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

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Saturday 31 December 2016 11:00
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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.

Picture: Lionsgate(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.

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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.
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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
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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
Picture: PA wire(PA wire)

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