2015: Gig Junkies Review of the Year

Posted by Gig Junkies on Thursday Feb 16, 2017 Under Gig Junkies Review

Here at Gig Junkies we’re looking back at all the great gigs we reviewed in 2015. From Frank Turner to the Kaiser Chiefs, Julian H. Cope to 10cc, Placebo to Ella Eyre, Nick Cave to Taylor Swift, a stack of summer festivals and into the winter with everyone from Culture Club to Dave Gahan to Judas Priest, Duran Duran, Faithless and The Prodigy.

See below the links and just some of the awesome images we’ve captured from more gigs than we can count and hundreds of bands from right across the UK during the year! From the smallest venue to massive festivals, from up-and-coming talent to some of the leading artists of their generation…

January 2015

Queen + Adam Lambert
Gerard Way
Paul Carrack + Elliott Morris

Julian Cope + Black Sound Sheep System (FidoX)
Mark Lanegan + Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss
Neck Deep
Frank Turner + Skinny Lister + Esme Patterson + Oxygen Thief
Moose Blood + Choir Vandals + Boston Manor
Mike Heron and the Trembling Bells
Rob Lynch + Allison Weiss + Lauren Pryke

Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen + Adam Lambert


Frank Turner

Mike Heron and Trembling Bells


Rob Lynch

Neck Deep

February 2015

The Staves
Kaiser Chiefs + Public Service Broadcasting
The Phantom Band + Easy Kill
Kerrang! Tour 2015 with Don Broco + We Are The In Crowd + Young Guns + Bury Tomorrow + Beartooth
Ocean Colour Scene + Samuel L Parkes
Fightstar + Moose Blood
Pond + Younghusband
The Script + Tinie Tempah


The Phantom Band, Manchester

The Staves


The Script


March 2015

Yellowcard + Less Than Jake
The Trevor Horn Band + Will Heard
The Quireboys + Louis Coupe
Halestorm + Nothing More + Wilson
Idlewild + Sorren Maclean
The Unthanks + The Young’uns
Clean Bandit
New Model Army + She Makes War
Royal Blood + Mini Mansions
Architects + Every Time I Die + Bless The Fall + Counterparts
My Darling Clementine + Plumbhall + Em Sargant
The Stranglers + The Rezillos
Hardcore Superstar
The Charlatans
The Handsome Family + Daniel Knox
Placebo + The Mirror Trap
The Lovely Eggs + Zvilnik + Sweet Deals on Surgery
Dropkick Murphys + The Mahones
Jane Weaver + Horsebeach
Chuck Ragan + Skinny Lister + Tim Vantol
Wolf Alice
Four Year Strong + Hit The Lights + Forever Came Calling + Light You Up
Catfish and the Bottlemen + Little Comets
McBusted + New City Kings
Future Islands

Clean Bandit

Royal Blood

The Charlatans





The Lovely Eggs, The Continental, Preston, 19-3-15


April 2015

Swim Deep
Of Mice & Men + The Amity Affliction + Volumes
Courtney Barnett + Spring King + Fraser A Gorman
Circa Waves
James Bay
Seasick Dave + My Baby
PVIS + Light You Up
Simple Minds
Cancer Bats + While She Sleeps + Hundredth + Pathbreaker
Ella Eyre
Hit The Deck Festival
Sharon Van Etten + Sam Amidon
Mike and the Mechanics + James Walsh
Theory of a Deadman
Man Overboard + Moose Blood + Roam + Smile and Burn
Nick Cave

Ella Eyre

Swim Deep

Simple Minds

While She Sleeps

Nick Cave



May 2015

Calexico + The Barr Brothers
Shawn Smith
Public Service Broadcasting
Oxygen + Hawkline
The Vamps + Union J + The Tide + Luke Friend
James Arthur
Slamdunk Festival
Babes in Toyland + Skating Polly
Evil Scarecrow
Elvis Costello + Brand New Zeros



taking back sunday (2 of 5)

crossfaith (2 of 10)



June 2015

Young Guns + Nothing But Thieves
Young Fathers + Kojev Radical
Frank Carter + The Rattlesnakes + Milk Teeth + Loom
British Sea Power
Bridget St John + Michael Chapman + Django Bop
Best Kept Secret Festival (Netherlands)
Suzanne Vega
Taylor Swift
John Legend

Taylor Swift 1989 Tour

British Sea Power

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

The Jesus and Mary Chain-3

Royal Blood-3

Wolf Alice-3

Young Fathers play at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham, 03 June 2015.

July 2015

NO FX + Alkaline Trio + Lagwagon + The Spoilers
Godiva Festival
Summer in the City: The Charlatans
Summer in the City: Paul Heaton + Jackie Abbott
Summer in the City: Paolo Nutini + Lianne La Havas
Picnic in the Park
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Forest Live: Paloma Faith + Liam Bailey
Summer in the City: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds + Johnny Marr
Mostly Jazz Soul & Funk Festival
Badly Drawn Boy
The Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival

Paolo Nutini

Don Broco-18

The Charlatans

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Paloma Faith

Public Enemy


Gregory Porter


Smokey bacon

August 2015

Less Than Jake + Random Hand
Funeral for a Friend
Boardmasters Festival
Rewind North
Trembling Bells + Alasdair Roberts + The Horse Loom
V Festival
Deerhoof + Cowtown + Ichi
The Offspring + The Menzingers + Bright Young People
F.F.S + Slug

Board masters Festival 2015

Seasick Steve


James Bay

Sam Smith

Muddy V Festival

Funeral for a Friend

September 2015

Jim Adkins
Sheesham & Lotus & Son + Flossie Malavialle
Culture Club + Brando + Joe Worricker
Festival No 6
Moose Blood + Creeper + The Muskets + Dead End Dreams
King Crimson
Wolf Alice + Drenge
Ugly Kid Joe + Hallmark + Richards / Crane
Florence + The Machine
Leon Bridges + Grace
Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Roachford + The Christians
The Bluestones

Florence + the Machine

Leon Bridges

Wolf Alice

FN6 - 2015-96

Culture Club


October 2015

Squeeze + John Cooper Clarke
Martin McCarthy and Dace Swarbrick
Fall Out Boy + Professor Green
The Vryll Society + Semantics + Institutes
James Bay
Starsailor + The Sherlocks
Rae Morris + Roo Panes + Dan Owen
Swim Deep
A$AP Rocky + Wiz Khalifa
Editors + The Twilight Sad
Circa Waves + Sundara Karma + The Academic
Darwin Deez
Kid Ink
The Bohicas
Frank Carter + The Rattlesnakes
Anti-Flag + Red City Radio + Trophy Eyes + The Homeless Gospel Choir
Songhoy Blues + Blaenavon
Dave Gahan + Soulsavers
Richard Hawley
Foxes + Izzy Bizu
Steve Hackett


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes


Wiz Khalifa


Rae Morris

James Bay


November 2015

The Staves
Catfish and the Bottlemen + London Souls
Jess Glynn + Conrad Sewell + BB Diamond
The London Souls + Rainbreakers
The Magic Band
Skindred + Crossfaith + (hed)P.E. + Yashin
Ella Eyre
Everything Everything
Albert Hammond Jr + Tempesst
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats + Spiders
John Newman + Nina Nesbitt
Charlotte Carpenter + Alexandra Jayne
New Order + Jake Evans
Judas Priest + Michael Schenkar’s Temple of Rock
Slayer + Anthrax + Kvelertak
Free Radio Live 2015
Chelsea Wolfe + Oh The Guilt
Mumford and Sons

Ella Eyre

Judas Priest

Mumford & Sons

The Vamps


John Newman

December 2015

Faithless + Until The Ribbon Breaks
Radio X Road Trip
Electric Six + Yip Deceiver + Captain Horizon
The Prodigy + Public Enemy
Guy Garvey + Steve Mason
Lianne La Havas
Bloc Party + Steve
The Levellers + Dreadzone + Ruts DC
Duran Duran + Seal
Nothing More + SHVPES
Alt-J + The Horrors + Ghost Poet
Fish + Lazuli

The Zombies + Josh Flowers and the Wild
The Darkness
New Model Army
Fat White Family + Meatraffle
Maximo Park + Stealing Sheep
UB40 + Steel Pulse

The Prodigy



The Darkness

Duran Duran




Bloc Party


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