September is one of the best months to see live music in London: the gig calendar ramps up after the summer music festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Here are the best concerts to catch this month.
This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.
With Oasis now a distant memory, Gallagher senior has well and truly taken flight with his High Flying Birds. As you might expect there are lots of ’60s-leaning, jangly pop and psychedelia-inspired moments to enjoy and sing along to, but with his sky-high avian bandmates Gallagher’s voice – literally and in songwriting terms – is bolder and more direct than ever.
Freaky psychedelic rock wig-outs by the seven-piece band from Melbourne. With two drummers and three guitarists on stage, you know you’re in for something big and bombastic, and their five-album discography contains plenty of heady goodness. Tame Impala and Pond fans shouldn’t miss this.
The piano man is back! Despite the fact that he hasn’t released an album for two decades he’s still one of the best-selling artists ever to roam the earth, and tonight he’ll be cracking out some of the hits that got him to that point: ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, ‘The River of Dreams’, ‘Just the Way You Are’ and so forth.
Discover the stars of tomorrow at one of our specially curated gigs. Taking place at iconic music venues around London, our Rising Stars events showcase some of the best new artists in the capital. Each show will feature five up-and-coming artists performing intimate sets especially for you. Featuring the freshest faces in blues, rock, country and folk, this is the place to find your new favourite artist. Plus, if you arrive before 8pm, you can have a drink on us at each gig! So grab this opportunity to see these amazing acts now so you can say 'I was into them before they were famous' while you still can.
Anyone remember The Metros, Peckham's straggly, sub-Libertine punk 'n' roll group? Well, through a strange alchemical process – via stints as The Saudis and Meat Divine, and gaining and losing members along the way – they've turned into one of London's most exciting young bands. Tonight they drag their weird and wonderful dark psychedelia, which takes in Butthole Surfers and The Birthday Party, into the light of a live stage.
Music festivals in September
September is the last hurrah for the London and UK summer festival season, but before the summer ends there’s time for a few more big events: Bestival hits the Isle of Wight and London welcomes OnBlackheath. Check out what else September 2016 has to offer with our comprehensive festival calendar.