5SOS Sounds Live Feels Live | Concert Review

Friday, April 29, 2016

On Friday 22nd April 2016 I went to see 5 Seconds Of Summer on their Sounds Live Feels Live tour at Manchester Arena. I had seen them support One Direction twice - in 2013 and 2014, so I was really excited to see them headline their own tour.

The support acts were alright - Jessarae and Don Broco - but I didn't enjoy them as much as The Vamps' support acts Hometown and Conor Maynard, who I saw the week before. They weren't terrible support acts, however they didn't get the crowd going like Conor Maynard did before The Vamps.

5 Seconds Of Summer came on about quarter to nine. Their setlist was quite long, yet the concert seemed to go very quick and they were finished by quarter past ten. It may have gone quick, but that didn't mean I didn't enjoy it - in fact I would have been very happy for it to go on for a lot longer!
Their setlist started with Carry On. Everything was silent (or as silent as thousands of people in an arena can be) as Luke sang the lyrics to only the accompaniment of Michael's piano. They then burst into the opening chords of Hey Everybody! and the crowd went crazy. Honestly, I think 5SOS fans are the loudest, most screamy fans I've ever heard (I've even been to 3 One Direction concerts), but that is in no way a bad thing.
My view was from Block 109 Row G, so for this concert I had a straight on view of the stage. I quite enjoyed this because I've been in the side blocks of Manchester Arena recently, however it was disapointing that they didn't have anything like a B-Stage or a runway. They did feel quite far away, and next time I get 5SOS tickets I'm definitely going to try and get closer ones.

A highlight of mine during the concert was them playing Vapor, Catch Fire and Disconnected one after - my 3 favourite songs of the setlist. Vapor is one of my favourite songs by 5 Seconds Of Summer, therefore it's no surprise it's also Luke's favourite to play live.
Another highlight was Outerspace - I expected that to be really incredible live and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I also found the 'Manchester song' they made up really funny - 5SOS make up a new song every night, and for my tour night they sang 'Manchester is the party capital of the world' in repeat.
The show came to a close with huge hits She's Kinda Hot and She Looks So Perfect. The music was amazing and the atmosphere was crazy. I left the arena with my ears ringing and my throat hurting - but also wishing I could do it all over again. I'm definitely getting tickets to 5 Seconds Of Summer's next tour and I recommend you do too, you will have the night of your life.
I would love to hear if you have seen 5 Seconds Of Summer live in the comments!


  1. You got some great photos! I saw them in Belfast and they were incredible! I have to agree that 5sos fans are some of the loudest haha! x


    1. Thanks so much! Definitely, I couldn't believe how loud they were! x

  2. Loved this post, I saw 5SOS and The Vamps in Glasgow in the last couple of weeks, and they were both incredible, and I'm really happy to she found such an amazing blogger who is a fello fan and such a concert goer like myself, I've had a look on your blog and we like a lot do the same music and bands!
    I found it really special that 5SOS made up a new song for each place, in Glasgow they even sang "500 Miles", one of our biggest party songs and the crowd was so so intense we got them to play along as we sang "here we fucking go", which to us is a how we hype up people at gigs to get them going, it was so special that they made such an effort! Amnesia and Jet Black Heart were two of my favourites, as well as Permenant Vacation!

    Ashley | hiyaitsashley.com

    1. Great I will have to check out your blog too! Jet Black Heart and Permanent Vacation are definitely two of my favourites too! It sounds like your concert was amazing! x

  3. I went to the cardiff show where they sang "I wanna be welsh"! It was so good and Jet Black heart was amazing omg xx

    1. Jet Black Heart was an amazing moment! The songs they make up are hilarious x

  4. It was an incredible concert!! Great post xo


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    1. It was so good! Thanks for reading Stefanie x