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Norman Jay's festival Good Times In The Park brings together  his musical friends this September

Good Times In The Park: Just when you thought carnival season was over

The first music festival to hit west London is fast approaching.

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Red Market transforms an Old Street car park into an urban oasis [Photograph by Chris McKeon]

Visit Ibiza in east London at RED Market

Ibiza is coming to east London with an awesome Balearic experience at RED Market, on Old Street.

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More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

The complete guide to London’s Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Notting Hill Carnival is a massive street party that takes over Notting Hill every year with Caribbean culture, food and music.

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Croatia’s Unknown founder talks through the acclaimed festival

Dan Blackledge, co-founder of Unknown Croatia, one of the summer’s breathtakingly scenic festivals, has shared his thoughts on this year’s highly anticipated project.

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James Blunt

James Blunt headlining this week’s Wickham festival

Laid back fun for the whole family is what festival goers can expect at Wickham this week

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Feeling thirsty? We tell you where to find the perfect pint in London this summer  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

The best beer festivals in London this summer

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and brewers from across the world are descending on London with top-quality beers. We tell you where to grab a pint - or several - in London this summer.

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Cool down at the swimming pool. Picture by Tom O'Meara.

Standon Calling 2014: This festival gets better and better

Another year and yet another stonkingly good Standon Calling!

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The Eid al-Fitr party in Trafalgar Square promises to be fun, fantastic, and free! (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Eid al-Fitr in Trafalgar Square: Everything you need to know

Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.

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A girl dips into the lake which hosts the emerald stage

Festival review: Secret Garden Party

Standing among thousands overlooking a lake with an emerald island at its centre, jewel-like spires jutting up into the sky where fireworks break up the onsetting dusk in fits and starts, it’s clear this is no ordinary festival.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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Lightning filled the sky as Damon Albarn headlined on Saturday. Picture Marc Sethi

Latitude review: Stormy weather adds to electric atmosphere at Suffolk festival

While some artists spend thousands on special effects to add that wow factor to their sets, Damon Albarn it seems just has a quick word with the gods.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox festival review

When the first day of a festival is also the hottest day of the year, spirits are going to be high.

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Lily Allen performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Lilly Allen replaces Two Door Cinema Club in headline slot at Latitude Festival

Two Door Cinema Club has cancelled their headline performance at the Latitude Festival.

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The crowds at Cornbury Festival

Family-friendly Cornbury Festival is a delight for young and old

Summer music festivals are as popular as holiday camps for families these days – and after a weekend at Cornbury Festival, it’s easy to see why.

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Formiddable Vegetable Sound System

Turnip the volume at Lovebox for Formidable Vegetable Sound System

A band with a message to spread are coming to east London’s Lovebox Festival to entertain audiences with their unique sound.

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Kanye performed on both Friday and Saturday after Drake pulled out due to sickness

Wireless festival review: ‘Electric’ atmosphere despite ‘arrogant’ Kanye West rants

We sent three reporters to review this year’s Wireless festival in Finsbury Park. This is what they said...

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Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

Review: Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

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Richard Reed Parry and William Butler of Arcade Fire perform on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 3  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Stunning pictures from Arcade Fire’s gig at Hyde Park, London

If you didn’t get a ticket to Arcade Fire’s gig at British Summer Time in Hyde Park last night then sate yourself with these amazing pictures which show the superstar band in action - just days after their headline performance at Glastonbury.

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Jack Johnson

Stevie Wonder and Jack Johnson grace the bill for Calling Festival

Calling Festival - the re-branded Hard Rock Calling event - takes place in Clapham this weekend, and the line-up includes Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Paloma Faith and Jack Johnson.

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McBusted. Photo: Dave Hogan

McBusted interview: ‘We all get along so well, we’re like peas and carrots!’

Dougie Poynter, of supergroup McBusted, says he can’t wait to hit the stage as the band prepares to perform at Barclay Card Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

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Snoop Dogg at Parklife Festival in Heaton Park on Saturday, June 7.

Parklife Weekender: Snoop Dogg wowed the crowds but Flying Lotus stole my heart

Set in rainy Manchester it came as no surprise that it tipped it down for Parklife.

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Pixies perform at Field Day 2014: Picture credit: Carolina Faruolo/ Field Day

Festival review: Field Day

Field Day has always had something of a split personality; mixing as it does cutting edge music (and haircuts) with an atmosphere akin to that of a village fete.

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Alexis Taylor

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor steps off the dance floor

Most recognisable for his playfully geeky glasses, Alexis Taylor cuts an unlikely figure among pop’s glossy major players.

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Klara Soderberg (left) and her older sister Johanna

Latitude: First Aid Kit on Sweden’s musical revival, gluten free pizza and their third album, Stay Gold

First Aid Kit join Robynn and Lykke Li to help form an impressive Swedish contingent at Latitude this year, we caught up with Johanna and Klara Soderberg ahead of their third appearance at the festival.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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