1. South West Four (August 24-25)
Two days of move-inducing electronic euphoria hits Clapham Common at the end of August. Look out for Martin Garrix, Craig David, Sigala, Disciples, Pendulum, Andy C, Chase & Status DJ, Wiley, Noisia and Skepsis plus many more. Grab your tickets here.
2. Elrow Town (August 17)
Elrow Town London sees the popular Barcelona party brand return to the capital, as over 25,000 dance music fans descend on London’s Trent Park this August for the UK’s biggest ever elrow show to date
3. Standon Calling (July 25-28)
Hop on a short train to the charming town of Standon, where the likes of Wolf Alice, Rag’N’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Kate Nash will be waiting for you. Also featuring live comedy, a costume parade, hot tubs, and what’s billed as “a legendary dog show”, it’s one we’re rather excited for. Standon Calling to the faraway towns… Tickets available here.
4. Art’s House (August 10)
Last year, manuscript DJ Artwork took his Art’s House party – which began in his own home, a good few years ago – to the next level by making a whole darn one-day festival out of it. For this one-dayer, Artwork is joined by just one guest, with DJ Harvey returning to man the decks. Both will be playing all day on this fab little slice of (relative) London isolation, plus there’s street food, good booze and various entertainments galore. Returning in 2019 to the same, oasis-like venue between Bow and Stratford, Art’s House smartly bucks the festival trend of simply heaving name DJs on to a bill.
5. One Day at the Disco Festival (August 24)
One Day At The Disco brings together house, disco and electro legends, OGs and some of the most exciting new talent of our time, for a day of rare cuts and soaring disco anthems on Three Mills Island.
Transforming the island into one giant dance floor, the beautiful sun trap along with it’s industrial backdrop is set to come alive with beats, city life, exotic cocktails and delicious street food.
6. 80s In The Park (August 26)
The era of Madonna, Blondie, and a whole host of other things from the Bowling For Soup song, the 80s were a glorious time for music. Come celebrate it at this short but sweet one-day festival, where outlandish throwback costumes aren’t just welcomed, they’re encouraged. (Given that it’s in August, you may want to skip the legwarmers.) Tickets can be found here.
7. ABODE in the Park (September 22)
Bringing up the rear of London’s music festivals –deep house ABODE in the Park brinhgs up the rear for summer fests. Although it will basically be autumn by the time it arrives, twenty-five of London’s top DJs will party all day long in Finsbury Park, keeping those summer vibes in session for one last blowout. Grab your tickets here.
8. Community Festival (June 30)
The Kooks, Blossoms, Don Broco, The Hunna, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon and many more are performing at Community 2019., there’ll also be appearances from indie five-piece Blossoms, Don Broco, The Hunna, The Amazons, Kate Nash and loads more. Although fairly understated, the music at this chilled Sunday festival is not to be underestimated.
Community Festival will take place in Finsbury Park, London on 30th June 2019.
You will leave the festival through a different exit to the one where you arrived
9. British Summer Time (July 5 – 14)
A summery series of major open-air concerts in Hyde Park, the programmers here tend to play it extremely grownup-friendly, with Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Florence + The Machine, The National, Robbie Williams slated to perform.
10. Wireless Festival (July 5-7)
Wireless Festival is the UK’s biggest and most famous urban music festival, held for three days each year inside London’s Finsbury Park. … Now one of the capital’s musical highlights, Wireless has become the go-to festival for those after the urban side of mainstream.Headliners for 2019 include Cardi B, Migos, Travis Scott, Future, A$AP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd..
11. Somerset House Summer Series (July 11 – 21)
This year’s eleven acts are The Internet, Nao, Sons of Kemet, Jacob Banks, Rosalía, Doves, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Parcels, Cut Copy, Soulection, and Gossip. Somerset House Summer Series with American Express brings a vibrant festival atmosphere to the very heart of London. With a programme of pioneering musicians across a range of genres, Summer Series gives music fans a live experience unlike any other, with the rare chance to see critically acclaimed artists plus some of the best up and coming performers in a spectacular yet intimate setting. A set of outdoor concerts set in a handsome central London courtyard, with one major artist performing each day.
12. Lovebox Festival (July 12-13)
Lovebox is a two-day music festival. In 2018 the event moved to Gunnersbury Park, London. The move came after Tower Hamlets turned down its application to continue in Victoria Park and Lambeth residents blocked its move to Brockwell Park. line-up includes Chance the Rapper, Solange, Giggs, J Hus, 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, Four Tet, Brockhampton, Loyle Carner and Action Bronson set to get the crowd bouncing.
13. OnBlackheath (July 13-14)
A family-friendly two-dayer in south-east London, look for Jamiroquai, The Roots, James Morrison, Jacob Collider, Grace Jones, Rag’n’Bone Man to light up the night (and the day!) at this festival.
14. Citadel Festival (July 14)
Ctadel Festival is a summer day festival in London, taking place on the Sunday just after Lovebox.
15. 51st State (August 3)
A reason to discover what’s actually see Cockfosters! Take in the massive country estate of Trent Park, and for one day in August, it’ll be home to house, disco, garage & soul across six stages, although the lineup is still TBC.
16. Eastern Electrics Festival (August 3-4)
Eastern ElectricsAn intense two-day techno and bass sesh, summons London’s dance-heads to the very end of the Northern Line for a marvellously messy time in Morden Park. Eight stages of action await, incuding Marc Kinchen, Claptone, Hannah Wants, Big Narstie, Nadia Rose, and Mat Jam Lamont amongst the acts.
18. Notting Hill Carnival (August 25-26)
This free two-day celebration of Caribbean culture. A London institution, and one of the world’s biggest street parties, in the capital features a brilliant parade, and dozens of sound-system stages throughout the Notting Hill neighbourhood. The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington, each August over two days, It is led by members of the British West Indian community, and attracts around one million people annually, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in Black British culture.