Best Of 2017 The DIY List 2017: the ‘I was there’ live moments of the year

All this week, we’re travelling through our favourite moments of the year that’s been 2017 - here are the top ‘pinch me’ moments from the stage that we saw this year.

It’s bloody Christmas time again. A time, we agree, for unholy amounts of mince pies and wine, and more repeats of Love Actually than you can shake a red and white sugary stick at, but it’s also a time to reflect on the musical year that has been 2017.

From Oh My God debut albums making new British bands massive, to the year’s most anticipated returns being everything we wanted and more, to incredible acts of defiance against hatred, and, as always, healthy servings of bands doing things that simply made us say: ‘Errr, Say That Again Mate?’.

There’s been some pretty amazing moments this year. So many, in fact, that we’ve collated a hundred of them. We’re going to be sharing them across this week, highlighting some of our favourite festival moments, absolute bangers of singles, political moments that gave us hope, legends of the year and more, before ending up with our ten Big Ones of 2017: the bands and acts that made us laugh, cry, smile and dance the most this year.

Follow everything in The DIY List 2017 here.

Don’t call it a comeback.

Here at DIY, we’re out at gigs most nights of the week (and no, our livers don’t thank us), and we know you are too. There’s been certain nights in 2017 that have gone above and beyond, though; true ‘I was there’ to treasure and remember, bound to retelling on drunken night after drunken night for years into the future. From The Maccabees’ extremely fond and even more tearful final shows, to Interpol taking things back to 2002, and alt-J remaining their oddball selves in front of 20,000 at the O2 Arena, these are the moments from 2017 that we’ll, in all honesty, probably never forget. Let’s dive in…

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