London Festivals

London Festivals

Summer is almost here, so it’s just about the perfect time to start planning your summer holidays. You don’t have to go abroad to celebrate the summer- London offers a variety of festivals for you to look into. This article will give you an outline of some of the top festivals this summer, and hopefully, give you an idea of what you might like to attend.

All Points East- A festival that is split over two weekends, the first half of this festival runs May 24th to May 26th, and the second half takes place on the following weekend, May 31st to June 2nd. Between these weekends, there’s also a range of free events being hosted during the week, including outdoor film screenings, live music, and other fun family-friendly affairs. The line-up for the festival is impressive, with The Chemical Brothers, Bring Me The Horizon and The Stokes headlining. There’s also a huge list of brilliant support acts, with an impressive range of genres to ensure there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

GALA- GALA is a one-day music festival that’s hosted in Peckham Rye Park on Sunday 26th May. It’s a new, up and coming festival, with this being only its second year running, but spread across four stages hosting a fantastic line-up with varying genres from house to jazz to disco music. It’s got a great variety, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.

Notting Hill Carnival- This is the biggest street party in Europe, with over 2 million attendants every year. This year is the 69th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival, and it’s preparing to be just as wild as the previous years. Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, Sunday 26th to Monday 27th, Sunday is a family day with a gentle, relaxed vibe, and Monday is much more full-on, perfectly suited for the hardcore party-goers. The parade is an impressive 3.5 miles long and is trackable on the Notting Hill Carnival app. The Carnival officially starts on Sunday 26th, however, there’s also an event on the evening of Saturday 25th- the UK’s largest steel drum competition. There’s music on Sunday and Monday playing from 12 pm through until 7 pm, and if you use the Notting Hill App you can follow line-up announcements and stage times live across the weekend.

Field Day Festival- This festival has taken place in Victoria Park for the last ten years, but for this year has relocated to Meridian Park, running June 7th to June 8th. This new location offers interlinked warehouse spaces that mean the festivals can run louder and later than the other festivals in the area. The new location is further out than most other festivals, now taking place in Enfield, but the site is a whopping ten acres, making this festival is bigger than ever. The line-up is also even more impressive, with Skepta headlining on Friday night and Jorja Smith on Saturday.

There’s an amazing range of festivals across London this summer, with all sorts of options to keep everyone happy. When looking at these festivals, you should also consider your accommodation- consider looking at London Apartments for your stay.

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