Dance to headliners and homegrown talent at new three-day music extravaganza The Ends Festival in Croydon’s Lloyd Park.
Find reggae, grime, hip hop, jazz, soul and more at this south London music festival. Headliners Nas, Wizkid and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley are joined by other world-class acts, including hip hop icons De La Soul, reggaeton star J Balvin and afro-fusion singer Burna Boy.
You can also spot the next wave of local talent as south London-born artists aged 14 to 30 showcase their talents. Keep an eye out for witty lyricist Nadia Rose, MOBO-award nominee Maleek Berry and R&B artist Jaz Karis.
Away from the music, quench your thirst with drinks and refuel with bites from top street food vendors throughout the weekend.
What’s on at The Ends Festival?
Friday 31 May
Head to Lloyd Park on Friday to see multi-platinum rapper Nas grace the main stage. The If I Ruled the World singer is joined by legendary hip hop trio De La Soul, who burst onto the scene in 1989 with their album 3 Feet High and Rising. Make sure to also head to the Ends & Friends stage, which hosts American rapper Saint Jhn.
Enjoy some grime by east Londoner Ghetts, sets from Stormzy’s DJ sister Rachael Anson and plenty of wordplay by cross-genre rapper Kojey Radical.
Among the local talent is another of Stormzy’s relatives, rapper cousin Nadia Rose, who came fifth in BBC’s Sound of 2017.
Saturday 1 June
On Saturday, expect top-class afrobeats and afropop from Wizkid – who hit no. 1 in the UK and US for his collaboration with Drake on One Dance – fellow Nigerian singers Wande Coal and Teni the Entertainer, and London-born Juls. Or move your body to Jamaican dancehall sounds from Kranium.
There’s also an array of London-based talent, including producer and singer Maleek Berry, rappers Kojo Funds and Donae’O, and Ends & Friends stage headliners NSG.
Sunday 2 June
See out the festival in style as Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley stars on the main stage on Sunday. The youngest son of Bob Marley has forged a successful career of his own with his dancehall and reggae style, including chart success in the UK and US with Welcome to Jamrock.
Hear sounds spanning all genres, including reggaeton hits by J Balvin, reggae and afro-fusion from Burna Boy, self-proclaimed “wonky funk” from Nao and trap and jazz from Masego and Mansur Brown.
And don’t miss rising stars IAMDDB, upbeat four-piece group The Compozers and soulful south Londoner Jaz Karis.Sponsored content in partnership with Croydon Council.
Venue Details & Map
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