The time has come where the days begin to get shorter and life has to begin again at 7am. Whether you’re returning to school, college or work, or you’re just really sad the festival season is over for another year, we are here to banish those post-Summer blues.
Autumn is the season when the sun starts to disappear (not that it made much of an appearance this year), but while the weather may not bring much heat, these events certainly will.
Apple Music Festival
Having made the transition from iTunes to Apple Music, the festival follows the same concept as usual, although only for ten nights rather than the epic month-long event seen in previous years. The headliners will please fans of various genres with pop veterans Take That taking to the stage as well as Disclosure, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. The festival runs from 19-28 September at Camden’s Roundhouse.
It’s impossible to have enough of the One Direction boys and after touring all over the world with their On The Road Again show this year, the band return to home soil for a six-night stint at London’s o2 Arena. Performing every night (except Sunday 27) between 24-30 September, Louis, Niall, Liam and Harry will treat UK fans to songs from their Four album for the first time since its release almost a year ago. The tour will then continue from 3-31 October, taking in cities such as Glasgow, Belfast and Sheffield.
The Vevo Halloween party takes place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, treating 5,000 music fans in fancy dress to some of the hottest new acts. This year will see VEVO Lift artists Years and Years, Little Simz, James Bay, Nothing But Thieves and Wolf Alice perform for the event, which is embracing a ‘Circus of the Damned’ theme. There’s even a Scare Maze featuring prosthetics and actors for gig-goers if they’re in the mood to be spooked.
X Factor Live Finals
The auditions are already being televised and with a new panel featuring Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, will the show find the next big superstar in its twelfth series? We’ve still got the Bootcamp and Judges’ Houses stages to come but the live finals are always a TV and music highlight of the year, with ITV using a huge chunk of their budget to ensure the show goes off with a bang (literally).
The Big Reunion 2015
No, we’re not talking about that programme where washed-up bands try to make a comeback. This event takes place annually at Butlins in Skegness but if you thought they only took on tribute acts, you couldn’t be more wrong. The Big Reunion is the UK’s biggest indoor winter festival and this year’s line-up boasts Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Sigma, Gorgon City and many more across two weekends. The festival takes place on 20-21 and 27-28 November.
There’s five reasons not to be down about Summer being over. The next few months may leave us feeling a little colder but at least the good live music doesn’t end with the start of the new season! Are you excited about any events coming up? Let us know in the comments below!