it’s been a fantastic year of live music for THE MODERN RECORD - take a look at our favourite moments in our YEAR IN REVIEW FOR 2018:


Looking back on 2018 gigs, THE MODERN RECORD has recorded another memorable year in music capturing moments through photos and reviewing some of the bests gigs 2018 has seen. So we thought it would be great look back on these moments as 2018 ends and we welcome 2019…

Some of favourite highlights moments from 2018 include… LADY GAGA, Morrissey, PAUL WELLER, KIM WILDE, Arcade Fire, Manic Street Preachers, NICKELBACK, BRITROCK MUST BE DESTROYED - UK TOUR, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, THOM YORKE, THE ROLLING STONES, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, FOO FIGHTERS, ROGER WATERS, EELS, Bruno Mars, NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, ST. VINCENT, THE THE, Garbage, Grandslam 2018: Simple Minds, The Pretenders & KT. Tunstall, Janelle Monrae, SHANIA TWAIN, Biffy Clyro, ARCTIC MONKEYS, SIR CLIFF RICHARD, David Byrne, RICK ASTLEY, RICHARD ASHCROFT, THE PRODIGY, Killing Joke, Slayer, Johnny Marr, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, MUMFORD & SONS, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, CYPRESS HILL, MUSE, Ocean Colour Scene, NILE RODGERS & CHIC, PAUL MCCARTNEY, Madness, ANDRE RIEU and many more!

We also had the time to check out some best upcoming talent from the likes of… Seaway, Baby Strange, Dead!, THE BLINDERS, ALVVAYS, Dermont Kennedy, THE XCERTS, Pale Waves, Tom Walker, Greta Van Fleet, Misterwives, DRENGE, City Calm Down, LO MOON, Camila Cabello, Retro Video Club, Woes, YUNGBLUD, Fatherson, JORJA SMITH, TOM GRENNAN, ANTEROS, IDLES, Yellow Days, Sam Fender, Barns Courtney, Lewis Capaldi, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS, Clean Cut Kid, DMA’s, FANGCLUB, Strange Bones + Rascalton, Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves, The Snuts and many more!

We also had the time cover some festivals throughout the year which include… Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival 2018, C2C - Country 2 Country, Handmade Festival, Live At Leeds 2018, BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend in Perth - Day 1, THIS IS TOMORROW - Day 1, THIS IS TOMORROW - Day 2, BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend in Perth - Day 2, Slam Dunk Festival, Fiesta X Folds, 2000Trees, REWIND - Day 1, REWIND - Day 2, Kendall Calling!, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Party At The Palace - Day 1, Party At The Palace - Day 2, Edinburgh International Festival - THE JESUS & THE MARY CHAIN, Edinburgh International Festival - JOHN GRANT, Edinburgh International Festival - MOGWAI, LEEDS FESTIVAL - Day 1, LEEDS FESTIVAL - Day 2, LEEDS FESTIVAL - Day 3, Edinburgh International Festival - ST. VINCENT, Electric Fields, NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival 2019

THIS HAS BEEN 2018… Thank you to everyone who has contributed to THE MODERN RECORD during 2018 making our site bigger and bigger everyday and also to every PR Company, management and everyone who sorted passes us as this wouldn’t be possible without them. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has installed some massive gigs coming up!

Here’s brief highlights during each month of 2018 below:

APRIL 2018

JUNE 2018




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