Fortunately, I bagged tickets for both festivals, and I even managed to squeeze in a little trip to Notting Hill on the Monday.
So which was better? LED kicked off in Victoria Park on Friday, with Calvin Harris and David Guetta headlining the first night. With two main stages, it was a more intimate affair than SW4 but the atmosphere was electric, the sun was out and the drinks were surprisingly cheap.
South West Four monopolized the majority of the south London crowd over the weekend, taking over Clapham Common for an almighty rave that saw thousands of music lovers flock through the gates each day.
Aside from the fact it poured with rain just as everyone was queueing to get in, and the toilets were in a permanent state of disarray (I saw one girl actually batter down a door) it proved to be a brilliant day.
Once the clouds had scurried across the horizon there were blue skies and relieved faces. The dance tents came to life, changing DJs in quick succession, while the main stage played host to a whole raft of big name DJs including Fat Boy Slim, Kissy Sell Out and Uffie.
So which was better? It’s pretty hard to decide to be honest. My advice? Get a Friday ticket for LED, a Sunday ticket for South West Four, and leave Saturday to recover. Perfect.