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.
RECOMMENDED: More incredible music festivals
The best music festivals in London 2016
The Camden Crawl is long gone (RIP) but there’s still a festival where you can catch loads of bands turning it up to 11 across north London’s sticky-floored rock ’n’ roll wonderland. Camden Rocks is a newish hard rock and metal festival which brings more than 200 bands (a mix of big names and underground talent) to 20 venues around NW1. This year’s line-up includes The Cribs, Sikth, Escape The Fate, Billy Bragg, We Are The Ocean, Carl Barât & The Jackals and Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind.Read more
Calling all techno heads: here’s a new one-day festival that should push your party buttons, hard. Junction 2 is a meeting of some pretty serious minds (London Warehouse Events, The Hydra and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label) and takes place in a bucolic-sounding secret location in Zone 4. The initial line-up includes Âme, Dixon, Marcel Dettmann and Adam Beyer himself – check back soon for more names.Read more
Expanding to two days and backed this year by Rinse FM, B&B is an east London festival teeming with bass, glorious bass, courtesy of top London party promoters Found. A stonking cast have been called in to celebrate UK and international bass culture, including ILoveMakonnen, Wiley, Azealia Banks and Novelist. If drum ’n’ bass, jungle, R&B, dubstep, garage, grime or gritty techno push your dancefloor buttons, this is an essential festival stop.Read more
Field Day has slowly become one of London’s very best music festivals, with a consistently excellent booking policy covering the world’s finest alternative acts. The bill regularly incorporates everything from weird pop and indie up-and-comers to underground dance producers and folk musicians. This year’s headliners are PJ Harvey and Four Tet.Read more