We list hundreds of London gigs every week, to help you find the very best of the city’s vast and thriving music scene. Here are our picks of the best gigs and concerts in London over the next seven days – click the link below to view full listings for the week. Happy gigging!
The best gigs in London this week
The one and only Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter – quite possibly the most famous pop star on the planet – is coming back to town. By the time she hits the stage at Wembley this summer, it will have been two-and-a-half years since she last released an album. Let’s hope there are some newies (including her latest banger ‘Formation’) on the setlist alongside Bey’s gamut of world-beating pop and R&B hits. Whatever she has planned, this mega-gig should be another hurricane of full-throttle tuneage and stuff-strutting moves to leave the audience breathless.Read more
The mighty Florence + The Machine headline the BST gig series in Hyde Park, promising a blinder of a show under the London summer sky. Big-league support acts include Jamie XX, Blood Orange and – we’re stupidly excited for this one – Kendrick Lamar, playing his first London date since 2015’s incredible ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ album. Indie maverick Cat Power, LA jazz giant Kamasi Washington and Norse disco king Todd Terje have also just been added to the bill. Huge, basically.Read more
Back in Hyde Park for another season, the British Summer Time series has already snagged Take That, Florence + The Machine and Mumford & Sons. Now Massive Attack have joined the bill, playing live for the first time ever in the UK with their original collaborator on the Bristol scene: maverick producer Tricky. That’s the headline set at an eclectic day that also includes Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, Warpaint, Shura, TV On The Radio, Ghostpoet and a rock ’n’ roll veteran on top form – Patti Smith. Cancel that holiday: you don’t want to miss this one.Read more
Folk and flames is one of those magical combinations that just makes sense, like ham and cheese, and it's why Campfire Club is such a winning formula. The night I cosied up by the fire, we were introduced to a secret location that is well worth the ticket price itself: a magical collection of sheds and woodburners nestled around the back of Bow tube station. Yes, there was the typical folk crowd, a sea of bobblehats and top knots gathered under strings of fairy lights and homespun bunting. But don't get put off thinking it's only for chin-stroking folk aficianados – the vibe is really friendly and welcoming. This latest series of outdoor gigs comes courtesy of the Nest Collective, folk lovers who have built up a strong reputation over the last decade, running nights at venues all over London and festivals further afield, which means you can expect artists at the top of their game. I was treated to The Rheingans Sisters, recent winners of best original song at the BBC Folk Awards, and also the rare chance of seeing a stripped back, more melancholy side to klezmer band Tantz before they bounce UK festivals this summer. The Rheingans girls are the epitome of winsome, smoked folk. Daughters of a fiddle maker, they pull on fingerless gloves to keep warm in the chill of London springtime. All evening planes thunder across the sky just to remind us we are slap bang in the city (and directly under a flight path). Toes are a’tapping and bobble hats are, erm, bobbing. It would take tRead more