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The Best Concerts and Festivals This Summer

Posted:April 29, 2024 at 11:00 am

Get ready to turn up the heat this summer because we’ve got the best pick of summer festivals and concerns hitting the capital. From music gatherings to vibrant cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to groove to. So, grab your shades, slap on some sunscreen, and dive into the ultimate summer lineup in London!

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Hyde Park transforms into a musical wonderland with the British Summer Time Festival. From June 29 to July 14th, this series of concerts brings together legendary rock acts, chart-topping pop sensations, and everything in between.  This year’s headliners include:

  • Saturday 29th June: SZA
  • Sunday 30th June: Kings of Leon
  • Thursday 4th July: Morgan Wallen
  • Friday 5th July: Andrea Bocelli
  • Saturday 6th July: Robbie Williams
  • Sunday 7th July: Shania Twain
  • Saturday 13th July: Kylie
  • Friday 12th July: Stevie Nicks
  • Saturday 13th July – Kylie
  • Sunday 14th July: STRAY KIDS

BST Hyde Park is a must-visit for music fans of all ages.


Hampton Court Palace Festival

Experience an unforgettable series of concerts set against the backdrop of Hampton Court Palace from June 11th to 21st, 2024. They have a stellar lineup that features iconic performers such as the legendary Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Jack Savoretti, Sam Ryder, Björn Again, Sheryl Crow, Deacon Blue, Paloma Faith, and Jessie J. Plus, don’t miss out on a special live edition of The Rest is History Podcast presents The Tudors, adding a unique twist to the entertainment lineup.


Somerset House Summer Series

Get ready for another edition of the Somerset House Summer Series with American Express. Back in July 2024, with eleven unforgettable nights of music in the enchanting setting of our courtyard. A beloved summer tradition, the series offers an intimate and immersive experience like no other, where the historic charm of Somerset House blends seamlessly with the magic of live music.

From breakthrough artists to established acts, our lineup showcases the best in contemporary music from around the world. Get ready to groove to the beats of rising stars and iconic performers alike.


Notting Hill Carnival

Join the biggest street party in Europe at Notting Hill Carnival, a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. From August 25th to 26th, the streets of West London come alive with the sounds of steel bands, colourful costumes, and infectious rhythms. With its rich history and vibrant atmosphere, Notting Hill Carnival is an experience you won’t want to miss.


Wireless Festival

Let the beats drop and the crowds roar at Wireless Festival, the ultimate summer hotspot for music lovers. Taking place from July 8th to 10th in Finsbury Park, this year’s festival is promising the biggest names in hip-hop and rap, with Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and Doja Cat as headliners that will have you dancing until the sun comes up. Whether you’re into hip-hop, R&B, or pop, this three-day extravaganza promises unforgettable entertainment.


Kew the Music

The annual week-long festival of picnic concerts is set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Kew Gardens in southwest London and has become one of the fixtures in the London summer music calendar. Enter the haven of Kew Gardens as Kew the Music brings international indie, rock, and pop music artists to the open-air stage over several summer evenings. Enjoy the music of Mika, Passenger, and more from your own picnic blanket in 2024.

This year’s headliners include:

  • Tuesday 9th July – Mika plus guests
  • Wednesday 10th July – TBA
  • Thursday 11th July – Passenger plus guests
  • Friday 12th July – JLS plus guests
  • Saturday 13th July – TBA
  • Sunday 14th July – TBA


BBC Proms

The world’s greatest classical music festival is back this summer with a host of special concerts. From Mozart and Tchaikovsky to Disco and Doctor Who, there is plenty to explore in this year’s programme. Enjoy two months of brilliant performances at affordable prices with this British institution.

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