UK – Top Rock Music

An alphabetical list of the top rock bands in the UK as of 2022. This list highlights some of the biggest and most influential rock bands from the UK from 2021 to 2022. From classic rock to alternative and indie rock, the UK has produced a wealth of talent in the rock music scene.

A: Arctic Monkeys

B: Biffy Clyro
Black Sabbath

C: Charlatans

D: The Darkness
The Damned

E: Elbow
The Enemy

F: Foals
The Fray

G: The Gathering
The Goo Goo Dolls

H: Happy Mondays
The Horrors

I: The Imagineers
Inspiral Carpets

J: The Jam
Joy Division

K: The Kinks
The Knife

L: Led Zeppelin
The Libertines

M: Manic Street Preachers
The Mission

N: The National
New Order

O: Oasis
The Offspring

P: Pink Floyd
The Pixies

Q: Queen

R: Radiohead
The Rolling Stones

S: Sex Pistols
Simple Minds

T: The 1975

U: Uriah Heep

V: The Vaccines
The Verve

W: Whitesnake
The Wanted
The Who


Y: The Yardbirds

Z: The Zutons

Each band on this list has its own unique sound and style, making them stand out from the rest. Whether you’re a fan of fast-paced, high-energy rock or slow, mellow ballads, there’s a UK rock band for you. These 40 bands have not only made a significant impact in the UK but also worldwide, with many of them gaining international recognition and a loyal fanbase. The UK music scene has been thriving for decades, and these 40 bands are just a small representation of the talented musicians that call the UK home. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering the rich world of UK rock, this list is a great place to start your journey.