1. Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
Now in its 21st year, GDIF brings the very best of street theatre from around the world right on to your doorstep with installations and performances in Greenwich, Woolwich, Canary Wharf and all points in between. Six highlights here .
Jun 24-July 2 – more details here
2. East London Fringe Festival
The Festival is a five-week programme of music, visual art, lifestyle and cultural events, presenting works and experiences drawn from east London’s thriving arts and culture communities. It is presented in an array of rarely and never before used open-air locations across Shoreditch including the park.
July 1-August 7 – more details here
3. Greenwich Music Time
Greenwich Music time is a six-day series of outdoor concerts at the Old Royal Naval College, over looking the Thames and Canary Wharf. In its third year, the festival line-up includes David Gray, 2Cellos, Seal, 10cc and Jamie Cullum.
July 5-July 10 – more details here
4. Lovebox, Victoria Park
Taking place over two days, the festival is a celebration of the best of British and international music, dance and the arts, on a choice of stages, with street food and a proper festival atmosphere in the heart of the city. Artists featured included Major Lazer, Katy B and LCD Soundsystem,
July 15-16 – more details here
5. Greenwich Comedy Festival
The festival returns once more to the grounds of the National Maritime Museum with line-ups in the Big Top and Apple Top venues. Provocative Reginald D Hunter, British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti, one-liner maestro Milton Jones, lo-fi genius David O’Doherty, self-styled German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn top the list.
July 26-31 – more details here
6. Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
London’s largest free jazz festival returns to Canary Wharf this August for a weekend of live music as another fantastic line-up gets ready to take to the stage in Canada Square Park. Now in its 10th year and firmly established as an important fixture on the UK’s jazz festival scene, the line-up will be announced on Thursday June 23.
August 20-21 – more details here
7. The 1-2-3-4 Festival, Three Mills Island
The Cribs, Jesus And Mary Chain, Spector, Carl Barat, and a whole bunch more line up in E3 for the return of the on-trend music festival.
Sept 3 – more details here
8. On Blackheath
Food and culture are set to a backdrop of Primal Scream, Belle & Sebastian, James and Squeeze among other top names who are turning this south east London event into a must-visit experience.
September 10-11 – more details here
9. Moondance, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
More than 180 acts on eight stages celebrate rave culture from its roots to the present day. Highlights include a headline set from US house and garage producer Todd Terry, leading techno artist and dance music pioneer Joey Beltram. A Guy Called Gerald will play an exclusive set from acid house to jungle, and sets from Altern8, Angie Brown, Channel One, General Levy and Ratpack vs SL2.
Sept 18 – more details here
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