The Best Music Festivals In London 2024

With festival season gaining on us yet again, we're rounding up some of the city's finest, from funk and soul day parties and multi-venue sensations to weekend-long carnivals fronting A-list lineups that you simply can't miss. Get ready to don your glitter and dance in a field because here are the top 12 summer music festivals in London for 2024.


All Points East

16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2024, Victoria Park

East London's favourite is returning to Victoria Park this August for two whole weekends. The lineup of All Points East, which also includes Field Day, offers a stellar selection of chart-topping artists and electronic music moguls. Get ready for performances from the likes of Justice, Phoenix, Loyle Carner and LCD Soundsystem at one of the best London music festivals in 2024.

Field Day London Festivals 2023 | DesignMyNight

All Points East is going to be bigger and better than ever.

South Facing Festival

Various dates from the 26th July to the 10th of August 2024, Crystal Palace Park 

South Facing has once again programmed a series of open-air concerts at the Crystal Palace Bowl. This year, they've got a jam-packed lineup featuring Grace Jones and Róisín Murphy as part of its disco and soul all-dayer, then Future Islands, Popcaan and Jess Glynne alongside Cian Ducrot during July and August. It's gonna be an absolute belter.

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South Facing Festival is bringing an eclectic concert series to Crystal Palace Park.

Waterworks Festival

14th of September 2024, Gunnersbury Park

Celebrating electronic music culture and independent artists, Waterworks is going to be one of the top festivals this city has to offer. It will be small but mighty, seeing out summer's balmy days with one helluva shindig. As for the artists? Expect Objekt, Ross From Friends, FYI Robyn and more to be taking to the decks on stages throughout the day and 'til the early hours.

Waterworks Festival Gunnersbury Park | DesignMyNight

If you're into electronic beats, Waterworks Festival is a great shout.

Mighty Hoopla

1st to the 2nd of June 2024, Brockwell Park

Mighty Hoopla is returning with a star-studded lineup that includes Nelly Furtado, Kim Petras, Jessie Ware and Alison Goldfrapp. If you're looking for pop stars, drag acts and outrageous outfits, then this is the festival for you. But the weekend is about so much more than just the main stage, so get exploring those tents if you want to find comedy and quirky bingo events.

Mighty Hoopla London Music Festivals | DesignMyNight

This queer-friendly carnival is injecting a little colour into the capital's festival scene.

Wireless Festival

12th to the 14th of July 2024, Finsbury Park

One of the capital's most sought-after sessions, Wireless Festival, is hitting up Finsbury Park this July. Headliners include Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and Doja Cat, plus there’ll be many more artists on the roster bringing the tunes and then some. With names like these on their schedule, it's no wonder that this event is so popular with Londoners and visitors alike.

Wireless London Festival 2023 | DesignMyNight

One of the best music festivals in London this weekend, Wireless, rarely disappoints - and it just got even better.

Kaleidoscope Festival

13th of July 2024, Alexandra Palace & Park

Set against the backdrop of the iconic Alexandra Palace, Kaleidoscope Festival is one for those who like their events chilled, interesting and family-friendly. Whether you're getting down to Ministry of Sound Classical on the main stage and Artful Dodger on Cloud 10, giggling in the comedy tent or checking out acrobatic circus acts, this quirky carnival is offering something for every kind of reveller.

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Kaleidoscope is bringing a celebration of music and arts to Alexandra Palace.

Pub In The Park 

28th to the 30th June, Chiswick House & Gardens

You might know him best for rustling up divine plates of grub, but did you know that Tom Kerridge runs an annual food and music festival called Pub In The Park, that tours Marlow, Chiswick, Reigate and St Albans? Taking over Chiswick House & Gardens will be a roster of top chefs like Andi Oliver and Big Has, stalls from restaurants such as temper and Cafe Murano, plus music from De La Soul, Scouting For Girls, Busted and Jools Holland. It's the ideal weekend for foodies and entertainment lovers alike. 

Pub In The Park Chiswick London Festival | DesignMyNight

A feast for the ears, eyes and mouth.

Lambeth Country Show

8th to the 9th of June 2024, Brockwell Park

One of our absolute favourite festivals is Lambeth Country Show, which takes over Brixton's Brockwell Park every summer. This year, the community event will be hosting an array of workshops and local vendors serving up delicious Caribbean food, alongside live music across multiple stages. If this sounds like your thing then get ready for a weekend full of reggae, soul, ska and hip hop.

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You can also dig into lots of delicious street food and enjoy local craft beers here.

BST Hyde Park 

Various dates from the 29th of June to the 14th of July, Hyde Park

Taking over the largest green space in Central London throughout the summer is BST Hyde Park, a festival series that never misses on bringing A-list talent to the big stage. Since starting in 2013, the event has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Blackpink perform in front of thousands of revellers. This year is no different, as SZA, Shania Twain, Kylie, Robbie Williams and the one and only Stevie Nicks prepare to put on a show. 

BST Hyde Park Music Festival London | DesignMyNight

Expect support from rising stars at this popular summertime event. 

Somerset House Summer Series

Various dates from the 11th to the 21st of July 2024, Somerset House

Running in partnership with American Express, Somerset House Summer Series has made a name for itself by hosting a series of concerts within its neoclassical courtyard. They combine an intimate capacity with extravagant lineups, putting on some of the best acts from across the globe. This year sees the likes of The Big Moon, The Amazons, Cory Henry and Patti Smith Quartet take to the stage. 

Somerset House Summer Series London Festivals | DesignMyNight

Festivals in London this weekend and throughout the week never looked so good. 

Wide Awake

25th of May, Brockwell Park

South London's Brockwell Park sees the return of Wide Awake for 2024, a festival that promises to start the season of bum bags and beats with a bang before it plays host to an array of other extravaganzas. This independent event promises alternative music discovery in the form of its headliners King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, as well as sets from shoegaze legends Slowdive, Mercury prize winners Young Fathers, hyper-pop icon Hannah Diamond and more. 

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be bringing their psychedelic music to South London.

Cross The Tracks 

26th of May, Brockwell Park 

Swapping distorted guitars and cascading synths for the city's top jazz, funk and soul festival on the second day of the long weekend, Brockwell Park hosts Cross The Tracks. Across nine stages there'll be a diverse lineup of talent from Erykah Badu and En Vogue to DJ sets from Emma-Jean Thackray and Yazmin Lacey, plus over 70 street food vendors and plenty of craft beer. Browse handmade jewellery stalls, attend thought-provoking panel talks led by charities and more at this day festival. 

Cross The Tracks Brockwell Park Festival | DesignMyNight

Fan of jazz and soul? Then this day festival is for you. 

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