Past Big Gigs

Find out who's played at previous Big Gigs and see if you can spot yourself!

From Little Mix to Ed Sheeran and The Vamps, we've featured some impressive line-ups

London 2018

A question we asked all the acts was what their main message was to all the girls waving glowsticks. All of them wanted everyone to have a good time, absorb the atmosphere and stick behind the Girlguiding movement! - Backstage reporter and Ranger Emma
  • The Vamps
  • New Hope Club
  • Rae Morris
  • HRVY
  • The Cutkelvins
  • Samantha Harvey
  • Saffron Barker 

London 2017

All of the performers commented on the unique atmosphere and the sheer energy inside the arena. Pixie Lott said that the experience was “always amazing” and she keeps coming back because she loves the Big Gig so much! - Claire, Guide and backstage reporter at the Big Gig 2017

Your photos

Lots of you shared your photos from London 2017 with us on social media. Here's the pick of our favourites - complete with flamingos, glow sticks and flashing bunny ears!


  • Pixie Lott
  • Louisa Johnson
  • Ella Eyre
  • Etham
  • 5 After Midnight
  • Emma Blackery
  • Noodlerella
  • Jasmine Thompson

London 2016

I think people have this idea that Girlguiding is something that's dying out, but the Big Gig is a reminder that it's still very active in our lives and brings us together – girl power! - Dearbhaile, member of The Senior Section
  • Jess Glynne
  • Fleur East
  • Matt DeFreitas
  • MiC Lowry
  • BB Diamond
  • Calum Scott

London 2015

We sang and screamed Wembley SSE Arena's roof off in 2015 with:

  • Ella Henderson
  • Nathan Sykes
  • Aston Merrygold
  • Niki and Sammy
  • Foxes
Nobody really knows how many Guides there are in the world - the Big Gig shows that we're all one massive family - Martham Guides

Sheffield 2015

The Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Big Gig managed to cater to every music taste imaginable:

  • Labrinth
  • The Vamps
  • M.O
  • Dionne Bromfield
  • Little Comets
It was even better than we expected! We didn't know quite a few of the acts but when they got on stage we were blown away!Katie, Millie and Hollie, 1st Hattersley Guides Katie

London 2014

We danced, we sang and we tried to take the world's biggest selfie. All in the company of:

  • Little Mix
  • Union J
  • Diversity
  • Stooshe
  • Kimberly Wyatt
We had been telling the Guides how good the Big Gig was and this year we got tickets only 12 rows from the front! The girls had a fantastic time. For many of them it was their first ever concert and the noise, the bunny ears and the flashing lights were fantastic! - Caroline, Leader

Liverpool Echo Arena 2014

Nine thousand Guides, loads of hot pop acts and Stacey Dooley as host - what more could you ask for? Well, the Big Gig also brought you:

  • Tiny Tempah
  • Pixie Lott
  • Lawson
  • Loveable Rogues
  • Elyar Fox
The photographer said ‘turn around’ only for me to find Tinie Tempah and Elyar Fox standing there. I thought I was going to faint! - Guide

London Wembley Arena 2013

An explosive Big Gig for over 20,000 Girlguiding members, with:

  • Little Mix
  • Katy B
  • The Vamps
  • Union J
I made my Guide Promise at the BIG GIG. I had a great time! - Guide

Birmingham LG Arena 2013

Thousands of girls and young women lit up Birmingham's Big Gig with acts:

  • Katy B
  • The Vamps
  • Lawson
  • Tich
I had a great time at the BIG GIG in Birmingham! Thanks for making my day! - Guide