Top Music Festivals in London this Summer
By Ryan Leaver – Astor Hyde Park
As line-ups continue to be pumped out and tickets are starting to be released, it’s time for London visitors and locals alike to start seriously thinking about which festivals they’re wanting to hit up this summer.
Whether you’re an avid music listener, or just looking for a fun day in the sun, London certainly has you covered this upcoming festival season. From indie rock to grime and hip-hop and everything in between, the following festivals have something for everyone, ensuring this season will be one of the biggest yet.
Last year’s Lovebox festival featured a rare appearance from the mystical Frank Ocean, who took thousands of festival goers on a rollercoaster of emotions in a moving, visually captivating set. This year’s headliner is no less enthralling, with Hollywood everywhere-man Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino, leading the line. Along with Gambino, Lovebox will feature sets from Festival perennials Diplo, N.E.R.D., and Skepta, as well as up and coming stars including SZA, Anderson.PAAK and Mura Masa.
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Every year, Wireless Festival continues to bring in the biggest names in hip-hop and 2018 is no different. For three days in July, Finsbury Park will play host to rap superstars including J. Cole, Post Malone, Migos, Cardi B and of course London’s own Stormzy. Stormzy recently took out Best British Male and Best British Album at the BRIT awards with his debut LP ‘Gang Signs and Prayers’. Always one to put on a show and get the crowd moving, Stormzy alone is enough to warrant going to this one. Oh, and the always entertaining DJ Khaled will be there too.
In a similar vein to Lovebox, All Points East has a variety of different genres coming together to give all audiences a weekend they won’t forget. From the always fabulous Lorde to American rockers LCD Soundsystem to the killer duo of the XX, All Points East will provide three days of pure thrill for everyone involved. Along with these stars of the musical world, attendees should be sure to catch Australian favourite Nick Murphy, rising star Rex Orange County, and tropical boppers Glass Animals.
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Situated in Clapham Common, South West Four will be heard across all South West London. This year’s SW4 has attracted some huge talent including trance legend Armin van Buuren, hometown favourite Wilkinson, and future bass superstar Marshmello. If you think you can handle an entire weekend of unadulterated EDM excitement, then there is no better place for you than South West Four.
If some of these festivals seem a bit out of reach for money-tight travellers, then look no further than Community Festival. At just £40 a ticket, Community Festival has a brilliant indie rock line-up, starring Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines , and Circa Waves. This festival will be an awesome day out in the sun for you and a group of mates that won’t break the bank.