3 London music festivals to book now

13-14 July
Weekend tickets from £125
Fresh off the back of blowing up the internet with the incredibly powerful new single & video This Is America, Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino returns to the UK to close out Lovebox on Saturday night. He is joined over the course of the weekend by Vince Staples, NERD, Skepta, The Wu-Tang Clan, Anderson .PAAK and SZA…. Making it, by far, the best rap music festival in London this summer.As far as I’m concerned, it’s in for a penny, in for a pound here, as if you want to see both Gambino and Staples (and why on earth wouldn’t you?), you’ll have to head to both days.  The line-up is stacked enough to merit the grim Sunday comedown – get your tickets here.

Sunday 16th July
From £55
Citadel will make use of Lovebox’s set-up at the tail-end of the weekend to bring Tame Impala in for their only UK gig of the summer. They’ll be joined by Scottish synth-poppers CHVRCHES – off the back of their new album Love is Dead – Leon Bridges and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, who will be performing one of his world-beating DJ sets. There’s also a few nice, chilled-out activities for those who are feeling worse for the wear after the weekend including mass yoga, Dance Workshops and a performance based on the day’s papers. Get your tickets here.

Kaleidoscope Festival
Saturday 21st July
From £50.75
The Flaming Lips and The Go! Team lead a psychadelic-friendly line-up (Beth Orton, the Mystery Jets and Ghostpoet are involved, too), while there will be plenty of non-musical activities to keep you engaged throughout the day, including comedy sets from Andrew Maxwell and Katherine Ryan and high-flying acrobatics from Gorilla Circus. Get your tickets here.


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