Five of the best London Festivals

With great difficulty, we homed in on five of the best festivals hitting London over the summer.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 2nd Jun 2015

Photo: Lovebox

If we're being honest, this is one of the hardest top fives we've put together so far. London is positively spoilt in the festival department, with the summer welcoming all manner of parties to suit your own personal tastes.

From the eclectic line up at Field Day this weekend to the week long British Summer Time gigs via the esoteric goings on at Meltdown, which is this year curated by eccentric pop genius David Byrne, London is overflowing with cultural highlights worthy of your attention.

Ahead of the seriously busy festival season, we've looked at five of our favourites hitting various locations around the city in the next few weeks.

Found 13th June

Back for its third consecutive year, one of the city's leading electronic music celebrations revels in its championing of high end underground music. Ellen Allien, Motor City Drum Ensemble, KiNK, Point G and Andres are just some of the reasons 2015 is looking like a vintage year for Found.

New Look Wireless Tenth Birthday 28th June

As a prelude to the main event on July 3rd - 5th, New Look Wireless celebrates it's tenth year in the business by throwing a one-off all-dayer in Finsbury Park on June 28th, with the likes of Drake, Rita Ora, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, and Katy B amongst the hip hop, pop and r&b line up.

Calling Festival 4th July

Returning after a fantastic year in 2014, Calling Festival once again brings a formidable rock line up to Clapham Common in July, starring Noel Gallagher (above), Ryan Adams, The Hives and Wolf Alice amongst a tonne more - ideal for the city's devout rock and indie heads.

Lovebox 17th - 18th July

Lovebox brings together some of the most respected names in popular music and a raft of hotly tipped up and coming artists you need to know about across two glorious days in Victoria Park. Headliners range from Katy B and Ella Eyre to Snoop Dogg and Novelist, via Boddika, Goldie and Gilles Peterson, catering for a broad range of tastes and persuasions.

South West Four 29th - 30th August

Described as 'the crowning glory of of the capital's clubbing calendar' by a man who should know, Carl Cox, SW4 seems to surpass our expectations each year. The outstanding productions values and mammoth line ups featuring industry leaders in techno, trance, house and drum & bass takes some beating just in sheer scale. Skrillex, Adam Beyer, Andy C, Sven Vath and Sasha are amongst some of the heavyweights on offer.   

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