London Music Festival Guide 2014

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Time to try one of the best music festivals dished as much as us this summer time. For the sake of sanity, we’ll try and stability those you’re more likely to get muddy at with a number of heat, dry indoor occasions. We’ve additionally disregarded the large, all-conquering stuff like Wireless and BST Hyde Park as…properly…you already find out about them. Here’s one of the best of the bunch.

London FolkFest

The Bedford, Balham, H-H June

The fourth outing of the small however lovingly curated people pageant, with a line-up the organisers declare is best than ever, in a venue that hosted early performances from people stars like Ed Sheeran and Paolo Nutini. There’s definitely a fantastic array of latest, established and unsigned artists to pattern, from Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo (who have been behind the haunting theme to BBC collection The Shadow Line, entitled Pause) to the fantastically named Galloway, Culbert and Doyle.
Top London Tip: Danny & The Champions of the World
Tickets: £12.50 day

Field Day

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, S-H June

If you’re keener on the muddy choice, it’s Field Day in a few weeks. Main acts at east London’s annual celebration of cool this yr are Metronomy, Pixies, SBTRKT, Jamie xx and Warpaint, with London curiosity within the type of Lovepark and Shy Nature, amongst others.
Top London Tip: The Bohicas
Tickets: £38.50 day / £78 weekend

Camden Crawl

Various Camden venues, 20-21 June

We’ve talked about Camden Rocks a lot prior to now couple of months, however what of the returning hero of Camden festivals? The Crawl’s reboot goals for the lesser-recognized and artier finish of indie and rock music, casting admiring glances a few miles to the east. Top turns embrace hotly tipped bands The Crookes and Longfellow, distinctive singer/songwriter Violet Skies, and former Londoners ideas Desperate Journalist and CuT.
Top London Tip: Whistlejacket
Tickets: £30 day / £50 weekend


Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, 18-19 July

Field Day’s barely extra city cousin, Lovebox this yr has a line-up combining a couple of token-however-notable indie acts like The Horrors with a number of the best in chopping-edge DJs, producers, singers and rappers within the recreation as we speak. M.I.A., Nas and A$AP Rocky lead the cost, with Visionquest, Hannah Wants and Mirror Signal representing the cream of rising expertise.
Top London Tip: Nihilismus
Tickets: £61 day / £89 weekend (and each almost bought out)

Ealing Jazz Festival

Walpole Park, Ealing, 23-27 July

Where would we be with out Ealing’s excellent array of summer time festivals? The pub, that’s the place. Saving us from ourselves on this yr’s jazz invoice are Keith Waithe & The Macusi Players, the Gill Cook Quintet, Jon Mapp and an ideal many extra throughout the festivals two levels.
Top London Tip: Dick Esmond’s Sound of 17 Big Band
Tickets: From £4 per day
See additionally: Ealing Blues Festival (19-20 July)

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival

Central Saint Martins, 24 July-A August / Kings Place, S-10 August

The eighth annual get-collectively for opera lovers, this yr’s Tête à Tête strikes to 2 King’s Cross venues. From Japanese Noh theatre to ‘Adventures within the Wild West’, Tête à Tête brings collectively a exceptional variety of themes and types to push the frontiers of opera.
Top London Tip: The Catfish Conundrum
Tickets: From £7.50

Jabberwocky, ExCeL

Royal Victoria Dock, 15-sixteen August

A model new addition to the London pageant scene, Jabberwocky is delivered to you by the individuals behind the eclectic All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals which were dotted around the globe during the last decade. Here, they carry us a few of the best underground acts from the world over, from a uncommon outing for cult American indie band Neutral Milk Hotel to units by Caribou, Sun Kil Moon and Cloud Nothings.
Top London Tip: Untold
Tickets: £35-£60

South West Four Weekender

Clapham Common, 23-24 August

There are loads of festivals that declare to symbolize dance and digital music this summer time, however few are probably to take action with the eagerness of South West Four’s eleventh outing over the August Bank Holiday. Among the higher knowns are the long-lasting deadmau5, home music legend Fedde Le Grand and, clearly, Pete Tong, although there are exceptional DJs, solo artists and collectives scattered all concerning the excellent M:30 pm – Source:

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