Festivals & shows

Festivals & shows, concerts, music, dance, fireworks, kites, art, craft, beer, gin festivals, sport & fitness, tech, country shows, theatre, arts & crafts workshops, immersive exhibitions, food & book markets, live music, free events and much more in terms of entertainment and events, activities for families and people of all ages in North, South, East, West, Central London & Home Counties. Note, age restrictions may apply.

    Ski & Snowboard Show
    The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show is an annual event held during October half term at Battersea Evolution, winter-sports fans enjoying all things alpine in London's Battersea Park bring together brands, tour operators, experts, athletes & more.
    Battersea Park
    SW8 4NW

    London Stadium
    The London Stadium, former Olympic Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkvEast London, puts on a large number of high profile music concerts & shows during the outdoor season, also athletics meetings, the anniversary games, rugby, football & more.
    020 8522 6001

    Southbank Centre
    Southbank concerts, festivals, theatre, art & dance, arts & crafts workshops, immersive exhibitions, food & book markets, live music, free events, roof garden, bar & cafe. Open daily, next to London Eye, riverside terrace.
    SE1 8XX
    020 7401 2636

    We Are FSTVL
    We Are FSTVL is one of the seriously big guns among the new generation of dance festivals, underground & grime, alongside some of the world’s leading dance music brands & labels. Situated in Upminster Essex, a firm favourite with Londoners.
    Upminster, Essex
    RM14 2TN £149.5
    0333 234 3873

    Lambeth Country Show
    Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park celebrates the best of city & countryside, includes horticulture, sheep dog & owl displays, vegetable & flower competitions, craft & food stalls, on site farm, lots of music, steel orchestra & samba band.
    Brockwell Park, Brixton
    SE24 9BJ
    020 7926 7085

    Wembley Stadium
    Wembley Stadium is regularly taken over by pop singers and groups, festivals, concerts & for the annual Capital Summertime Ball. Check website for event details.
    HA9 0WS

    Hampton Court Festival
    Sensational line-up at Hampton Court Palace Festival across 13 days in June: Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Gary Barlow, Lionel Richie, Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Joe Bonamassa. Concerts, picnics, waterside gazebos, Viking stage, food, dining, fireworks.
    Hampton Court
    KT8 9AU
    020 8233 5400

    Kenwood House Heritage Live
    Kenwood House the stately home on Hampstead Heath is hosting live music again, their line-up is a soothing - mostly popular classical fare, orchestras, choirs, singer-songwriters & guest performers.
    NW3 7JR
    0370 333 1181

    The Havering Show
    The Havering Show in Hornchurch is the borough’s biggest free event and takes place over the August Bank Holiday. Free entry.
    Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch

    Field Day
    One of London’s very best music festivals now at Brockwell Park, a jazzy Friday line-up featuring the cream of London’s ripe jazz scene, starry Saturday bill too. Line-up includes some of the world’s finest alternative acts.
    Brockwell Park, Herne Hill
    SE24 0NG

    Raw Power
    The super-psychedelic Raw Power festival is a regular fixture in the London calendar situated in Tufnell Park, 3 days of loud fun centered around tripped-out sounds of all kinds, drone to noise to ambient to starry-eyed, fuzz-drenched jam sessions.
    The Dome, Tufnell Park
    NW5 1HL
    020 7272 8153

    All Points East
    All Points East is a new 10 day programme in East London’s Victoria Park includes a three-day music festival, one-day concerts led by different acts, community-driven entertainment with comedy, film screenings, street food and much more.
    Victoria Park , South Hackney
    E3 5SN
    020 3481 5509

    Citadel Festival
    Phenomenal range of music in Citadel Festival with a whole host of bands & musicians, five stages, arts, fun for kids & families, activity ideas, food, drink, science, yoga, workouts & well being, plus much more.
    Gunnersbury Park, Chiswick
    0800 988 4440

    Wireless in Finsbury Park has a line-up that’s positively bulging with hip hop, R&B and grime talent.
    Finsbury Park
    N4 2DE
    0333 321 9999

    British Summer Time Hyde Park
    British Summer Time Hyde Park is a fabulous music festival held over two weekends once a year in London's Hyde Park, a fully standing event, 10 days of music & entertainment, with legendary headliners & support from today's rising stars.
    Hyde Park, London
    0844 824 0300

    O2 Arena
    The O2 Arena London is home to some of the biggest and most popular live music events, shows, tournaments and entertainment throughout the year.
    Peninsula Square
    SE10 0DX
    020 8463 2000

    Tea Party Festival
    Book tickets for the August Tea Party Festival at Royal Windsor Racecourse hosted by Ministry of Sound and others.
    Windsor, Berkshire
    SL4 5JJ
    020 3793 5533

    EFG London Jazz Festival 2018
    Enjoy spectacular live performances & events celebrating all things jazz across the capital, 10-day celebration of jazz delivers a mix of world-class artists, emerging stars & taking the music to a massive & ever-growing audience.
    020 7324 1880

    Glyndebourne in Sussex presents world class opera, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. From rare gems to Glyndebourne classics, the summer festivals always promise to be a vocal and visual feast.
    Lewes, East Sussex
    BN8 5UU
    01273 815000

    Spinnin' London
    Spinnin' London - the prestigious Ministry of Sound will be host to Spinnin’s debut show in the capital.
    020 3117 0820

    Greenwich Music Time
    Four days of amazing music in early July overlooking the Thames in Greenwich at the grand riverside Old Royal Naval College, broad mix of bookings with many top names and brilliants acts, sponsored by Viking.
    SE10 9NN
    0844 844 0444

    One Borough Festival
    One Borough Festival is a free annual family Barking & Dagenham summer event at Parsloes Park, showcasing exciting musical theatre performances, themed events, workshops, crafts, stalls to buy from, delicious range of food & drink to relish.
    RM9 5QB

    Hugglets Teddy Bear Festivals
    Hugglets Teddy Bear Festivals runs 2 annual events, the Winter BearFest in February & Teddies Festival in September, both held in London at Kensington Town Hall. 10,000 new & antique bears on sale, UK & overseas exhibitors, resident bear repairer.
    Kensington Town Hall
    W8 7NX
    020 7795 8133

    Live at Chelsea
    The Live At Chelsea summer concert series at the Royal Hospital Chelsea features Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt and a night of Andrew Lloyd Webber classics.
    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Gin Festival
    Gin festivals in London, St Alban's, Guildford & right across the UK, GinFestival.com is on a mission to bring the best craft gins packed full of flavour to as many people as possible, while supporting home-grown & international brands.
    London - St Alban's - Guildford - Nationwide
    01274 888588

    Kaleidoscope is a new music & arts festival set high above London at the iconic Alexandra Park & Palace, words & comedy, music, DJs & parties, theatrics & performance, food & dining, family activities.
    Alexandra Park & Palace
    N22 7AY

    Kew the Music
    Kew Gardens summer music beside the Temperate House, their perennial picnic concerts include retro pop acts, classical performances, rhythm & blues, flamenco, jazz, lively cocktails of pop, dance, glamour & electronics.
    Kew Gardens
    TW9 3JR
    020 8332 5121

    South West Four
    South West Four is a London dance music festival held on Clapham Common every August bank holiday weekend hosting big-name DJs & an innovation called the "afternoon headline set" - music late on into the night.
    Clapham Common
    020 3117 0820