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34 best London music festivals in 2024

See big names and up-and-coming talent at London's best music festivals.
Woman wearing sunglasses and glitter at the South West Four music festival in London.
Rock out to live shows at London's brilliant range of music festivals. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Music lovers are spoilt for choice with exciting and eclectic London music festivals taking place year-round. Pick from a wide-range of summer festivals or day festivals London, featuring everything from electronic to jazz music.

1. Live at the Palace

Absorb the good vibes and iconic sounds at Live at the Palace, with headline acts including UB40, Emeli Sande and Groove Armada paired with historic surroundings that make it one that can't be missed. 27-28 May and 28-30 Jul

2. Project 6 Festival

Crowds throwing their hands up in the air and singing along while the artist sings in the crowd
Artist performs in the crowd at Project 6. Credit: Amy Fern Photography.
Get ready for a day to remember at Project 6 Festival from Rinse FM, featuring sounds of garage, grime, house and jungle. Venture to Brockwell Park and enjoy a mix of big names and emerging artists including CASISDEAD, Shy FX and Katy B. 24 May

3. GALA 

Head south to Peckham Rye Park where you’ll find some of the biggest names in electronic music at GALA including DJ EZ, Folamour and Job Jobse. Join the crowds of party people in the sun and let the good vibes take you late into the night. 24-26 May

4. Wide Awake

Frontman dressed in check shirt, denim shorts and hat sings to the crowd
Band plays to the crowd at Wide Awake. © Luke Dyson.
Discover up-and-coming talent at Wide Awake in Brockwell Park, showcasing artists from a variety of genres. Consider upgrading to a VIP ticket for fast track entry, bespoke bar and food options and a viewing platform for the main stage. 25 May

5. We Are FSTVL

Silhouette of two friends on shoulders in the crowd in front of stage with glowing blue light lasers
We Are Fstvl crowd. © Laurence Howe Photo/Lightfoot Agency.
Head to Dagenham for We Are FSTVL and move to beats from the biggest names in electronic dance music. This year's stacked lineup features Eric Prydz, Chase and Status, Jamie Jones and more. 25-26 May

6. Cross The Tracks Festival

Festival-goers dancing at Cross The Tracks music festival in Brockwell Park, London
Get into the groove at the Cross the Tracks music festival. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Celebrate an early summer start with music from Erykah Badu, Madlib and more, plus craft beer and street food, at Cross The Tracks Festival. This one-day event brings the sounds of soul, funk and jazz to south London's Brockwell Park. 26 May

7. City Splash

A girl in a rainbow shirt and man in a blue hoodie DJ in a tent in front of large audience
Behind the DJ decks at City Splash. Credit: Eljay Briss.
Move your feet to dub, roots and dancehall music at City Splash, a day festival celebrating the musical heritage of Caribbean and African communities in the UK. Capleton returns to headline the 2024 festival alongside Beenie Man, Shenseea and more. 27 May

8. Mighty Hoopla

Drag queen performs in front of excited festival crowd
Mighty Hoopla. © Captured by Corinne.
Sing your heart out at Mighty Hoopla, an unashamedly pop-loving festival in Brockwell Park. Popular with London’s LGBTQ+ community, this festival encourages all to have fun without judgement. Enjoy glitter makeovers, lip-sync battles and performances by Nelly Furtado, Jessie Ware and Kim Petras in 2024. 1-2 Jun

9. Hampton Court Palace Festival

Crowds of festival goers sit in groups under the sun enjoying picnics on the grass
Crowds picnic in the gardens during Hampton Court Palace Festival. © Joshua Atkins.

Savour the historic atmosphere during a summer night of music at Hampton Court Palace Festival. Enjoy a picnic in the palace gardens and grab a glass of champagne, before seeing Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Paloma Faith, Sam Ryder and more in 2024. 11-22 Jun

10. Camden Rocks Festival

Get ready for two days of new and legendary rock and indie acts as they play across dozens of venues for Camden Rocks Festival. Catch your breath between gigs and check out famous Camden Market, filled with stalls selling band tees and tasty food. Jun TBC

11. Meltdown

Billboard showing MIA's Meltdown festival programme at the Southbank Centre in London.
A different artist curates the lineup for Meltdown at Southbank Centre. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Head to Southbank Centre to enjoy a celebration of art and music alongside the river Thames. Look out for this year's lineup for Meltdown that has been curated by the iconic Chaka Khan for 2024. 14-23 Jun

12. Lambeth Country Show

Get a taste of rural fun as the Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park. Catch sheepdog and owl displays, homegrown flower and vegetable competitions, and cool craft stalls. You can also tuck into delicious organic food while the best live afrobeat, ska, reggae and folk music performers keep you entertained. 8-9 Jun

13. British Summer Time Hyde Park

Fans wait for the music to start at the British Summer Time music festival in Hyde Park, London
Upgrade your summer weekends at the British Summer Time music festival. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Check out the stellar international artists on stage during British Summer Time, taking place in Hyde Park over three summer weekends. The lineup for 2024 includes Robbie Williams, Andrea Bocelli and Stray Kids.

During the weekdays between performances, visit Hyde Park for Open House, a programme of street food, pop-up bars, free open-air film screenings, daytime DJs and entertainment. Jun TBC

14. Greenwich Summer Sounds

Enjoy massive headline acts that have previously included Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Tom Jones, Black Eyed Peas and Kaiser Chiefs in the historical surroundings of Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College during Greenwich Summer Sounds. Jul TBC

15. Big Smoke Festival

See Skepta take to the main stage for the debut Big Smoke Festival in Crystal Palace Park. Stay tuned for a special lineup of guests featuring high energy live music performers and DJs. 6 July

16. Summer Series Somerset House

Jam to live tunes in the centre of the city during the Summer Series Somerset House in the building's elegant courtyard. See an exciting lineup of emerging and established musical artists which has previously included Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sam Smith and Everything Everything. 11-21 Jul

17. Wireless

Girl smiles and sings along in Wireless festival crowd on someone's shoulders.
Girl sings along in the crowd at Wireless. Credit: Wireless Festival. Image courtesy of Festival Republic.

Join partiers at Wireless in Finsbury Park for a weekend of big music hits from a unique mix of hot newcomers and music legends in rap and hip-hop music. The top-notch lineup for 2024 brings out Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Doja Cat and more. 12-14 Jul

18. Kew the Music

Enter the haven of Kew Gardens as Kew the Music brings international indie, rock and pop music artists to the open-air stage over several summer evenings. Enjoy the music of Mika, Passenger and more from your own picnic blanket in 2024. 8-14 Jul

19. Kaleidoscope

Performer in a blue jumpsuit sings to the crowd looking out across Alexandra Palace.
Crowds take to the Outdoor Stage at Kaleidoscope Festival. Credit: Lloyd Winters.
Kaleidoscope takes over Alexandra Palace with a programme packed with entertainment. Expect a lineup of live music, DJs and comedy as well as a dedicated family area with arts and crafts, theatre and circus activities. 13 July

20. Ealing Blues Festival

Head to the leafy suburb for the annual Ealing Blues Festival. This community-run event attracts international stars on the blues circuit, alongside the best local talent. In between sets, browse stalls selling crafts and incredible food. Jul TBC

21. BBC Proms

Night view of Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms in London.
Enjoy classical music at BBC Proms. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Be dazzled by the greatest classical music festival in the world as the BBC Proms bring amazing concerts to Royal Albert Hall and other venues in the capital. Enjoy two months of brilliant performances at affordable prices with this British institution. 19 Jul-14 Sep

22. Junction 2

Find stages championing the best of techno music under canopies of leaves at Junction 2. This two-day festival combines electronic dance music with a beautiful outdoor setting in Boston Manor Park. 26-28 Jul

23. Visions Festival

Discover breaking acts and check out more established bands at Visions Festival. The expertly curated lineup of events usually includes gigs at venues around Hackney, karaoke sessions and a friendly competition between east London’s cutest pets at the annual dog show. Jul TBC

24. South Facing Festival

South Facing Festival ensures the party never ends, with two weeks of outdoor concerts at the iconic Bowl amphitheatre in Crystal Palace Park. The gigs on offer span the musical spectrum, and 2024's performers include Dizzee Rascal and Jess Glynne. 26 Jul-10 Aug

25. Croydon Carnival

Head to south London for Croydon Carnival this summer, where you'll find an exciting lineup of perfomances including dance groups, musical acts and a headline set. Make sure not to miss the colourful parade dancing through the streets of The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2023. Jul TBC

26. Uptown Festival

Bring the family and friends for a boogie at Uptown Festival in Blackheath, where musical acts span all the genres and the atmosphere brings people together. Plus, all activities including rides and meet and greets are included in the ticket price. 28 Jul

Maiden Voyage Festival

Feel at ease at the fuss-free Maiden Voyage Festival in Stratford. Curated by the Jazz Cafe, a popular live-music venue, this intimate festival focuses on the music with one stage showcasing global talent from the worlds of jazz, hip hop, afrobeat and funk. 

28. 51st Festival

Dance to the pioneers of house music and breakthrough acts of today at 51st Festival, with performers hailing from the UK, Europe and the Americas. Explore all things house with sounds of garage, disco, afro and soul filling the air. 3 Aug

29. All Points East

Matt Kean from Bring Me The Horizon performing live during the All Points East Festival at Victoria Park in London
Listen to headliners and up-and-comers at All Points East. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Grab tickets to All Points East in Victoria Park. The 2024 headliners at this blockbuster festival include Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsystem, The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie. You can also enjoy a midweek programme of comedy, food and outdoor film screenings. 17-25 Aug

30. Eastern Electrics

Join the good vibes at the one-day Eastern Electrics festival, a delight for lovers of dance, techno and bass. In previous years, this popular clubbing event has taken summer fun to the next level with a pool stage for festival-goers to paddle in. 24 Aug

31. Waterworks

Feel the beat at Waterworks, an electronic music festival in Gunnersbury Park. It takes place in mid-September to see off the summer season, and the lineup boasts an extensive list of local and international DJs. 14 Sep

32. Crystal Palace Festival

Enjoy great food, music and arts as the Crystal Palace Festival comes to Crystal Palace Park with an array of exciting free entertainment. This family-friendly feast showcases south London's local artists and musicians, as well as arts and crafts from all over the world. Sep TBC

33. Pitchfork Music Festival

Lose yourself in the wide selection of genres and artists on the bill at multi-venue Pitchfork Festival London, the younger sibling of the original festival based in Chicago. Expect alternative, indie, electronic, dance and beyond at some of London's coolest spots. Nov TBC

34. EFG London Jazz Festival

Pink and purple colours fill the room as artist plays the piano to crowd in yellow shirt
EFG London Jazz Festival. © The Red Beanie/Dani Bolton.

Discover up-and-coming artists and world-class musicians as the EFG London Jazz Festival takes over London, with a host of concerts scattered around the city. International jazz stars such as Paolo Conte, Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela have featured in the past, alongside the Harlem Gospel Choir. 15-24 Nov

What are the top festivals London? 

London has many fantastic music festivals, from day festivals to music festivals 2024 – take your pick depending on what music or entertainment you're into!

What to expect at London day festivals?

Day festivals London happen throughout the year and tickets usually grant you access to a variety of music performances, live acts and more. Most festivals in London provide tasty food options, drink bars and even funfair rides. Be sure to check specific event pages for more information before you go.

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