After a tough time working or studying while living in London, you will probably want to unwind and let your hair down. There is no better way to have some fun and socialize with family and friends than to attend a summer music festival. You do not have to travel across the country for music festivals of this kind, because when living in London you will realize there are a number of different events taking place.

Hampton Court Palace Festival 2012

If you are a fan of Liza Minnelli, then visit the Hampton Court Palace Festival when living in London. Some famous faces will be present here including James Morrison and Katie Melua. As Liza Minnelli headlines from the 14th June – 23rd June 2012, you can enjoy some of her greatest hits such as Cabaret and New York New York. Hampton Court Palace is the destination for this fantastic, fun-filled event and you can even relax in the summer sun before the music begins in the evening. Remember to take a jacket though, because it can get rather cold when the sun goes down! You can also get up-close and personal with some other acts while living in London too, including Caro Emerald, Squeeze and Van Morrison.

Lovebox Weekender 2012

The Lovebox Weekender 2012 takes place in Victoria Park and younger crowds will have the time of their life here when they are here. Times are to be confirmed but dates will be 15th-17th June 2012. Hopefully the sun will present itself during the Lovebox Weekender and included in the line-up is Hot Chip, Emeli Sande, Friendly Fires, Kelis, Bobby Womack, Lana Del Ray and Holly Johnson. Organic foods can be purchased here so if you are careful with what you eat, this festival has plenty on offer. With ten stages altogether at the Lovebox Weekender, you are sure to experience a memorable audio and visual experience when living in London.

Hard Rock Calling 2012

For those people with more of a passion for rock music, the Hard Rock Calling 2012 festival is perfect for you. Dating from 13th-15th July 2012, Bruce Springsteen will be headlining this event. Attracting thousands of rock music lovers, the Hard Rock Calling 2012 boasts many heavyweight bands and sole musicians including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and Pearl Jam. Tickets should be purchased ahead of the scheduled date for this event, due to them selling out very fast. You can travel from your area of residence when living in London via tube to Hyde Park, where this well-known festival will be taking place.