The past year has seen our photographers take the road with SHEAFS, headed across Europe to cover festivals, and capture some truly brilliant images of some of the world’s best bands. Without our photographers, our coverage would look empty, boring and bland. Having taken hundreds of thousands of images over the past twelve months, we thought we’d dive back into our archive and dig up the best live shots of 2017. So sit back, relax and enjoy our Year In Pictures.
Cage The Elephant rocking the O2 Academy Brixton back in January. See our full gallery here. Photo by Patrick Gunning
Strange Bones in Sheffield, see our full gallery here. Photo by Lewis Evans
Backstage with Drangsal before his first UK performance, see our full shoot here. Photos by Patrick Gunning.
Dua Lipa looks over her crowd as she kicks off her Self Titled tour in Brighton, October. See the full gallery here. Photo by Patrick Gunning
MØ takes on Way Out West’s main stage, August. Photo by Emma Viola Lilja. See the full gallery here.
Black Honey’s Izzy Baxter looks over her crowd at a sold-out Village Underground. Photo by Patrick Gunning. See the full gallery here.
Justin Bieber takes on Hyde Park’s British Summer Time last July. Photo by Alexia Arrizabalaga. See our full gallery here.
On the road to London’s KOKO on a month long tour, The Big Moon stopped off in Sheffield for an epic night of music. Photo by Ethan Weatherby.
Tom Petty headlines BST in Hyde Park during his last London gig. Photo by Alexia Arrizabalaga. Full gallery here.
Declan McKenna brings his 2017 album ‘What Do You Think About the Car?’ to London’s Heaven back in May. Photo by Patrick Gunning, full gallery here.
Another Declan McKenna shot, cos why not? Playing his biggest headline show to date, McKenna joins the crowd for a quick spot of crowdsurfing. Photo by Patrick Gunning. Full gallery here.
Known for their arena-sized shows and huge headline slots, including Glastonbury, Arcade Fire took on the relatively intimate Castlefield Bowl for what can only be described as an unforgettable show. Photo by Lewis Evans, full gallery here.
Following the release of her latest album, MASSEDUCTION, St. Vincent took on Brixton’s O2 Academy for a one-woman spectacular. Photo by Patrick Gunning, full gallery here.
The king of showmanship, Father John Misty, descended onto London’s Eventim Apollo for two nights of confetti-filled music. Photo by Patrick Gunning. Full gallery here.
Returning to London for just one more show in 2017, Foo Fighters brought along their trademark epic rock show, and a surprise appearance by Rick Astley. Photo by Alexia Arrizabalaga, full gallery here.
The xx’s I See You saw the timid London trio step out into the limelight once more in an explosion of self-confidence. Bringing some of the most heart-wrenching, yet amazing, shows to the European festival circuit this summer, we captured the band as they headlined Way Out West in Sweden. Photo by Emma Viola Lilja, full gallery here.
Getting ready to headline Reading and Leeds’ Radio 1 stage, we caught up with You Me At Six to talk through their epic 2017 so far. Read the full feature here. Photo by Patrick Gunning.
Having played hundreds of shows this year, we caught Future Islands as they brought a stunning show to Manchester. Photo by Ethan Weatherby, full gallery here.
Returning to London for just one show in 2017, Foals closed off Citadel Festival in true style. Photos by Patrick Gunning, full gallery here.
Our photographer Lewis Evans took the road alongside SHEAFS to capture the life on the road as they took on the This Feeling tour and headed across the UK for festival season. See our full feature here.
Having caused pineapples to be banned from Reading and Leeds, Glass Animals took on Brixton earlier this year for an awesome show. Photo by Patrick Gunning. See the full gallery here.
New Jerseys Ho99o9 (or Horror) closed off our year in true style as they brought one of their trademark shows to the Electric Ballroom. Photo by Patrick Gunning, see the full gallery here.
Taking the stage at the Electric Ballroom for their biggest headline show, VANT brought their debut to life as they returned back to London for a stunning show. Photo by Patrick Gunning, see the full gallery here.
Rounding off Way Out West festival, Lana Del Rey stunned Gothenburg this summer. Photo by Emma Viola Lilja, see the full gallery here.
Returning to London for a sold-out show at St. Pancras Old Church, we caught up with overcoats before their headline set. Photo by Patrick Gunning. See our full set here.
With his debut solo album released this year, Liam Gallagher took over London’s Ally Pally for one night of hits, both old and new. Photo by Alexia Arrizabalaga, see our full gallery here.
Following up their critically acclaimed debut this year Royal Blood set off on a sold-out UK arena tour. We caught them as they headed back to Brighton for a massive homecoming show. Photo by Patrick Gunning, see the full gallery here.
Check out the rest of our photo galleries on our Gallery page, or head over to our Instagram to keep up with our latest shoots. Feature image by Lewis Evans.