On 17 October 2017, pop trio Busted performed one of the biggest gigs of their career when they headlined the Royal Albert Hall!

This was an evening of two halves, which saw the band revisiting music from their first two albums, some of which had not been performed live since 2004, as well as new hits from their 2016 come-back release Night Driver. While the first half was performed acoustically, the second was electric, and the whole night finished off with a DJ set from Daniel P Carter.

Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin

The first time that Busted played on the Royal Albert Hall was in September 2004, when Matt, Charlie and James performed at The Disney Channel Kids Awards. Then in March 2017, after a 12 year hiatus of the band, they returned to our stage to open one of the biggest nights of our year – Ed Sheeran’s Royal Albert Hall return, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

This night was the band’s first headline debut performance at the Hall, and a well-deserved highlight for Busted and their fans.

Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin

To the audience’s delight, during the second half bassist Matt Willis leaped into the audience and climbed through the seats to dance and play with the band’s loyal fans!

View audiences reactions from the show

Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin
Busted at the Royal Albert Hall 17 October 2017 (c) Christie Goodwin

All photos © Christie Goodwin