Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if chocolates and roses aren’t your style, or you’re stuck for date ideas, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Why not treat your special someone to a night they'll never forget? Here’s our picks for the best date night shows happening next week.
Newton Faulkner has been creating upbeat and emotional folk-pop songs for over 10 years now, with latest album Hit The Ground Running offering some of his finest work to date. Soak up the summery vibes and spend your night smiling and singing along to favourites such as ‘Dream Catch Me’ and ‘Write It On Your Skin’ with your other half, you can’t go wrong.
O2 Academy Oxford: Monday 12 February – Buy Tickets
BBC Sound of 2018 nominee Lewis Capaldi is quickly becoming the soundtrack to relationships across the world, thanks to the modern ballads found on his debut EP Bloom. Whether you’re deeply in love or mending a broken heart, Lewis’ music will make you feel things you’ve never felt before, which is why he’s now one of the most in demand musicians and his live shows are selling out months in advance.
O2 ABC Glasgow: Saturday 17 February – SOLD OUT
We’ve all found ourselves wailing along to Natalie Imbruglia’s smash hit ‘Torn’ at some point in our lives and now the Australian popstar is back on the road, performing new material as well as some old favourites. Even if you don’t have a date this Valentine’s, grab your best gal pals and enjoy wailing along one more time.
O2 Academy Liverpool: Monday 12 February – Buy Tickets
Cash – A Tribute to The Man in Black
Sadly, we can’t get Johnny Cash to serenade you and your love this Valentine’s, but we can offer the next best thing. Cash is the ultimate tribute to the country hero and perfectly performs tracks such as ‘I Walk The Line’ and ‘Hurts’ all over the UK. So, grab your partner and swing along to Cash’s country favourites until your feet hurt.
O2 Academy Oxford: Saturday 10 February - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 16 February - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Sheffield: Saturday 17 February – Buy Tickets
Scottish indie legends Franz Ferdinand are back with their new album Always Ascending this month, and to celebrate they’re partying across the UK throughout February. Though Franz Ferdinand might not be your initial go-to when it comes to Valentine’s date ideas, we can guarantee that you and your other half will have a night to remember. Treat yourself to some drinks and dance arm in arm to the hugely anthemic ‘Take Me Out’ and ‘Do You Want To’.
O2 Academy Newcastle: Friday 16 February – Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 17 February – SOLD OUT
Say hello to your perfect Valentine’s soundtrack. Irish newcomer Dermot Kennedy grabbed people’s attention last year with his debut EP Doves & Ravens, a delicate 4-track record that lifts and swirls around your mind. Lead by Dermot’s gravelled voice and acoustic guitar, with elements of dark electro flowing throughout, his live show will take your emotions for a ride, but one you’ll really, really enjoy.
O2 Institute Birmingham: Thursday 15 February – SOLD OUT
X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson has enjoyed a flourishing solo career since the show, with four critically acclaimed albums to her name. Her stunning and soulful voice has won over crowds across the country and her headline London show will have you practically head over heels.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Sunday 11 February – Buy Tickets
To be honest, there aren’t many better ways to spend your Valentine’s Day than singing along to ‘Kiss From A Rose’ by Seal. Make the dream a reality with his live show in Manchester on February 14th.
O2 Manchester Apollo: Wednesday 14 February – Buy Tickets
Diamond: Valentine's Soiree
If clubbing is more your Valentine’s style then don’t fret. Diamond are hosting a Valentine’s Soiree, where they’ll be pulling out all the stops. Dance the night away to the best in hip hop, R&B, afrobeats, house, slow jams and old skool garage and you never know, you just might find the one.
O2 Academy Islington: Friday 16 February – Buy Tickets
Monta Musica – Valentine’s Day Special
Looking for love in the North? Well then head to Monta Musica at the weekend. With a huge line-up of trance DJs and MCs, plus CO2 canons, lazers and strobe lighting – this is the ultimate party of love.
O2 Academy Newcastle: Saturday 10 February – Buy Tickets
If you're still struggling for ideas, check out the Valentine's gift guide put together by our friends at Ticketmaster!