1.KISSTORY On The Common
Where: Streatham Common, South London
When: Saturday 21 July 2018
Kick starting our top 5 is KISSTORY On The Common, hosted by none other than KISS radio this new festival is set in the depths of South London on none other than Streatham Common.
The all day event is set to include multiple stages hosting a range of performances from DJ’s through to exclusive live performances.
Focused on documenting the finest in hip hop, garage, R&B and dance KISSTORY on the Common is set to be huge.
2. Jam On Rye
Where: Peckham Rye, South East London
When: Bank Holiday Monday 28 May
Jam on Rye is an upcoming food and music festival set in the heart of Peckham in South East London.
Focusing on the sounds of Reggae, Afrobeat and Jazz the festival will be showcasing some of the best names around.
Accompanying these sounds will be a huge range of incredible street food that go hand in hand in celebration of diversity.
Music line up: Horace Andy, David Rodigan, Mungo’s HI FI, Earl Gateshead, Brother Culture, Reggae Roast & Mr Williamz
Food line up: White Men Can’t Jerk, Only Jerkin’, BBQ Dreamz, Indian Street Kitchen, The Grilling Greek, Wandercrust, Bokit’la, Club Mexicana, Baggio Burger, Breddos, Nonna’s Gelato, South East Cakery.
Where: Alexandra Palace, North London
When: Saturday 21 July 2018
Set in the iconic Alexandra Palace, Kaleidoscope Festival cerebrates a wide range of mediums including Comedy, Poetry, Live performances and DJ’s through to Gospel Choirs.
Looking to get more people involved there’ll be all sorts of interactive shenanigans from Hip Hop Karaoke, The Science Museum, Gorilla Circus, RIFT, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Tin Shed Theatre, The Glory and Molly Orange.
Line up: Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets, Beth Orton, The Go! Team, London African Gospel Choir presents Graceland, Beans on Toast, Xylaroo, Dat Brass and more, still to be announced.
4. All Points East
Where: Victoria Park, East London
When: 25 May – 3 June 2018 (Music May 25-27)
This new ten day event is set to be one of the biggest of the year, taking place in Victoria Park APE starts with a three day festival (May 25-27) with three colossal headliners, Björk, LCD Soundsystem and The XX.
The second part of the week features four days of community-driven entertainment featuring comedy, film screenings, street food and much more. (APE has made these four days free to the public)
Finishing off the festival will be three one-day concerts lead by three different acts: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The National and Catfish And The Bottlemen.
All Points East has a little something for everyone and is set to blow the socks of East London so get your tickets early.
Line up: Björk, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The National and Catfish And The Bottlemen, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Flying Lotus, Sampha, Father John Misty, Glass Animals Richie Hawtin, Dixon George Fitzgerald.
5. Field Day
Where: TBD, London
When: Friday June 1 2018 – Saturday June 2 2018
Field Day has gradually become a household name within the festival circuit. Over its 11 year span the festival has consistently produced impressive acts varying from Mac DeMarco through to Apex Twins.
Victoria Park normally plays host to the festival but for a first time in the festivals history the organisers have decided to move to a location that as-yet is undisclosed.
The lineup is still yet to be announced but if the last 11 years are anything to go on you wont want to shy away from Field Day.
To get you in the mood for Field Day have a look at last years lineup, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Lena Willikens, Run The Jewels.