With a promising heatwave, longer days and shorter nights, there’s no better way to spend your summer than at a festival with your friends. Preparing your drinks, planning your outfits, and packing that all-important sunscreen are just a handful of things that go into having the best weekend ever, especially into making sure that you’re closing the summer off in style! So, we have compiled a list of the best festivals in London this summer, so you have the one-stop list of all the best events going forward this year – don’t say we don’t spoil you sometimes!


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Known for being the biggest festival in London, Wireless never hesitates to pull out all the stops for creating the best weekend for everyone attending. Taking the stage from 10-12 September 2021 at Crystal Park Palace are huge acts such as Future, AJ Tracey, Skepta and Minos just to name a handful, and with final release tickets already beginning to be sold out, this is definitely a festival you don’t want to miss out on.


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A multi-award-winning dance music festival taking place at Central Park in Dagenham from 11-12 September 2021 is WE ARE FSTVL, and boy are we excited to see who’s performing! With the likes of MK, Camelphat, Sonny Fodera and Alan Fitzpatrick making an appearance, it comes as no surprise that tickets are very hot at the moment. Name a better way to finish your summer off than in the field with your mates listening to some great music just before reality strikes again, we’ll wait.

All Points East Festival

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Taking place in Victoria Park over the infamous August Bank Holiday weekend, All Points East Festival 2021 is definitely one to be looking forward to this Summer. With acts such as Jorja Smith, London Grammar and Celeste being in the line up, it’s no surprise that tickets are in high demand. Whether you want to stick with the general admissions, upgrade to a VIP experience or indulge in the ticket and hotel packages, make sure to plan ahead because we can definitely see it selling out very soon!

Southwest Four

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Welcoming some of the biggest drum and bass, EDM, house and grime artists in the world, South West Four 2021 takes place in Clapham Common over the August Bank Holiday weekend. With the line up still to be announced, the anticipation of who is performing is insane, but with previous appearances from Krept & Konan, Martin Garrix and Marshmello, this one is definitely worth joining the waiting list for this summer!

Mighty Hoopla

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An LGBTQ+ driven festival taking place in Brockwell Park on 4th September 2021, Mighty Hoopla does everything but disappoint festival goers with the extravaganza and flare of what celebrations should actually be like. Known as being the UK’s best pop festival, it’s no surprise that nothing is off-limits here. From performances by Becky Hill to drag shows by Jonny Woo, this is definitely a festival worth splashing the cash on.

South Facing Festival

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Now, South Facing Festival is slightly different to the ones we’ve previously mentioned, because it actually takes place from 5th August to 29th August! That’s right, a whole month where each weekend is a new party, with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, DJ MK, and The Streets performing this summer in Crystal Palace Bowl. With four weekends of open-air concerts closing off your summer, there’s no place better to celebrate than here.


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Taking place in The Drumsheds on 21st August is HARD festival, an open-air day event that’s debuted previously in California, and is now making its way to London! With previous lineups hosting Kid Cudi, Travis Scott and Juice Wrld, it comes to no surprise that this festival is hosting just as big names this year also. Alesso and Dillon Francis are just a couple of the heavily anticipated acts performing this summer, and so it is definitely worth checking out; the price of the tickets are just as good too.

It may come as no surprise that tickets to a lot of these festivals are selling out increasingly quickly, so make sure to check them out as soon as you can to finally enjoy the summer we have all been waiting for!