Festival Season 2013 | Living large in London

FACE THE FESTIVAL 2013 | Looking for a music festival close to home? Check out our list of all the best music festivals happening in London this summer.

London music festivals

See Kicking it in the Kingdom for our list of UK festivals

See Electrifying Europe for our list of the European festivals

Camden Rocks Festival

A one day jam-packed special London festival, featuring over 130 of the hottest names and up and coming talent from all over the UK gigging across North London’s colourful and eclectic venue offerings.

PLUS We’ve got two tickets to give away!

Who: Fearless Vampire Killers, Carl Barat, Therapy?, The Rifles, Turbowolf, The Yo-Yos, Glen Matlock, Charlie Simpson, Hawkeyes, The Howling, The Loyalties, Bad For Lazarus

Where: Various Camden venues, London

When: Saturday 1 June



It’s authentic, it’s righteous, it’s just so East London. Expect a heady a mix of hip hop, indie, punk and electro, and a huge dance line up you’re sure to love! Add to that giant art installations and theatrical film-sets sourced from Glastonbury and Burning Man plus random acts of absurdity, general silliness and barely controlled chaos under the trees.

Who: Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azealia Banks, D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Hurts, Rudimental, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Talabot

Where: Victoria Park, London

When: 19–21 June


Hard Rock Calling

No Glasto, no worries! London has the perfect antidote, bringing the biggest bands to your backyard. Plus, at the end of the day you can forget the tent and dodgy toilets, and head back to the comfort of your own home! Rock on London.

Who: Kasabian, Paul Weller, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Black Crowes, The Klaxons, Alabama Shakes, Cody Chesnutt

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

When: 29-30 June



With a MASSIVE lineup in our own backyard, plus carnival rides, music workshops and street theatre performances, this is one London festival not to be missed. This year it moves to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all the more room to fit in some huge international headliners.

Who: Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, Snoop Dogg, Frank Ocean, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Will.I.Am

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

When: 12-14 July


South West Four

Probably the closet festival to the front door of most in London, South West Four is an electronic feast right in the centre of south London – Clapham Common.

Who: Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Example,  Eric Prydz, Carl Cox & Loco Dice, Paul Van Dyk

When: 24-25 August

Where: Clapham Common, London