You lucky Londoner: you don’t need a tent or even a pair of wellies to get the full music festival experience this summer. You’ve got some of the world’s biggest acts and a whole world of fun a tube ride away, thanks to these incredible music festivals in London during 2017. Buy your tickets today and forget about going away, because after a long day of sun and debauchery there’s nothing better than a warm shower and your own bed.
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The best music festivals in London 2017
You don't need to be a soft rock aficianado to adore Phil Collins' ability to crack out a winning tune. Big Philly will kick off British Summer Time 2017 by firing through his canon of hits including 'Another Day In Paradise', 'Easy Lover', 'Against All Odds', 'A Groovy Kind of Love'. Just imagine the groundswell of emotion as 'In The Air Tonight' plays out across Hyde Park. Take a lighter.
Veteran punksters Green Day are the latest act to join the stellar list of British Summer Time festival headliners. Despite almost three decades in music they are still riding high on speed-driven rock, blistering ballads and are a real force to be reckoned with live. Need further proof? The band recently scored yet another US number one with new album 'Revolution Radio'.
Biebs' renaissance in the last few years has opened up his fans beyond the tween market meaning this won't simply be a tween scream-fest but a waltz through JB's recent monster hits. However, the blonde bombshell does have a rollercoaster ride with fame so here's hoping he's on good form. Support comes from Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Anne-Marie.
Seven albums in and the Kings continue to serve up epic rock that simply belong in arenas, stadiums and massive parks. If you've only been listening to them through headphones on the tube it's time to enjoy 'Use Somebody', 'Sex On Fire', 'Wait For Me', 'The Bucket' and 'Supersoaker' in all their glory. Support comes from The Pixies and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
In many ways this something of a homecoming gig for Petty and his heartbreaking gang as they first came to the UK 40 years ago and were instantly feted by people hooked on their unadulterated country rock.They rarely play live now so it's a huge coup that support comes from wildly influential Fleetwood Mac member – and friend to the band – Stevie Nicks.
The best festivals in the UK
Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner. Following a recent refurb, The Garage – a live music venue that’s been hosting major gigs since 1993 – is now hosting up-and-coming artists, as well as club nights in its intimate, upstairs space (with added mirrorballs on the ceiling). And it's within easy reach of Highbury & Islington station for when you need to stagger home on the night tube.