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Three last-chance music festivals happening this weekend

Written by
Hayley Joyes

Unbox your bladder of wine for a last trip to festival land this year. Here's what's happening this weekend.  

One Love Festival

Looking for a post-Carnival fix? How about a weekender in... Hainault? Not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about soundsystem culture, but we’ll go with it. One Love has been running for nine years now so it must be doing something right. Located at the end of the Central line in verdant rural surroundings, One Love draws a crowd of like-minded reggae fans and also claims to be the only camping festival in London.

Hainault Forest Country Park. Fri Sep 2–Sun Sep 4. 

In the Woods Festival

Now in its tenth year, this small non-corporate fest is held in the grounds of a big old house in Kent. The organisers keep numbers low by only selling 1,000 tickets each year. Loads of talents have played at ITW, including Lianne La Havas, Young Fathers and The Invisible (who are back this year with a Bowie and Prince tribute) to name but a few. Be sure to check out performances by Let's Eat Grandma, Will Joseph Cook and make sure you grab a seat beside the giant bonfire.

A field in Kent. Fri Sep 2–Sun Sep 4.

Field Maneuvers

As nightlife venues in London slim down, we suspect that intimate events like Field Maneuvers will be more commonplace in years to come. The 700-capacity dance music event operates under a cloud of mystery, all we know is that it’s an hour outside London and next to a river. Expect a glitter-clad, free-spirited and friendly crowd and be sure to fist-pump to sets by house and techno bigwigs like The Black Madonna, Ben UFO and Randomer.

Secret location. Fri Sep 2–Sun Sep 4. 

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