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 ever-magical August getaway returns for its sixth year in Oxfordshire. Wilderness’s music bills have got better and better over the years, but Wilderness isn't just about great sounds: from outdoor theatre to talks and debates, horse riding to yurt-building, a lakeside spa and even long table banquets with leading chefs, this is much more than a music festival. Book now if you want in: it’s always a sell-out affair. RECOMMENDED: Everything you need to know about Wilderness FestivalRead 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
Led by pianist Elliot Galvin, who’s recently been signed to Edition Records, this talented trio is completed by bassist Tom McCredie and drummer Simon Roth. Together this gifted three-piece play first-rate originals by Galvin that combine jazz, classical and art music, all peppered with free improv in live performance.Read more
It's only in the last decade that the western world has got hip to this Congolese ensemble, who use three electric likembé lamellophones and plenty of percussion to make otherworldly electronic music with echoes of dub and trance. Head down to this London show to see exactly why Björk, Herbie Hancock and Animal Collective have fallen over themselves to get involved with the Konono sound.Read more