South Facing Festival announce lineup

South Facing Festival is a brand new open air concert series taking over Crystal Palace Park this summer, featuring 12 headline music performances and a host of free midweek events for the whole community. The genre-spanning series will run from 5-31 August  2021 in the park’s iconic open-air concert stage, the Crystal Palace Bowl. Making up the first wave of massive acts is Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra, The Streets, Supergrass, Max Richter and the English National Opera (ENO) performing a concert of ToscaEarly bird tickets start at £35 + booking fee. Sign up to pre-sale tickets via

Created by some of the people behind Field Day, Winterville, Cross The Tracks, Wide Awake and Dimensions, South Facing is a new annual event that aims to breathe new life into the Crystal Palace Bowl: a stunning outdoor amphitheatre soaked with a rich heritage of live music, untouched for the last decade. In its 60 year history, the venue (affectionately known as the ‘Rusty Laptop’ by locals) has played host to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists – Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Cure, Lou Reed, Vera Lynn, to name a few – and South Facing aims to tie into this history by curating a standout series of bespoke and diverse concerts this summer.

From the pioneering grime of Dizzee Rascal – backed for the first time by the 20-piece, drum’n’bass-inclined Outlook Orchestra – and the iconic UK garage of The Streets, to the platinum-selling Britrock of Supergrass, the award-winning compositions of Max Richter and the critically acclaimed English National Opera (performing Tosca and featuring Conductor: Richard Farnes, Tosca: Natalya Romaniw, Cavaradossi: David Junghoon Kim, Scarpia: Roland Wood), South Facing promises to get music fanatics excited and to reboot the Rusty Laptop.

South Facing will be working closely with the Crystal Palace Park Trust to re-establish its historical role and respond to the expressed desire of park users to see a diverse range of events and activities being offered in the Park. The Crystal Palace Park Trust states –

“The income generatedby these events will be an important new revenue source enabling the Trust to start a programme of much needed improvements in the Park, such as the restoration of the concert platform.”

South Facing intends to deliver a highly sustainable event series. Challenging targets, focusing on every aspect of the event delivery from supply chain to audience experience to travel, will help achieve as close to net neutral impact by 2024.

Headliners announced for NASS 2020

The UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, NASS festival has today announced two legendary British acts will headline the 30,000 cap festival this July. On Friday Chase & Status RTRN II Jungle DJ Set will perform a blistering set that’s been 17 years in the making, while The Streets will deliver an electric finale to Saturday, with a set full of anthems spanning their incredible career. Building up the hype throughout the weekend are some of the biggest names in the game right now including Andy C & Tonn Piper, SHY FX, Ocean Wisdom, Mahalia, Jeremy Loops, Miraa May, Greentea Peng and Ms Banks.

Chase and Status

In 2020, Chase & Status will celebrate 17 years together and with their awesome new project RTRN II Jungle the electronic heavyweights go back to where it all began, diving headfirst into their roots and resurfacing with a blast of nineties jungle. With hits like ‘Blind Faith and ‘End credits’ featuring Plan B and an impressive collection of Gold and double platinum albums, Chase & Status confirmed their status as one of the most successful British acts of the past decade. The Streets arguably changed the face of British rap music with their debut album ‘Original Pirate Material’ and created some of the most important music of the millennium in the process, with hits like “Dry Your Eyes” and “Blinded By The Lights”. Mike Skinner and his phenomenal touring band have an incredible bank of classics to deliver an unforgettable NASS performance. 

For the expected 30,000 festivalgoers, the big hitters continue, with the likes of iconic British drum and bass DJ, Andy C & Tonn Piper, and the legendary SHY FX adding DnB and jungle vibes to the weekend. NASS also welcomes London rapper Ocean Wisdom and the soulful Mahalia. As always, NASS delivers a wealth of flavour, with South Africa’s Jeremy Loops and his fusion of booming city rhythms and lilting folk, sitting alongside the Soulful R&B tones of Miraa May. Taking things up a notch will be hotly tipped rising hip-hop starlet Ms Banks.

Across the four-day festival over 11 stages are billed an enviable line up of global drum and bass, welcoming the likes of Clipz, Crissy Criss, Macky Gee, Black Sun Empire, Benny L B2B Bladerunner, DJ Guv, Shadow Demon Coalition vs TNA, LTJ Bukem, Watch The Ride and Critical Soundsystem.

Beyond the music, NASS will return with epic skate and BMX competitions, with the biggest names on the international scene battling it out. Street art also continues to play a huge part in the festival with various dedicated pieces to be showcased on site. More details to be revealed in 2020. Bristol-based artists The Hass and Kin-Dose have already set the tone, creating two incredible murals to unveil Chase & Status and The Streets today. 

In 2019, NASS welcomed 30,000 festivalgoers to the Bath & West Showground, delivering a sold out, epic weekend of music, street art, skate and BMX. To relive the best of NASS 2019, check out the official festival aftermovie here. HUCK declared it as “The best grime, old school hip-hop and electronic goodness” while the Metro lauded the “High-octane music meets super-urban sports” offering. GRM Daily said ”the atmosphere was electric” and Wordplay Magazine summed it up perfectly, pronouncing NASS as “an essential festival for bass heads and skaters alike”.


2020 line up so far: 








Freeze Festival returns to Battersea Powerstation for 2011

London’s most unique festival is compacted into two days this year as Battersea is transformed into an international snow sports venue complete with alpine-style ski village, the centrepiece being the iconic 32m high and 100m jump packed with 200 tonnes of real snow.

Freeze Festival

Saturday’s slope action sees the best of the British team compete with the world’s finest snowboarders for the London leg of the FIS-sanctioned World Cup and the third event on the Men’s LG World Cup tour, kicking off the UK winter sports season.  Slovenian Marko Grilc claimed victory in last year’s event, but British hotshot Jamie Nicholls will be keen to improve further on his fine showing in 2010.

On the Friday, the world’s finest freestyle skiers compete in an international competition during Friday’s action from the slope where rising star Paddy Graham will be amongst the British athletes hoping to upset the much-fancied Swedes, who took all three places on the podium in 2010.

When the sun sets on the slope, the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival will this year welcome headline acts The Streets, and Groove Armada presents Red Light on the main music stage, plus Zane Lowe, Everything Everything, The Joy Formidable, Beardyman and Summer Camp.

Saturday night headliners The Streets, fronted by Mike Skinner, will perform one of their last ever gigs at the event after announcing they will split later this year following the release of their final album back in February. Supporting them on the main stage on Saturday night is alternative rock band Everything Everything, whose scalding post-punk guitars and floor-filling bass lines have seen them nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize Album of the Year. Saturday will also see the highly acclaimed three-piece welsh band The Joy Formidable join the bill alongside Summer Camp, the mysterious boy-girl duo whose music has received widespread critical acclaim.

Groove Armada will be bringing their critically-acclaimed new ‘Red Light’ sound and visuals show to the main stage on the Friday night. The DJs, renowned for floor-fillers such as Paper Romance, Get Down and Superstylin’ will be performing at the Freeze Festival as part of a series of exciting gigs on their current tour. Also taking to the stage on Friday night is DJ Zane Lowe whose enthusiastic and fast-paced DJ set is guaranteed to raise the roof at this year’s Freeze Festival. Award-winning MC, Beardyman will also be joining the bill; his phenomenal beatbox skills, leftfield sense of humor and incredible musicality have made him an act not to be missed.

One of the newest attractions to the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival 2011 will be the TUACA Lodge. The premium vanilla citrus liqueur will be putting on a party with top tunes from some of the UK’s best DJ’s and providing front row views of all the action from the slope. Come and enjoy a TUACA and hot cloudy apple juice whilst soaking up the atmosphere of FREEZE.

Fans wishing to attend the event are advised to visit  for further ticket information.

Tickets are priced at £37 for a day pass, £60 for a season pass (2 days) and VIP day tickets for £58. Child day tickets are priced at £17 and a child’s season pass at £28.  

We The People festival headlined by Chase and Status and The Streets

One of the most exhilarating bands of the moment, Chase and Status are confirmed to headline the Saturday with their adrenaline fueled mix of dubstep, grime and drum n’ bass. Expect to hear all the hits including Pieces, End Credits, Heavy and Take Me Away. These boys know how to put on a show so except an enthusiastic and rapturous audience to descend on the South West.


the streetsThe poet laureate of geezer rap, Mike Skinner has announced he is officially retiring The Streets this year and We The People are thrilled to have secured one of his farewell shows for the Sunday headline slot. His unique take on club culture, garage and dub marked Mike out as the spokesperson for a generation and he has vowed to send the Streets out with a bang, performing all the tracks that established him over a decade as the UK’s geezer rap prizefighter. With a knowing, brazen swagger The Streets will be bowing out in style making this a must-not-miss show.


With a 10,000 capacity each day in one of the cities most iconic locations and three music arenas, We The People brings a contemporary music festival direct to the people of the South West. Expect many more artists to be announced imminently.


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Wireless Festival adds David Guetta, Bruno Mars and more!

david guettaAlready boasting The Black Eyed Peas, Brit Award winners Plan B & Tinie Tempah, and Example, Friday July 1’s line-up has now got even better!  Special guest David Guetta will take to the Hyde Park stage with his signature sound of quirky electro, house and dirty pop. He has joined forces with some of pop’s biggest names including Kelly Rowland, Akon, Flo Rida and headliners Black Eyed Peas to create the biggest chart smashes of the past two years.  His fourth album ‘One Love’ has sold over 2.8 million copies, Guetta’s appearance is set to ignite the Hyde Park crowds.  An extraordinary talent, Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars is currently taking the UK by storm.  He co-wrote four UK number one singles in 2010 including his debut solo single ‘Just The Way You Are’ which became one of the biggest selling singles of last year.  This year has seen him release another chart topping single ‘Grenade’ whilst his debutbruno mars album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ also went straight in at number one.   Multi-talented musician Labrinth has experienced an extraordinary career trajectory. The producer, writer and guest vocalist behind Tinie Tempah’s massive hits, Pass Out and Frisky, and soon to be future hits for Professor Green, JLS and Devlin, he recentlyreleased his debut single ‘Let The Sunshine’, which hit number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.  With LA-based quartet Far East Movement who have already hit number one on Billboards Hot 100, R & B goddess Yasmin and the new don of UK hip-hop Wretch 32 also confirmed for Friday’s line-up this is set to be a must see event!
Saturday 2 July is set to be a scorching day of sensational music. Since bursting onto the scene in 2002, The Streets, the sobriquet of Birmingham garage rapper Mike Skinner, has become one of the most respected lyrical maestros of modern rap with his sharp observations of modern life. His second studio album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’, released in 2004, went straight to number one, spawning songs including ‘Fit But Don’t You Know It’ and the number one chart topper ‘Dry Your Eyes’. His next release two years later, ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’, also headed straight to number one and sold three million copies across the UK. With the release of his fifth and final album as The Streets‘Computers and Blues’ earlier this year, this is set to be one of the last opportunities fans will get to see The Streets live on stage.Urban music’s breakout star Katy B ushered a new wave of R&B last year when she released her dub-step anthem ‘Katy On A Mission’. The single debuted at number five and topped the indie and dance charts. With her highly anticipated debut album ‘On A Mission’ set for release in April, the Peckham born and bred Katy is on course to be the most high-profile star to arise from dubstep.  The enigmatic, Dagenham born Devlin set the bar for a new generation of Grime music in 2006 with his underground classic, Tales from the Crypt. In December 2009, he was named on the BBC’S Sounds of 2010 Longlist, cited as ‘one of the hottest names on the underground grime scene’. His debut album ‘bud, sweat & beers’ was released in November last year.  Fusing rock and rave German dance punk duo Digitalism who have re-worked tracks for the likes of The White Stripes, The Klaxons and The Cure are another fantastic addition to Saturday’s sterling bill.