International Women's Day: See The Best Female Musicians, Comedians and Entertainers in 2022



Last week we celebrated International Women's Day: a day set aside to shout about the achievements of women across the globe, and shine a light on the steps we need to take towards equality for the genders.

In honour of IWD22, we wanted to bring together some of our favourite female-identifying artists performing live across the UK in the coming months, so you can grab a ticket to see some incredible women in live entertainment. Check them out below, and head to seetickets.com to explore for yourself.

International Women's DayAlexandra Savior

When: 06 - 07 Sep 2022
Where: Manchester, London

Boasting an atmospheric, nostalgic and mesmerising sound, Alexandra Savior's live shows are not one to be missed. Following the release of her latest LP 'The Archer' back in 2020, you can see Alexandra Savior for yourself in Manchester and London this September. Be quick though - Brighton and Bristol are already sold out!

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International Women's DayAlicia Keys

When: 09 - 13 Jun 2022
Where: Birmingham, Manchester, London

15-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and music icon Alicia Keys will head out on her 'ALICIA THE WORLD TOUR' this June! Performing in Birmingham, Manchester and London, the tour comes in support of Alicia's brand new double album 'KEYS' which was released back in December of last year. See the R&B favourite for yourself at these UK shows, before the tour embarks across mainland Europe and then onto the USA.

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International Women's DayBecky Hill

When: 20 Aug 2022
Where: London

Award-winning artist Becky Hill has just been announced for South Facing Festival at Crystal Palace Bowl this summer. Named Best Dance Act at the BRIT Awards, with her music racking up an impressive 3.2 billion streams, Becky Hill is not to be missed. Recently collaborating with Galantis, she is making music that’s bigger and better than before.

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International Women's DayBelinda Carlisle

When: 06 - 25 Feb 2023
Where: Various UK Venues

Belinda Carlisle embarks on a huge UK tour in early 2023. Originally scheduled for winter 2021, 'The Decades Tour' will celebrate the internationally acclaimed recording artist's rich musical catalogue and chameleonic musical prowess. It's not one to be missed, with some dates already selling out - grab your tickets before it's too late.

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International Women's DayCatherine Bohart

When: 10 Mar - 29 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Don't miss this blisteringly funny new stand-up show filled with horrendous life advice, cheery nihilism and reluctant self-discovery from one of the UK and Ireland's most exciting comics. Catherine Bohart is one of the most exciting comedians on the circuit right now, and you'll want to be a part of the show where "the laughs keep coming and, finally, so does a tear or two" (The Times).

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International Women's DayCharli XCX

When: 17 - 23 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Global pop superstar Charli XCX will head out on her tour of the UK in May, to follow the release of her upcoming 5th studio album, 'CRASH' which is due for release later this week! Back in November, we sung Charli's praises as our Artist of the Month, looking back over her career as world-renowned pop royalty. You can read all about it here!

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International Women's DayCharlotte OC

When: 18 May 2022
Where: London

Charlotte Mary O'Connor, better known by her stage name Charlotte OC, will be performing at London's Oslo in Hackney this May . Her most recent album, 'Here Comes Trouble' released in October 2021, sees the artist at her most raw, honest and unguarded. The lead single 'Mexico' has us hooked, and we can't wait to see this, and her debut record 'Careless People', live in May. Will we see you there?

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CMAT

When: 01 Apr & 25 Nov – 04 Dec 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Fresh from the release of her stunning debut album ‘If My Wife New I’d Be Dead’, CMAT is one of the most exciting artists of 2022. With many of her spring dates already sold out, a wider run of brand new winter dates have already been confirmed. Packed with country foundations, pop infused hooks and memorable lyricism, ‘imwnibd’ is definitely going to be one of the stand out records of the year. Hear it live later this year!

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Creeper

When: 14 - 19 Mar 2022
Where: Southampton, Leeds, Manchester

Since Creeper frontman Will Gould announced onstage last year "it’s the last show we’ll ever do", Creeper have returned to write a new chapter in their career. The energised punk and black-hearted romance is now merged with elements of classic Americana. It’s no surprise that ticket for Creeper this March are selling fast – grab yours before they’re gone!

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Diana Ross

When: 10 Jun & 28 Jun 2022
Where: Lytham & Cardiff

Diana Ross is one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time, shaping the sound of popular music. In the 1960s she reigned as the Queen of Motown, leading The Supremes to chart dominance with hits such as 'Baby Love', 'Stop! In the Name of Love', and 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On'. Seeing her at the historic Cardiff Castle, or at Lytham Festival, this June is something you don’t want to miss!

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Emmy The Great

When: 29 Apr & 27 May 2022
Where: London

Hong Kong born and London based singer-songwriter Emmy The Great will perform a three night residency at London’s St. Matthias Church across March, April and May as part of her ‘Three Shows About Change.’ The evenings will consist of music and conversation – and you can pick up a tickets to each show now to enjoy this series in all of its brilliance.

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Fearne Cotton's Happy Place

When: 25 May 2022
Where: London

Fearne Cotton is one of the best-known and most popular broadcasters in the UK, but most recently is the founder of her wellbeing brand ‘Happy Place’. Her Happy Place podcast has continued to top the charts since its launch, with guests including Ellie Goulding, Hilary Clinton, Russell Brand and many more. She'll be bringing Happy Place to The Podcast Show, giving you the chance to hear conversations from Fearne and more!

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Fern Brady

When: 24 Jun 2022
Where: London

One of the UK's most exciting comedians, Fern Brady is undergoing her nationwide tour of her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen. This comes hot off the heels of her previous sell-out show 'Power & Chaos' which was filmed as a special and broadcast on BBC One. Fern is totally unique and completely fearless, her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stagecraft have made her one of the UK's hottest comedy stars: one you need to watch.

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Flo & Joan

When: 30 Apr - 05 Jun 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are returning, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy. Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and you can catch them on one of their UK dates this year! Plus, read our International Women's Day interview here!

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Gabrielle Aplin

When: 17 - 23 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

In support of her latest album 'Dear Happy', released back in 2020, Gabrielle Aplin will finally head out on her tour of the UK and Ireland later this week. Originally planned for 2020, the tour will see Gabrielle visit venues in Cardiff, Nottingham, Brighton, London and Bristol, showcasing her newest tracks to audiences for the first time.

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HAIM

When: 13 - 21 Jul 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

The 'One More HAIM UK Tour' will kick off this summer, in support of the HAIM sisters' latest album 'Women In Music Part III'. The shows will take place at arenas across the country, as well as kicking off the stint at Leeds' Millenium Square for an epic outdoor show. Don't miss the iconic trio live on UK shores this summer - or at Lisbon's NOS Alive festival! Tickets are running low...

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Happy Mum Happy Baby

When: 08 - 09 July 2022
Where: London

Author, podcaster, presenter, actress, mother and wife Giovanna Fletcher has organised the first ever Happy Mum Happy Baby Big Get-Together! The two-day event will embody the connection and conversation for all stages of the parenting. Discussing meditation, anxiety, sleep support to nutrition, behaviour, returning to work and more - no topic will be off limits.

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Japanese Breakfast

When: 20 - 25 Oct 2022
Where: London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol

In June last year, Japanese Breakfast released their third and latest LP 'Jubilee': the album was an instant hit amongst critics and fans alike, both old and new. In celebration, the indie outfit planned a return to the UK, which will now be taking place later this year in a city near you! You'll be able to see them live at venues in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol in October - don't miss out, grab a ticket today.

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Joan As Police Woman

When: 30 Mar - 28 Jun 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joan As Police Woman recently confirmed an additional date for her 2022 tour, taking place at London's Alexandra Palace Theatre this June! This comes following her tour dates taking place across England in March and April, and precedes a run in Scotland later in June. Joan As Police Woman released latest album 'The Solution Is Restless' last year, receiving widespread acclaim for the record.

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Julien Baker

When: 17 - 15 May 2022
Where: London, Leeds

Baring herself with reflective and cathartic lyrics, Julien Baker has become a favourite amongst fans and critics alike across three stellar albums in six years. Each more gritty and personal than its predecessor, Baker’s song writing is relatable yet uncomfortable, uplifting yet morbid, and pining yet inviting. Buy tickets to hear these stories for yourself in Leeds and London.

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London Grammar

When: 29 Jul 2022
Where: London

London Grammar is a trio of artists, endorsing electronic pop, fused with ambience and melancholy. Formed in 2011, they have since achieved a platinum record certification by the British Phonographic Industry Association, for their debut, 'If You Wait'. They will be performing at London's Crystal Palace Bowl this July and we can’t wait!

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Lou Sanders

When: 18 Mar - 29 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

As seen on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' (CBS), 'Taskmaster' (Channel 4), 'QI' (BBC Two), 'Travel Man' (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s 'Unforgivable' (Dave), Lou Sanders returns to the live stage in 2022 with her new stand-up show 'One Word: Wow'. We recently spoke to Lou Sanders as part of our International Women's Day series - check out what we had to talk about here!

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Lucy Dacus

When: 24 & 27 Mar 2022
Where: Bristol, Brighton

‘Home Video’, the third LP from Lucy Dacus, was released last year and emphasised why she is one of the most exciting songwriters of a generation. Celebrated by everyone from The New York Times and Pitchfork to NPR and Jimmy Kimmel – Dacus’ sharp lyrical output, combined with a soothing and familiar calmness through her instrumentation, rightfully earned her plenty of placings on end of year lists.

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Mahalia

When: 05 Apr - 27 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

British songstress and double BRIT, Grammy and Ivor Novello award nominated Mahalia has announced a string of UK shows! The tour announcement comes after the release of her new single, ‘Letter to Ur Ex’, which quickly surpassed a million streams and has seen global support across DSPs and radio. Tour support comes from rising star Ruti, previous winner of 'The Voice UK'.

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Martha Wainwright

When: 27 Jul 2022
Where: London

Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III and sister to Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright was destined to be a glorious songwriter in her own right. Latest album ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ is an autobiographical delve into her own life and exposes Wainwright at her raw and vulnerable best. Be moved during these emotionally charged tracks at Cadogan Hall.

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Sara Pascoe

When: 10 Nov 2022 - 22 Apr 2023
Where: Various UK Venues

Superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe will head out on her biggest UK stand-up tour to date this November. The star of BBC Two stand-up special 'Sara Pascoe Live: LadsLadsLads', writer/star of BBC Two sitcom 'Out of her Mind', and author of Sunday Times bestseller 'Sex Power Money' is bringing her Success Story tour across the UK throughout 2022 - 2023.

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Shaparak Khorsandi

When: 17 Mar - 10 Dec 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Currently in the midst of her UK tour, Shaparak is as at home on the live stage as she is on your televisions having appeared on the likes of '8 Out Of 10 Cats', 'Comedy Gala', and even spent some time in the jungle as part of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'. Shaparak has been making us laugh for over 20 years, so see the esteemed comedian live for yourself! You can also read our recent interview with Shaparak for IWD22 here.

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RedHanded

When: 27 May 2022
Where: London

The internationally renowned, award-winning true crime podcast Redhanded offer their listeners a weekly dose of murder, wit and ‘WTF’s, and this year you can catch them at The Podcast Show for a very special live show! Join the hosts Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire for an evening of grisly murder storytelling, wry wit and true crime.

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Snail Mail

When: 23 - 30 Jun 2022
Where: Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, London, Brighton

Lindsey Jordan – aka Snail Mail – perfectly balances raw emotion with delicately crafted underpinnings to create spellbinding tracks with emphatic results. Across both ‘Lush’ (2018) and ‘Valentine’ (2021), Jordan tells tales of longing and languishing – wrapped tidily in impassioned, roaring choruses and experimental, sometimes muted verses resulting in magnificent results. Be sure to catch Snail Mail on tour.

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Table Manners with Jessie & Lennie Ware

When: 28 Apr - 09 May 2022
Where: London

Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie Ware are taking their hilarious and hugely lovable podcast Table Manners on the road this April with a special guest joining them on each date! The award-winning podcast, which was most recently named NME’s ‘Best Podcast’ at the Band Lab NME Awards, features guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics gather round the dinner table for a bite and a natter. Grab your tickets now!

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Tomberlin

When: 28 Apr - 07 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Tomberlin has announced her return with forthcoming album ‘i don't know who needs to hear this…’ and a coinciding tour. Tomberlin has taken influence from her surroundings of Florida, Illinois, Louisville and most recently Los Angeles with each release to create a perfectly blended soundscape arc that combines delicately plucked guitars, drifting synthesizers, brushy percussion and expansive arrangements.

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Warpaint

When: 11 - 18 May 2022
Where: Bristol, Manchester, Bexhill On Sea

The American indie rock band from LA are set to play a host of shows throughout May including London’s Roundhouse. This comes in line with the release of their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Radiate Like This’ which is scheduled for release on 6th May 2022 - marking their first album in six years. The four-piece have an amazing reputation for live performances, so it’s safe to say you don’t want to miss the chance to see them.

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Wet Leg

When: 14 - 25 Nov 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

With the release of their self-titled debut album just over a month away, and a sold-out April tour, Wet Leg have confirmed their biggest ever UK tour kicking off in November! The Isle of Wight duo are one of the most exciting bands of 2022, receiving acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, The Independent, Clash, NME and many more. With most shows now sold out, grab a ticket for those few remaining dates before they're gone!

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I'm Sarah: Digital Marketing Manager at See Tickets, Journalism graduate, and parent to two disobedient cats named after Pokémon. A life-long music fan, I flitter happily between emo, R&B, pop and alt music. As I approach 30, I can often be found complaining of back pain at gigs and festivals across the UK and beyond, or wielding my camera at any event that will have me.

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