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Eye on London - Festival Special

London from the inside Monday 19th - Sunday 25th June 2017

Festival season is well underway, and this Wednesday Glastonbury starts - the top of most festival-lovers bucket list. Headlining the Pyramid Stage this year are Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. Liam Gallagher, Johnny Depp and Glastonbury’s first astronaut, Mike Massimino are the latest additions to the line up which always contains a few surprises, long queues and more than a generous handful of mud.

Check out loads of the artists playing Glastonbury on our new Glastonbury 2017 playlist on Spotify.


 1. The first ever Glastonbury Festival was held on 19th September 1970. It was the day after Jimi Hendrix died.

2. About 1500 people attended the first festival with T. Rex headlining and tickets costing £1 which included free farm milk.

3. This year’s tickets cost £243.

4. This year’s weather is looking promising with a few showers and a bit of wind, but mainly sun.

5. If you just don’t do mud, watch with the BBC red button on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until the early hours.



  • Maggie Rogers - Wednesday 21st June at Electric Brixton  
  • Ed Sheeran - Thursday 22nd June at the O2
  • Hot 8 Brass Band - Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd July at Ronnie Scott’s
  • Goldfrapp - Sunday 9th July at Somerset House



What? Barclaycard presents British Summer Time

When? 30th June - 6th July

Where? Hyde Park

Headlining? Phil Collins, Green Day, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Justin Bieber


What? Community Festival

When? 1st July

Where? Finsbury Park

Headlining? Catfish and the Bottlemen


What? Wireless

When? 7th-9th July

Where? Finsbury Park

Headlining? Chance the Rapper


What? Lovebox

When? 14th and 15th July

Where? Victoria Park

Headlining? Frank Ocean


What? Citadel

When? 16th July

Where? Victoria Park

Headlining? Foals


What? Afropunk Festival

When? 22nd and 23rd July

Where? Alexandra Palace

Headlining? JME, Nadia Rose, Danny Brown


What? Sunfall

When? 12th August

Where? Brockwell Park

Headlining? Antal


What? South West Four

When? 26th and 27th August

Where? Clapham Common

Headlining? Pendulum and deadmau5



How the locals do it...

Who: Dan Boyton

Lives: Esher

Works: Media Agency

How do you spend your commute: Podcasts, books or music depending on how I’m feeling!

Coffee: Black coffee without the coffee but tea and milk instead.

After work drinks: The Toucan just off Soho Square.

A seriously special dinner: Not the fussy type but Rules in Covent Garden is a family favourite.   

Let your hair down: Anything that involves boats and drinking good beer. Oh and Glastonbury!


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