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Wilderness festival

See Björk, George Clinton and Ben Howard this weekend at the magical festival just an hour outside London

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Five things you didn't know about George Clinton

The godfather of funk discusses tailoring, asparagus and ‘tripping my ass off’

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Who to see at Visions Festival

After two sell-out years, Visions Festival returns to Hackney this weekend. Here are our highlights

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Album of the Week: Julio Bashmore

The Bristol producer’s debut ‘Knockin’ Boots’ resurrects the Great British Dance Album.

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Witness the fitness

Time Out gets sweaty at the London fitness classes with a classier soundtrack

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This month’s best gigs

Don’t miss Four Tet, David Byrne’s Meltdown and Visions Festival 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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Rudimental

The Hackney party crew hit Ally Pally for their biggest London show yet

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The best upcoming gigs in London

The best classical concerts in London

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BBC Proms 2015

The Beeb’s incredible summer concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Time Out’s Proms highlights.

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Hearing Voices

Jocelyn Pook’s dramatised song-cycle incorporates the testimonies of five women across different generations who have been diagnosed with a mental illness – artists Bobby Baker and Julie McNamara, nineteenth-century seamstress Agnes Richter and two of Pook’s relatives (her mother, Mary, and great aunt, Phyllis Williams). Both poignant and funny, the 45-minute piece is brought enthrallingly to life by mezzo-soprano Melanie Pappenheim. (Part of the Tête à Tête festival.)

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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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BBC Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

The 163 young players of the UK’s largest band bring their precocious talent and refreshing enthusiasm to the Proms. They begin without a conductor in the world premiere of ‘Re-greening’, Tansy Davies’s celebration of spring. It has been written as a complement to Mahler’s Symphony No 9, the composer’s final completed symphony, a profound and poignant farewell, which follows and is conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

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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 ’80s songs

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

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The 50 best ’90s songs

From Britpop to hip hop and R&B to riot grrrl, we’ve picked the 50 best songs of the 1990s

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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 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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Music festivals in London

South West Four

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

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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

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Union Chapel

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Brixton Academy

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Royal Albert Hall

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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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