If you’re looking for a fun music experiences in London this month, June still has so much to offer! From pop to rock, jazz to cabaret, and electronic beats, it’s all here to get you moving and singing along. There is a whole range of music events with perfect locations across the city. Check out our rundown, we’ve got you covered.
1.West End Live (all ages)
Date: 17th (11am-5pm) & 18th(12pm-5pm) June, free
Location: Trafalgar Square. London. WC2 5DN
West End LIVE is an open-air extravaganza, presented by Westminster City Council and Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. There will be performances from London’s most celebrated West End musicals and a chance to discover exciting new shows. You can dance and sing-a-long with some from the Westend’s biggest show, featuring 42nd Street, Mamma Mia, Book Of Mormon, Grease, Hamiton, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Frozen, to name just a few.
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.
Date: 9th – 18th June
Time and prices: vary, please check the program here
The 28th edition of the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival, Meltdown, is at Southbank Centre. This year is to be curated by French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens. The line-up includes Django Django, Kokoroko, Oxlade, Sigur Rós & London Contemporary Orchestra and Warpaint, plus a unique sensory experience presented by BitterSuite and club nights hosted by Pxssy Palace and The Chateau. Some gigs have sold out, others still have tickets available.
Locations: Chiswick(Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, W4 2RP) 1st -3st Sept.
Price: Adult: from £47.20, Child: from £29.44 – for full details and various packages Click here
Pub in the Park is a food and music festival that travels around, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge. The festival aims to create a fun and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of delicious pub-style food and live performances for visitors to enjoy in an outdoor setting. Chefs include some of the most well-known names in the food industry, who are also Tom Kerridge’s best friends. With a mix of new talent, TV personalities, and Michelin-starred chefs, including, Ainsley Harriot, Si King from the Hairy Bikers, Ed Gamble, and Nisha Katona, serving tasting dishes. There will be a range of activities and attractions for visitors, with a Chef Demo Stage, Kids Area, Bars, and Artisan Food Market, and indulge in retail therapy at the Shopping Village. They also promise an awesome, exciting and diverse musical experience, with beloved classics, chart-topping bands, and iconic cult favourites, such as McFly, Craig David, Sugababes, Rudimental DJ set, Bananarama, UB40, Sam Ryder, and more.
Location: River Stage, National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX
Date: 9th June – 2nd July, starting at 12pm onwards, check the website for the full program, free
There will be a whole host of incredible acts on the South Bank, from live music, family workshops and comedy to dance, drag and club nights. Featuring four fantastic partners: The Glory, James Cousins Company, Shubbak Festival and Hackney Empire’s Young Producers.
5.BST HYDE PARK
Location: Hyde Park, W2 4RU
Date: 24th June -9th July
Price: £95 and £111 – range from general admission to VIP and Hospitality options – and depending on who is playing – check the website for all options.
BST Hyde Park is back, bringing Guns ‘N’ Roses, P!nk, Take That, Bruce Springsteen and others to the huge pop-up festival site in Hyde Park. Some gigs have sold out, others still have tickets available. Additionally, the Open House program provides free midweek entertainment, including live music, arts, cinema, workshops, and family activities for the community. It’s the place to be for a fantastic summer of music and fun.
Location: Serious, Pill Box, Unit 503, 115 Coventry Road, London, E2 6GG
Date & Price: 27th June – 15th July, from £22 – check program here
The EFG London Jazz Festival is back, bringing ten days of incredible live performances, unique collaborations, exciting discoveries, and exclusive new commissions. It’s a celebration of jazz that takes over the capital, offering music lovers a chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant and diverse jazz scene. Get ready to enjoy a fantastic lineup of talent and experience the magic of jazz in London.It kicks off with world music ensemble Shakti headlining the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
Date, 8th-17th June, from £33, time: opens from 5:30pm onwards
This is a unique and sophisticated summer festival, being held in the picturesque Tudor Courtyard of Hampton Court Palace. This open-air concert series offers a delightful twist on traditional music festivals. Imagine enjoying a leisurely waterside picnic followed by a seated concert in front of the iconic palace. To add a touch of luxury, you can reserve a Waterside Gazebo or opt for the VIP Concert & Dining package with your friends. The festival will feature renowned artists like Gladys Knight, Soft Cell, Grace Jones, and more, this festival promises something for everyone.
Location: Around the borough, check here for the full program
Date: 16th June – 17th July, prices & times vary
The theme is together & change. Dance, music and exhibitions are all featured on the programme, which takes place at venues around the borough. The festival includes Refugee Week, Pride Month, Dalloway Day, Summer Solstice, London Architecture Festival, 75th Anniversary of the Windrush, and Eid Al Adha 2023.
Location: Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, WC2R 0NS
Date, Time and price: 27th June, 7 pm, free
Get ready for the spectacular Pride’s Got Talent 2023 Finale! It’s a dazzling event, hosted by London cabaret icon, Michael Twaits. Ten amazing music and cabaret acts will compete for the chance to win £1,000 and perform at the iconic Trafalgar Square as part of Pride in London. With an incredible panel of industry judges, the evening promises a mix of comedy, cabaret, drag, power ballads, and special guest performances. It’s going to be a night of pure entertainment and celebration of queer talent.