Start 2022 as you mean to go on with tip top live entertainment.
With a new year comes endless prompts to improve yourself, to work on something for the next twelve months so that next year we can all to be told we need to do even more. However, there is something restorative about the resetting of the calendar, a chance to assess and put a full stop on a year that brought its share of highs and lows. If, like us, you’re sick of the so-called ‘New Year, New You’ inspo quotes but still want to set some goals for the year ahead, why not make them a list of experiences to share with those closest to you.
Here are six resolutions that you’ll actually want to keep…
1. Reunite with an old friend
This one of a kind experience sees ABBA performing at their very best: as digital versions of themselves backed by today’s finest musicians – and all in the custom-built arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
The British five-piece are back and entertaining fans old and new across the UK this summer. Nearly 25 years after their debut, see What The Future Holds for the group in select cities from June 2022.
Back and touring the UK this April, the Debbie Harry-fronted New York band are the ultimate dose of new wave nostalgia. Scream along to the hits on what is sure to be a night to remember.
One of the most influential girl groups returns to the UK this year to bring their trademark sass to the stage. So round up the gang and get ready to dance to hits such as ‘Waterfalls,’ ‘Creep,’ ‘No Scrubs,’ and ‘Unpretty,’ to name a few.
Already appearing on our screens to get fans excited, Rod Stewart heads out on a massive UK tour to end 2022. After over six decades of hits, this tour will be back-to-back stacked with hits that will most certainly transport you to a different time.
2. Get out into the countryside more
The twin music festivals return in 2022 for the August bank holiday weekend. The line-up for 2022 includes Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Dave, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion, Rage Against The Machine and more.
Coming to Dorset in July this year and Shropshire in August, Camp Bestival is back. Offering the most family fun you can squeeze into one weekend since 2008.
Crowds will be flocking to the home of rock in Derbyshire this June to see KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Korn, Megadeath, Deftones and many more.
Returning to Suffolk this July, cinch presents Latitude Festival promises an amazing line-up, a warm, family-friendly vibe and a whole host of extra-musicular activities.
James, Madness, Fatboy Slim, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro are just some of the names set to appear in Edinburgh this June.
3. Expand your interests
A brand new international tournament in women’s football, the Arnold Clarke Cup kicks off in February and will see England’s Lionesses go head-to-head with Spain, Germany and reigning Olympic champions Canada.
51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world come together for this joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Kicking off in July in London, the production will later move to Leeds in October.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham this July and August, highlighting all that the city and region has to offer as some of the finest athletes compete on a global stage.
Some 13 years after they got everyone on their feet with their winning Britain’s Got Talent audition, Diversity are back touring the UK this March.
The fastest action and craziest stunts on four wheels – childhood favourites Hot Wheels are back and bigger and better than ever before.
4. Spend more time with the family
The perpetually chipper pups are making their way to the stage and saving the day by entertaining children all across the UK in Paw Patrol Live! Race To The Rescue.
Picking up 19 years after book seven’s epilogue, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the first of the series to be represented on stage. Follow the next generation of wizards in this magical production.
This immersive concert show incorporates holograms as an added element alongside live characters with upbeat music, singing and dancing. On tour now, be sure to make this family outing to remember before it finishes its run.
Holding one of Europe’s biggest collections of global marine life, Sea Life London is a must-see for any wannabe deep sea explorers.
This immersive storytelling experience in London’s County Hall allows you to escape reality and begin a quest through 12 fairy-tale themed live shows and makes for the perfect family day out.
5. Try something new
Earning a huge following on TikTok, Mimi Webb solidified herself as one of the biggest newcomers on the scene in 2021 with hit singles ‘Before I Go’ and ‘Good Without’. She has a number of headline shows and festival appearances in 2022 as a result.
Earning not one but two top 40 entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2021, TEMS has already worked with some of the biggest names in music including Drake and Justin Bieber. She plays a number of headline UK dates this year.
Tamil-Swiss singer-songwriter earned her place on our playlists in 2020 with the release of her debut single ‘Good Love 2.0’. She plays select shows across the UK this year, shows you should definitely find yourself at.
Bradford trio Bad Boy Chiller Crew have earned critical acclaim from Vice (a full-length documentary), The Guardian, NME and Pitchfork, to name but a few, and head into 2022 as one of the hottest acts of the year.
Having supported Lewis Capaldi and soon George Ezra on tour, Holly Humberstone also takes top billing on the rescheduled dates of her Deep End UK tour this year.
6. Find the perfect escape
Returning to the West End this year, My Fair Lady will all the London Coliseum home for the duration of its stay. The Lerner and Loewe classic will have you dancing all night, long after the curtain closes.
It’s electrifyin’! Yes, Grease The Musical is back and it’s one for everyone in the family. It’s return to stage will have you singing and dancing in your seats for what is sure to be a night to remember.
Elsewhere, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie stars six time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams in her West End debut. The stellar cast also features Paul Hilton, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli.
& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning?
Emmy and BAFTA Award-winner Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie. Playing at The Harold Pinter Theatre this year, it’s not one to be missed.