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Standing tall on the river Thames, London, the capital of England is the largest city of both England and the UK. London is home to some of the most famous attractions of the world such as the iconic timeless national timepiece - Big Ben and the Coca-Cola London eye. 40% of the city is covered in lush greenery, making it the greenest city of its size in the world. And the list goes on.

But, one of the biggest deal-maker to visit London is the fact that it is one of the major music capitals of the world. It hosts the major music corporations- Universal Music Group International and Warner Music Group, as well as the countless bands and musicians. Here are some of the best festivals you must visit in London.



1. All Points East


All Points East is a music festival held over two weekends once a year in London's Victoria Park, run by AEG Presents. As of 2019, it consisted of 6 headline shows and 4 days of free activities during the week. All Points East may be a new addition but has clearly become a reputed festival. The ticket price is approximate £60 plus booking fee and line-up featured The Strokes, The Raconteurs, Bon Iver, Christine & the Queens, The Chemical Brothers, Kate Tempest and Fat White Family.

2. Field Day


First held in Victoria Park in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 11 August 2007, Field Day is a yearly festival in London celebrated outdoors. It has a legacy of showcasing the best alternative and hip-hop acts. The ticket price is approximate £67.50. Skepta, Jorja Smith, Diplo, The Black Madonna and Pusha T all featured on the 2019 line-up which carried on long until 3 am.

3. Bushstock Festival


If you are looking for fresh faces and sound, then The Bushstock Festival is the one you should be visiting. This one-day festival showcases both well known and new artist who are un-mainstream. Bushstock has a low ticket price comparatively. This year it started from £30 plus booking fee. Bushstock has a good track record as it sold out in advance once again in 2018 which consisted of 1750 music fans in the event. The capacity has grown steadily since 2011 when the event hosted just 700. It sure has come a long way.

4. Wireless Festival


The Wireless Festival is an urban music festival which celebrates the new and best of hip-pop and R&B. This year it is going to be celebrated at Finsbury Park. This year’s line-up features the big ones from the US including Cardi B, Migos, and Tyga alongside British stars Ella Mai and Bugzy Malone with a ticket prices starting from £65.

5. British Summer Time


Presented by Barclaycard, British Summer Time is a 10-day event which consists of six days of world-class music events and four days of free midweek community-focussed activities. Since 2013, BST has seen headliners such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, Kylie Minogue, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, The Libertines, Arcade Fire, The Who, Blur, The Strokes and Taylor Swift. This year Celine Dion, Robbie Williams, Florence + The Machine are there to own the stage.

6. Lovebox


This festival was founded 16 years ago by DJs Groove Armada. It is particularly famous for dance-music. But there's more to this festival with surprises of performance art, unique food, boutiques and much more. Tickets start from £58.50 plus booking fee for the weekend. Definitely not a bad deal for surprises.

7. Southport Weekender Festival


Want to go to something old-school? Well, these guys have been doing it for 29 years. Now it one of the well-established one-day outdoor London festivals which includes a celebration of house, disco, garage and R&B. Last year's included Sister Sledge ft. Kathy Sledge, David Morales, Hector Romero and Joey Negro. And, this year’s is bound to be better.

8. Citadel


Who doesn't love Sundays? To make your Sunday even better do visit this ultimate summer Sunday event which is a one-day festival which brings great music from independent artists, folksy variety, amazing food and lots of side events plus mass yoga and dance workshops.

The fun doesn't stop here. There are many more festivals to discover. Come live in London and experience these amazing festivals. But, accommodation in London can get quite confusing as there are so many options to choose from. Amberstudent can help you get hassle-free accommodation so that you can enjoy these festivals while staying close and enjoy to your heart's content.
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14 comments:

  1. I had no idea that London has so many festivals! I think I would like the Lovebox festivals. I love surprises!

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  2. I've never been to London but it's on top of my bucket list.

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  3. The wireless festival sounds like my kinda party! I love music festivals :)

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  4. Sharing this with my family who lives in London so they don't miss out. I don't think they've been to all of these festivals.

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  5. Ah I visited London a few years ago and I loved it. These all sound like a great time.

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  6. All of these sound like amazing adventures. I just want to visit London in general, even if I can't make it to the festivals!

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  7. These festivals all sound lovely! Would love to go to any of those. Festivals are so much fun.

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  8. I had no idea of all of these amazing festivals in London! I want to return someday.

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  9. I always hear so much about the British Summer Time one :) Way too busy this summer but maybe next year..

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  10. I love seeing festival around the world. and this Bushstock Festival sounds really exciting.

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  11. These are fun and exciting music festival to attend to. I would to experience even one of these soon.

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  12. Wow these all sound so fun! I can’t wait to visit there someday, and hopefully attend one of these fun festivals!

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  13. I love London because it looks so charming and romantic. Attending these festivals will make one's London experience more fun.

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  14. I wasn't aware of these music festivals prior to reading this but now definitely want to visit one day even more. Sounds amazing!

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