You don’t have to head off into the English countryside to experience a true British festival. In fact, there are a number of popular music festivals happening every year in London and the surrounding areas. Music festivals here really reflect the multicultural, eclectic vibe of the city and whether you’re into rock, pop, dance or something a little bit different, there’s sure to be a festival on this summer for you.
For those that do not live in London and want to experience some of the UK’s biggest festivals there’s always the option of discount hotels in West End London. If you’re looking to include a musical festival into a longer trip, consider staying at the Piccadilly London West End for a convenient location, delicious dining and luxury rooms. And the best bit of combining a festival trip with a hotel stay? No tents or muddy boots in sight!
Add these dates to your diary and don’t forget – you’ll need to order your tickets earlier to avoid missing out.
British Summer Time, Hyde Park
30th June – 9th July, 2017
British Summer Time, or simply BST, is on each and every year in London’s Hyde Park. This music festival is set up a little differently to other music festivals you may have attended. Rather than taking place over one weekend and at one location, it runs for around two weeks. Visitors can simply choose the festival date that has their favourite performances and head along for an entire day of music entertainment, funfair rides, bars, food stalls and other entertainers. This year’s festival line-up includes Justin Bieber, The Killers and Kings of Leon.
We Are FSTVL, Upminster
27th – 28th May, 2017
Just outside of London is We Are FSTVL, one of the UK’s biggest and most popular dance music festivals and easily accessible from the capital. This summer’s acts include names such as Duke Dumont, Carl Cox and Dizzee Rascal. More are expected to be added to the line-up so check the site for the latest additions. We Are FSTVL combines world famous acts with those that are up and coming, so it’s a great opportunity to check out new artists and see old favourites at the same time.
Lovebox, Victoria Park
14th – 15th July, 2017
Lovebox is a worldwide festival and the London dates can’t be missed if you’re a fan of dance music and DJ sets. Since its beginnings in 2002, Lovebox has become known as an urban alternative to many of the bigger festivals and nothing is spared when it comes to elaborate set designs and over the top performances guaranteed to get festival goers moving. This year’s line-up includes Frank Ocean, Jess Glynne, Chase & Status and Annie Mac.
South West Four, Clapham Common
26th -27th August, 2017
South West Four, or SW4 as it is often known, takes place every year on Clapham Common. It is held in August and has been compared to other EDM festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Electronic Family Festival. This year, visitors can expect to see top acts such as Pendulum, Eric Prydz, Tinie Tempah and Deadmau5.
There are lots of discount hotels in the West End of London that are perfect for travelling to and from the festivals mentioned above. Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay as part of a longer trip to London or as part of a city break, browse our availability at the Piccadilly London West End. Guests can take advantage of the perfect location, luxurious rooms and excellent customer service.