With another British summer just another the corner, it can only mean one thing – tons of music festivals.That means it’s time for wristbands, pictures, sunnies (or maybe wellies), and so much great music of all genres.
For some of this year’s finest music festivals, look no further than London. Who needs a field in the countryside when an A-list line-up and whole host of fun is just a tube ride away? We’ve compiled a list of 2019’s best music festivals in London, including when and where they’re happening, as well as the must-see acts.
Six of the best London Festivals for 2019
1. Continuing to be one of London’s most popular music festivals, Field Day hosts some of the world’s first-class alternative acts, from promising indie artists and dance producers to quirky pop and folk musicians. This year it will be at their brand new north london home, The Drumsheds, open till 3am this is the biggest music warehouse venue in the capital!
When: Friday 7th-Sat 8th June Where: Drumsheds, London Artists to watch: Skepta, Black Madonna, Jorja Smith
2. British Summer Time Festival returns with some of the biggest names in music with the legendary trio of Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion headlining! Based in the beautiful Hyde park, BST is putting on a jam-packed week of theatre, movie nights, live radio broadcasting and so much more. There’ll be trendy pop up bars and street food stalls too.
When: Fri 5th July - Sun 7th July & Sat 13th – Sun 14th July 2019 Where: Hyde Park, London Artists to watch: Robbie Williams, Florence & the machine , Black Eyed Peas
3. Set to wow the crowds for another year running is one of London’s coolest festivals, Lovebox. With a line-up that includes Chance the Rapper, J Hus, Green Velvet and plenty of heady acts, Gunnersbury Park is the place to be this July. This will be a weekend to remember with games, ping-pong and karaoke, as well as one-off vintage boutiques and body-art designers.
When: Fri 12th - Sat 13th July 2019 Where: Gunnersbury Park, London Artists to watch: Four Tet, Annie Mac, 2 Chainz
4. A day later and Gunnersbury Park welcomes another festival, doing things a bit differently though, on the sunday Citadel Festival takes over. On top of a fantastic line-up that includes Catfish and the Bottlemen, Citadel brings plenty of other entertainment such as a science museum, as well as great food and Prosecco on tap!
When: Sun 14th July 2019 Where: Gunnersbury Park, London Artists to watch: Bastille, Friendly Fires, Bears Den
5. You can head to Clapham Common this August bank holiday for a weekend of dance music at South West Four. The biggest DJs will be booming out beautiful house, electro, tech and trance. If you can’t make it to the white isle of Ibiza this summer, this festival promises to be the next best thing. Legendary acts such as Chase and Status, Pendulum and Armand van Helden headline.
When: Sat 24th - Sun 25th August 2019 Where: Clapham Common, London Artists to watch: Disciples, Wilkinson, Basement Jaxx
6. Fancy something for end of May bank holiday? Try one of my personal favourites, We Are FSTVL. I headed over there last year, it was fantastic! Camp out for a long weekend and listen to some of the worlds biggest dance, tech, house and drum and bass DJs. Hurry before all tickets sell out soon!
When: Fri 24th - Sun 26th May 2019 Where: Upminster, Greater London Artists to watch: Artwork, Ben Klock, Solomun
Photo credit to the amazing London event photographer Paul Underhill.