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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.

Padding­ton Cov­ers

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