As the days get longer and the good old British weather starts brightening up, the summer months bring an irresistible energy that calls for gathering all your favourite people and making unforgettable memories!
What better way to spend your summer months than attend a music festival this year. Typically when you hear the word ‘festival’ the idea of youths traipsing through muddy puddles, residing in a tent and getting no sleep for days, all just to see your favourite acts comes to mind. Although that is very much part of the festival fun, for others the idea sounds like a wretched ordeal. Festivals have evolved and nowadays you can experience your top choice live music in all sorts of comforts to suit your preferences.
From day tickets to VIP hospitality or exclusive dining experiences, London festivals offer a range of opportunities for you to get involved with the music realm during these summer months.
This festival has been long associated with musical diversity and year on year some old, but gold acts resurface including Kylie Minogue, Liza Minnelli and Van Morrison for 2 weeks of iconic music. Start your evening with a picnic in the East Front Gardens, a bottle of wine and a collection of your favourite nibbles, the perfect appetiser. Then head on into the stunning Tudor Courtyard as the crowds gather and watch the stunning backdrop of the historical castle light up as music consumes the gardens.
This year’s line up:
Soft Cell - 7 June, 9pm
Grace Jones - 8 June, 9pm
Kool & The Gang - 9 June, 9pm
Kaiser Chiefs - 10 June, 9pm
Tom Jones - 14 June, 9pm
Björn Again - 16 June, 9pm
Rick Astley - 17 June, 9pm
Fancy a little luxury?
Wow your clients or treat yourself and your friends to a pre-concert dining experience within the palace itself. With the Kings Dining Package be impressed by the exclusive access to the Palace’s magnificent state apartments. Includes an array of exciting extras: a three-course meal, premium concert tickets and complimentary drinks to name a few.
Starting back in 2013 and a reoccurring success ever since Amex presents British Summer Time in the timeless Hyde Park. In the past this legendary festival has had the likes of Celine Dion, Elton John, Adele and Robbie Williams grace its stage, returning for its 10-year anniversary this year has an equally excellent line up.
This year’s line up:
P!NK - 24th June
P!NK Sunday - 24th June
Guns N' Roses - 30th June
Take That - 1st July
BLACKPINK - 2nd July
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - 6th July
Billy Joel - 7th July
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - 8th July
Lana Del Rey - 9th July
Alongside great music, BST also offers an extensive range of VIP experiences. View headlining acts from the Golden circle or spend all day indulging in exclusive VIP bars and premium food outlets at the All VIP Terrace, the options are endless.
On the other hand, BST also offers an ‘open house’ experience which includes a host of free activities from sports and wellbeing to music and entertainment, there is something for everyone.
A brand new one to add to the calendar, a concert series that is placed in the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College. Home to the incredible Painted Hall, which in fact hosts the VIP hospitality for this event, which features a dining experience within its extraordinary ceiling and wall decorations.
Headliners for the debut of the festival include Black Eyed Peas, Nile Rodgers, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs and some epic supporting acts to form a night of musical greatness alongside London's riverbanks.
Finally, the festival that merges style and elegance with music and comedy to form a truly unique experience, unlike other festivals if you like to get glam this is UK’s only black-tie festival. Not only does Henley gather a variety of music artists from classical to pop as well as comedians to entertain guests, they also provide immersive art experiences and a range of food and drinks options from fine dining to grazing. There is so much experience with activities for all ages and with BRIT Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man opening the 2023 festival this is one to add to the list.
This year’s line up:
Rag'n'bone Man - 5th July
Westlife - 6th July
Nile Rodgers & CHIC - 7th July
Ministry of Sound Classical - 8th July
Henley Festival Sunday Sessions - 9th July
Nowadays there are festivals suit everyone’s preferences and needs.
So, if you’re a regular festival goer, never been before or the idea has never appealed to you take a look at the DTB website or contact us for more details on the range of festivals we can offer and embrace a summer brimming with music.
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