Who’s playing London tonight? If you’re looking for some live music near you this evening, you’re in luck – here’s our daily list of recommended London gigs.
Gigs in London tonight
The Big Daddy of UK festivals is back, taking over a chunk of Somerset with music, mischief, hippies, healing and a lot of cider. It’s difficult to convey quite how vast Glasto is, with whole worlds of activity taking place outside the arena as well as an awe-inspiring musical line-up ranging from pop to reggae to rock to dubstep to metal to folk to techno. The big headliners are Muse, Adele and Coldplay and there’s a slightly heftier pop quotient on the bill than usual, which has led to some criticism from Glasto regulars. But if you’re lucky enough to have bagged a ticket then bring an open mind and a sense of humour, and prepare for the usual transcendent dose of mayhem, madness and (did we mention already?) mud. RECOMMENDED: Read our guide to getting Glastonbury ticketsRead more
Disco god, top producer and good egg Nile Rodgers brings his very own festival Fold to west London. It’s headlined every night by Rodgers and his Chic crew, with a range of pop acts old and new (including Beck, Alison Moyet, Labrinth and John Newman) playing support sets and performing alongside the headliners. And if you’re wondering about the name: it stands of course for ‘freak out, let’s dance!’Read more
This annual two-week festival features an impressively eclectic programme of musical events – folk, pop, classical, jazz, opera and more – as well as talks, workshops, tours and visual art. Creative use of interesting spaces is a big part of the festival’s ethos, so expect to find interesting sounds in museums, churches, civic halls and historic private homes. Fancy a bit of Tudor choral music in the Tower of London? Want to hear weird electronica woven among the trees in a cemetery? Up for some hauntological tape music in a pathology museum, or intimate recitals in a Huguenot weaving house? This is the one for you. For a full list of events, visit www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on.Read more