100 Bands I’ve seen live

I’m a big lover of live music, I always have been. My parents we’re both rock heads, and I grew up listening to the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath and Slayer, rather than the Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls.

Nothing beats going to a gig, feeling the bass guitar ripping through the amps, and drums that are so loud they feel like they are going to beat right through your chest.

I’ve been lucky enough to see a huge number of bands and singers over the past 15 years all over the country, from arena tours to small intimate gigs, massive commercial festival weekends to small lesser known festivals. Many of which are some of my favourite artists, and some were support bands or singers that I’d never heard of but fell in love with their sound. That’s the beauty of live music.

Below I’ve listed my top 100 artists I’ve seen live:

1 – A Day To Remember x 2
2 – Annie Mac DJ Set
3 – All Time Low
4 – Architects
5 – Attack Attack
6 – Avenged Sevenfold

7 – Bat For Lashes
8 – Ben Howard
9 – Billy Talent
10 – Biffy Clyro
11 – Blink 182
12 – Blue
13 – Bombay Bicycle Club
14 – Booty Luv
15 – Busted
16 – Burn The Fleet
17 – Bury Tomorrow x 3

18 – Canterbury
19 – Chvrches
20 – City and Colour
21 – Clean Bandit x 2

22 – Deaf Havana x 5
23 – Die Antwoord
24 – Django Django
25 – Don Broco x 3

26 – Emeli Sande
27 – Enter Shikari x 2

28 – Fat Boy Slim x 2
29 – Florence and the Machine
30 – Foxes
31 – Flux Pavillion

32 – Gallows
33 – Gerard Way
34 – Girls Aloud
35 – Greymatter x 2 -4

36 – Heather Peace
37 – Hudson Taylor

38 – Jake Bug x 2
39 – Jaguar Skills
40 – James Bay
41 – Jason Derulo
42 – Jess Glynne x 2
43 – Jessie J
44 – Justice

45 – Kal Lavelle
46 – Katy B

47 – Lucy Spraggan x 5
48 – Lower Than Atlantis x 6 (I think)
49 – Lucy Whittaker

50 – Macklemore
51 – Major Lazor
52 – Marmozets
53 – McFly
54 – Mindless Self Indulgence x 2
55 – MO
56 – Ms Dynamite
57 – My Chemical Romance
58 – My Passion

59 – Neck Deep
60 – Neon Jungle
61 – Nero x 2

62 – Of Mice and Men

63 – Paloma Faith
64 – Paramore
65 – Pendulum
66 – Prides
67 – Pvris x 4

68 – Queens Of The Stone Age

69 – Rae
70 – Redlight
71 – Rizzle Kicks x 2
72 – Royal Blood

73 – Secondcity
74 – Sian Evans
75 – Sigma
76 – Sigur Ros
77 – Slaves x 2
78 – Stevie Wonder
79 – Stooshe x 5
80 – Sub Focus
81 – Sugarbabes

82 – Taking Back Sunday
83 – Thirty Seconds To Mars
84 – Tonight Alive
85 – Toyah Willcox
86 – The Blackout
87 – The Cuban Brothers
88 – The Dunwells
89 – The Saturdays
90 – The XX
91 – The Vamps
92 – The 1975
93 – Two Door Cinema Club

94 – Union J

95 – Vampire Weekend

96 – Walk The Moon
97 – We Are The Ocean x 2

98 – Years and Years x 3
99 – Young Guns x 2
100 – You Me At Six x 12 (I think)

I’ve ticked most of my favourite artists off my bucket list, there are however a few I would love to see live.

I’m thrilled to say I’ll be heading to Reading Festival this year, which I’m stoked for. As I’m getting married next year and saving for this wedding, I was hoping to be able to resist the temptation of a festival this year, but with the reading line up already being so great, I just couldn’t say no.

With some of my favourite acts already announced such as: Pvris, The 1975 and You Me At Six, and some acts I’ve dreamed of seeing live: Foo Fighters and Hayley Kiyoko.

A second line up announcement is due Thursday morning, so I’m intrigued to see who else will be joining this awesome line up.

A few acts on my Reading Festival wish list are:

Bring Me The Horizon
Lower Than Atlantis (final festival appearance)
Years and Years
Disclosure
The Prodigy

I’ll be eagerly await for the announcement on Thursday. Are you heading to Reading/Leeds festival this year? Who are you looking forward to most, or is there someone your desperate to be announced? Let me know in the comments.

I’ll be posting on Instagram Thursday what my thoughts on the second announcement are.

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