2016: Gig Junkies Review of the Year

Posted by Gig Junkies on Saturday Dec 31, 2016 Under Gig Junkies Review

It was a busy, busy year for us little Gig Junkies in 2016. See below the links and just some of the great 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 2016

An Evening with Colonel Chris Hadfield
Cancer Bats + Lord Dying + Palm Reader + Incite
The Corrs + The Shires
The Libertines

Mayday Parade + The Maine + Have Mercy + Beautiful Bodies


Palm Reader

The Corrs

The Libertines

Beautiful Bodies

February 2016

Anne -Marie + D/C

Bowling for Soup + The Dollyrots + Lacy + MC Lars
Public Service Broadcasting
Joe Jackson
NME Awards Tour 2016: Bloc Party + Drenge + Rat Boy + Bugzy Malone
Kerrang! Tour 2016 Featuring Sum 41, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes + ROAM + The Biters
Foals + Everything Everything + Peace
Halsey + BØRNS + Flor
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Modern Baseball + Sorority Noise
City and Colour + Lucy Rose


Bowling For Soup

Public Service Broadcasting

Sum 41


Fun Lovin' Criminals

March 2016

The Cult
Rudimental + Anne-Marie
Barry Adamson + The Bear Around Your Neck
The Stranglers + Mike Peters and the Alarm
Hardcore Superstar

Postmodern Jukebox
Crossfaith + The Qemists + The One Hundred
The Wonder Stuff + The Wedding Present


Barry Adamson



April 2016

Brian Fallon & The Crowes + Good Old War + Jared Hart
Rick Astley
Catfish + The Bottlemen
Black Mountain + Guy Blakeslee

Animal Collective + GFOTY
Funeral For A Friend + Shao Hulud + Zoax
Orchard Hill + Speaking in Shadows + Syren City + Nightlife + Face the Ocean at The Garage
Wilko Johnson+ Joanne Shaw Taylor
Steve Mason + Denis Jones
We Are Scientists
Dixie Chicks + Augustana


Catfish and the Bottlemen

Funeral For A Friend



May 2016

Bellowed + Mawkin
Chris Cornell + Fantastic Negrito
The Victor Brox Blues + Dave Formula and the Finks + Kyla Brox
Skepta + Supporting MCs
The Icicle Works
Frances + Liv Dawson
Heather Peace
The Summer Set
Brian Wilson
Busted + Wheatus + Emma Blackery
Daughtry + Strange Bones
Pentatonix + Us The Duo
The Last Shadow Puppets
Birmingham Pride 2016
Slam Dunk Festival 2016


Victor Brox


The Last Shadow Puppets


Brian Wilson

June 2016

The Lovely Eggs
Neil Young + Laura Marling
John Grant + Meilyr Jones
The Offspring + Bad Religion
The Stone Roses + Public Enemy + The Courteeners
Cyndi Lauper
Love Revisited + Nine Black Alps + Proto Idiot
Rich Kids + The Professionals


The Offspring

Neil Young at Leeds, 10-06-16

July 2016

Picnic in the Park 2016
Godiva Festival 2016
Forest Live 2016 with the Kaiser Chiefs
Sun Kil Moon

Bluedot Festival 2016
Moon Duo + Hey Bulldog + The Goa Express
MADE Birmingham


Kaiser Chiefs

Toddla T

August 2016

Tom Odell
 (Secret Gig)
Rewind North 2016
Sick of It All + Brass Tongue + Broken Teeth
Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival 2016
Justin Sullivan (solo) + Jess Silk
V Festival 2016 – Western Park
Good Charlotte
Jesca Hoop + Sam Beam + Erika Wennerstrom

Good Charlotte

Tom Odell


Kaiser Chiefs

V Festival 2016

September 2016

Festival No. 6 2016
Black Peaks + Heck + Bad Sign
Ray Quinn
Izzy Bizu + Jay Prince + Lily Oakes
Rat Boy
Michael Rother

Ratboy 4

Ray Quinn

Bowie Reimagined-5

October 2016:

Of Mice & Men + Hands Like Houses + Crown The Empire
The Birthday Massacre + Among The Echoes + Stereo Juggernaut

Skinny Lister
3 Ring Circus featuring John Grant, Bill Ryder-Jones and Richard Hawley
Jean Michel Jarre
Explosions in the Sky
The Goo Goo Dolls
Angel Olsen
The Tubes
You Me At Six + VANT
Billy Talent + Young Guns + Say Yes
Steel Panther + Bowling for Soup
Birdy + Dan Owen + Lawrence Taylor
Heaven 17 + BEF + Special Guests
Michael Kiwanuka
Divine Comedy + Lisa O’Neil
An Audience with Martin Kemp
Wooden Shjips + Gabriella Cohen


Steel Panther

Wooden Shjips, Manchester Gorilla

You Me At Six



November 2016:


PJ Harvey
The Specials + General Roots
Twenty One Pilots
New Model Army + Mad Dog Mcrea
Jack Garratt
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Panic! At The Disco
Caravan Palace
The Big Reunion
The Seventh Wave: Festival of Electronic Music
The Fall + Soma Crew
Airborne + Crobot + The Franlys
Ludovico Einaudi
Sisters of Mercy + The Membranes
Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls + Felix Hagan And The Family + Esmé Patterson
The Front Bottoms + Gnarwolves + Apologies, I have None
Jessica Hoop + Fabrizio Cammarata
The Courtneers + Milburn
Lush + Brix and the Extricated (last ever gig)
Brian Fallon & The Crowes
Pierce the Veil + Letlive

Agnes Obel + LA Salami

Panic! At The Disco

Jack Garratt

Sisters Of Mercy3


December 2016:

Emmy the Great + CYTA + O Karmina
Bullet for My Valentine + Killswitch Engage
Lissie + Teddy Thompson
Richard Hawley + Henri Herbert
James + The Slow Readers Club
James TW
Kula Shaker + Rudy Warman + The Heavy Weather 

The 1975
Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band and special guests
Fields of the Nephilim + Balaam and The Angel
The Wonder Stuff + Bentley Rhythm Ace + Fuzzbox + The Lottery Winners


Richard Hawley performing at Sheffield City Hall on December 5, 2016


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