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The best music festivals in London

Some of 2017’s top music festivals take place right here in the capital

Citadel Festival

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

Raw Power


Raw Power festival is starting to become a regular fixture in the London calendar, returning to genteel Tufnell Park for three more days of loud psychedelic fun.

Line-up includes: Faust, White Hills and Evil Blizzard.

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26 May – 28 May 2017



Over the last four years WAF has established itself as one of the big guns among the new generation of dance festivals. Returning to London (well, Essex, but it’s on the tube) for two more days this summer, it boasts another heavyweight line-up of globe-conquering DJs, hot rising talents and respected undergrounders.

Line-up includes: Carl Cox, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx, Wiley, Seth Troxler, Duke Dumont, Katy B.

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Damyns Hall Aerodrome , Corbets Tey Friday May 26 2017 - Sunday May 28 2017

Camden Rocks

The Camden Crawl is long gone (RIP) but there’s still a festival where you can catch loads of bands turning it up to 11 across north London’s sticky-floored rock ’n’ roll wonderland. Camden Rocks is a newish hard rock and metal festival which brings more than 200 bands (a mix of big names and underground talent) to 25 venues around NW1.

Line-up includes: The Damned, Orange Goblin and Ruts DC.

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Various Camden venues , London Saturday June 3 2017

Field Day


Field Day has slowly become one of London’s very best music festivals, with a consistently excellent booking policy covering the world’s finest alternative acts. The bill regularly incorporates everything from weird pop and indie up-and-comers to underground dance producers and folk musicians.

Line-up includes: Aphex Twin, Death Grips, Flamingods, Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Slowdive, Mura Masa.

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Victoria Park , Mile End Saturday June 3 2017

Junction 2

Calling all techno heads: newish one-day festival returns to push your party buttons, hard. Junction 2 is a meeting of some pretty serious minds (London Warehouse Events, The Hydra and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label) and takes place in a bucolic-sounding secret location in Zone 4. This year Sonus Festival will bring their Croatian know-how as hosts of the main stage this year plus a new fifth stage has been announced to focus on new talent. 

Line-up includes: Tale Of Us, Planetary Assault Systems and a live set from Recondite, Andrew Weatherall, Tarek Charbonnier.

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Boston Manor Park , Brentford Saturday June 10 2017
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The best festivals in the UK

Music festivals calendar 2017

Whether you’re after a city weekender or fields full of fun, our 2017 festivals calendar has all the dates you need for your diary this festival summer.

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By: Time Out editors