Gigs we're excited about this Summer 2018Date: 22 Mar 2018
2018 is flourishing and we’re seeing summer in the horizon, the 2017 festival wristbands you've worn since the summer are looking a little worn out so it’s about time to get this summer’s festivals booked in.
Our East London hood will of course host an impressive list of some music’s heavy weights, with a celebration of massive mix of genres.
We’ve picked out some of our favourites to make your life that much easier.
All Points East
A new ten-day programme taking place at Victoria Park – with an incredible line-up. With three jaw-dropping names acting as headliners: Björk, LCD Soundsystem and The xx.
Then there’s the All Points East Presents series – three one-day concerts led by three different acts: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The National and Catfish And The Bottlemen.
In between there are four days of community-driven entertainment on the site, with comedy, film screenings, street food and much more. Those four days are free to enter, with some ticketed events inside. We’re sold.
Friday May 25, Victoria Park, E3 5TB
Another Victoria Park resident, given birth 10 years ago which has now quickly developed a reputation for being a great celebration of alternative music in London.
Electronic king Aphex Twin performed at the festival in 2017, and 2018 could prove to be the biggest year yet for the festival. However, the festival is moving to Brockwell Park this year and the change of location has stirred up controversy.
Field Day has been a major London event for over a decade and almost certainly will be a big player for years to come.
June 2. Brockwell Park, SE24 9BJ.
Lovebox festival, formed by DJs Groove Armada, has been bringing some of the most eclectic mix of acts to London for over a decade.
Despite starting out as a predominantly dance festival, Lovebox has since expanded to include a wide variety of musical genres including hip hop, indie, rock, grime, world and pop, as well as circus performers, cabaret and fringe acts. After welcoming Frank Ocean, Jamie XX and Solange to headline their biggest year to date in 2017.
Another resident at Brockwell Park this year, so get the Victoria line to Brixton (last stop).
July 13-14. Brockwell Park, SE24 9BJ
Citadel is one of the newest names on London’s summer festival lineup, having launched in 2015, and finds a middle ground between boutique and mainstream events.
Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala will headline the festival this year, which will take place on Sunday 15 July 2018. Also set to perform at the one day event at its new home of Gunnesbury Park in West London will be Chvrches, Leon Bridges and more.
July 15. Brockwell Park, SE24 9BJ