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Top ten London gigs in January 2020

Start the year with some seriously good live music – here are our pick of the best gigs in January

By Time Out London Music |


After the hustle, bustle and general madness of Christmastime and the inevitable indulgence of New Year's Eve, January can often be a quiet time for staying inside from the bitterly cold weather at home to save money after the expenditure of the festive period. 

Admittedly, January is a quiet month for London's music scene. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great gigs and world-class artists passing through our city. From homegrown talent to visiting pop royalty, there's bound to be something to give your January that added sprinkle of winter magic. Here’s our January gig guide – book now or regret it later!

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Music, Jazz

Caravan Palace

O2 Academy Brixton, Brixton

Hailing from Paris, this chic outfit are pitching up in London to get things electro-swinging. The seven-strong troupe will be playing funky, brassy tunes from their first two records and their cryptically-named latest LP, (aka ‘Robot Face’), which dropped in October 2015.

Music, Pop


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.

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