Weekend city guide: 7 – 9 October

Calling all cabaret lovers, rugby fans, electronic music devotees, Harmonisers and more. No matter what your thing, we’ve got just the event for you!

Did that grab your attention? Good, we thought so. Then allow us to introduce you to some of the fun going on in cities around the UK this weekend. First off, there is sport galore – everything from rugby and ice hockey to wrestling. Along with gigs spanning every music genre, you can also snag yourself a seat to some truly unforgettable theatrical experiences.

And if you want to do research for upcoming weekends, we’ve got your covered. Plan ahead with our London, Manchester and Scotland guides.


Jean-Michel Jarre
7 October
The O2

He isn’t called The Godfather of Electronic Music for nothing. A pioneer in his field, Jarre is famous for extravagant live shows using cutting-edge digital technology. So expect a truly immersive experience as the French superstar showcases material from his latest two-part LP Electronica along with classic stuff.

Argentina v Australia
8 October
Twickenham Stadium

The final match of the 2016 Rugby Championship is being held for the first time ever in London. Get ready for some fierce and competitive play as the Pumas roar into action against the Wallabies.

Jamie T

Jamie T
8 – 10 October
O2 Academy Brixton

After a five-year absence, the rapping troubadour has embarked on a new UK tour to promote Trick, his fourth album. With his unique blend of rock, punk, reggae, hip-hop and pop, you can be sure Jamie T knows how to get the crowd going for an incredible night out.

Funny Girl
Closes 8 October
Savoy Theatre

Last chance alert! If you want to see Fanny Brice played by two-time Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith, you’d better get tickets ASAP. Funny Girl, which transferred to the West End after a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2015, will be dropping its final curtain on Saturday night.

Alan Cumming
8 October
London Palladium

What’s not to love about a cabaret show called Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs? For one night only, the Scottish-American actor – who we love for his role as Eli Gold on The Good Wife – will sing ballads as well as share intimate secrets on stage.


Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony
6 October
The SSE Hyrdo

It’s not all in your head! The American girl group who shot to fame on The X Factor US are launching their UK tour in Glasgow on 6 October. For Harmonisers who want even more, follow Ally, Camila, Normani, Lauren and Dinah Jane to Manchester Arena on 7 October and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 8 October.

Level 42
7 October

You’ll be in hot water if you miss out on Level 42’s massive 2016 UK tour. The legendary ’80s band with 18 top 40 singles to their credit have hit the road in support of their new Sirens II EP.

Braehead Clan v Sheffield Steelers
7 October
Braehead Arena

Come ye to Castle Clan! Following their recent win over the Dundee Stars, the team are back in action at home where they’ll be facing off against 2015-16 Elite League champions Sheffield Steelers.

ICW: Fight Club
9 October
Glasgow Garage

Insane Championship Wrestling has a series of epic collisions in store for fans tonight: BT Gunn v Stevie Boy, Andy Wild v Kenny Williams, Zack Gibson v Christopher Saynt and Joe Coffey v Matt Cross. Watch them battle it out for supremacy!


Gangsta Granny
5 – 9 October
Kings Theatre Edinburgh

Cabbage soup and Scrabble? Sounds like a great night’s entertainment to us! And much more is in store when you see David Walliams’ book about a boy’s adventures with his very own Gangsta Granny brought to life on stage.

Suzanne Vega
9 October
Queens Hall Edinburgh

Her name is Suzanne and you may have seen her before. Catch the American singer-songwriter when she comes to the UK on her The Lover, Beloved Tour celebrating the life of writer Carson McCullers, who inspired Vega’s newest studio album.


All Saints

All Saints
6 October
O2 Academy Newcastle

The British pop group is embarking on their first UK tour in over 15 years to promote their latest album Red Flag. See them in Newcastle tonight or they’ll also be appearing this weekend at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 7 October and Manchester Academy on 8 October.


First Utility Super League Grand Final 2016
8 October
Old Trafford

This is going to be a classic final match with the Warrington Wolves, the Super League Leaders Shield winners, taking on the Wiggan Warriors. Both teams are sure to come out on the pitch with all guns blazing – and off the pitch you can enjoy entertainment by DJ Craig Charles, soprano Laura Wright and the band Feeder.