Ticketmaster launches New For 2018 list

Tom Walker

Pale Waves, Sigrid, Tom Walker (pictured), Yxng Bane, ALMA, Li’l Xan and IAMDDB have been tipped by Ticketmaster as the seven artists that will dominate the live music scene in 2018.

The live music ticketing platform launched its New For 2018 list on Wednesday (6 December), curated by its UK Artist Services team who have worked directly on over 600 tour campaigns in the past 12 months.

Commenting on the list, Andrew Parsons, managing director at Ticketmaster, said: ‘We’ve worked with some huge artists this year including Liam Gallagher, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles who have all been massive tours for us.

‘But maybe even more exciting has been the new acts we’ve started working with. To see the fans that artists develop even before they’ve received any substantial media exposure is always incredible.

‘It’s testimony to quality of their music and their ability to put on a show. We love being part of an artist’s live career from the very beginning.

‘The acts playing upstairs in pubs today could be those headlining O2 Academy Brixton or even the O2 tomorrow, and it’s vital that Ticketmaster lends support and guidance to these emerging artists.’

All the artists, except Li’l Xan also appear on BBC Music’s influential Sound of 2018 longlist.