Top ten London gigs in December

Check out the best concerts taking place in London this winter
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From Christmas concerts to end-of-the-year pop spectaculars, London has plenty of great live music to offer even in midwinter. Here’s our gig guide for December; check out our list of Christmas gigs for shows with some extra festive sparkle.

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons
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Music, Rock and indie

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

icon-location-pin Greenwich Peninsula
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Brace yourself: this is Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' farewell tour. At 84, who can blame the original Jersey Boy for wanting to put his feet up and give that famous falsetto a well-earned rest?

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Music, Reggae and dancehall

Popcaan

icon-location-pin Wembley Park
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Jamaican dancehall star (and Giggs/Gorillaz collaborator) plays his biggest ever London show.

The Human League
Music, Punk and metal

The Human League

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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The '80s icons glide into town to perform classic electro bangers like 'Mirror Man', 'Love Action' and, of course, 'Don't You Want Me'. 

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Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Daley

icon-location-pin Shoreditch
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Manchester alt-R&B artist whizzes down to London for an intimate Shoreditch gig. 

Mariah Carey at the 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Getty 2013
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Music, Pop

Mariah Carey

icon-location-pin Greenwich Peninsula
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The Queen of Christmas - our title, not hers - sashays into the capital for a super-festive arena show. 

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Winners of the Mercury Music Prize 2014 Young Fathers, 'G' Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole in the press room at the Mercury Music Prize 2014 ceremony, at the Roundhouse, in Camden, north London.
Photo: Dominic Lipsinki.
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Young Fathers
Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Young Fathers

icon-location-pin Stockwell
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Scottish hip-hop trio who contributed three tracks to the 'T2 Trainspotting' soundtrack perform songs from this year's 'Cocoa Sugar' album. 

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Music, Rock and indie

MGMT

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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Psychedelic New York duo tour in support of their excellent comeback album 'Little Dark Age'.

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Orbital
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Music, Dance and electronic

Orbital

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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Iconic dance duo tour in support of 'Monsters Exist', their first album in six years. 

Music, Pop

Lily Allen

icon-location-pin Chalk Farm
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London's own pop queen performs songs from her awesomely raw fourth album 'No Shame'.

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