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Top ten London gigs in February 2020

As the city’s live music calendar springs back into life, here’s our pick of February's gigs

By Time Out editors |
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After a quiet January, February is when the London music scene really gets going again. Here are ten of our top gigs this spring, from pop and indie to electronica and soul.

The best London gigs in February

Music, Pop

Madonna

London Palladium, Soho

Never resting on her laurels, Madonna’s latest tour sees her eschew huge arena shows in favour of a 15-night stand at the relatively intimate London Palladium. Expect her setlist to draw heavily from 2019's well received ‘Madame X’ album, her most ambitious – and best – set in 13 years.

Music

Jonas Brothers

Multiple venues

The sibling boyband hit the road in support of comeback album ‘Happiness Begins’ – their first in 10 years, and highest charting ever in the UK. Don't be a ‘Sucker’ and miss out. 

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Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Kano

The Drumsheds, Edmonton

For the second leg of his tour to promote this year’s highly acclaimed ‘Hoodies All Summer’ album, the grime pioneer heads to massive Enfield venue The Drumsheds. Expect this one to go off.   

Photo: Southbank Centre
Music, Funk, soul and disco

Marc Almond with special guest Chris Braide

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank

The Soft Cell icon performs a selection of hits and new material with Chris Braide, the songwriter-producer with whom he’s recorded his latest album ‘Chaos and a Dancing Star’. The album is also due in February 2020 and this will be Almond and Braide’s first performance together.

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Music

Kim Petras

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush

Her ‘Clarity’ project is one of the year’s best pop albums, and now L.A.-based rising star Petras has booked her biggest London gig yet. Catch her now before she goes supernova. 

Music

Mabel

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith

The pop-R&B queen who’s delivered bop after bop over the last few years with hits including ‘Mad Love’ and ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ plays her biggest London show yet.

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Music, Rock and indie

Sleater-Kinney

O2 Academy Brixton, Brixton

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker tour in support of their awesome and politically charged ninth album ‘The Center Won’t Hold’. Longtime drummer Janet Weiss departed shortly before the album dropped, but S-K will definitely still rock. Hard. 

Music

The 1975

The O2, Greenwich Peninsula

The day after they drop fourth album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’, Matty Healy and co. bring their genre-hopping bops to The O2.   

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Photo: Michele Yong
Music

Kindness

EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), Dalston

Accompanied by their four-member band, the Peterborough-born electronica artist (and Robyn, Solange and Blood Orange collaborator) tours in support of excellent third album ‘Something Like a War’. Expect a warm, life-affirming mix of disco, electro, house, funk and R&B sounds.  

Music, Pop

Lana Del Rey

The O2, Greenwich Peninsula

The queen of slow, sad and sultry bops brings The Norman Fucking Rockwell! Tour – yes, that’s its actual title, in honour of her awesome album of the same name – to London's largest arena.   

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