9 Summer Festivals in London
Forget that the big freeze is set to bring temperatures of -11 c to London soon, we’re looking forward to summer and festivals. If you’re not a fan of mud, camping and not being able to shower then check out these top festivals in London. All just a tube journey away, you get all the best parts of a festival and you can head home to your own bed after…excellent.
What: New Music and Street Food
Why: This summer, Field Day will be heading to Brockwell Park for the first time as it makes South London it’s home. You’ll want to go to Field Day because it’s all about new music. In years to come you’ll be able to reminisce about how you saw the likes of Ezra Collective, Loyle Carner, Floating Points, Fever Ray, Sons of Kemet, Thundercat and Zara McFarlane, before they made it big. They’ve also got some pretty good food there too like Butchies, Mother Flipper, Rola Wala and Up in My Grill.
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
Where: Brockwell Park, Brixton Water Lane, Lambeth, SW2 1QE
BST Hyde Park
What: Legendary Line-Up
Why: BST Hyde Park has got a legendary line up this year, but despite 2018 being the year of the woman, the bill is very much the year of the man. Playing across six dates in July are The Cure, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars, Khalid, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Seasick Steve and Richard Ashcroft. Representing the women, you’ve got Goldfrapp and Bonnie Raitt and who knows maybe some of the guests yet to be announced will also be ladies…
Across July 2018
Where: Hyde Park,
What: Bank Holiday Party
Why: Picture this, a hot August day, you and your pals, slightly warm cider in one hand, slightly warm cider in the other hand, dancing to the likes of Marshmello, Galantis, Dizzee Rascal, Jax Jones, Bugzy Malone, Basement Jaxx and Stefflon Don. Good Bank Holiday weekend huh? We like to think so.
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018
Where: Clapham Common
Eastern Electrics Festival
What: One Day Festival
Why: The good thing about Eastern Electrics Festival is that it’s just one day, so you don’t have to choose between the Saturday or the Sunday and it means you can spend all of Sunday in bed recovering. The line-up is yet to be announced, but previous guests have included: The 2 Bears, Crazy P, Mike Skinner, Shy FX, Seth Troxler and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Saturday 4th August 2018
Where: Mordern Park
What: Last Chance Tickets
Why: Currently Finsbury Park’s Wireless is sold out, but you’re in luck because there are tickets available on the resale. They might set you back the price of a break in Europe but then do you really want to miss Stormzy, J Hus, French Montana, Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Cardi B and Rick Ross?
Friday 6th – Sunday 7th July 2018
Where: Finsbury Park
Hampton Court Palace Festival
What: Take Your Mum
Why: Hampton Court Palace Festival is the festival to go to when you don’t really do festivals. Turn up, have a picnic in the grounds, hire a waterside gazebo if you’re feeling particularly fancy and soak up the atmosphere of the Tudor Palace as you soak up the wine. Then head through to watch the likes of: Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Gary Barlow, The Beach Boys and Jools Holland. Take your mum.
Throughout June 2018
Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
What: The Best Sunday
Why: Born out of the phrase, ‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content’, Citadel brings together all your favourite parts of a Sunday (food, friends and music) for one super, summer Sunday. So far, they have only announced their headliner, Tame Impala, who will be playing their first London show since February 2016. Don’t miss it.
Sunday 15th August 2018
Where: Gunnersbury Park
What: All About Love
Why: Catch the likes of Childish Gambino, N.E.R.D, Sza, Skepta, Annie Mac and Preditah at Lovebox, the festival that started off as a party in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road. Moving to Gunnersbury Park this year, Lovebox is all about spreading the love, listening to the likes of Diplo and Shy FX and Camelphat and just making the most of summer.
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018
Where: Gunnersbury Park
All Points East
What: Brand new festival
Why: All Points East is a brand new festival heading to East London’s Victoria Park this year and will see the likes of LCD Sound system, The xx and Bjork joined by Lorde, Beck, Sampha, Yeah Yeahs and Stefflon Don. Which all points to All Points East being a pretty big deal in 2018.
Where: Victoria Park