Summer has not been canceled yet and nor has the beloved festival season. So here are 4 of the best London festivals that are happening this summer.
A brand new, month-long, outdoor concert series. Taking place at the Crystal Palace Bowl, one of London’s most iconic outdoor venues. The Stunning amphitheatre soaked with a rich heritage of live music, untouched for the last decade- aiming to curate a standout series of bespoke and diverse concerts this summer.
Location: Crystal Palace Bowl, London
Dates: 5-29 August 2021
Line Up: Masego, Nubijan Twist, Poppy Ajudha, Jaz Karis, Ego Ella May, Sleaford Mods, Baxter Dury, Fat White Family, The Orielles, Jane Weaver, Katy J Pearson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cymande, Soul II Soul, Norman Jay MBE, Dennis Bovell, Total Refreshment Centre, Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra, Ghetts, Alicai Harley, DJ MK, Dreya Mac, Flohio, Sir Spyro, Kruder & Dorfmeinster, The Comet is Coming, KOKOROKO, Batida apresenta IKOQWE, Yazmin Lacey, Gilles Peterson, WWFM DJs, Supergrass, The Cribbs, The Streets, Greentea Peng, The Skinner Brothers, JJ Rosa, English National Opera, Max Richter.
A brand new, one day London festival- Wide Awake delves into the underground scene to create a festival for music fans. The line-up hosts a breadth of artists creeping out from sub-cultures across left-field indie, post-punk, electronica, techno, jazz.
Location: Brockwell Park, London
Dates: 3 September 2021
Line Up: IDLES, A Certain Ratio, Altin Gun, Black Country, New Road, black midi, Boy Harsher, Crack Cloud, Crows, Daniel Avery, DEBONAIR, Dr. Rubinstein, Dream Wife, Erol Alkan, Gary, Indiana, Goat Girl, Ivan Smagghe, Kikagaku Moyo, KOKOROKO, Lazarus Kane, Lena Willikens, Los Bi7chos, Manfredas, Minimal Violence, PVA, SCALPING, shame, Songhoy Blues, The Mauskovic Dance Band, The Murder Capital, Tiña, Tinariwen, Tropical F Storm, SQUID, C.A.R (DJ Set), Dar Disku, Elles, MLE, Fall Forward, Grainger, harry James, Jonny Rock, Marcus Harris, Proteus, Scott Fraser, Tia Cousins, Mera Bhai…
The UK’s best pop festival returns, following its inevitable 2020 hiatus. Promising Mighty Hoopla’s greatest edition to date, the festival will host the biggest names in pop and beyond, from the nostalgic to the new abundance of wild and wonderful acts, comedians, DJs and parades will be joining the party this year.
Location: Brockwell Park, South London
Date: 4 September 2021
Line up: Cheryl, Becky Hill, Absolute., Alan Dixon, Adele Roberts, Artful Dodger, Atomic Kitten, Betty Boo, Bongo’s Bingo, Buttmitzvah, En Vogue, Eve, C&C Music Factory, Charity Shop Sue, Charlie George, ELM, Figs in Wigs, George Michael Disco, Ginny Lemon, Gok Wan, Gabrielle, Georgia, Gold Rush, Guilty Pleasures, Hungama, Jaguar, Jayde Adams, Jodie Harsh, Horsemeat Disco, John Sizzle, Jonjo Jury, Jonny Woo, Josh Harrison, Jimmy Somerville, Katie Price, Kemah Bob, Kiddy Smile, Klub Kids, Lisa Maffia, Love of Huns, Raye, Sink The Pink, Mark-Ashley Dupe, Massaoke, Milk Shandy, Mel Blatt, Naked Boys Reading, Neil Prince, United Kingdolls, Queefy, Raven Mandella, Roisin & Chiara, Savage Disco, Seayonce, Shotgun Carousel, Sikisa, Sonique, Tete Bang, The Bitten Peach, The Cocoa Butter Club, The Grand, The Honeyz, U Ok Hun?, We Love Pop, Whigfield.
Cross the Tracks
Brixton’s jazz, funk and soul feast will move to September 5th for its second edition. Celebrating music legends and exciting new talent alike, the festival’s first edition saw thousands of revellers pack South London’s Brockwell Park. Returning with its no-bad-vibes, no-bad-music and no-plastic ethos, the feel-good event of the year is sure to be a 2021 highlight.
Location: Brockwell Park, London
Dates: 5 September 2021
Line up: Lianne La Havas, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sister Sledge, En Vogue,
Jordan Rakei, Sons of Kemet, Gilles Peterson, Greentea Peng, Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Ashley Henry, Channel One, Children of Zeus, Graceland – London African Gospel Choir, Omar MBE, Pip Millet, Reuben James, Sasha Keable, SEED Ensemble, Bel Cobain, cktrl, Coops, Collard, Demae, Disco Ballin’, Isabelle Brown, Kofi Stone, Lex Amor, Pinty, Malaki, Nayana IZ, Sarah Meth, SHIV, Masego, Nubiyan Twist, Poppy Ajudha, Jaz Karis, Ego Ella May, Corinne Bailey Ray, Cymande, Soul II Soul, TRC presents The New Regency Orchestra, Lynda Dawn, Norman Jay MBE, Dennis Bovell, Vanessa Freeman.