1. Kaleidoscope Festival
This brand-new vibrant festival has been a new hit on the London festival circuit. With its mix of music, art and spoken word, it illuminates Alexandra Palace like never before.
Where: Alexandra Palace
When: 21st July
Book Now: https://kaleidoscope-festival.com/
2. Arcadia Festival
If a quintessential festival isn’t what you’re after, then look no further than Arcadia. From robot spiders to techno music, you’re sure to find something you like here.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
When: 4th-5th May
Book Now: https://www.arcadiaspectacular.com/london/
3.We are FSTVL
This multi award-winning dance music festival is boasting artists such as Mike Skinner, Artful Dodger and Chase and Status on its line-up for the bank holiday weekender – you’d be mad to miss it.
When: 24th – 26th May
Book Now: https://www.wearefstvl.com/
4. Notting Hill Carnival
No list of London festivals would be complete without the legendary Notting Hill Carnival. This free Caribbean culture celebration attracts party-goers from all around the globe looking to enjoy great music, food and parades.
Where: Notting Hill
When: 24th – 26th August
5. Jam on Rye
If a more chilled-out vibe is more your thing, then Jam on Rye will be right up your street. Showcasing London’s great emerging talents in music, food and arts, this one-day festival is sure to sell out.
Where: Peckham Rye Park
When: 27th May
Book Now: https://www.jamonryefestival.com/
6. Hampton Court Palace Festival
Festivals and stately homes don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but Hampton Court Palace Festival is breaking all the rules. With proper banked seating, acts like Kylie Minogue and The Jackson's with champagne receptions, this is a real posh affair.
Where: Hampton Court Palace
Book Now: https://hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com/
7. British Summer Time
This programme of six days of world class music events in Hyde Park is hugely popular, and with the likes of Florence & The Machine and Robbie Williams already announced, you’d better be quick if you want a ticket!
Where: Hyde Park
Book Now: https://www.bst-hydepark.com/
8. 51st State
If house, disco, garage and soul is right up your street, you could do worse than heading to 51st State festival at Cockfosters this August! This one-dayer hosts live performances across six stages and is not to be missed.
Where: Trent Park
When: 3rd August
9. Wireless Festival
This absolute monster of a festival is returning to Finsbury Park in July bringing its mix of dance, hip-hop and much, much more with it. Tickets sell like hot cakes for this unmissable event so act fast!
Where: Finsbury Park
When: 5th – 7th July
10. Lovebox Festival
The much-loved Lovebox Festival takes place in Gunnersbury Park in Acton this summer, showcasing artists from the worlds of house, techno, hip-hop R&B and grime. Former acts included Childish Gambino, Skepta and N.E.R.D. so this year’s line-up is set to be just as impressive.
Where: Gunnersbury Park
When: 12th – 13th July
Book Now: https://loveboxfestival.com/
11. Mighty Hoopla Festival
Crack out the glitter and head down to Brockwell Park this summer for a celebration of all things pop, flamboyance and club culture. Tickets are on sale now for the third year of this must—see festival.
When: 8th June
Book Now: https://www.mightyhoopla.com/
12. Somerset House Summer Series
The yearly series of outdoor concerts at Somerset House are returning in July. The line-up is still to be announced, but you can expect major artists in a beautiful setting.
Where: Somerset House
When: 5th – 15th July
Book Now: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/somerset-house-summer-series
13. All Points East
Something of a newbie on the London festival scene, All Points East promises some of the most exciting names in music and community activities for party-goers with names such as The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Christine and the Queens and Beach House on the line-up.
Where: Victoria Park
When: 24th May – 2nd June
Book Now: https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/
14. Field Day Festival
The classic Field Day Festival takes place in June and plays host to some of the world’s most iconic artists alongside the very best in up-and-coming talent – perfect for a true music buff.
Where: Meridian Water
When: 7th – 8th June
Book Now: https://fielddayfestivals.com/