Celebrate the sun at a festival. Now in its third year, Paddington Covers (from 26 May) is a free festival that sees tributes to Adele, The Beatles, Lionel Richie and The Rolling Stones perform in Norfolk Square Gardens near Paddington station. DJ duo Freight Train also play, while kids can enjoy giant bubbles, face painting, balloon making and stilt walkers.
Organiser Marisa Barrocas says: ‘Over 3,000 people attended last year’s events. Each act went down
a storm. This year’s theme – rock and pop legends – is inspired by the acts that last year’s audience most engaged with.’
On the other side of town there’s Steel Yard London (27-28 May), an offshoot of Creamfields dance festival, in Victoria Park. More than 20,000 revellers pack into a 20m-high metal structure – the largest of its kind in Europe – to dance to tunes mixed by Swedish DJ Eric Prydz and electronic duo Axwell and Ingrosso. Expect an epic laser show with giant 3D holograms.