June’s here, so make sure you’ve got your summer music festival tickets booked and ready to go. June 2017 is a big month for UK and London festivals, with events like Glastonbury, Field Day and metal mecca Download all jostling for position on the summer festival circuit. But if you’re still undecided there are heaps more upcoming summer music festivals in store for July, August and September.
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UK music festivals in June 2017
Still going strong in its twelfth year, fun and friendly rave Beat-Herder keeps on providing punters with good times and solid tunes across breaks, electro, reggae, house, dub, hip hop and more. Set in Lancashire’s picturesque Ribble Valley, the festival features a ton of stages, with comedy, performance and art taking place alongside the music.
Line-up includes: Sleaford Mods, Trentemøller, David Rodigan, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Factory Floor, Adrian Sherwood, Faithless, Jackmaster, The Sugarhill Gang, Jon Hopkins.
No prizes for guessing where most of the action happens at this intimate, independent festival. Yep, we’re talking barns on a farm, plus a bigger main stage. The music is an easygoing mix of indie, acoustic, blues and genteel rock, supplied mostly by smaller-name bands and singer-songwriters, but with a couple of bigger draws – particularly headliner Tom Odell. The vibe is chilled and merry, and there’ll be local food and booze to keep the party going.
Line-up includes: Tom Odell, Lucy Rose, Benjamin Francis-Leftwich, Amber Run, Sundara Karma, The Beach, Liv Dawson.
A very civilised weekend of jazz and more
Love Supreme specialises in jazz, funk, blues and soul, with a bit of extra pop power when it comes to the headliners. The lush and laid-back setting in the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house sets the tone at this genteel weekender, but if you’re after a late-evening pick-me-up then look out for the electronic artists that also pepper the line-up.
Line-up includes: Herbie Hancock, George Benson, More TBA.
Glynde Place, East Sussex. June 30-July 2. £145.
London music festivals in June 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.
Enfolded within Camden Market, this building may have been a horse hospital at one point in its lifetime, but it certainly ain't an animal refuge any more. The cobbled floors remain, as do the stables, but they've been spruced up and turned into booths. The roof terrace has also been revamped with bright colours and twee bunting. The main space is usually decked with artwork on the walls and also has a stage for live bands. There's a cabaret room on the other side of the venue and, of course, a bar serving up the usual tipples. Club nights here usually feature indie-electro, synth-pop, R&B, hip hop and funk.
Venue says: “From Drizzy to Dizzee, we play you the best in hip hop, trap and grime every Wednesday at Proud Camden.”