London Festival Guide 2018

London is one of the biggest and most lively cities in the world. It certainly has the range of high quality, exuberant and alternative festivals to match! But which one to choose? Well, your friends here at Evopass have done the hard work for you, bringing all the important info together in one place…

So here it is, your London Festival Guide to Summer 2018.

MAY

We Are FSTVL *FINISHED*

Where: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, United Kingdom
When: 25–27th May
Who’s playing: Andy C, Carl Cox, DJ EZ, Gorgon City, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, BICEP, Big Shaq
Tickets: Tickets available here.
Security: Over 18s, ID Required

All Points East *FINISHED*

Where: East London’s beautiful Victoria Park
When: 25–27th May
Who’s playing: LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Richie Hawtin
Tickets: Tickets available here.
Security: The main points to be aware of are:

  • There is no re-admission to the event after entry. Please plan ahead, once you’re in, you’re in!
  • This is a fully standing event
  • Seats and chairs of any kind not permitted into the event. This includes seat sticks and inflatable seats.
  • No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the event (With the exception of water in unopened plastic containers of up to 500ml).

JUNE

Field Day Festival *FINISHED*

Where: Brockwell Park, London, United Kingdom
When: 1–2nd June
Who’s playing: Lee Fields & The Expressions · Loyle Carner · Madlib · Mafalda · Mammal Hands · Mahalia · Masego · Moses Boyd Exodus · Moses Sumney · Mr Jukes ·Four Tet · Erykah Badu · AJ Tracey ·Fever Ray
Tickets: Tickets available here.
 As Field Day settles into it’s new home the Village Mentality theme this year will be wheels and cycles. Whether its a spin on our Tombola, a shot at Sponge cake discus or a free hand in Human Wheelbarrow VM NEEDS YOU!

Junction 2

Where: BOSTON MANOR PARK, LONDON
When: 9th June
Who’s playing: J The Bridge — Drumcode. Adam Beyer B2B Carl Cox. Adam Beyer. Carl Cox. Enrico Sangiuliano. La Fleur. The Hex — Sonus and more.
Tickets: here
Junction 2 merges natural beauty, green fields, rambling rivers, woodland pathways and hidden enclaves — all dominated by striking industrial features that will make the site iconic.

The message is simple — great sound, high-end production, an obsessive attention to detail, no short sets, no VIP, no plastic tents, like-minded people and a solid electronic music policy.

Meltdown

Where: Southbank Centre in London
When: from June 15–24
Who’s playing: Robert Smith announces Nine Inch Nails, J Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Placebo and The Pschadelic Furs and more.

“I have finally figured out my Meltdown festival psychedelic puzzle… and it really is just like heaven… 10 delirious June days at London’s Southbank Centre await!”

ROBERT SMITH

JULY

Community Festival

Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: 1st July
Who’s playing: Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves, RAT BOY
Tickets: Not sold out yet!

EDITOR’S PICK: Wireless Festival

Where: FINSBURY PARK, LONDON
When: 6–8th July
Who’s playing: J.Cole, Stormzy & DJ Khaled are your 2018 headliners
Tickets: here (SOLD OUT)

LOVEBOX

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London
When: 13th — 14th July
Who’s playing: Skepta, SZA, Wu-tang Clan, Diplo, Vince Staples, The Blaze, Childish Gambino, N.E.R.D, The Internet, Big Boi, Annie Mac, Bonobo (Live), Mura Masa, Action Bronson and more.
Tickets: Tickets available here.

Citadel

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London
When: SUNDAY 15TH JULY 2018
Who’s playing: Tame Impala, Leon Bridges, The Horrors, Chvrches, Goat, Fat White Family.
Tickets: Tickets available here.
Perks: Chill Sunday Vibes only. A nice mix of artists to give you exactly what sunny summer Sundays are made for!

August

South West Four

Where: Clapham Common, London
When: 25–26th August
Who’s playing: Marshmello, Dizzee Rascal, Dillon Francis, Elderbrook Live, Jax Jones Live, Armin Van Buuren, Galantis, Don Diablo, Example & DJ Wire, Oliver Heldens, Coco Cole, Fedde Le Grand, Idris Elbaand more.
Tickets: Not sold out, available here!

Notting Hill Carnival

Where: The carnival takes place on the streets of London W10 and W11, usually around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Park and Kensal Road.
When: 26–27th August — FREE to attend!
The streets of west London come alive every August bank holiday weekend with a huge Caribbean party at Europe’s biggest street festival.

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Watch elaborate floats and colorful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.

The carnival usually kicks off on the Saturday evening with the outdoor family event Panorama. The traditional carnival opening Jouvert takes place on the Sunday morning, followed by the Family Day (Sunday Parade) in the afternoon. The Grand Finale (Monday Parade) closes the festival with a huge street party on the Monday.

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Enjoy the festival season! From all of us here at the Evopass Team