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Music Choice: Monday 30th June - Friday 4th July

By London_Phil Last edited 106 months ago
Music Choice: Monday 30th June - Friday 4th July

We've been getting out and about this week and enjoying some of the amazing events that have been going on this week. We caught Yellow Magic Orchestra and Pivot and also Stiff Little Fingers at Meltdown, on Tuesday we caught Radiohead in Victoria Park. On Friday we spent a day in Hyde Park for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday, whilst this weekend Hyde Park will be taken over for Hard Rock Calling. Alternatively, if you didn't like the idea of being out in the fresh air, we previewed a night at the ICA nightclub.

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Looking ahead to this week however, and Monday night sees Lou Reed play the Royal Albert hall - a smattering of tickets are left, priced between £35 and £85 a pop. Canada day is on Tuesday, but celebrate early at the sold out Canada Day London in Trafalgar Square. If you want something free, then Dirty Pretty Things play HMV Oxford Street at 6pm after their sensational set at Glastonbury.

Brian Wilson hopefully brings summer with him to the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night. Tickets are still on sale priced between £45 and £65 each. Australian hip-hop stars Hilltop Hoods play the Islington Academy - tickets are £16 each.

Jack Johnson hopefully brings a ray of sunshine to Hyde Park on Wednesday as he brings his tunes to the capital. Tickets are £40 and are still available. Alternatively, for something a bit heavier why not check out grindcore stars The Berzerker at the Underworld? Tickets are £10 each.

O2 Wireless festival kicks off on Thursday, with Jay-Z headlining, and support from Mark Ronson and Hot Chip. Tickets are £45 each. Alternatively, you could spend your £45 on going to see Duran Duran at the O2

To round out the week, the O2 Wireless Festival continues on Friday with Morrissey, The Wombats and The National all playing. Tickets are £45 each. Alternatively, Aussie power pop trio Hoodoo Gurus play the Forum - tickets are £15 each.

We always recommend ethical gig trading site Scarlet Mist as your first port of call for tickets particularly when they're sold out, so check them out and beat the touts. Failing that Gumtree is always a friend.

Last Updated 29 June 2008