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Illuminations festival

Ten days of gigs, parties and music-themed film events

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Gigs in London this week

Our pick of the best live music over the next seven days

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‘I had a big Slipknot phase’

Time Out meets Streatham soul queen (and unlikely nu-metal fan) Lianne La Havas

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BBC Proms 2015: what's on

Move over, Glastonbury: the world’s biggest music festival is here

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Why I love Cocteau Twins

Euan Ferguson marvels at the unearthly sounds made by a band from five minutes down the road

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This month’s best gigs

Don’t miss D’Angelo, AC/DC and Terry Riley in town this month

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Just announced!

Get ’em while they're hot: here's our weekly list of the capital's latest top tickets to be released

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Belle And Sebastian

Stuart Murdoch’s bookish indie-pop favourites play their first two albums live

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The best upcoming gigs in London

The best classical concerts in London

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Multi-Story Orchestra

Talk about musique concrète! Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park is the setting for summer concerts from the 60-strong Multi-Story Orchestra under Christopher Stark, alongside recitals in a smaller ‘strawditorium’ space.

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Prom 14: Prokofiev – The Piano Concertos

An ambitious programme offering three soloists tackling Prokofiev’s complete series of piano concertos. Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexi Volodin join the London Symphony Orchestra under their outgoing principal conductor, Valery Gergiev.

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Proms 19 & 21: Alina Ibragimova plays Bach

The London-based Russian instrumentalist performs two late-night Proms offering JS Bach’s ingenious Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Stand by for a thrilling experience as Ibragimova renders the vast space of the RAH an intimate one.

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Music lists you’ll love

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The 100 best party songs

Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers

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The 50 best love songs

Say hello to your new smoochy-time playlist – it’s Time Out’s pick of the best love songs ever made

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The 50 best break-up songs

Heaven knows you’re miserable now – so you may as well enjoy it with our ultimate break-up playlist

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The 100 best London songs

London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs

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The 50 best karaoke songs

Warm up those vocal cords, take a swig of something strong, and show us what you've got

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The 50 best ’80s songs

From pop hits to hair metal, grab your Walkman and celebrate a golden era of musical excess

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Music festivals in London

South West Four

Clapham Common’s dance music explosion returns for another big weekender

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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David Byrne’s Meltdown

The head Talking Head curates this year’s Southbank music and arts series

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OnBlackheath

Music, food and family fun come to south-east London for one weekend in September

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United Festival

A one-day celebration of UK rave culture, returning to shake up Finsbury Park

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Brixton Academy

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Koko

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The O2

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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