You lucky Londoner: you don’t need a tent or even a pair of wellies to get the full music festival experience this summer. You’ve got some of the world’s biggest acts and a whole world of fun a tube ride away, thanks to these incredible music festivals in London. Buy your tickets today and forget about going away, because after a long day of sun and debauchery there’s nothing better than a warm shower and your own bed.
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The best music festivals in London 2016
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 by the Thames.Read more
This ambitious newcomer to the London festival scene sprawls across a whole month and half a dozen venues. The programme includes street parties and alfresco live music in Shoreditch as well as comedy, art, wellness, a pop-up cinema and a ‘fashion throwdown’. Tickets for each event are very affordable (and not in an ‘affordable housing’ sense) so book now before they’re all snapped up.Read more
Returning to the grand grounds of Hertfordshire's Hatfield House for the second year, premier dance festival Eastern Electrics has grown into an even bigger beast for 2015: the capacity of the one-day event has expanded to 12,000 people, plus the organisers have added an eighth stage and a 'ravey woodlands' area, which will no doubt delight the party-hungry hordes. The line-up includes some suitably huge names from dance music's A-list, including Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Groove Armada, Hot Since 82, Skream and Steve Lawler. And if you want a break from all that dancing, the Electric City area is also returning to satisfy all your cabaret, fairgound and pillow fight needs.Read more