Our Favourite Outdoor Gigs in 2023!

Arguably, outdoor gigs are the best. Whether the sun is shining, or you get good old British showers, there’s no better feeling than the euphoria that comes from blaring music, flowing drinks, and being surrounded by people who have all been brought together through their love of music.

We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite outdoor gigs and concert series for 2023, have a look through and start getting some dates in your diary!



When? 27  May – 25 June

Where? Various Venues

In line with their ninth studio album 'Will Of The People', multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse will play major UK dates in May and June 2023! Widely recognised as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse has consistently produced exhilarating and ground-breaking shows, and their 2023 'Will Of The People' world tour will be no exception. They will be joined by very special guests Royal Blood at their Plymouth, Huddersfield and Milton Keynes shows too.

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Arctic Monkeys

When? 29 May – 25 June

Where? Various Venues

Arctic Monkeys will be going on their biggest UK tour to date, with shows set for May and June. Don’t miss your chance to hear songs from their new album 'The Car' live!

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When? 8 June – 21 July

Where? Various Venues

The exceptional Madness will be visiting several outdoor venues across the UK this Summer, including Staffordshire, Middlesbrough, Cheshire, and Swansea. Performing all their hits live, plus tracks from their new album. The London boys guarantee a riotously entertaining headline set to remember.

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Hampton Court Palace Festival 

When? 8 - 17 June

Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey

The stunning Hampton Court Palace will be hosting 2 weeks of top artists for another year and the first 4 legendary acts have been announced, with Grace Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, Björn Again, and Rick Astley. Grab your tickets now!

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Nocturne Live

When: 14 June – 18 June

Where: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

The hugely successful concert series taking place in the stunning grounds of Oxfordshire's Blenheim, will, this year, see Lionel Richie plus special guests, Gregory Porter & Emeli Sandé, and Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics. It'll certainly be one to remember so grab your tickets while you can!

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When? 16 June

Where? Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Iconic pioneers from the new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York, Blondie are a band you need to see. You can grab yourself tickets to see them at Cardiff Castle this Summer, not one to be missed!

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Bedford Park Concerts

When? 23 June - 01 July

Where? Bedford Park, Bedford

Come and see spectacular live shows over the Summer, with each night showcasing a different musical genre. This year the line-up consists of The Jacksons & Sister Sledge, Sting, West End Proms, George Ezra, and Ministry of Sound Classical.

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When? 24 June & 02 July

Where? Bedford Park & Cardiff Castle

Rock icon Sting will be taking his 'My Songs Tour' to Bedford Park & Cardiff Castle this Summer. The tour has travelled across the world and features fan favourites such as 'Roxanne', 'Every Breath You Take' and 'Englishman in New York', as well as hits from the latest record 'The Bridge'. Grab your tickets to one of his shows now!

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Rag'N'Bone Man

When? 25 June

Where? Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

English singer-songwriter Rag'N'Bone Man is known for his deep baritone voice, first hitting the scene in 2016 with hit single 'Human'. He's since been named British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards, and received the Critics' Choice Award as well as going on to receive a further BRIT Award for Best British Single, with the title track in 2018. See him live this June as he plays the historic Cardiff Castle.

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Sounds of the City

When: 29 June – 15 July

Where: Castlefield Bowl, Manchester & Millennium Square, Leeds

Sounds of The City has become a huge part of the summer music program starting out in Manchester and recently expanded to take over Leeds' Millenium Square last year! This year you can see Porcupine Tree, Blossoms, Mcfly, Kasabian, Hacienda Classical, The Wombats, Shed Seven, and many more.

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The Lumineers

When? 05 & 07 July

Where? Edinburgh Castle & Cardiff Castle

American folk favourites The Lumineers have confirmed plans of a World Tour throughout 2023 and will do shows in Edinburgh and Cardiff as part of the run. Their latest album, 'Brightside', was released in 2022 to wide praise from fans and critics alike, grab tickets to hear music old and new!

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When? 02 – 29 July

Where? Various Venues

Bastille has confirmed a number of outdoor shows as part of their '10 Years of Bad Blood' Anniversary Tour. Bastille continues to be one of the world’s most streamed bands and this tour will be an opportunity you do not want to miss out on in 2023!

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Nile Rodgers Feat CHIC

When? Wednesday 19 July 2023

Where? Various Venues

Known for playing unforgettable live performances with CHIC, Nile Rogers has been included in “festival best performances” at both Glastonbury and Coachella resulting in a BBC Music Awards nomination for “Best Live Performance”.  If they're not already on your list of people to see live, they should be! Get your tickets now

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

When? Friday 21 July 2023

Where? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Iconic rock outfit Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing a show at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as part of their world tour. Performing their career-spanning hits as well as new music, you don't want to miss this!

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Ministry Of Sound Classical

When? 01 – 22 July 2023

Where? Bedford Park & Singleton Park, Swansea

These outdoor venues will provide the perfect backdrop for an incredible live music spectacle from the Ministry of Sound Classical.  See your favourite dance tracks re-orchestrated, re-imagined, and re-lived by a breath-taking 30-piece orchestra, top DJs, stunning vocalists, and a sound and light experience like no other.

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South Facing Concert Series

When? 28 July – 13 August

Where? Crystal Palace Bowl

South Facing Festival is an incredible series of open-air concerts with a round of show-stopping events in the heart of South London. This year we’ll see Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds, Rudimental Live, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra, and Craig David.

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Olly Murs

When? Sunday 27 August 2023

Where? Colchester Castle Park, Colchester

Following on from his seventh studio album 'Marry Me’ released in 2022, Olly Murs will be returning to Colchester Castle Park on Sunday 27th August 2023, in what is going to be a ‘bigger, better and louder’ gig for his hometown show as part of his brand-new ‘Marry Me’ tour.

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Hey, I'm Izzy, I'm a lover of all things music and fashion! I'm happiest at a festival or by the sea. You can probably find me with a whisky in my hand or taking pictures of King Arthur (my bunny).

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