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Top ten London gigs in October

Check out our round-up of the best gigs in London this autumn

Little Simz
Andy Parsons
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London’s autumn gig calendar is always packed, and there’s no reason why this year would be an exception. Among our October gig highlights you’ll find rising stars alongside veterans and legends. Here are our must-see concerts in London this month.

Music, Pop

Ariana Grande

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The pop princess and national-treasure-in-waiting tours in support of her chart-topping albums 'Sweetener' and 'Thank U Next'. Expect stellar vocals and a setlist chock-full of bops. 

Music, Dance and electronic

Holly Herndon

icon-location-pin Barbican Hall, Barbican
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The experimental electronic musician performs tracks from this year's acclaimed third album 'Proto', which she recorded with her own custom-made A.I., Spawn, who'll be joining her on stage. Brainy and creative, but also bangin' enough to dance to, this will definitely be one of the year's least basic gigs. 

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Music, Dance and electronic

Ladytron

icon-location-pin Heaven, Charing Cross
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The electroclash crew tour in support of this year's acclaimed (and a little heavier than before) comeback album 'Ladytron'. But naturally, expect to hear a load of early noughties indie disco classics like 'Sugar' and 'Destroy Everything You Touch', too.

Hot Chip
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Music, Pop

Hot Chip

icon-location-pin Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace
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Are you ready, are you ready for the floor? This is the London indietronica crew's biggest ever headline show, so expect a suitably jubilant mood when they hit the stage to perform tracks from new album 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy' plus classics like 'Boy from School' and 'Over and Over'.  

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Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Little Simz

icon-location-pin EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), Dalston
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Islington's genre-bending hip hop queen plays a hometown show in support of this year's acclaimed third album 'Grey Area'. Not just big, but huge.

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