Welcome to the second of our two-part guide to live music entertainment in London, which, as we have already established, in among the best cities in the world for enjoying events and shows of all shapes and sizes.
Already, we have taken a look at the Wireless Festival and Lovebox, undoubtedly two of the biggest music shows scheduled to take place in the capital this summer. It is, however, important to recognise that there are plenty of alternative events set to take place in the coming months if neither of these tickle your fancy.
Here, we’re going to take a look at the best of the rest, if you will.
Capital FM summertime Ball
This has fast become one of the must-see shows of the summer, with the radio station’s huge listener figures giving it great leverage for attracting some of the top names in the music industry today.
Indeed, over the last few years, many of the top names have appeared at the show. And this edition promises to be no different.
So, if you fancy some fun in the sun with your friends, then this is one event that you will not want to miss out on.
One Direction at Wembley Stadium
Now, this may not everyone’s idea of fun, but there are millions of 1D fans dotted around the world and the opportunity to see the boys perform under the iconic Wembley arch is not one that comes around every day.
Ever since they first emerged on the scene on the X Factor in 2010, they have enjoyed incredible success and are now widely regarded as the biggest music group on the planet. They have enjoyed amazing chart success and often deliver shows that live long in the memory of their ardent fans.
And fans of the boys will be pleased to learn that, contrary to speculation, they have no plans in place to go their separate ways. They are, in fact, already recording their fourth album, which is sure to be another huge success.
Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, the band’s most high-profile member, Harry Styles, rebuffed suggestions that a split was imminent. He said: "We always hear rumours about us splitting - but we're not. We've already started recording our fourth album."
Meanwhile, Niall added: "The fact we have an album coming should put these rumours to bed. We're here for as long as the fans want us."
Shows at the O2
Still not found anything that really tickles your fancy? Well, you needn’t worry as there are a huge number of live acts set to perform at the O2 Arena in the coming months, including the likes of Katy Perry and Dolly Parton, both of whom rank among the top names in the music business today.
So, if you’re looking to enjoy a great night out in the city, this is one event that you will not want to miss.