Offering all the fun of a festival with the promise that you can return home to your own bed at the end of the day, it's no wonder city festivals are on the rise. And these festivals in London feature some of the world's biggest artists and entertainment just a tube ride away. See our round up of the best festivals in London - while some have already passed this summer, these are the ones to look out for in 2019.
South West Four
Clapham Common, 25-26 August 2018
Hop on the Northern Line and head down to Clapham Common this August Bank Holiday for SW4, the music festival for dance lovers. The line-up for 2018 includes Dizzee Rascal, Armin Van Buren and Chase & Status among many others, across five different stages. If you still want to visit in 2018 you'll have to get in quick; weekend tickets and Sunday passes are already sold out, and there are just a few remaining for Saturday priced at £65 each. See more at southwestfour.com.
British Summer Time Hyde Park
Hyde Park, July
There's something for everyone on the bill at British Summer Time Hyde Park. This music festival, presented by Barclaycard, typically runs across a week in July, with family-friendly activities, plus food and drink available alongside a world-class line-up. Headline acts throughout 2018 included everyone from Eric Clapton to Bruno Mars, with Michael Bublé, The Cure, Roger Waters and Paul Simon joining the bill. Who knows who will take to the stage in 2019! Keep up to date with the latest news on bst-hydepark.com.
Finsbury Park, July
One of London's most well-known festivals, Wireless sees over 100,000 revellers descend upon Finsbury Park for a weekend in early July. The 2018 festival sold out thanks to a line-up featuring the likes of J.Cole, Stormzy and Giggs, and we can only imagine it will be just as good when it returns to north London in 2019. Get all the latest announcements and details on wirelessfestival.co.uk.
Gunnersbury Park, July
Having been a mainstay in east London's Victoria Park for several years, Lovebox relocated to Gunnersbury Park over to the west of the city for 2018. However, while the location had changed, the line-up was just as impressive as ever, featuring acts such as N.E.R.D, Wu-Tang Clan and Skepta, as well as a number of up-and-coming artists. The festival typically takes place over a weekend in July, so keep an eye out for details of the 2019 tickets release and bill later in the year. See loveboxfestival.com for everything you need to know.
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Gunnersbury Park, July
This music festival, which has been running for the past four years, also relocated to Gunnersbury Park for 2018. The one-day festival follows the day after Lovebox, with a diverse line-up across six stages. Tame Impala, Chvrches, The Horrors and Leon Bridges were among the highlights for 2018, while previous years have seen headline performances from Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club. Expect announcements about the 2019 festival later in the year at citadelfestival.com. General admission for 2018 costs £49.50.
All Points East
Victoria Park, May
Having made a successful debut in Victoria Park this May, we can only imagine that All Points East will return in 2019. This new festival spanned three days over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, and brought some world-famous artists to east London. Think Lorde, The XX, Bjӧrk, LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs for a diverse and impressive line-up that it's well worth travelling to London for. Check out allpointseastfestival.com to keep up with the latest news for 2019.
Brockwell Park, June
Thousands of music lovers travelled south to Brockwell Park for the 2018 instalment of Field Day, which moved from its original home of Victoria Park. The festival sells out every year and typically features an eclectic mix of acts; Erykah Badu was one of the headline acts for 2018, so we're excited to see what they have in the pipeline for next year. Plan your visit and get all the latest information for 2019 at fielddayfestivals.com.