Your Ultimate 90s Throwback

Posted: Monday 9 July 2018

It’s genuinely terrifying to think that the 90s ended almost 20 years ago, but it’s an era which gave us everything from terrible fashion to the world’s finest music stars. Whether you’re a Britpop or cheesy pop fan, take a look at the shows we have coming up which will take you back to your favourite decade.


WANNABE

When you think of the 90s, you think of The Spice Girls, right? And while rumours fly about the original girls reuniting, the next best thing is already out there and on the road to fill the Spice Girls void in your life. Wannabe is one of the UK’s biggest and best theatre productions dedicated to spicing up your life and they’ll be delivering girl power aplenty when they hit London at the end of the month.

O2 Academy Islington: Monday 30 July Buy Tickets


THE CARDIGANS

The Cardigans are a Swedish pop-rock band whose single ‘Lovefool’ catapulted them into the spotlight thanks to its feature in Romeo & Juliet. With their third album Gran Turismo, though, we were given further anthems such as the gritty ‘My Favourite Game’ and the atmospheric ‘Erase/Rewind’ and thankfully, they’re coming back this year to perform the album in its entirety. What a treat.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Monday 3 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Glasgow: Tuesday 4 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Thursday 6 December Buy Tickets


BOYZ II MEN

Boyz II Men became the R&B kings of the 90s, with their smooth vocal harmonies and charismatic charm winning over millions. It was single ‘End Of The Road’ though that turned them into one of the greatest vocal groups of all time, and if you haven’t screamed along to it whilst enduring a break up then you didn’t do it right. Heading to the UK for their first headline tour in three years, you’ll have the opportunity to belt out all their best notes with your friends whilst also maybe shedding a tear or two, making it one of the most memorable nights of your life, guaranteed.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 25 August Buy Tickets


CLUB DE FROMAGE

Club De Fromage is here for all your 90s pop needs every week. From 10:30pm until late you can dance along to the tunes that time forgot, including Britney, Backstreet Boys, Blur and so many more. Plus, if you turn up in fancy dress, you get to jump the queue!

O2 Academy Islington: Various Dates Buy Tickets


STAR SHAPED FESTIVAL

If you were more of a Britpop and indie lover in the 90s then rejoice! Star Shaped Festival is back following two completely sold out years and it’ll be taking over London, Manchester and Glasgow with a marathon of live music and DJs. Ocean Colour Scene head up proceedings, with Sean Ryder’s Black Grape, Echobelly, The Supernaturals and more all performing at this year’s event*. Want to know more? Take a look here.

*line-up changes with each city

O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 15 September Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Saturday 22 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Saturday 29 September Buy Tickets

You can also get your Britpop fix at the upcoming Star Shaped club nights, see the details below.

O2 Academy Islington: Various Dates Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Saturday 25 August Buy Tickets


GARBAGE

Yes, the idea of bands doing 20th anniversary shows when 1998 only feels like two years ago is a lot to deal with, but when it’s alt-rock band Garbage performing their seminal second album, Version 2.0 in full, we’ll allow it. Not only that, but the band will also be playing the album’s accompanying b-sides, giving us over an hour of pure, alt-rock, nineties goodness.

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 14 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Saturday 15 September Buy Tickets


RHYTHM OF THE 90S

To truly live the 90s experience, you need to see Rhythm Of The 90s. This seven-piece band have been fully wrapped up in the 90s whirlwind and are taking the UK by storm with their electric live shows. Performing two hours-worth of the biggest and best club hits, from Sash and The Prodigy, to Faithless and Robert Miles, the show will take you on a high-energy trip down memory lane.

Arts Club Liverpool: Saturday 27 October Buy Tickets


N-TRANCE

The 90s weren’t just big for indie bands and popstars, it also saw dance music breaking into the mainstream and dominating the charts, with N-Trance being one of the leaders of the movement. ‘Set You Free’ was one of the biggest anthems of the entire decade and still remains a firm club favourite. Making their live return this year, they’ll be keeping you on your feet until the early hours, so dig out your glowsticks and prepare for one hell of a night.

O2 Academy Oxford: Saturday 13 October Buy Tickets


I LOVE THE 90S VS I LOVE THE 00S

Sometimes you just need a good night of nostalgia with your closest friends and this is the place to do it. As top DJs play all your favourite guilty pleasures, dance anthems and smash hits from the 90s, you’ll also reminisce to some of the biggest bops of the 00s for a night of terrible dancing and even better singing.

O2 Academy Islington: Various Dates Buy Tickets


DRU HILL, FEATURING SISQO

Are you ready for the best 90s throwback party of your life? Because it's coming to the UK next month, with legendary DJ Trevor Nelson hosting two of the shows. American R&B group, Dru Hill will be performing their greatest hits and yes, Mr Thong Song himself, Sisqo, will be a part of it. Famed for singles, 'In My Bed' and 'How Deep Is Your Love' the smooth and soulful vocal group will sing away your woes and put on one of the greatest performances of the year.

O2 Academy Leeds: Friday 24 August Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leicester: Saturday 25 August Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Monday 27 August Buy Tickets


If that wasn't enough 90s for you, then treat yourself to over three hours of anthems with our playlist, below:


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