Sunday 22 December 2019

Favourite Gigs of 2019 - The Top 20

Another list, another photo that seems to have no context and once again, no real commentary, except to say that a gig is about so much more than just a strong performance. It’s about the environment you’re in, the people you’re with, the emotion you experience. It’s very personal and yet also it’s about being part of a community. This year I saw 260 live performances including festivals and support slots - that's quite a lot down on previous years. These are my favourite 20. I make no apology for Glastonbury and Great Escape Festivals taking up quite a few of the slots in the list. They were undoubtedly some of my favourite musical moments of 2019. I’ve not included anything of Dials Festival 2019 as that’s partly my own baby and would smack of nepotism. Like my singles of the year list (here) they are in order so number 1 was my favourite.

1.  FKA Twigs @ London, Alexandra Palace Theatre
2. The Cure @ Glastonbury Festival
3. Celeste @ Brighton, Great Escape Festival
4. Stormzy @ Glastonbury Festival
5. The Murder Capital @ Brighton, Great Escape Festival
6. Little Boots @ London, The Garage
7. Another Sky @ London, Village Underground
8. Underworld @ Latitude Festival
9. Confidence Man @ Brighton, Great Escape Festival
10. Lizzo @ London, The Forum
11. Chai @ Brighton, Great Escape Festival
12. Aurora @ Glastonbury Festival
13. Rosalia @ Glastonbury Festival
14. Plastic Mermaids @ Portsmouth Square Tower
15. Kylie @ Glastonbury Festival
16. Fontaines DC @ Southampton, The Brook
17. Erland Cooper @ Brighton, Unitarian Church
18. Sophie Ellis Bextor @ Guildford G Live
19. Hatis Noit @ London, Purcell Room
20. Squid @ Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach Festival

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of being at #17, and saw Squid @ Latitude. Your list reminds me I must try harder next year!