30 January – Following rumours that
The Police will reunite for a tour after 23 years to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of "
 the band announce that they will perform at the opening of the 49th annual
Grammy Awards on 11 February
 and subsequently announce
The Police Reunion Tour.
- February — A lightning strike severely damages
Llandaff Cathedral organ.
25 March —
Elton John plays
Madison Square Garden for the 60th time, to celebrate his 60th birthday. The concert sets the record for most performances by an artist at the venue. Longtime songwriting partner
Bernie Taupin makes an appearance, as well as celebrities
Whoopi Goldberg and
Robin Williams and former President
Bill Clinton. John performs songs from his back catalogue, including "
Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" and "
7 April —
Joss Stone's third studio album
Introducing Joss Stone enters the U.S.
Billboard 200, becoming the highest début entry by a British female solo artist on the U.S. chart; the record was previously held by
Back to Black, which had come in at number seven the previous week.
12 May — At the
Eurovision Song Contest, the UK is represented by
Scooch, who finish in penultimate place in the final with "
Flying the Flag (For You)".
5 June — The Peel Bay Festival takes place on the
Isle of Man.
25 June —
Glastonbury Festival, headlined by
The Killers, and
The Who on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Dame Shirley Bassey was also featured.
28 June — The
Spice Girls announce their reunion at the O2 in London in a press conference televised worldwide.
1 July — The
Concert for Diana takes place at
Wembley Stadium in London. Performers include
Rod Stewart, and
11 August — The
Three Choirs Festival is held at
Gloucester, with a programme including
War Requiem and
Mahler's Symphony No 8.
24 August —
Faenol Festival opens with a concert featuring
Girls Aloud. Other artists appearing during the weekend include
Carlos Alvarez, and
29 September — The 35th
North Wales International Music Festival is held at
2 December – The
Spice Girls open their reunion tour in Vancouver, Canada.
10 December –
Led Zeppelin reunite in London for their first show in 25 years.