Big names join legendary UK rapper Dizzee Rascal in the latest announcement for London’s critically acclaimed open-air concert series South Facing Festival.
The ‘Boy in da Corner’ star will perform on Saturday, 3 August, alongside an all-star line-up, including special guest British MC Lethal Bizzle, whose UK grime anthem ‘POW’ celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
West London’s finest pirate radio station, Kurupt FM, is joining this huge line-up of UK talent, with a high-energy b2b set from Decoy and Beats. Also confirmed are emerging UK Garage DJ, producer & presenter SHOSH and upcoming DJ in the UK underground scene, Efan, with more names to be announced.
Dizzee Rascal returns with the electrifying new album ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, on 9th February 2024 via Big Dirtee Records Ltd, alongside the release of new single “How Did I Get So Calm” – a glowing reminder of Dizzee’s trademark sound and in-your-face energy.
Standing tall against his best work, Dizzee’s new record captures him in incendiary form as he flows effortlessly through a collection of distinctly UK genres with unrivalled ease. Centred by swaggering flows and formidable wordplay, Dizzee’s latest body of work is yet another victory lap on what is one of the defining rap music legacies.
South Facing is a multi-day, open-air festival that takes place each summer in the historically significant Crystal Palace Bowl. The festival boasts a huge choice of top-end street food and drink options and is easily accessible from London and all over the South East thanks to the various train and bus routes, including Crystal Palace (TfL Overground and National Rail), Penge West (TfL Overground and National Rail), and Gipsy Hill (National Rail).
Debuting in 2021, South Facing was created with the ultimate goal of having reduced environmental impact. South Facing works with local partners while setting high standards in sustainability for everything from audience experience and travel to recyclable and compostable products.
Previous years have included headline slots from Supergrass, Sleaford Mods, Max Richter and The English National Opera, and have seen artists including London Grammar, Richard Ashcroft, Becky Hill, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jungle, Craig David, James, Rudimental, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds grace the stage.
Other acts announced for this year’s event include Jess Glynne, Damian Marley, Love Motion with Grace Jones and more. Further concert announcements are to follow.