9th August 2019

Top 5 London Festivals for the Second Half of Summer

We may be halfway through the summer now, but festival season in London is far from over – and with so many still to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start! That’s why we’ve pulled together a handy list of some of the best festivals on in London throughout August and September.

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  1. South West Four

SW4 festival returns to Clapham Common on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August. The festival has consistently proved itself to be one of London’s top dance music festivals – and with headliners including Martin Garrix, Andy C and Pendelum Trinity, this year looks set to continue that trend.

  1. House of Common Festival

Hot on the heels of SW4, the House of Common Festival also takes place on Clapham Common on the Monday of the August bank holiday (the 26th). Hosted by iconic ska artists Madness, the line-up includes a vibrant mix of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, ska and more.

  1. Tranzmission Festival

Tranzmission Festival ushers us into September with a bang, taking place on the first day of the month at Crystal Palace. Billing itself as ‘London’s Rave Festival’, Tranzmission promises a high intensity day of drum & bass, grime, garage and of course, plenty of glitter.

  1. Gunnersville Festival

All new to London, Gunnersville festival is a concert series running from the 6th – 8th of September in Gunnersbury Park. Aiming to blur the lines between concert and festival, the line-up includes Echo & the Bunnymen, Jimmy Eat World and Badly Drawn Boy, and will also feature an enviable street food and craft beer offering.

  1. Defected London FSTVL

Taking place in Central Park, East London, Defected London FSTVL pledges to showcase ‘the very best house DJ’s the world has to offer’ – and with five stages, a projected 10,000 attendees and performances from the likes of Claptone, Masters at Work and Dmitri from Paris, it is sure to live up to this promise.

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