The best music festivals in London

Some of 2014's top festivals take place here in the capital



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Rock titans, cutting-edge DJs, R&B superstars – as usual, London’s throwing one hell of a party this summer. Forget tents and wellies: whatever you’re looking for in a music festival line-up, you can find it right here in the capital with our pick of the best festivals pitching up on your doorstep.

  1. July
  2. August

Music festivals in the capital this July

Somerset House Summer Series

  • Critics choice

What's the line-up?  Bastille, Chvrches, Clean Bandit, Franz Ferdinand, Kelis + more.

What's the crack? There’s no secret to the success of Somerset House’s annual gig series. Londoners love the venue for offering all the open-air excitement of a festival stage right in the centre of the capital, whilst artists enjoy playing to a captivated audience in a grand eighteenth-century courtyard, romantically close to the Thames. The line-up is always great – Grace Jones, Adele, Bloc Party and Amy Winehouse have all graced the stage – and this year isn’t a break from that tradition.

  1. Somerset House Strand, WC2R 1LA
  2. Thu Jul 10 – Sun Jul 20
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