Summer is coming up and with summer comes the festival season. This blog will give you some suggestions on where to have your best festival experience in London this year. So read it, book your tickets and let’s party all summer long!
Jam on Rye Festival
Our recommendation for a chilled out start into the festival season would be the Jam on Rye Festival. Just hang out in the wide area of Peckham Rye Park, enjoying the grassland and ornamental and water gardens whilst having a listen to the reggae and urban styled line-up including Kelis, Jazzie B, Omar, General Roots, Greentea Peng and Barney Artist. The venue also offers all kinds of street food from all over the world, so don’t worry about bringing loads of food with you.
When: May 27
Where: Peckham Rye Park
Nearest (Tube) Station: Peckham Rye Station (Overground)
How much: £30 (adult), £15 (up to age 17)
Book tickets: https://www.jamonryefestival.com/
This festival was already in last years blog and is a “must-go” in June! Located at a venue called “The Drumsheds” in Meridian Water, Enfield, the festival ground spans across 10 acres of outdoor space and 4 gigantic interlinking warehouses. Enjoy your time on the stages, where EDM music will be played by a line-up including Diplo, Skepta, Jorja Smith, Earl Sweatshirt, Jungle, Todd Terje and Bonobo (DJ set). You can sample sensational food from some of London’s finest traders in their Street Food Arcade, check out 10 independent breweries in the Beavertown & Friends Beer Market, take a Photography Masterclass with the Guardian, be part of Boiler Room’s first live festival broadcast and much, much more.
When: June 7-8
Where: “The Drumsheds”, Meridian Water, Enfield
Nearest (Tube) Station: Meridian Water Railway Station (Overground)
How much: £77.50 (weekend), £40 (Friday), £47 (Saturday)
Book tickets: https://fielddayfestivals.com/
British Summer Time Festival
British Summer Time Festival has by far the most recognizable line-up including big shots like Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Barbara Streisand, Florence + The Machine, The National, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas. The show goes down right in the centre of London in Hyde Park (so don’t worry about having to travel a long way). With a lot of food and bar stands around, which will serve drinks and food from all over the world in all different varieties (vegan, pescetarian, non-diary, sugar-free,…) you will not have to fear to get hungry or thirsty at any time.
When: July 5-14
Where: Hyde Park
Nearest (Tube) Station: Hyde Park Corner Station
How much: £89.75
Book tickets: https://www.bst-hydepark.com/
Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival is organised by Notting Hill Carnival Limited. The festival is filled with free open-air performances and always joined by a massive parade with live and recorded music, dancers and performers.
When: Aug 24-26
Where: Notting Hill
Nearest (Tube) Station: Notting Hill Gate Station
How much: FREE!
Hospitality In The Park
Hospitality In The Park is back for round four and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! On Saturday 21st September they’re be bringing the unbeatable Hospitality atmosphere straight into the heart of London with their 12,000 strong Hospital family in tow. The UK’s best drum & bass festival will once again unite all corners of the scene, spanning the entirety of D+B and beyond. After 3 years of sold-out showdowns, world-famous stage takeovers, A-List DJs, MCs and live acts, they are upping the stakes once more for the biggest line-up to date! There’ll be world exclusive live performances, brand new stages, unparalleled sound-systems, incredible food, guaranteed vibes and plenty more are all on the menu for Hospitality In The Park 2019!
When: Sep 21
Where: Finsbury Park
Nearest (Tube) Station: Manor House Station
How much: £45.60
Book tickets: https://www.hospitalityinthepark.london/