Here at Ticketmaster we’ve announced the ten artists and bands predicted to take the live scene by storm in 2020.
Ticketmaster’s ‘New for 2020’ list has been hand-picked by the Artist Services team – the people who have been taking artists’ tours to the next level for the past ten years. Much of this year’s list is made up of acts the team has seen packing out grassroots venues over the last year, and who they believe will pull big crowds in 2020.
Ticketmaster’s ‘New For 2020’:
Celeste | Bree Runway | Aitch | Scarypoolparty | Fletcher | Arlo Parks | JC Stewart | Inhaler | Beabadoobee | The Snuts
Last year ‘New for 2019’ tipped the likes of political powerhouse Slowthai, singer-songwriter Freya Ridings, and in 2018 the now Brit Award winner Tom Walker.
Andrew Parsons, Managing Director Ticketmaster UK, said: “A new year calls for new discoveries and 2020 is no different. Our list is more than just soulful ballads and unpredictable rap – it’s a diverse celebration of artists who’ve been here all along but are only now getting to be heard. We want to continue to be the place where fans come to discover the hottest acts making noise across the industry, and we will always support artists at whatever stage of their career they’re at.”
Arlo Parks said: “I’m so happy to have been selected in Ticketmaster’s New For 2020. On stage is where I feel most alive – I love that feeling of intimacy and genuine connection with everyone in the room. I’m really looking forward to touring and playing in loads of new places in 2020.”
The Snuts said: “We’re grateful to Ticketmaster for recognising us as one of their artists to look out for in 2020! It’s going to be a big one…”
About the artists:
LA born, London raised alluring soul singer has drawn comparisons to the likes of Amy Winehouse with her beautiful, chilling voice and complementing jazzy instrumentals.
Hackney born self-crafted pop princess has been hustling hard to make it big and has the fanbase to prove it.
The Mancunian rapper taking the charts by storm, having worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Stormzy, his inuendo filled lyrics making it clear that he is all about good times and self-expression.
The master guitarist who’s gone from busking the streets of LA to selling out shows is primed to send shivers down the spine. This musician initially made his name by making it to the final of the American Idol, eventually finishing as runner up.
This singer, songwriter, actress and NYU graduate broke into the industry through her popularity on streaming services, specifically Spotify, after her 2015 breakout song “War Paint” landed on the New Music Friday playlist and became the most-shared song on the app at the time.
The 19-year-old London based poet/singer is spurring on an emo renaissance with her haunting vocals and soft acoustic guitar. Her songs are confessional and gentle, inspired by the likes of Sylvia Plath and Portishead
Northern Irish singer crafts songs born from his own experiences of love and heartbreak that explode from intimate confessionals into bold anthems.
Lo-fi indie Dublin romantics making stadium sized heartbreak anthems. This band of school pals recently joined Noel Gallagher on his UK tour.
Born in the Philippines and raised in London, at just 19 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic.
Scottish foursome has gained traction over the past year through their huge sold-out gigs in their homeland, festival sets aplenty, massive indie tunes spreading like wildfire online.