PLAYLIST: 10 HUGE tracks from artists with 2018 UK concerts still to come
Staff writer - August 22, 2018

PLAYLIST: 10 HUGE tracks from artists with 2018 UK concerts still to come

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If you're on the market for live music tickets this year but don't know what's on, you could look through the extensive listings of UK concerts on StubHub - which gives fans access to even the most in-demand events.

Or... we thought it might be fun to check out this playlist of top tunes from artists with upcoming 2018 concerts in the UK and see what takes your fancy.

(And if you didn't think we had the stones to put Mariah Carey and Arctic Monkeys on the same playlist, you're DEAD wrong).


1. Kylie Minogue - ‘Spinning Around’

After a few intimate UK concerts last spring, Kylie’s back for a steady run of arena dates from September 18.

The Australian pop princess has an eclectic range to choose from - including her new country-inspired album ‘Golden’ - but we’ve gone for classic party anthem ‘Spinning Around’.


2. U2 - ‘Beautiful Day’

Irish rockers U2 are promising an incredible series of UK concerts, which will not only include many of the band’s biggest hits, but also an immersive artificial reality experience.

So excited are we to see U2 live, there could be no other choice for this video playlist than uplifting rock classic ‘Beautiful Day’. U2 are set to play Manchester, London, Belfast and Dublin from October 19.


3. BTS - ‘DNA’

K-pop (Korean pop music) has moved in on unsuspecting international music charts with the silky smoothness of its own INSANE choreography.

BTS are arguably the biggest of all the K-pop groups so we’ve thrown in their biggest hit ‘DNA’.

Love it? The lads arrive in London for two O2 Arena concerts on October 9 before resuming their world tour.


4. 50 Cent - ‘In Da Club’

You’ll find 50 Cent in the UK this September 18 when the hip-hop star kicks off a run of FOUR arena dates to celebrate the 15th anniversary of debut album 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin''.

‘In Da Club’ probably seems like an obvious choice for a tour celebrating the album that spawned the hit single - but it’s still a banger!


5. Arctic Monkeys - ‘Four Stars Out Of Five’

Fans were waiting for a good while for Arctic Monkeys to announce their UK concerts, fearful that we might have to make do with a solitary TRNSMT Festival performance. But the Sheffield foursome finally announced they’d be taking to UK stages from September 6 for an impressive 13 shows.

There are so many great Arctic Monkeys tunes to choose from - but we’re quite enjoying ‘Four Stars Out Of Five’ from their new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.


6. Jack White - ‘Connected By Love’

When we saw White at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival, we were blown away by the impressive back catalogue of hits from The White Stripes he was willing to perform.

But we’ve gone for ‘Connected By Love’ for this video playlist, a catchy track from new solo album ‘Boarding House Reach’.

Catch Jack White on one of his five UK tour dates from October 16.


7. Paul McCartney - ‘Band On The Run’

You’ve already got several playlists packed with Beatles songs, so we went ahead and mixed it up with Paul McCartney and Wings song 'Band On The Run'.

The living legend will be playing three big shows in the UK from December 12 (the PERFECT Christmas present for the Beatle-maniac in your life?) in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.


8. Bloc Party - ‘Helicopter’

Bloc Party’s debut album ‘Silent Alarm’ was an instant classic when it hit shelves in 2005 - and now it’s back as the Brit indie stars revive the tracklist for a nostalgia tour.

The European tour features one UK date (London’s Alexandra Palace, October 24).

And as they’re playing ‘Silent Alarm’ in its entirely, it could only be ‘Helicopter’ for the playlist.


9. Mariah Carey - ‘Fantasy’

‘All I Want For Christmas’ songstress Mariah Carey is a staple of the festive season, so it’s no wonder her regular yuletide concerts are so popular with live music fans.

But we wouldn’t dare stick a Christmas song on a playlist in August, so we went back to 1995 for a bit of pop nostalgia.

Catch the 'Fantasy' singer in the UK from December 9.


10. Black Eyed Peas - ‘Let’s Get It Started’

What kind of madman makes a playlist that ENDS with ‘Let’s Get It Started’? Well, maybe we’re saving the best for last. You ever think of that?

‘Black Eyed Peas’ (sans Fergie) are bringing the Elefunk to the UK from October 27.


Stay tuned to LineUp for more eclectic playlists for the hottest live performers in the world.