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The new festival will take place at the heritage outdoor venue, Crystal Palace Bowl.
The Streets, Dizzee Rascal and Supergrass are among the acts set to headline a new open-air music festival.
South Facing Festival is a brand new concert series taking over London's Crystal Palace, which will feature 12 headline performances.
The series, which will take place from 5 to 31 August 2021, will be part of the revival of the heritage venue the Crystal Palace Bowl.
Mike Skinner and co will also be among the acts to top the bill at the festival on 21 and 22 August, no doubt giving their fans a good old knees up. Also on the bill will be Greentea Pens, The Skinner Brothers, JJ Rosa. Tickets for the Saturday show have now sold out.
Also announced as part of the first wave of acts are Supergrass on 20 August, with support from The Cribs, and Dizzee Rascal on 14 August, backed for the first time by the 20-piece drum’n’bass-inclined Outlook Orchestra.
For more news on the event, head to southfacingfestival.com.
The festival has also announced its second wave of shows across Friday 6 August to Sunday 8 August, with live music and DJs curated in collaboration with Brixton’s jazz, funk and soul fiesta Cross The Tracks, a special day fest from Bad Vibrations and Heavenly Recordings. Plus, on Sunday 15 August, there will be a 5th birthday celebration from Worldwide FM. Artists include Corinne Bailey Rae, Sleaford Mods, Soul II Soul, The Comet Is Coming and more.
South Facing Festival Director, Marcus Weedon, says: "After what’s been an extremely difficult 12 months for the live music industry, we can’t wait to put on a fantastic series of events that people can really get excited about. Not only do we have some amazing artists who are itching to put on a great show, we also have the privilege of being able to stage the festival at an iconic and important outdoor London venue, which has sadly been dormant in recent years. We’re all working incredibly hard to make sure South Facing is a fitting return to glory for the Crystal Palace Bowl!”
The Director of the Crystal Palace Festival, Noreen Meehan, says: "We are delighted that South Facing Festival is coming to the Crystal Palace Park bowl, a beautiful and historic event space, with such an exciting plan to reactivate it for the 21st century. We are really looking forward to working with South Facing, the festival's promoters, on community focused programming for all to enjoy."