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Top Summer Festivals in London 2012

| Festivals | 21/05/2012

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Head to one of our top summer festival picks in London

As we creep into the festival season, London is creating space for a range of events throughout the summer period. Taking over some of the most popular parks and locations in the capital, we have picked out a few options for you to choose from.

Field Day 2012

Heading into it’s sixth year is the Field Day Festival in London’s Victoria Park. Usually held at a later date, the event will now take place alongside The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee June 2nd, due to the London 2012 Olympics. Hosted by Eat Your Own Ears promoters, Field Day 2012 is set to see appearances from the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Hudson Mohawke, Jessie Ware, Metronomy, SBTRKT and many more.

Tickets are currently prices at £45 (when purchased from TicketMaster.) For more information visit the official website –

The Apple Cart Festival

Once Field Day 2012 is over, Victoria park will change the scenery for The Apple Cart Festival June 3rd. With a jam packed line-up ready and rearing to go, the event will see performances from comedian Sean Lock on the comedy stage, singing newcomer Lianne La Havas and Noah and The Whale on the Apple Cart stage and loads more.

The event will take place from 11am and will run straight through the night (well, just after 9pm to be exact) so make sure you get yourself down there and join in on the fun. Tickets for the event are currently priced at £35.

Joint tickets for both Field Day and The Apple Cart Festival are also on sale. Visit the tickets section on the website for more information and ways to purchase.


Address: Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, E3
Nearest Underground Station: Mile End
Contact: 020 7364 2494 (Parks and Open Spaces number)

Camden Fringe Festival

Making its way back for the 7th time in the heart of North/North West London is The Camden Fringe festival. Held over a duration of four weeks (30th July – 26th August,) the festival is home to some of the best entertainment* including musical theatre, comedy and loads more.

The Fringe will take place all over Camden Town across several venues including the Camden People’s Theatre, Etcetera Theatre, Lauderdale House, The Camden Head, The Forge, The Jewish Museum, The Pirate Castle and many more.

*The full entertainment line-up will be announced on official website June 1st.


Address: Camden Town
Nearest Underground Station: Camden Town/Mornington Crescent

Back2Black Festival

Marking their first festival in London (29th June – 1st July) will be the Back2Black Festival. Featuring a strong emphasis on UK African connections and communities, the festival will bring together a host of artists from the capital and across the world.

The festival will be home to the sounds of world music including Samba, Jazz, Funk, R&B and other musical styles.  Performances at the event will come from the likes of Macy Gray, Roots Manuva, Amadou & Mariam and many more.

The event will be held at Old Billingsgate Market and tickets for the event start from £35.


Address: Old Billingsgate Market, Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, EC3 6DX
Nearest Underground Station: Monument
Contact: 0207 283 2800

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