The summer’s outdoor gigs are now well underway, and this weekend it’s the turn of The Stone Roses, who will be hoping to repeat the success of last year’s Heaton Park shows, this time at Finsbury Park. On Friday they’re supported by Rudimental, Courteeners and Dizzee Rascal, while on Saturday they’ll be joined by Miles Kane, Johnny Marr and Public Image Ltd.
If you like Icelandic artists called Arnalds who play in churches called St Johns, check your gig tickets carefully; this week sees neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds play at St Johns at Hackney on Monday, while the following night his cousin Ólöf Arnalds airs her brand of hushed folk-pop at St John on Bethnal Green.
The brilliant Daylight Sessions continue at the Union Chapel on Saturday. This week’s free gig features Ballboy’s Gordon McIntyre, with A Little Orchestra and Model Village among the support acts. Doors open at 12pm.
Monday 3 June
Ólafur Arnalds – St Johns at Hackney
Sweet Baboo – St Pancras Old Church
Houndmouth – Rough Trade East
Tuesday 4 June
Elvis Costello and The Imposters – Royal Albert Hall
Rod Stewart – 02 Arena
Wolf Alice – Lexington
Neon Neon – Village Underground
Ólöf Arnalds – St John on Bethnal Green
SPLASHH – Cargo
Wednesday 5 June
Billy Bragg – Union Chapel
Marnie Stern – Garage
Joanne Joanne – Cargo
Miles Kane – Rough Trade East
Animal Kingdom – Birthdays
Thursday 6 June
Camera Obscura – Heaven
Beardyman – Koko
Gabriella Cilmi – Troubadour
Friday 7 June
Paloma Faith – 02 Arena
Action Bronson – Koko
Rodriguez – Hammersmith Apollo
Viv Albertine + Laetitia Sadier – Sebright Arms
Joe Driscoll – Bedroom Bar
Public Service Broadcasting – British Library
Saturday 8 June
The Stone Roses – Finsbury Park
Mudhoney – Forum
Gordon McIntyre – Union Chapel
Following a series of smaller gigs including the Sebright Arms and the 100 Club, Kate Nash has announced a bigger tour that will take in Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 12 October.
Sam Smith and Naughty Boy’s La La La is the fastest selling single of the year so far, so 21-year-old Smith is striking while the iron’s hot and has confirmed a date at Islington Assembly Hall on 26 September.