We have picked what we believe are the best music performances in London in 2016, so you can plan and book your tickets in advance.
Tickets are snapped up quickly, so some of the shows may already be sold out, but don't worry, there is always the possibility to buy tickets from people who have brought them already and want to sell them as they can no longer go.
The prices we quote below are based on official list prices and are subject to change, we would always recommend you shop around to find the best and cheapest tickets, including on the second hand sites:
Seatwave – A well established and reliable site, where you can also see what shows are available for today, tomorrow, or other dates. They have a nice feature called 'Events to suit your diary' halfway down the homepage. The site is also brought to you by TicketMaster.
Stubhub – This is the official return ticket site for the O2 and is owned by ebay.
Viagogo – A secure site for popular shows in London, the site is also easy to navigate by category.
SportsEvents365 – A site for sporting events including football games and other shows in London, England and further afield in Europe.
There are plenty more shows that are taking place in London which we have not covered in the lists below, but you can find them easily yourselves by going to the ticket sites listed, or watch out for the comments on this page.
Shows in London - February 2016
Idan Raichel Will be playing at the Barbican on 23 February and tickets area available for between £20 and £45.
Maya Isacowitz will be at the Green Note on 25 February and tickets are only £9.
Shows in London - March 2016
Rudimental will be at the O2 for one show only on 3 of March, tickets are between £20 and £30.
Wet Wet Wet will be at the O2 for one show only on 6 of March, tickets are up to £46.
The Jesus & Mary Chain will be playing at the Forum in Kentish Town on 11 March, tickets are £32.
Kurt Vile & The Violators will be at the Roundhouse in Camden on 10 March. Tickets are only £22.
Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & Jonny Greenwood & Rajasthan Express are playing at the Barbican on 11 March. Tickets are priced at £17 - £25.
Country Music Festival C2C – Country to Country is on at the O2 for 3 nights between 11 and 13 March.
Adele will be at the O2 for 8 shows between 15 March and 15 April, with a few additional shows in the rest of the UK. Tickets were sold out as soon as they went on sale, but you can still find some tickets at the resale sites: ticketbis, viagogo ,stubhub ,getmein. You can also see where else in the world Adele is performing on this site and find tickets.
Mariah Carey will be performing at the O2 on 23 March. Tickets are between £45 and £75.
Underworld will be performing at the Camden Roundhouse on 25 March. Tickets are £35.
A-ha will be at the O2 on 26 March. Tickets range form £25 to £85.
Wolf Alice are coming for 3 shows at the Forum in Kentish Town, on 26, 27 and 28 March. Tickets start at £27.
Janet Jackson - will be a the O2 for one show only on 31 March. Tickets are from £35 to £85.
Shows in London - April 2016
Infected Mushroom will be at the Ministry of Sound on 1 April. Tickets are between £15 and £25.
Primal Scream will be at the London Palladium on 1 April.
Muse will be performing 5 shows at the O2 on 3, 11, 12, 14, 15 April. Tickets range from £45 to £75.
Buena Vista Social Club will complete their farewell world tour with a performance at the O2 on 6 April. Tickets are between £35 and £100.
Jeff Lynne's ELO will be playing 4 shows at the O2 from 20 to 26 April.
UB40 will be at the O2 on 29 April.
Shows in London - May 2016
Elvis Costello will be perfomring 4 nights at the London Palladium from 10 to 14 May.
Chris Cornell will perform at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 May. Tickets start at £30.
Bryan Adams will be performing at the O2 on 7 May. Tickets are between £38 and £45.
Iggy Pop will be at the Royal Albert Hall on 13 May.
Manic Street Preacher will be on for 2 nights at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 and 17 May. Tickets range from £38 to £70.
Father John Misty will be performing 3 shows at the Camden Roundhouse on 18, 19 and 20 May.
We Are FSTVL - A dance festival with Dance, House, Techno and more music genres. It takes place at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Essex with artists including Craig David, Fatboy Slim an many more on 28 and 29 May. Tickets range from £52 to £155.
Fetty Wap will be at the Eventim Apollo on 29 May.
Shows in London - June 2016
AC/DC are playing at the refurbished Olympic Park Stadium on 4 June.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be at Wembley Stadium on 5 June.
Adam Ant, Kings of the Wild Frontier will be at the Brixton Academy on 10 June. Tickets are £44.
Neil Young will be at the O2 on 11 June. Tickets are between £50 and £65.
Coldplay will be playing 4 shows at Wembley Stadium on 15, 16, 18 and 19 June.
Stone Free Festival is a classical Rock festival taking place over two days at the O2 with headlining acts from Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman. Running 18 and 19 June.
Belle & Sebastian are celebrating 20 years with 2 live shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 22 and 23 June.
Barry Manilow will be at the O2 on 23 June.
Rihanna will be at Wembley Stadium on 24 June.
Van Morrison will be playing at Hampton Court Palace on 14 June as part of a festival happening there between 9 and 18 June.
Shows in London - July 2016
Beyonce will be at Wembley Stadium on 2 and 3 July.
Lionel Richie will be at the O2 for 3 shows on 2, 3 and 6 July.
British Summer Time Festival will take place from 2 to 10 July at Hyde Park, with major acts including:
- Florence & the machine and Kendrick Lamar on 2 July.
- Mumford & Sons and Alabama Shakes on 8 July.
- Take That on 9 July.
Lovebox Festival takes place on 15 and 16 July at Victoria Park and includes Major Lazer, LCD, Soundsystem and many others performing.
Shows in London - August 2016
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Shows in London - October 2016
Justin Bieber will be playing 6 shows at the O2 on 11, 12, 14, 15, 28 and 29 October.