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Top ten London gigs in August

Check out the cream of the capital’s gigs taking place this summer

Ariana Grande
By Time Out editors |
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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.

Music, Pop

Ariana Grande

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The pop princess and national-treasure-in-waiting tours in support of her chart-topping albums 'Sweetener' and 'Thank U Next'. Expect stellar vocals and a setlist chock-full of bops. 

Music, Dance and electronic

South West Four

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Clapham Common’s bank holiday dance music explosion returns for another weekend of big drops, club anthems and arms in the air. If you’re longing for superstar DJs but can’t afford Ibiza and are loath to spend the last days of summer in a dark room, head to SW4 for your fix of big-room house, EDM, electro, techno and trance, as well as other genres creeping in from all angles. The 2019 line-up is typically bangin', boasting Martin Garrix, Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Mabel and more. Line-up includes: Sat Aug 24: Martin Garrix, Tinie Tempah, Craig David presents TS5 Takeover, James Hype, Mabel, Oliver Heldens, Sigma, Yungen Sun Aug 25: Plan B, Chase & Status presents RTRN II JUNGLE, Andy C, Ms Banks, TQD, Wiley, Wretch 32 BUY SOUTH WEST FOUR TICKETS HERE 

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Peaches
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Music, Dance and electronic

Peaches

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This one's a gig like no other: the Canadian electroclash queen is heading to the South Bank for the UK debut of her 'variety-style futuristic stage happening' titled... wait for it... 'There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle'. She's promising to gather nearly 40 musicians and performers on stage for her own unique 'vision of the past, present and future of queer feminism', which is bound to be super-sex-positive and a little bit off-the-wall. 

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