The Top 5 Festivals in London

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Festival season has arrived! In London, all the hottest events kick off in July so you still have some time to get your tickets. We’ve picked out the best festivals in the capital to head to this year. Let's just hope for some sunshine...

1) Love Box

14-15th July

Lovebox

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This epic 2-day festival takes place in London’s Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. Every year it’s packed with an incredible line-up of huge British artists. Cool kids flock to the vibrant festival to party until dark, with numerous tented stages to base yourself and dance all night. For 2017, acts include Chase & Status, Frank Ocean, Rag N Bone Man, Anne-Marie, Jess Glynn and Annie Mac. The festival is a huge celebration of British music! Love Box is one not to be missed!

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2) Reading Festival

25th-27th August

Reading

Photo credit: Marc de Groot

If you’re a music lover, you have to attend Reading Festival at least once in your life. The experience will blow your mind. While it’s technically not in London, but on the outskirts. we can’t not add world famous Reading Festival in this list. Camping, good music, friends and fun for 3 days - what more can you want? Taking place in Richfield Avenue, headliners on the main stage this year include Major Lazer, Eminem, Liam Gallagher and Bastille. It will be muddy and messy - Remember your wellies. Reading is so much more than just a music festival, it's like an epic camping trip.

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3) Wireless

7-9th July

Wireless

For those who aren't fans of camping. Every year we look forward to hearing who will be playing at Wireless - because the line-up is always killer. This year is no exception with incredible urban/grime/pop artists set to perform, like Skepta, Chance the Rapper, Zara Larsson, Big Narstie, The Weeknd and way way more. Running over 3 days, choose which day you go on wisely (you don’t want to miss your fav act). Or better yet, get tickets for the whole weekend. Located at London’s Finsbury Park, Wireless is gonna’ be one to remember.

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4) Barclays Presents BST Hyde Park

30th June- 9th July

BST Photo credit: Rory James

A massive party in one of London’s biggest parks. Bringing rock and pop fans together with headliners including Green Day, The Killers and Justin Bieber, Barclays’ British Summer Time Hyde Park is going to be INCREDIBLE. Held over two weekends from Friday 30th June to Sunday 9th July, be quick getting your tickets. The Killers show is already sold out!

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5) Citadel

16th July

Citadel

Bonobo, Foals, Wild Beasts, Laura Marling - East London’s Victoria Park is home to one of the hottest events of the summer as some big name bands and DJs take to the stage for a festival to remember! Bought to you by the team behind London’s Lovebox Festival, this popular newcomer on the festival scene sees some of the coolest young talent also on the smaller stages, and there’s a Reggae Roast BBQ to get you in the mood for dancing. Just hope for some great British sunshine!

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Article by Shereen Sagoo

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