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A summer of music

Enjoy the sunset with Corona’s SunSet Sessions

By Time Out in association with Corona

It's the magic hour, that perfect point in a summer day when the work is done and the night is just beginning to come alive. It’s the time to relax Latin American-style and do as the Mexicans do, chill out on the beach or the terrace and watch the setting sun with an ice-cold Corona and a slice of lime.

But for goodness’ sake, don't do it cooped up in some sweltering pub, or the front room of your flat - it's summer. We don’t have Mexico’s beaches, alas, but don’t worry: Corona has brought the spirit of the beach to us by partnering with a series of London’s finest outdoor drinking spots.

See below for the best places to hang out in the city this summer, and Corona will be making them extra-special with the Corona SunSet Sessions, a series of sizzling live music and DJ sets.

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SunSets Festival

The SunSets Festival takes over Meridian Quays on the Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday July 30. Bringing the spirit of the beach to the SE10 waterfront – literally, complete with golden sand – the itinerant festival’s tried and true mix of chilled acoustic beach tunes and upbeat house and electronica has livened up party spots the world over, from Ibiza to Australia.

In London, Carnival legend Norman Jay MBE is spinning house and more as day turns into night, supported by Crazy P Soundsystem, Nightmares on Wax, Capital Xtra’s Coco Cole and ‘drum king’ Shovell. Robin Schulz headlines the second stage, with Felix Jaehn, Sam Veldt, The Him and Riki Inocente.

Plus transform yourself with Corona cocktails, beach games, body painting, a sun-worshipping parade and an art installation that you’re encouraged to help create yourself – be brave!

Meridian Quays, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0QE. July 30, 3pm-11pm. £17.50.

Last Days of Shoreditch SunSet Session

Corona takes over Shoreditch’s hip street-food and music space Red Market for an eclectic night headlined by dance giants Groove Armada, with Bill Brewster – one of the most versatile and resourceful DJs in the game – providing main support, plus Pete Herbert warming things up from 3pm. And if you can get down early you’ll be in for a treat, with a free Corona and a taco for the first 150 entrants.

Red Market. 3pm-11pm. 288 Old St, EC1V 9LA. Aug 21. £7, £5 earlybird.


Dalston Roof Park SunSet Session

The summer’s technically almost over, but you won’t know it from your lofty summit at the spacious and welcoming hangout spot Dalston Roof Park. Legendary Ibiza veterans Alfredo and Jose Padilla bring a taste of the Balearics with them, spinning chillout and balaeric beat, with support from Mr M.

Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin St, E8 3DL. Aug 28. 3pm-11pm. £7, £5 earlybird.

Number 90 SunSet Session

The sessions move to Hackney Wick and the brilliant Number 90 Bar and Kitchen, with a great summer terrace along the bank of the River Lee. Deep house leading light Ben Pearce, he of the 2013 hit ‘What I Might Do’, headlines. There’s support from electro-soul singer ­– and Disclosure and Wiley collaborator – Sinead Harnett, plus Pete Herbert and Bobby Pleasure spinning disco, soul and house.

Number 90, 90 Main Yard, Wallis Rd, E9 5LN. Aug 30. 3pm-11pm. £7, £5 earlybird.

Brighton beach SunSet Session

Even Corona can’t physically bring an actual beach to London. But it’s never a hardship to head to Brighton and the real-life beach, with a SunSet Session hosted at the beachfront club Patterns. The party music is from Australian techno-caner-turned-disco-star Late Nite Tuff Guy, with more disco from Brighton’s own Soft Rocks.

Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL. Aug 20. 3pm-11pm. £7, £5 earlybird.


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