The best music festivals in London
Some of 2014's top festivals take place here in the capital
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.
Music festivals in the capital this July
- 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.
- BLUESFEST: Sheryl Crow
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance
- LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Dr John – A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Placebo
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Kylie + MNEK
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Ben Howard + Hozier
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Jessie J + James Bay
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Mary J Blige
- ITUNES FESTIVAL: Nicola Benedetti
- BLUESFEST: Gregory Porter
Our London festivals mixtape
Rock titans, cutting-edge DJs, R&B superstars – as usual, London’s throwing one hell of a party this summer
Say hello to the bands and artists set to seduce your ears this summer
Prepare for all eventualities with our list of the world’s most epic festival fails
Check out our snazzy infographic showing the history of the headliners who’ve entertained revellers at Worthy Farm