8 unbeatable London music festivals 2023

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Mighty Hoopla
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The worst of winter may be behind us, but we’d still give anything to be sitting in the sun with a glass of cider in hand, listening to some bangin’ tunes.

Ready to book a top London music festival? Prepare your festival ‘fit and get ready to celebrate the summer in style with these top London music festivals 2023.

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‌BST Hyde Park

Multiple weekends of music, sound good? BST Hyde Park has a series of shows featuring famous headliners, food, drink and hospitality packages.

Between the weekends, you can also attend the free midweek programme called Open House with activities and entertainment to enjoy. Headliners include Guns N Roses, Blackpink, Gwen Stefani, P!nk, The Script, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

Dates vary.
Hyde Park

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Christine and the Queens Meltdown

Looking for a music festival in the square mile? Look no further than Christine and the Queens Meltdown at Southbank Centre. This will be the 28th edition of the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival.

Christine and the Queens will invite artists who have influenced his musical identity to perform across two action-packed weeks of music; in addition to ticketed shows, there will also be free outdoor gigs, performances and activities. The festival takes place from 9 June to 18 June with the first performers to be announced soon.

June 9-18
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Cross the Tracks

Cross the Tracks

Looking for a London music festival that’s bringing the culture? Cross the Tracks is a jazz, funk and soul festival that’s about more than just music – community, food and history play a big part too. Check out new and traditional flavours across loads of vendors, grab a craft beer from a top London brewer, or shop at one of the fashion boutiques. There will also be onsite art, workshops and panels to check out.

Mainly here for the music? The festival will feature 70 hours of jazz, funk and soul spread across 7 stages with over 60 artists. It will take place on 28 May from midday until 10.30pm at Brockwell Park in Brixton.

28 May
Brockwell Park

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Festival People

There’s a new festival in town for 2023. Festival People is making its London debut in 2023 for one day in June at Barking Park. The youth culture festival includes a mix of headline and upcoming artists in grime, garage, reggaeton and more.

Get ready to jam to Bugzy Malone, Holy good, Ms Banks, Hot Dub Time Machine, Izzy Bossy and more. There are more names to be announced, so keep an eye on this space.

17 June
Barking Park
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Field Day 2023

For London’s fans of EDM, it wouldn’t feel like summer without at least one electronic music festival to look forward to. Field Day 2023 is taking place for one day at Victoria Park in East London this August 2023.

This year’s show will take place on 19 August and is part of the Luno presents APE programme.

The 2023 lineup includes Aphex Twin, Bonobo, Jayda G, Kelela, Fever Ray, Sudan Archives and more. Grab your waviest festival garms and prepare to dance from morning until night.

19 August
Victoria Park

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Mighty Hoopla

Tickets are on sale now for one of London’s biggest pop music festivals in 2023. Mighty Hoopla will kick off from 3 to 4 June with banging beats across genres. This year will feature over 200 artists across 7 stages and promises the best of pop, alternative and queer culture.

This year’s London festival 2023 will feature Kelly Rowland, Years & Years, Jamelia, Jayde Adams, Natasha Bedingfield, Shola Ama, Vangaboys and many more. Ready to dance until you drop? Let’s go.

June 3-4
Brockwell Park

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South Facing

Looking for a series of high-energy shows this summer? South Facing Festival is returning to Crystal Palace Park in 2023 with a mix of high-profile artists across genres. This year’s lineup includes Rudimental Live, Craig David, First Aid Kit, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and more.

Shows will take place across July and August, so keep an eye out for your favourite artists. All concerts are open-air, so you can enjoy the sunshine while taking in the tunes.

Dates vary.
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Wireless

Fans of rap and urban music, listen up. Wireless is one of the most famous London music festivals for a reason, so if you’re looking for an incredible lineup, look no further.

The massive festival takes place every summer in London over three days of insane beats and fun. Featured artists for 2023 include Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin, Ice Spice, Travis Scott, Headie One, 50 Cent, Popcaan and more.

July 7-9
Finsbury Park

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