Written by Sophie Wyatt

All Points East

Each year, All Points East delivers an epic line up of world class headliners, exceptionally curated supporting line ups and big exclusives. 2024 will be no different – already announced in addition to Kaytranada is one of the UK’s defining rappers, Loyle Carner, who will headline the festival on Saturday 17 August, as well as LCD Soundsystem (Friday 23 August), APE presents Field Day (Saturday 24 August) and The Postal Service / Death Cab For Cutie (Sunday 25 August).

All Points East has become the essential London event since its inception six years ago. The quality of artists runs very deep across the days with established names and those on the cusp of stardom entertaining crowds. 2023 welcomed stunning headline sets from a series of world class artists across two weekends of shows, including Stormzy, The Strokes, Jungle, Dermot Kennedy and HAIM plus a host of midweek activities including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.


We Out Here

Having taken our name from the 2018 Brownswood Recordings compilation ‘We Out Here’; a calling card for London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, We Out Here Festival launched in 2019, uniting integral members of the movement alongside legendary icons, genre-spanning DJs, and young improvisers alike for four days of music and community.

As festival founder Gilles Peterson has over his four-decade-long career, we join the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, we showcase both outstanding live music and some of the best record collections in the world. Past guests include Thundercat, Pharaoh Sanders, Yussef Dayes, Ezra Collective, Nia Archives, Black Star, Nubya Garcia, Masters at Work, Bonobo, Theo Parrish and much more…

Each August We Out Here comes alive with 15 stages over the weekend, from the large open-air forest dance floors to small and intimate homemade sound systems: there’s something for everyone! This year some notable artists that have been announced include André 3000, Sampha, and Floating Points.


Cross The Tracks

Cross The Tracks has continued to add to another irresistible line up for its May Bank Holiday Sunday celebration of  jazz, funk and soul in Brockwell Park, London. Exciting new names added are; Son Little, David Rodigan, Sekou, Thandii, Summer Pearl, Dargz, Chisholm For President!, oreglo, Ruby Wood and this wave comes on top of an already sterling curation with the likes of Erykah Badu, Madlib (DJ), Venna, Iniko, Neal Francis, Brainstory, Yazmin Lacey (DJ), BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Eve, Thee Sacred Souls, The Cavemen., Romare LIVE, Gilles Peterson, Ella Knight and many more. 

After four successful iterations, this fifth edition of Cross The Tracks once again proudly champions a line up that represents a diverse platform for emerging and homegrown talent with a minimum of 50% female artists on the bill. 

This superb third round of names is led by authentic American rhythm & blues musician Son Little whose latest album is a celebration of unbridled joy and self-acceptance. He is joined by the original reggae selector, BBC Radio 1 tastemaker and legend David Rodigan, young and exciting breakout R&B star Sekou hailing from the UK with a super smooth sound, alternative duo Thandii aka vocalist Jess Berry and percussionist Graham Godfrey, who call back to past eras while incorporating their own vocals and beats, the transcending soul sounds of London’s Summer Pearl, hip hop and rap soloist Dargz, plus Chisholm For President!, a brand new soul and funk musical experience, four piece London rock collective and previous Emerging Artist winners oreglo and innovative r&b and soul singer Ruby Wood. A line up curated for those true jazz, funk and soul heads, offering widely acclaimed names as well as first look rising stars.


Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival will return this spring featuring some of the biggest names from the worlds of jazz, soul, blues, pop and beyond. One of Europe’s biggest jazz festivals with over 55,000 music fans in attendance across the week, 2024’s event will take place from Wednesday May 1 to Monday May 6 incorporating a carefully curated mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists, unique one-off performances, world premieres, masterclasses, family-friendly shows, industry talks, free events and lots more. Dedicated to making a positive contribution to the ongoing music festival gender divide, Cheltenham Jazz Festival is signed up to the Keychange programme and aims for an equal gender balance across the breadth of its line-up. 

This amazing festival also uses its event to champion the work of emerging creatives. So amongst iconic artists such as Dionne Warwick and Sophie Ellis-Bexter, lie undeniable talents such as Sultan Stevenson and Jordan Rakei.



FORWARDS is an inner city music festival drawing the biggest names in international music to Bristol Downs. The festival aims to present high quality, diverse and heritage music acts alongside emerging artists from Bristol & beyond.

The festival presents a contemporary curation of music while paying homage to Bristol’s long standing history of being a music city. In addition, FORWARDS is more than just a music festival, it looks to challenge what metropolitan festivals can be today and how they can do good, from the inside out. The 2-day festival aims to harness the power of live events to bring people together for incredible music moments and lasting positive change. This year welcoming huge artists such as Loyle Carner, Maribou State, LCD Soundsystem and Jessie Ware to name but a few.

At the heart of the festival is FORWARDS THINKING, a platform for year round social initiatives in Bristol, all through our partners, Big Team CIC and Team Canteen CIC. Alongside these partners is The Information, a dedicated space at FORWARDS for debate and understanding on today’s current affairs and cultural issues.


Lost Village

Lost Village is a surreal and intimate 4-day experience, in the heart of a long-forgotten forest in Lincolnshire. Lost Village has once again released a breathtaking line up for 2024. Amongst the lengthy collection of artists, lies iconic performers such as Maribou State, Ben UFO and Jyoty. Alongside a slew of high-profile DJ sets, Lost village is set to play host to a selection of live performances from Fatima Yamaha, Yaeji, Neil Frances, SBTRKT and Sofia Kourtesis.

And if this amazing lineup still isn’t enough for you, fear not. Lost Village promises a completely immersive experience for festival-goers. Attendees can busy themselves between sets with a variety of creative workshops and wellness sessions throughout the weekend. Whether it’s unwinding at the lakeside spa in a wood-fired hot tub or embracing serenity through yoga and mindfulness practices, prepare to immerse yourself in a world of possibility this summer.



Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, BST Hyde Park kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.

The event has featured many now famous shows from Carole King, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Black Sabbath, Take That, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lana Del Rey and so many more.

Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.

The lineup for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2024 is set to be truly spectacular, with Kings of Leon joining previously announced headliners Andrea Bocelli (5 July), Robbie Williams (6 July), Shania Twain (7 July), Kylie (13 July) and Stray Kids (14 July), with more artists to be revealed soon!

This announcement follows the tremendous success of BST Hyde Park 2023, featuring legendary acts such as P!NK, Guns N’ Roses, Take That, BLACKPINK, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, and Lana Del Rey.



Waterworks will be returning to Gunnersbury Park this summer. Waterworks is a multi-stage festival that celebrates cutting-edge UK based and influenced electronic music with a strong emphasis on supporting emerging talent. 

70 artists will play across the seven stages, highlighting some of the best in the electronic music scene right now. Through each of the stages at Waterworks, we’re exploring the worlds of techno, bass, grime and house. Join us at the Water Tower, Orbit, Pressure, Cedar, Siren, Hi-Hat & Commune.

Returning to Gunnersbury Park on Saturday, September 14th, Waterworks 2024 will host more than 70 artists across seven stages. Highlights include Objekt, Jamz Supernova, Yushh, Batu, Marcel Dettmann, Shanti Celeste, Sugar Free, Bashkka, and NIKS.


Project 6

Project 6 festival is poised to light up London’s Brockwell Park on May 24th, as it makes its much anticipated return. This all-encompassing music showcase celebrating 30 Years of Rinse FM’s innovation and creativity now completes it’s line up with Nines, Pusha T, Chip, DJ Boring, DJ Seinfeld, Eliza Rose, Katy B, Mozey, P-rallel, SBTRKT, Serum, Taylah Elaine, Teki Latex, Todd Edwards, Unknown T and many more from across the spectrum. 

Emerging from pirate radio origins in 1994, Rinse FM has transformed into a cultural powerhouse that has shaped the electronic music landscape. From garage and grime to dubstep, house, and UK funky, Rinse FM has been a central force in amplifying underground sounds. Beyond being a community radio station, it has evolved into a respected label and events brand, releasing mix CDs and artist albums. 

Now it features in the second edition of Project 6, following a stellar festival debut that quickly won acclaim for its unique day-to-night experience. Among the newly announced additions to the 2024 line up is accomplished London rapper Nines, fresh off the release of his captivating album: Crop Circle 3, and Pusha T, president of G.O.O.D. Music and a standout lyricist whose contribution to hip-hop cannot be underplayed.


Love Supreme 

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is a 3 day greenfield jazz festival held in the first weekend of July in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in the beautiful South Downs in East Sussex.

It is the first full weekend camping jazz festival in the UK but also welcomes day-trippers and non-camping weekend visitors. The festival is approximately 20 minutes from Brighton and an hour and a half from central London by train or by car.

Love Supreme has 4 stages: The Main Stage which hosts headliners and more contemporary artists with a soul and funk lineage; The Big Top which hosts the cream of international and UK jazz artists; The Arena where you will find younger artists pushing the limits of what jazz, soul and funk is in the present day; and The Bandstand which has the best jazz in East Sussex and Brighton hosted by the Verdict Jazz Club. Some of this years highlights include Mahalia, Black Pumas and the one and only Chaka Khan.