French singer Slimane has had 4 Number 1 albums in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He is now braced for success further afield after a very successful Eurovision 2024 performance. He visits the UK in January 2025 and it will be worth going to see him live, smooth doesn’t even come close to describe him.

Joost Klein is a singer from The Netherlands who was set to participate in Eurovision 2024 before being controversially disqualified. His genre of music can’t be pinned down easily as not only does it traverse hip hop it goes all across the spectrum to electronic pop and drum and bass. He has been active since 2010 and has 8 studio albums under his belt. He performs in London in 2025

Niki is a talented singer-songwriter who blends blend of pop, R&B and electronic music. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, she has gained international acclaim for her soulful vocals and introspective lyrics. With her debut album, ‘Moonchild’ receiving widespread praise, Niki has emerged as a rising star in the global music scene. She’ll be in the UK later this year.

Barry Can’t Swim is a producer and musician known for his innovative blend of electronic, dance and jazz. He released his debut album, ‘When Will We Land?’ in October 2023. It was met with positive reviews from music critics and he was nominated for Best Dance Act in the 2024 Brit awards. He’ll be playing in London later this year.

Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, is a multi-talented artist renowned for his contributions to music, acting and comedy. He gained widespread recognition for his rap alter ego, Childish Gambino, with albums like ‘Because the Internet’ and ‘Awaken, My Love!’ His music blends elements of hip-hop, funk and soul. Beyond music, Glover has starred in popular television shows and created the critically acclaimed series ‘Atlanta’. He will be on tour in the UK later this year.

The highlight of the snooker calendar year. This is the one all players want to win, the FA Cup of Snooker which attracts players from all over the world to show their class on the hallowed green baize. These tournaments are always of the highest drama and the frame format makes it that way. The long format giving way to titantic struggles to victory or shocking falls from grace when players are so near the winning line. Greats such as Jimmy White, Alex Higgins, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and of course Ronnie O’Sullivan have had epic battles here and  ruled the roost over the decades. The whole atmosphere at the cosy Crucible is a must feel and the City of Sheffield comes alive in Crucible fortnight, it is simply a brilliant event.

The iconic American singer Janet Jackson is back and will be in the UK later this year. With a career spanning five decades, she has achieved global fame and acclaim for her contributions to music and entertainment. Jackson’s innovative fusion of R&B, pop and dance has earned her numerous awards, including multiple Grammy and Billboard Music Awards. The ‘Together Again’ tour celebrates Janet’s 50th year in the music industry alongside the 35th anniversary of the phenomenal  album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’.

Craig David will be embarking on his ‘Commitment’ tour early next year. The British singer, songwriter and record producer is known for his smooth R&B vocals and catchy melodies. He rose to fame in the early 2000s with hits like ‘7 Days’, ‘Fill Me In’ and of course ‘Re-Rewind’. He firmly established himself as a prominent figure in the UK garage music scene. Beyond his music career, David is also a highly successful  DJ who collaborates with renowned artists and is a staple figure in Ibiza.

Nas, born Nasir Jones, is an iconic rapper known for his intricate lyricism and storytelling abilities. He emerged from the New York City hip-hop scene in the early 1990s and quickly gained recognition with his debut album ‘Illmatic’ in 1994. It is often hailed as one of the greatest rap albums of all time, showcasing Nas’s raw talent and vivid depiction of urban life. Throughout his career, Nas has continued to release critically acclaimed albums, solidifying his status as one of the most influential figures in hip-hop history.

The Cult  emerged from the underground music scene in the early 80s and gained a devoted following for their unique sound and rebellious attitude. Their live performances are legendary, characterised by intense energy and a sense of raw authenticity that resonates deeply with their fans. They will be celebrating 40 years as a band by going on tour in the UK from October this year.

Lee bought 2 x The Last Dinner Party Tickets
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