With summer upon us the clouds are clearing and outdoor venues are finally open for business again. This can only mean one thing: festival season! For the next few months you can look forward to festival after festival with top-shelf bands performing practically every weekend. No matter your musical tastes there is someone performing for you this summer. Time to start planning and buying your tickets; you don’t want to miss out. If you need a place to stay while attending your chosen festival, be sure to check in to the Montcalm Marble Arch, conveniently located near transport to all the best festivals in London.
For fans of hip hop there can be no other choice than Wireless. Finsbury Park is once again playing host to some of the best hip hop, R&B and dance artists in the world. Musical legends Nicki Minaj, Drake and David Guetta are on show alongside R&B queen Mary J Blige and hip hop veterans Grandmaster Flash and Arrested Development.With industry greats and up and comers from both sides of the Atlantic; this festival is a must see.
South West Four
If you’ve just got to dance then make your way down to the Clapham common for the South West Four. Experience the super-club sounds under the stars, without the cost of a trip to Ibiza. This dance music festival attracts global superstar DJs like Fat Boy Slim, Skrillex, Faithless, John Digweed, and many more. Enjoy your favourite techno and trance without having to endure a dark sweaty room in the middle of summer. If you long to get your heart pounding and your arms in the air then this is the festival for you.
British Summer Time
No festival list would be complete without mention of British Summer Time. This extravagant week long series of mega-gigs will blow you away. Set in beautiful Hyde Park British Summer Time brings you some of the best musical talents in the world. Headlining the festival are The Strokes, Blur, The Who, Kylie Minogue, and Taylor Swift. If you aren’t already booking tickets after hearing that incredible line up, just check out some of the support acts. Legends like Grace Jones, Ellie Goulding, Kaiser Chiefs, and Beck are all performing. British Summer Time promises to be an unbelievably good time if you are any kind of fan of music. Book as soon as possible, tickets are going fast.
For Rock, the Clapham common Calling festival is the party for you. Despite its lacklustre title the Calling Festival brings the goods with a rock solid line up. With the psychedelic guitar slinging of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the raw country rock of Ryan Adams, and the Swedish garage punk of the Hives; this is a festival that knows how to entertain. Rocking out in the open air is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world; you don’t want to miss out on a chance like this. If you want to rock, you know where to go.