Lately, there’s been so much going on in London. Chelsea won their football game a few weeks back against Munich to win the Champions League, the results for Greece and whether or not their going to stay in the EU after elections and so much more has been stirring up and taken over the street talks of London and Europe. But with so much going on in our own lives, sometimes we just need a break from life.
So why not check out some of these amazing events taking place around the city of London:
When: Wednesday 13 June 2012
According to TimeOut:
Legendary late ’60s, blue-eyed Brit soul singer, perhaps best known for his samba influenced blues-rock masterpiece ‘The River’ and for turning down Jimmy Page’s invitation to be his vocalist, instead recommending a young man named Robert Plant. He’s still going strong, complete with chill inducing voice and the stage presence of a man half his age.
When: June 14-24
According to TimeOut:
Liza Minnelli (Jun 14), Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra (Jun 15), Van Morrison (Jun 17), Squeeze (Jun 19), James Morrison (Jun 20), Caro Emerald (Jun 21), Katie Melua (Jun 22), Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons (Jun 23), John Barrowman (Jun 24). In spite of the recession the original picnic festival, where MOR artists perform to men and women chowing down on canapes, gets even posher this year, offering VIP packages and Carluccio picnic baskets. For your money, you’ll get to see acts that are of course big players in the music industry.
When: June 15-17
According to TimeOut:Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Toddla T Sound System, Magnetic Man, P Money, (Fri); Kelis,, Emeli Sandé, Friendly Fires, Little Dragon (Sat); Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Lana Del Rey, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Groove Armada, Mika, Holly Johnson, Sam Sparro, Azari & III, Niki And The Dove, The Rapture, James Murphy and Pat Mahoney – Special Disco Version (Sun); plus Crystal Fighters, Maverick Sabre, Devlin, Rita Ora, Stooshe, Delilah, Dot Rotten, Saint Saviour. It’s difficult to remember what hanging out in the park feels like at the moment, but think warming thoughts and before you know it, it’ll be time for the Lovebox weekender, which this year turns 10 and comes a month earlier with another brilliant line-up that combines the best of UK bass, the freshest underground DJs, partytastic electronic live acts, upfront rappers, camp pop divas and some of the best names the London nightlife scene has to offer taking over its myriad themed stages, tents and arenas. Friday goes for cutting edge urban producers, with takeovers from Digital Soundboy, Hessle Audio and flagship London radio station Rinse FM. Saturday, meanwhile, boasts an eclectic and tropical mix featuring Hospital Records, the Crosstown Rebels crew and, on the main stage, some of the world’s best female pop talent in Kelis and Emeli Sandé (and, on Sunday, Del Rey). Expect Sunday – Lovebox’s effervescent ‘gay day’, this year commanded by the iconic new wave/reggae majesty known as Grace Jones – to have some of the biggest names in disco including Optimo and Horse Meat Disco taking over its legendary, tranny-filled NYC Downlow space and an area hosted by east London’s favourite gay haunt, Dalston Superstore.
There’s so many different events going on in and around London so let’s enjoy the weekend and all the music London has to offer. For more information on other musical performaces, visit Time Out’s website.