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The best music festivals in London
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The best music festivals in London

A load of world-class festivals are only a tube ride away

So you've never been to Five Miles?
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So you've never been to Five Miles?

Everything you need to know about the Tottenham warehouse venue 

Amazing music festivals in Europe
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Amazing music festivals in Europe

Get planning your summer rave-cation

What's the deal with… Rina Sawayama?
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What's the deal with… Rina Sawayama?

Join her legions of fans and become a ‘pixel’

Childish Gambino and Skepta are headlining Lovebox this year
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Childish Gambino and Skepta are headlining Lovebox this year

One of London’s biggest festivals just announced its line-up 

The best gigs in London this year

Top ten London gigs in June
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Top ten London gigs in June

It’s the month the summer music festival calendar gets serious, but there are still plenty of great gigs happening in London this June, including huge shows at Wembley Stadium and London Stadium. Leave your wellies in the back of your cupboard and check out some of the best live music right here in the city, or check out our list of the best music festivals in June.

Top ten London gigs in July
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Top ten London gigs in July

As the city heats up, the gig calendar stays very cool indeed. Thanks to a whole range of music festivals in London and world-class acts stopping over between sets at different UK music festivals, Londoners can catch plenty of brilliant live music right on their doorsteps. Here are the best gigs in London this July.

Top ten London gigs in August
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Top ten London gigs in August

Plenty of people escape from London in August to hit music festivals around the UK. Follow them at your peril: there are plenty of great gigs in London this summer, and you might just catch some of those festival headliners a lot closer to home. Here’s the best live music this month.

Top ten London gigs in September
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Top ten London gigs in September

September is one of the best months to see live music in London: the gig calendar ramps up after the summer music festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Here are the best concerts to catch this month.

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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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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 50 best soul songs
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The 50 best soul songs

50 songs that pack the greatest emotional punches and most gut-wrenching feels

The best songs of 2017
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The best songs of 2017

Yes, 2017 isn't over by a long shot. But there's already been some great new tracks released in 2017

The best inspirational songs
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The best inspirational songs

In need of some musical motivation? Boost your mood with our list of the 30 most inspiring songs of all time

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

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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
4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Venue says: “Join us for headline acts, classical coffee mornings, late-night jazz, and everything in between. Unforgettable experiences since 1871.”

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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