10 of the best music festivals in London for summer 2023

All Points East Festival crowd

All Points East festival is one of London’s many summer music events (Picture: Burak Cingi/Redferns)

There’s no shortage of music festivals coming to London in summer 2023.

From major events such as BST Hyde Park and Wireless, to genre-specific gigs such as Cross The Tracks or Mighty Hoopla, there’s truly something for every music fan.

It doesn’t matter whether you like dance, electronic, rap, jazz, funk, soul, indie rock or unashamed pop, there’ll be a festival for you – happening in one of the UK capital’s many parks.

Here are some of London’s top 2023 music festivals –with dates, locations, who’s playing, and how to get tickets.

All Points East

Date: Friday, August 18 and Friday, August 25 2023 – more dates TBA

Location: Victoria Park in East London

Who’s performing? On August 18, Stormzy will be the headliner, with a line-up curated by him still TBA.

The second day of All Points East will be headlined by The Strokes along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus Norwegian indie star Girl In Red, US singer Angel Olsen, Brit band Black Midi and Aussie rockers Amyl and the Sniffers will also play. The rest of the line-up is TBA.

All Points East usually takes place over 10 days in August, so more dates for the festival are likely to be announced over the coming months.

How can you get tickets? Tickets for August 18 (with Stormzy headlining) are available now on the All Points East website.

Tickets for August 25 will be on general sale from 10am on Friday, January 27 here, and presale is available from 10am on Thursday, January 26 – for which you can sign up now.

BST Hyde Park

The Rolling Stones headlined BST Hyde Park last year (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Date: Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 8 2023 – on specific days

Location: Hyde Park in Central London

Who’s performing? There’s a varied line-up for BST Hyde Park, which has yet to be announced in full.

However, we do know popstar Pink is headlining on June 24 and 25, and rock icons Guns N Roses are headlining on June 30.

Take That take the stage on July 1, just a day before K-pop sensations Blackpink make their UK festival debut on July 2.

Billy Joel will perform on July 7 – though if you were hoping to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on July 6 and 8, sadly those shows are already sold out.

How can you get tickets? You can purchase tickets now via the BST Hyde Park website.

Cross The Tracks

Date: Sunday, May 28 2023

Location: Brockwell Park in South London

Who’s performing? Expect plenty of jazz, funk and soul (that’s what this festival is all about).

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Source:: Metro


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