London is often cited as a paradise for music fans, and it's not hard to see why when you look at the musical landscape of the city. Unsurprisingly, the capital attracts top talent from all over the world, spanning a wide variety of genres, eras and musical styles.
Whatever you're looking for, the next few weeks provide plenty of fantastic music – here are a few of the best gigs to book before they run out of tickets...
South West Four
Clapham Common / 24th -25th Aug 2019
Arriving just in time for the upcoming August bank holiday weekend, this event will be loaded with tons of fantastic techno, trance, electro and house artists, and provides two evenings of artists like Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Martin Garrix and many more.
Perfect for those who can't quite make it to Ibiza, the event brings the sounds of the party island to London – and promises to say farewell to this summer in style.
Various locations / 17th Aug – 16th Oct 2019
The undisputed pop princess of the moment, Ariana Grande is playing a series of gigs in support of her huge album 'Sweetener', and will be appearing in London through mid-August to mid-October. The gigs are set for different locations throughout the city, with tickets in short supply as her legions of fans clamour to see their idol live.
Southbank Centre / 28th Aug 2019
One of the most significant figures of the modern electronic scene, Peaches will be headed to the Southbank Centre to perform tracks from her new album, with a variety of never-before-heard tracks.
In addition, attendees can look forward to more than 40 different musicians supporting her work, and the usual offbeat performance style which Peaches has become known for championing.
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Central Park, Dagenham / 14th Sept 2019
Celebrating twenty years as one of the top parties of its kind, this one-day event will encompass five stages and lots of top talent, including the likes of Joey Negro and Honey Dijon. Expect plenty of great sounds and adoring crowds – this is perfect for anyone seeking a lively night out while staying at the Park Grand London Hyde Park.
02 Shepherd's Bush Empire / 17th Sept 2019
Having got started as a songwriter for other people – including the likes of Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes – Julia Michaels is now striking out on her own, and has more than enough talent to support her own future hits.
Guests at the gig can look forward to an original new take on pop music, and the provides the ideal space for her to headline and reach a new audience.
The O2, Greenwich Peninsula / 17th Sept 2019
Hailing from Texas, Khalid has been making waves in the pop music scene, and will be playing this arena gig in London as part of a tour supporting the album, 'Free Spirit'. Additional support comes from musicians Mabel and Raye, providing plenty to enjoy during your stay at the Park Grand London Hyde Park.
The O2 is one of the most popular music venues in the city, and makes a fantastic backdrop for a musician who is certainly rising in popularity.
EartH, Dalston / 17th Sept 2019
Gaining considerable acclaim for her soul infused jazz, Andreya Triana is headed to London for a show at this new Dalston arts venue. Known mainly for her work with Bonobo and Flying Lotus, this is a chance for Andreya to really shine on her own, playing to a home-town crowd who are sure to show plenty of support.
Alexandra Palace / 20th Sept 2019
True pioneers of alt-rock, Pixies are returning to London for a selection of songs sourced from four albums, with a set-list which takes in some thirty songs. There's a few new songs to enjoy, too – but people are likely to be most excited about the classic tracks which helped the band establish themselves more than three decades ago.
If you're an indie music fan staying at accommodation in Hyde Park London this September, this gig is a bit of a must-see, and tickets are already selling out fast.
Hospitality in the Park
Finsbury Park / 21st Sept 2019
A true dance party, Hospitality in the Park is the pet project of Hospital Records, a drum and bass record label located in South London. It will be returning to Finsbury Park for the fourth time this September, and while the artists taking part have yet to be announced, if it's anything like last year they're sure to be a mixture of established legends of the genre and new talent, providing the ideal mixture for a great night out in London.
Joe, Brandy & Dru Hill
Apollo Hammersmith / 27th Sept 2019
A triple billing for anyone seeking some 90s nostalgia during their visit to London, this gig provides lots to look forward to, and is sure to have heavy attendance due to hits such as Brandy's 'The Boy is Mine' and Dru Hill's 'These are the Times'. For a feel good trip down memory lane, there's no better way to enjoy an evening of true 1990s classics.
The O2 Greenwich Peninsula / 20th-21st Oct 2019
For those planning far in advance, this two day event will see the world-famous Cher head to the UK for the first time in almost fifteen years. There'll be plenty of people eager to get hold of these tickets, so it would be wise to book quickly if you're eager to catch her live.
Heaven / 24th Oct 2019
Playing at Charing Cross's Heaven, this popular UK electronic band are supporting their latest album, the critically acclaimed 'Ladytron'. In addition to new tracks, attendees can also look forward to hearing some of the band's best known tracks, including 'Destroy Everything You Touch', which was a major hit during the noughties.