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What’s the deal with... Formation
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What’s the deal with... Formation

Here’s everything you need to know about Wimbledon’s fiercely fun five-piece

Can Take That handle a grilling from London’s mums?
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Can Take That handle a grilling from London’s mums?

The manband chat ‘proper’ jobs and spandex-wrapped testicles...

Ten best Metallica songs
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Ten best Metallica songs

Mosh furiously and with carefree abandon to Metallica’s most epic tracks

Somerset House Summer Series gigs
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Somerset House Summer Series gigs

The Summer Series has a reputation for booking spectacular live acts and 2017 does not disappoint

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Rock concerts in London
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Rock concerts in London

From huge upcoming rock concerts to indie gigs, here’s how to get your rock ’n’ roll fix in London

Hip hop concerts in London
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Hip hop concerts in London

Hear the best of hip hop live in London with our guide to the city’s upcoming hip hop concerts

Punk and metal concerts in London
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Punk and metal concerts in London

Feel the force of punk and metal live in London at one of these upcoming concerts and events

Reggae concerts in London
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Reggae concerts in London

See reggae live in London with our full guide to upcoming reggae concerts and events – irie!

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Hot tickets

Citadel

Citadel

Head to this Sunday festival in East London for just £55.25

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros

The innovative post-rock giants from Iceland perform new and unreleased tracks - from £50.75

Reading Festival

Reading Festival

Get your tickets to one of the greatest UK summer music festivals - from just £213

The Cribs

The Cribs

Get your indie vibes from just £25.85

Giggs

Giggs

See the English rapper for as little as £23.25

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Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

The 100 best party songs
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The 100 best party songs

Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers

The 24 best weed songs ever
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The 24 best weed songs ever

From reefer-puffing jazz pianists through red-eyed rockers and ripped rappers, right up to the bong-toking skate-punks of the 2010s, weed's been the catalsyt for all sorts of great music. We're not advocating drug use, obviously, but if you are getting blazed here's your ideal soundtrack. 

Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist
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Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

Relaxing music doesn't necessarily mean aural wallpaper. Plug in to our three-hour playist for meditation, sleep, study or general chilling

The 50 best sad songs
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The 50 best sad songs

Misery can be delicious too. Here are 50 super-sad songs to prove it

The 100 best London songs
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The 100 best London songs

London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs

The 50 best ’90s songs
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The 50 best ’90s songs

From Britpop to hip hop and R&B to riot grrrl, we’ve picked the 50 best songs of the 1990s

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel
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Union Chapel

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Koko
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Koko

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The O2
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The O2

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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