London Festival Guide


Written by Don't Panic
16 Monday 16th April 2018

With Coachella coming to a close, the stock price of glitter has plummeted! But the sun has finally made an appearance in the big smoke and London is gearing up for another summer of British festivals where you can enjoy festivals for what they are and not have to endure a Jenner hosting a stage sponsored by a water brand celebrating an Instagram clothing brand.


We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ve got all the best London festivals that are sure to capitalize on the need for escapism due feeling of disillusionment that hangs over the youthdem of the city. UK festivals should be the only place that bombs are dropped this summer.



KERB Presents Jam on Rye

Street food trailblazers KERB will be branching out and hosting their first ever music festival in the form of a brand new one-day celebration of sound system culture and the best of London street food for the May bank holiday. It'll be held in Peckham Rye Park and will see music from Reggae Roast, David Rodigan, Horace Andy (Live), Mungo’s HiFi and food from Breddos, White Men Can’t Jerk, Only Jerkin’, Club Mexicana and many more!


Location: Peckham Rye Park, London

Dates: 28th May 2018

Line-up: David Rodigan, Reggae Roast, Horace Andy, Mungo's HiFi

Tickets: £25 here



Brixton Disco Festival

Celebrating 40 years of the boogie, Brixton Disco Festival's programme includes live music at the incredible Electric Brixton with Joey Negro, Joceyln Brown (live) and Crazy P Soundsystem. On the Prince of Wales Rooftop will be the Low Life Rooftop Disco party with Bill Brewster and Ray Mang and the iconic Ritzy Cinema will host a record fair, DJ sets and screening & Q&A with Nicky Siano. At the historical Black Cultural Archives will be DJs and disco exhibition and for the first time ever, a Roller Disco will pop up in Windrush Square. Nicky Siano will see out the festival and bring the groove of Studio 54 to South London with a late night set, not to be missed.


Location: Brixton (various venues)

Date: 28th April 2018

Line-up: Joey Negro, Joceyln Brown (live) and Crazy P Soundsystem, Nicky Siano, Bill Brewster, Ray Man and Frank Broughton, Nick The Record and more

Tickets: Day & Night tickets have sold out. Night Only Tickets (£25) are available and include headliners Jocelyn Brown Live, Joey Negro, Crazy P Soundsystem, Nicky Siano & Nick The Record



Field Day


Re-expanding to two days, Field Day has unveiled a line-up of boundary-pushing artists for its debut in London’s iconic Brockwell Park, near Brixton this summer. Their exceptional programming has seen the best in upcoming and iconic artists including Aphex Twin, PJ Harvey, Caribou, Skepta, Patti Smith and Pixies grace the event stages for 11 years. This year, Erykah Badu is set to headline the Friday in her only UK performance of 2018.


Location: Brockwell Park, London

Dates: 1st - 2nd June 2018

Line-up: Erykah Badu, Fever Ray, Four Tet, Nils Frahm, Princess Nokia, Thundercat, Loyle Carner, Jeff Mills & Tony Allen, Madlib, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Avery, IAMDDB and many more

Tickets: Here





Mighty Hoopla

Welcome to the freshest form of revelry as London's leading club nights join forces for the Mighty Hoopla, bringing their pop phenomenon for one super salacious big day out. Gathering London's primo alternative club nights and performance troupes, Sink The Pink, Guilty Pleasures and many more will play host to a stellar line-up of world-renowned live acts and DJs.


Location: Brockwell Park, London

Dates: 3rd June 2018

Line-up: TLC, Lily Allen, MNEK, Melanie C, Vengaboys, Louise, Belinda Carlisle, Louisa Johnson, Nimmo, B*Witched

Tickets: Early bird tickets £35 here


Meltdown Festival

Head to Southbank Centre and enjoy a 10-day celebration of arts and music overlooking the Thames. Meltdown Festival is curated every year by top music artists. Past festival curators have included M.I.A, Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, David Bowie and David Byrne. This year its curated by seminal musician and part-time crow Robert Smith.

Location: Southbank Centre

Dates: 15 June - 24 June

Line-up: The Psychedelic Furs, Death Cab For Cutie, Maybeshewill

Tickets: £20  here

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