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Here’s everything still to come in London’s massive summer of live music

With a million people said to have seen live music in the capital last week, 2023 could be the best summer of all time for London gigs – here’s what you can still catch

boygenius perform live at Coachella 2023 (Picture: Alamy)

As summer rolls on, it has been reported that a staggering one million people attended live music events in London last week. Across stadium gigs from Blur and The Weeknd and huge outdoor gigs from Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey and more, the city is undoubtedly becoming the world capital for live music this summer.

Speaking to the BBC, Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “London has been abuzz with excitement over the last week, and given everything that happened during the pandemic, it’s genuinely fantastic that over a million people were able to see brilliant live music last week.”

Come September, 2023 could easily be looked back on as being the greatest summer of live music in London’s history, and the city isn’t quite done just yet.

Across the rest of July and through August, more world-beating stars are coming to town for stadium gigs, special one-off shows and festival sets, adding to what has already been a record-breaking summer.

For those of you still in need of your live music fix, or wanting more after June and July’s outstanding slate of gigs, here’s everything still to come in London’s unprecedented summer of live music.

Lana Del Rey peforms live at BST Hyde Par
Lana Del Rey performs live at BST Hyde Park. (Picture: Dave Hogan)


21: Red Hot Chili Peppers (with King Princess and The Roots) @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
21-22: Junction 2 Festival (Daphni, DJ Seinfeld, Mall Grab) @ Boston Manor Park
22: Visions Festival (Spiritualized, Katy J Pearson, Picture Parlour) @ Various Venues, Hackney
28: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (with Johnny Marr) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
29: WizKid (with Masego) @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
28-29: Pulp @ Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers will play the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 21. (Picture: Clara Balzary)


4: Primal Scream (with The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Black Angels) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
5: Rudimental (with Katy B, Channel One Sound System) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
5: RALLY Festival (Squid, Kelly Lee Owens, Princess Nokia) @ Southwark Park
6: Peggy Gou (with Special Request, Mumdance, Matisa) @ Finsbury Park
6: The Outlook Orchestra (with David Rodigan, Maxi Priest) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
11: N-Dubz (with Tion Wayne) @ Gunnersbury Park
11: James and Happy Mondays @ Crystal Palace Bowl

Stormzy is headlining All Points East at Victoria Park on August 18. (Picture: Handout)

12: First Aid Kit (with Flyte, 86TVs) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
12: Kygo (with MK and Sofi Tukker) @ Gunnersbury Park
12: Four Tet (with Ela Minus, Nathan Fake) @ Finsbury Park13: Limp Bizkit (with Pendulum, KennyHoopla) @ Gunnersbury Park
13: Craig David (with Nathan Dawe) @ Crystal Palace Bowl
13: Anjunadeep (Braxton, Franky Wah, James Grant) @ Finsbury Park
17: Joji (with Lil Toe, SavageRealm, Rei Brown) @ Gunnersbury Park
18: The Weeknd (with Kaytranada) @ Wembley Stadium
18: All Points East – Stormzy’s ‘This Is What I Mean Day’ (with Kehlani, Sampha) @ Victoria Park

All Points East returns to Victoria Park this August. (Picture: Press)

19: Field Day (Aphex Twin, Bonobo, SBTRKT, Moderat) @ Victoria Park
20: Boygenius (with MUNA, Ethel Cain) @ Gunnersbury Park
25: All Points East – The Strokes (with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Walkmen) @ Victoria Park
26: All Points East – Jungle (with Erykah Badu, RAYE, 070 Shake) @ Victoria Park
27: All Points East – Dermot Kennedy (with SG Lewis, Aurora) @ Victoria Park
28: All Points East – HAIM (with Tove Lo, Girl In Red, Snail Mail) @ Victoria Park