Nothing in this world beats the energy and atmosphere that you can gain from a live performance. If you haven’t seen an incredibly mind blowing performance by an artist in your lifetime, then add it quickly to the bucket list as these memories and experiences from their shows will last you a lifetime. Good music is good music. And it was summed up perfectly by reggae king Bob Marley when he sang the lyrics ‘One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain!’
And to get that energy hit, you must see an artist who knows how to strike the audience with the melodies, the hooks, the charisma, the tension and the revelation of something that is beyond the audience’s expectations.
We’re in an era where we have the opportunity to see incredible emerging acts who have exploded onto the music scene and are doing nothing short of ‘historic performances’, as well as the opportunity to witness living legends.
So without any further ado, we’re recommending five must-see acts who are putting in some adrenalin fuelled, show-stopping performances that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
“Chills down your spine, sipping on red wine.”
The amazing performance that Ed Sheeran gives with his guitar is astounding. Managed by the legendary and eclectic Elton John management team, Ed Sheeran’s performance will be nothing short of show stopping.
Aside from Sam Smith, he is another British act who is exploding on the music scene to sold out concerts globally. (He has sold out Wembley Stadium 3 times over and is yet to play his gig later in the year). See Ed Sheeran perform Bloodstream at the BRIT Awards
Check out the live performance he also did with John Mayer on the Late Late Show.
Sam Smith is the hits musical gift that just seems to keep on giving. With over 2 million people subscribed to his channel on Youtube and in excess of half a billion song plays on Spotify; Sam Smith has provided amazing live duets with music legends like John Legend and Mary J Blige following the successful release of his album “In The Lonely Hour”.
The four-time Grammy award winner in one of the hottest acts to watch in the flesh at the moment. With hits such as Lay Me Down, Money On My Mind, Stay With Me and his successful debut hit with Disclosure, Latch; Sam Smith’s infectious and melodic voice will give you goosebump and leave you mesmerised.
See his Grammy performance with the great Mary J Blige.
Platinum selling artist Ariana Grande is the artist catapulting into the musical stratosphere. Although young, her powerful vocals and ability to enchant theatres and stadiums with her powerful vocals.
The pop diva’s career has exploded off with memorable performances with Iggy Azaela, the UK’s Jessie J and hip-hop star Nicki Minaj. One to match the success of similar greats Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus.
Ariana Grande is known for high energy performances that keep her loyal fans dancing from start to finish. Ariana Grande is the epitome of hardworking as she balances her busy recording schedule with explosive and intense live shows. More information on her upcoming performances can be viewed here.
Below is a clip of Ariana in a live performance in Paris, just to give yourself a teaser.
Led by the drumming powerhouse Dave Grohl, audience members have the chance to relive the teen spirit of Nirvana and almost 20 years of Foo Fighters ‘anthems’ at their live performances. Chant to classics such as The Pretender, Learn to Fly Everlong and Best of You!
No strangers to selling out stadiums with their high energy and melodic performances. See for yourself with one of their recent concerts held in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
The amazing Britpop quartet of Coldplay are simply fantastic. If you want to experience the sensation of just being exposed to beautiful music, then Coldplay is your answer. Their live antics and performance speak louder than words ever could. Check out their I Heart Radio performance below.
There are more artists to consider, but these artists will evoke a memorable experience of a lifetime.