Festival Guide 2013 – London Rock

Festival season is almost get London one more time for a summer of rock .

Whatever you fancy it is bound to be covered, so best extend that overdraft. There’s a summer of fun to be had.

I’ll be Your Mirror @ Alexandra Palace 4 May and 2 November
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Headliners: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Key London acts: Jah Shaka, er…that’s it really.
Hot tips: The Locust, Prince Rama, Mick Harvey performing Serge Gainsbourg
Tickets: £59 ww.atpfestival.com

Land Of Kings @ Dalston — various venues 5 May
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Headliners: Fanfarlo, Bo Ningen, Chrome Hoof
Key London acts: The Wave Pictures, Hannah Holland
Hot tips: Halls, Sweet Baboo, Darkstar
Tickets: £30 www.landofkings.co.uk

Field Day @ Victoria Park 25 May 
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Headliners: Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes
Key London acts: King Krule, Clean Bandit, Rainy Milo
Hot tips: Jagwar Mar, Feathers, Chanjarit Singh
Tickets: £54 www.fielddayfestivals.com

Bushstock @ various venues — Shepherds Bush 1 June 
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Headliners: Willy Mason, Ethan Johns, Serafina Steer
Key London acts: Annie Eve, Theme Park, Duologue
Hot tips: Rosie Carney, Pixel Fix, Fyfe
Tickets: £27.50 www.bushstock.co.uk

Camden Rocks @ various venues – Camden 1 June
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Headliners: Therapy?, Rise to Remain, Turbowolf
Key London acts: Zico Chain, Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux, The JB Conspiracy
Hot tips: Scholars, Itch, The Microdance
Tickets: £22 www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Meltdown @ Southbank Centre 14-23 June
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Headliners: Siouxsie Sioux, Peaches, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono
Key London acts: Savages, Marianne Faithful, Bo Ningen
Hot tips: Cibo Matto, Deerhoof, Immortal Technique
Tickets: various prices www.meltdown.southbankcentre.com

Hard Rock Calling @ Queens Elizabeth Olympic Park 29-30 June               
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Headliners: Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian
Key London acts: Klaxons, Tribes,
Top tips: Negramaro, Kodaline, Alabama Shakes
Tickets: from £51.75 www.hardrockcalling.co.uk

British Summer Time Festival @ Hyde Park July 5-13 
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Headliners: Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones
Key London acts: The Horrors, The Vaccines, Palma Violets
Hot tips: Public Service Broadcasting, Splashh, Loom
Tickets: From £65 www.bst-hydepark.com

Summer Series @ Somerset House July 11-21
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Headliners: Basement Jaxx, Richard Hawley, Goldfrapp
Key London acts: Alex Clare, Lianne La Havas, Jessie Ware
Hot tips: Tom Odell, First Aid Kit
Tickets: £30.50  www.somersethouse.org

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