Live Reviews

Green Day live in Manchester: an emphatic celebration of two timeless albums

June 21, Emirates Old Trafford: The ‘Saviors’ tour touches down in the UK as punk rock’s top dogs flex their muscles – playing ‘Dookie’ and ‘American Idiot’ in full

Download Festival 2024 review: despite all odds, a promising step in a new direction

Donington Park, June 14-16: Despite tumultuous weather, threats of boycott and more, the Derby festival proves that it is leading the way for new talent

Foo Fighters live in Manchester: invincible and still untouchable

Dave Grohl sticks to his old tricks as the Foos kick off their most ambitious UK stadium tour to date

ATARASHII GAKKO! in London: an electric debut from Japan’s youth leaders

June 10, Indigo at The O2: Showcasing material from new album ‘AG! Calling’, the J-pop ambassadors bring sharp choreography, hip-hop swagger and punk spirit to their first London show

Governors Ball 2024: NYC’s hottest festival receives its star-studded moment

Chappell Roan, Sabrina Carpenter and The Killers and more dominate the beloved NYC fest. Read the NME review

Doja Cat live in Glasgow: pyros and poise from one of rap’s most interesting protagonists

Make no mistake about it: you may look at Doja Cat, but you cannot touch. In the opening-night set for a string of UK...

Taylor Swift live in Edinburgh: The Eras tour finally hits the UK

Taylor Swift kicks off the UK leg with a five-star, record-breaking turn in the Scottish capital.

Tool live in London: A mesmerising portrait of a band with a vision

The band take their latest material to new heights, as 30 years of experience and living inside ‘Fear Inoculum’ produce their greatest spectacle yet

St. Vincent live in London: a vicious, tender protest in the face of despair

Annie Clark's seventh album 'All Born Screaming' finds hope in the darkest of places and a pummelling performance unites the austere venue

We Love Green review: Paris’ big summer kicks off with hometown heroes Justice, L’Imperatrice and more

As the city prepares to host the summer Olympic games, the French festival hosts an array of medal-winning performances from faces old and new