Your guide to the best London festivals this summer

News Shopper: Leefest has expanded since Lee Denny first took over his parents' back garden Leefest has expanded since Lee Denny first took over his parents' back garden

SUMMER can only mean one thing: festivals. We've picked the best of the big guns in London this summer to make choosing your highlight of the season easier.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time

News Shopper: See Bon Jovi at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park festival

When? July 5 to 14
Who? The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Lionel Richie, J-Lo, JLS, the Beach Boys, Chic, The Saturdays, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello.
Where? Hyde Park
Why? There is something for everyone – music, comedy, kids entertainment – and entry to the site during the week is free with smaller events going on. And of course, there are some huge names appearing.
Bst-hydepark.com

Hard Rock Calling

When? June 29 and 30
Who? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Cribs, The Klaxons, The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes.
Where? Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Why? After getting cut off last year, The Boss is back for the third time. A UK festival exclusive for Kasabian and a line-up of some of the best rockers and British indie.
Hardrockcalling.co.uk

Yahoo! Wireless
When? July 12 to 14
Who? Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Emili Sande, Rita Ora, John Legend, Will I Am, Calvin Harris.
Where? Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Why? If you like your hip hop and R&B, then there is plenty to feast on. Tickets are selling fast.
Wirelessfestival.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leefest

News Shopper:

When? July 12 to 14
Who? Some big-ish names like Noisettes, Delphic, Stanton Warriors, King Charles and local favourites like Keston Cobblers’ Club
Where? Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham
Why? Has grown organically after since Lee Denny staged the first Leefest in his parents’ back garden in Beckenham in 2006. What a festival should be: independent, unpretentious and fun.
Leefest.org.uk

Lovebox
When?
July 19 to July 21
Who? Azealia Banks, Wiley, Mark Ronson, Plan B, Goldfrapp, Lil Kim, Jurassic 5, D’Angelo
Where? Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets
Why? Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness with a varied list of names, including some real treats, to get feet moving.
Mamacolive.com/lovebox

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