British music festivals are known around the world for their creativity and for bringing some of the biggest names in music to the UK! Music festival-goers are spoilt for choice in London, especially during summer as the city hosts a wide range of festivals, with something for lovers of every genre! Here is our guide to London’s music festivals this June.
FIELD DAY (1 & 2 June)
The first weekend in June sees the welcome return of Field Day, one of London’s most diverse and popular music festivals, showcasing a genre-stretching lineup inside south London’s Brockwell Park. It is a unique festival that isn’t just about the music, and prides itself on its village fete mentality. It’s the perfect chance to get out in the sunshine and enjoy some of music’s best artists.
ALL POINTS EAST (1 – 3 June)
A brand-new three-day festival in Victoria Park kicks off the summer season, with three showcase main-stage concerts from Catfish and the Bottlemen, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The National, each with impressive supporting guests of their own. It’s going to be huge, so don’t miss out!
CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL (2 June)
Camden Rocks Festival is your best chance to see the UK’s best new and established musical talent at this hit one day festival in Camden Town. This year, Camden Rocks is back to shine a light on the next generation of emerging talent and provide an amazing day of essential rock ‘n’ roll music action!
MIGHTY HOOPLA FESTIVAL (3 June)
Taking over Field Day’s Brockwell park site on the Sunday is the Mighty Hoopla festival, a pop-fest day bursting with 90s classics and contemporary artists. TLC, Lily Allen, and Belinda Carlisle are all performing, so put on a sequin frock, break out the glitter and and prepare to have an epic time!
HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL (5 – 23 June)
Hampton Court Palace Festival returns this June with a series of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard. Soak up the atmosphere in the historic courtyard of Henry VIII’s impressive palace as part of an intimate audience of 3,000. Plus, enjoy a picnic and sip on champagne in the stunning grounds before the show. 2018’s edition will feature shows from Lionel Ritchie, Paloma Faith, Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland, The Beach Boys, Gary Barlow and Tom Jones.
SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER FESTIVAL (9 June)
Taking place on Saturday 9th June at the iconic Finsbury Park, SPF present some of dance music’s most diverse sounds with a collection of house, soul, R&B, garage and disco music. Nicknamed as “the world’s friendliest party”, Southport Weekender Festival is all about bringing people together to share a love of music and the summer sunshine!
CRYSTAL PALACE OVERGROUND FESTIVAL (11 – 17 June)
The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is a community event organised by a group of passionate local people, all giving up their time voluntarily to run an event which showcases all that’s great about the area. Eclectic music, comedy, theatre, spoken word, film, participatory arts, fabulous food and drink, fun family workshops and activities in art, theatre, music and sports and a chance to discover the heritage of a world renowned part of London are just some of the festival’s attractions.
TRANZ-MISSION FESTIVAL (10 June)
Tranz-mission returns to the Iconic Finsbury Park this summer. A huge line-up, massive production, attention to detail and decades of experience add up to make this the capital’s largest event of it’s type. This is London’s Rave festival of the summer!
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (30 June)
Queens Of The Stone Age will play a very special performance at Finsbury Park in this June. They’ll be joined by the legendary Iggy Pop for a UK Exclusive performance, hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, and indie icons The Hives. This epic one day event is tipped to be the show of the summer!
No matter what festivals you are planning on attending, we recommend booking your accommodation at either The Piccadilly London West End or Park Grand London Hyde Park, two luxurious, centrally located hotels in London.
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