On the 3rd November 2023 I watched Maisie Peters play her biggest ever headline show at the Ovo Arena Wembley for a crowd of 12,500 fans. This was the final show of her UK tour for her latest, chart-topping album, ‘The Good Witch’, released in June 2023.

The singer-songwriter is 23 and has been performing since she was young - by busking on the streets - before Ed Sheeran heard her and got her signed to his label. Since, she has travelled on tour with the star as well as touring in her own right across North America, Europe and Australia.

After her Australian friend and fellow singer-songwriter Gretta Ray warmed up the crowd Peters strutted out in a stunning blue dress as she opened the show with the title track of her sophomore album – ‘The Good Witch’ – to the screams of an adoring crowd.

The set went on to feature hit songs from throughout her career, including from her first album ‘You Signed Up For This’ (2021), and her launching single ‘Worst of You’ from 2018 which currently sits at over 127 million streams on Spotify.

Additionally, the set featured two of her latest songs from the recently released deluxe version of ‘The Good Witch’ along with a cover of ‘Night Changes’ by One Direction (2014), and a surprise duet with Ed Sheeran of his song ‘Lego House’ (2011), which it is safe to say the crowd went wild for.

It's worth noting that Peters’ stage presence is truly what makes the show. Yes, the glorious celebration of femininity and living and loving and getting revenge on ex’s and heartbreak in her songs all amalgamate to a shatteringly beautiful, appreciative and caring feeling amongst the fans. However, I believe Peter’s striking energy and interaction with the crowd intensifies this into an atmosphere, an effervescent connection between herself and her audience.

As she strides across the stage, twirling and jumping, and lifts the mic out to her audience, you truly get the sense that she is loving every second of her show, which in turn makes the fans feel that she appreciates their dedication for coming out to see her.

This striking quality of joy in performing has been ever present in her performances throughout her career: I was fortunate enough to see her at Latitude Festival in 2021 before she released ‘You Signed Up For This’. Of course, no one knew most of her songs because they weren’t out, but the crowd was jumping and she was beaming out to everyone - you really felt her energy.

The star wrapped up the set with her 2022 single ‘Cate’s Brother’ before a quick change into some sparkly red flared trousers and one of her iconic baby tees, featuring the words ‘i’m kinda busy like, i’m at wembley tonight’ (a reference to her song ‘Lost The Breakup’ that she tweeted earlier that day) in matching red thread for her encore, ‘History of Man’ and ‘Lost the Breakup’.