If you’re in need of something to look forward to this summer, then luckily for you, there’s no shortage of events in the London calendar. Coachella might have Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick, but if you live in London, there’s no need to travel abroad when you’ve got some of the world best musical talent performing on your doorstep.
First up we have BST, held in London’s very own Hyde Park. Known as ‘the concert of the summer’, BST should be up on your list of must go to events, not least because of it’s consistently knock-out lineups. It’s on for two weekends from the 30th June – 2nd July and again on 6th July – 9th July.
Eastern Electrics is coming back to Central London this year! EE has evolved from its roots of warehouse clubbing, and now hosts some of the best names in Techno and House. They’ve yet to unveil their new site but guaranteed it’s going to be wonderful. Eastern Electrics is only on for one day (5th August) so don’t miss out on tickets!
One of the most epic festivals in London, hosted in Victoria Park by Mile End. So far only Frank Ocean has been announced, but that’s already enough of a reason for you to book tickets! Lovebox is set over two days and packs as much fun as humanly possible! This genre-blurring line-up of live bands, DJs and electronic acts will be on 14th-15th July.
4. Field Day
Another great festival based in Victoria Park, you’ll want to grab tickets quick they are selling fast! Field day hosts an array of up coming indie artists, underground dance producers, weird pop and folk music. This is certainly one of the hottest London festivals this year. Around for one day, 3rd June, save the date.
5. We Are FSTVL
Located just out of London in Essex (it’s still a tube ride away so it made this list), We Are FSTVL returns to London for its fifth year. It boasts another awesome line up of the hottest DJs and respected undergrounders including Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx. The earliest festival on this list, get the festival season started early – 26-28th May.
If these festivals don’t do much for you, then we implore you to curate your own! When you put on your own event, you get to dictate the playlist, the artists and the vibe. “With what budget?” I hear you cry. Well, by borrowing from people in your area, you can throw the whole party without buying a thing. Hire DJ equipment and speakers which don’t skimp on the bass, and check out guitar amp hire and guitar rental options for any live bands you invite to play. Thanks to the cheaper rates that peer-rental offers, music equipment hire needn’t be an obstacle between you and your own mini-Glasto…
Peer-to-peer DJ equipment rental is increasingly popular on the London scene. Fat Lama’s musical instrument hire gives you access to anything from ouds to synthesisers and just about everything in between!