK tour which includes a special Drury Lane show on 17th November. Other dates include Bristol, Gateshead etc and are priced from £17.50 upwards. On sale now.


Brian Molko and crew don't tour too often these days so this handful of December shows should shift pretty quickly. Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Brixton all feature during the 'Loud Like Love' tour and are priced at £26.50 (£29.50 for London).


More UK shows have been announced by the grunge-legends in support of their last album "King Animal", including city stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and finally Brixton on 18th September. Prices start at £36.

Torvill and Dean - Dancing on Ice

After delighting audiences for the best part of thirty years, in particular for their emotional gold-medal winning performance of 'Bolero' in 1984, the ice-skating legends bow out in 2014 with a UK tour. Priced from £32.50 to £65.50.

Alkaline Trio

As part of the venue's 10th anniversary, metal-rock hybrid Alkaline Trio will return to the venue to perform an exclusive headliner at the O2 Academy in Islington on 29th August. Tickets cost from £22.

Imagine Dragons

After a colossus of summer festivals including Isle of Wight and Reading/Leeds, it's also looking like an even busier autumn for the American outfit. Manchester, Leeds (again) and Brixton all feature on their jaunt with tickets priced from £16 to £18.50.

Lucy Spraggan

She's already gearing up for spring dates and festival slots at OsFest and Cornbury, now she's confirmed a full autumn headline tour. The many dates include Margate, Leeds, London and Sheffield and tickets cost £12.50 upwards.

Paradise Lost

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Paradise Lost will embark on a short UK tour in the autumn, with Lacuna Coil as support. Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Manchester and Camden all feature and tickets cost from £22.50 to £25.

Woe, Is Me

Soon to be performing at several Slam Dunk Festival shows and supporting Pierce the Veil, Woe, Is Me will round off a busy year with an extensive UK tour in the autumn. Dates include Brighton on 30th November, Glasgow on 5th December and Southsea on the 10th. From £10.

Wretch 32

The Tottenham rapper will follow up his summer-long string of festival slots with a headline tour in the autumn. Manchester is the first stop on 23rd October, Shepherd's Bush is the last on 2nd November and tickets cost £15 - £18.50.

Black Spiders

Heavy Sheffield rockers Black Spiders herald the release of their new album "This Savage Land" with a UK tour starting on 3rd October in their hometown. Further dates include Manchester, Southampton and London and tickets cost from £10 upwards.


The perennial festival favourites return with more dub-house shenanigans and a headline tour of the UK in the autumn. They'll be brightening up the shorter evenings in Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham etc right the way through until 12th December in York.