In London this summer? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to one of the best music festivals happening around the city. Below are all the ones you need to know about – so find out which genre, which artists or which side of town has the perfect one for you!


Genre: Dance

Big Names: LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer

Perfect for: Cool kids

Location: Victoria Park, Hackney/Tower Hamlets


Genre: Hip Hop, R&B and dance

Big Names: Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Boy Better Know, The 1975, Jess Glynn

Perfect for: Catching the big names and Taylor Swift spotting

Location: Finsbury Park


Field Day Festival

Genre: A bit of everything – pop, indie, dance, dubstep, folk etc

Big Names: PJ Harvey, James Blake, Temper Trap

Perfect for: Chilled folk looking for an afternoon of a few drinks and a sway in a tent

Location: Victoria Park, Hackney/Tower Hamlets

British Summer Time

Genre: Charts stuff

Big Names: Florence and the Machine, Carole King, Mumford & Sons, Take That

Perfect for: Die-hard fans

Location: Hyde Park, Kensington


Genre: Alternative

Big Names: Sigur Ros, Caribou, Lianne La Havas

Perfect for: Hippies and wannabee hippies

Location: Victoria Park, Hackney/Tower Hamlets

Somerset House Summer Series

Genre: A bit of everything

Big Names: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, James Morrison, Laura Mvula

Perfect for: Pimms on a picnic blanket watching some chilled performances

Location: Somerset House, The Strand

South West Four

Genre: Dance

Big Names: The Chemical Brothers

Perfect for: Party lovers – get on your dancing shoes

Location: Clapham Common



Genre: Family friendly

Big Names: Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Belle & Sebastian

Perfect for: Family day out – there’s music, food, craft beer, activities and more

Location: Blackheath

Moondance Festival

Genre: House, acid, garage and jungle

Big Names: Todd Terry, Alter8, A Guy Called Gerald

Perfect for: A night you don’t want to remember!

Location: Olympic Park, Stratford

Well, which one do you fancy? Enjoy – I will be!



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