Summer festivals: What’s left in London?

It’s festival season in London, and summer 2019 has already produced some barnstorming events, including Wireless, British Summer Time and All Points East.

But don’t worry if you’ve spent all summer long suffering from festival FOMO, because there’s still a bevvy of musical highs to be had before autumn sets in.

Here’s our top five picks of the festivals still to hit London in 2019, just make sure you don’t miss these ones.

Sw4

Back for its 16th year showcasing the biggest and best dance hits, the capital’s favourite dance music festival is back on Clapham Common for the 24th and 25th of August.

This year’s stellar line-up is jam-packed with all the top talent, with headliners including Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, Bakermat, Sigma, Andy C, Devlin, Idris Elba, Craig David, Ms Dynamite, Congo Natty, Example, Plan B and Redlight taking to the festival’s many stages.

Obviously there are many, many more acts to see, but we thought that sentence was long enough as it is. To check out the full line-up and for last remaining tickets, head to the official site for SW4.

Elrow Town

Famous for its excitable chicken for a mascot, Elrow Town likes to do things a little differently. Set up in Trent Park, this year’s line-up includes the likes of Hot Natured member Jamie Jones and UK-born Alan Fitzpatrick.

There will also be sandy beaches, pirates, sea creatures, and hippy communes – it’s brilliantly wacky and wonderful. VIP tickets for Elrow are still available for Saturday 16th August.

Notting Hill Carnival

London’s biggest open-air street party takes place every August – a special time of the year when West London drinks rum, eats jerk chicken and dances to Caribbean beats to celebrate the carnival weekend.

The two-day party is an annual celebration of London’s Caribbean communities, showcasing their unique culture and traditions – a festival that has been in place since 1966.

It’s a noisy, busy, colourful and one-of-a-kind experience, with no VIP, queue-jump or any other form of unnecessary egotistical wristbands sponsored by a bank.

It’s straight up fun as it should be and will be taking place from 6am on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August.

One Day at the Disco

A brand-new festival for the disco lovers, Three Mills Island in Stratford will play host to One Day At The Disco. Eight of the much-loved genre’s top acts will be charged with keeping the good times coming.

Disco delights such as 2manydjs B2B Very Special Guest, Derrick Carter Does Disco, Inner City Live, Detroit Swindle, Mister Saturday Night, CC:Disco!, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Chaka Khan’t, will be pumping out the jams.

Tickets for Saturday 24th August are available from Resident Advisor.

ABODE in the Park

Racing against the ever-fading sunlight and one of the last London music festivals of the ‘summer’, is ABODE in the Park. Expect top names such as Richy Ahmed, David Squillace and Danny Howard to man the decks and set the vibes for the day.

We’re touching autumn at this point, but 25 of London’s biggest DJs will be hosting an all-dayer in Finsbury Park. One last dance in the sun before summer is officially over and the news channels go back to winter weather warnings instead of “summer meltdown” scaremongering.

Get your tickets and full line-up information for the September 22nd date here.

If you’re out and about for any of these festivals and need a place to stay, our three London hotels are all centrally located and will be an ideal place to rest your weary party heads.

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