Londoners have the luxury of hopping on a tube for 12 hours of festival fun – and then hopping back on the underground again to a comfy bed. Yes, that’s right – no tents, minimal mud and no long car journeys – Londoners have it easy when it comes to festivals.
Here, we explore five of the best festivals in the capital, still to come this summer.
8th August 2015, Hackney
For lovers of underground music, street food and craft beer, this one-day festival in Hackney is just the ticket.
This year’s festival features; Camera Obscura, Fat White Family, The Antlers, Toy, Jens Lekman, The Antlers, Andy Stott, Merchandise, Shamir, Hinds, Girl Band, Oscar, Jones – plus loads more.
14 – 16th August 2015, Canada Park Square, Canary Wharf
Whether you fancy a bit of soul, jazz-funk, Latin, contemporary jazz or big band music, the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival has it all – and best of all, it’s free.
Taking to the stage this year is; Sons of Kemet, Eska, Yazz Ahmed and Neil Cowley Trio – plus more.
29- 30th August 2015, Clapham Common
Featuring DJs from across the world, Clapham Common’s dance music festival is not to be missed. South West Four brings the sounds of London’s clubbing scene outside – where you can enjoy the last few days of the summer in style.
This year’s festival includes; Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Solomun v Âme, Carl Craig, John Digweed – plus loads more.
4- 6th September 2015, secret riverside location, just outside London
This three-day party celebrates underground electronic music – featuring house, techno, funk, soul and hip hop from rising UK talent. And with capacity limited to a few hundred people, those with tickets are in for a treat.
Playing at the secret location this year is; Josey Rebelle, Throwing Shade, Steevio & Suzybee, Nick Craddock, Tasha, Kemback, Optimo, Marcellus Pittman, Blawan, Ryan – plus loads more.
12th September 2015, Finsbury Park
Ceremony Festival is a one-day party exploring dance music across the decades, with everyone from veteran DJs to emerging talent.
In Finsbury Park this year, you’ll find; Armand Van Helden, Lee Foss, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Shiba San, Harry Romero, Artwork, Todd Edwards – plus loads more.
Men’s Festival Fashion: What to Wear
With British weather as unpredictable as a festival mosh pit, it can be hard to know what to wear. We have plenty of ideas on our festival fashion page – come rain or shine.
Here are two great looks this year.
With a bright, bold Stone Island jacket to ward off the rain, you’ll be comfy, stylish and dry all day long. Add some indie style to your look with a Nudie Jeans t-shirt and their classic organic dry compact denim jeans.
If the sun’s out, pop on a Fred Perry polo shirt. This classic design works well with a pair of patterned navy shorts from Pretty Green, and some casual Paul Smith Jeans trainers. Plus, with a polo that references Brit pop and mod culture – plus shorts from Liam Gallagher’s own brand, this is a look fit for a festival!
Complete your festival look with these summer essentials – from Hunter wellies for rainy days to a Barbour trilby and Ray-Ban sunglasses for those afternoons in the sun.
Are you going to a London festival this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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