9 Unmissable Women Headlining 2018 London Festivals

9 Unmissable Women Headlining 2018 London Festivals

In a festival season where some festivals have not one female headliner (*cough* Barclays BST in Hyde Park *cough*), we thought it was about time to celebrate the amazing women headlining 2018’s London festivals.

Even though their names may be smaller on the poster, they’re just as good if not BETTER!

In no particular order, here’s our summer sorted…

Erykah Badu

Field Day | Friday 3 June |  Brockwell Park

An under-rated genius comes to South London, as Field Day changes fields…

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Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

All Points East | Friday 25 May | Victoria Park, Hackney

NYC’s Karen O brings the Yeah Yeah Yeahs electric atmosphere to Hackney’s new festival.

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Belinda Carlisle

Mighty Hoopla | Sunday 3 June | Brockwell Park

“OOH HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH!” In SE24.

Belinda Carlisle - Mighty Hoopla

Patti Smith

All Points East Presents: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Sunday 3 June | Victoria Park

Patti Smith brings her legendary lyricism to support Nick Cave (although we suspect a lot of ticket buyers might leave after Patti’s performance).

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Melanie C

Mighty Hoopla | Sunday 3 June | Brockwell Park

I TURN TO YOU. The cool Spice Girl lets her camp side loose at the MIGHTY HOOPLA.

 Melanie C at Mighty Hoopla

St. Vincent

All Points East Presents: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Sunday 3 June | Victoria Park

WHERE YOU’RE THE ONLY MOTHERFUCKER WHO CAN HANDLE ME.

Divine sounds from this world-changing artiste.

St Vincent All Points East

Lorde

All Points East Festival | Saturday 26 May | Victoria Park

The NZ wunderkind is touring and this is one stop you won’t want to miss.

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Björk

All Points East Festival | Saturday 26 May | Victoria Park

Pop’s queen of the alternative brings something bonkers and new as always.

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Princess Nokia

Field Day | Friday 3 June |  Brockwell Park

Hiphop megaforce Princess Nokia is ready to take on the hipsters of Field Day.

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Did we miss any incredible women from London Festivals?

Name your heroine in a comment below…

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.