International Student Bloggers - festivals in London

Without a doubt, studying in London is going to be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Apart of all the knowledge and skills that you will gain, there are so many places to visit and spend time in such as parks, gardens and museums.

But please don’t forget about the incredible festivals taking place in this city as well! If you save some money and manage your time efficiently, you will live experiences that are definitely going to take your breath away. Here are the festivals that you certainly can’t miss! 🙂

EFG London Jazz Festival

This festival celebrates jazz for 10 days in great style. More than 300 gigs with around 2,000 artists are organised in more than 50 locations every November to bring the best and freshest music to London.

There are concerts, club events, and talks to please all tastes. I would suggest arranging tickets two months in advance in order to avoid disappointments. 😉 Obviously the prices vary according to the artists and locations, but you can find excellent gigs that cost between £10 and £25. This year, the Festival is happening from 11 to 20 November 2016.

International Student Bloggers - festivals in London
Kamasi Washington at the Barbican for London Jazz Festival 2015

British Summer Time (BST) – Hyde Park

BST happens in July and takes place in Hyde Park. You have two weekends full of great artists and attractions to visit. The highlights of this year were Florence & The Machine (Yeaaah!), Mumford & Sons, Carole King, Take That, and Stevie Wonder. The tickets are not as cheap as we would love it to be, but it is totally worth it! Start looking for tickets around May, I would say.

Check out the 2016 Highlights Video!

International Student Bloggers - festivals in London

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)

Another great festival happening in July is the EDC. This festival is especially organised for those who love to be in an environment filled with passion for music and art. It used to happen in London, however now takes place in the National Bowl, which is one hour way. There is a coach that departs from Victoria Station. Do not let the distance discourage you! The magic festival will certainly provide an unique experience.

International Student Bloggers - festivals in London

Holi Festival of Colours

The Holi Festival is inspired in the Hindu Spring Festival of sharing love. In London this festival normally happens in August, however, there are also other events throughout the year. For example, the Holi Party, which happens in April. Please see Susana’s post describing her first ever Holi party.

The important thing is, please do gooooo to a Holi event at least once! Be prepared to be in an extremely colourful, fun and hilarious environment. 🙂 If you are planning to go to the Holi Festival in August, I recommend that buy your ticket at least 2 months in advance. Because the tickets tend to sell out very quickly.

Interested in going to the Holi Festival 2017? Register online now to secure 20% discount. 🙂

International Student Bloggers - festivals in London
Holi Festival 2015

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