La La Land, Black Sabbath and Sir Andy Murray at Wimbledon: Reasons to be cheerful in 2017

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We're so over 2016.

But let's not live in the past.

Here are some of the things to look forward to in 2017; including some awesome films, album releases, sporting events and comedy tours.

We all need some reasons to be cheerful.... So hit the music:


La La Land comes out in the first month of the year, and if you need an electric shock of joy and happiness, this is your best bet.

Emma Stone as Mia and Ryan Gosling as Sebastian in La La LandPicture: Lionsgate

In 2017, we're also going to be treated to:

  • The Lego Batman movie
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Superhero film Justice League, released in November and starring Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman - Finally, a super hero movie with a female lead!
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • The trainspotting sequel, T2 Trainspotting, 20 years after the original.


The XX

The band will be kicking off 2017 on the right foot with their album I See You.

Picture: Getty Images for Dior

There will also be releases from:

  • Elbow
  • Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Labrinth
  • 50 Cent
  • Rita Ora

Live shows

It's a year of classics next year, with UK tours from:

  • Glam rock band KISS
  • Take That, who will be touring their show Wonderland Live
  • Black Sabbath, who will be touring their farewell tour, The End


  • A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming to Netflix in 2017, following the adventures of the three Baudelaire children.
  • We'll also be treated to seasons two of Stranger Things and Master of None.

A still from "Stranger Things"Picture: Netflix


Next year is a big year for comedians, with tours from:

  • Jimmy Carr
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Russell Howard
  • Milton Jones
  • Russell Kane
  • Jon Richardson
  • Rob Bryon, who will be doing his first stand-up show since his sell-out tour in 2009



It’s a big year for sport, too, kicking off with African Cup of Nations. There’s also:

  • The Special Olympics in Austria
  • The World Track Championships in Hong Kong
  • Wimbledon
  • The women’s rugby world cup in Ireland

Andy Murray celebrates following his Men's Singles Final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, WimbledonPicture: PA wire

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