South London’s May festivals are just around the corner

South London is gearing up for a summer of festivals and now we are officially in Spring, they are just around the corner.

May is a month that is always packed with entertainment and there are not one, but two bank holidays.

Brockwell Park is leading the way this May bank holiday, squeezing three huge music events into the long weekend.

Kicking off on May 24, the Brixton park will see the return of Project 6. This festival is a Mecca for fans of bass-heavy partying with seven stages hosting a range of drum and bass, hip-hop, grime and soul performances.

Headliners for the day event in Brixton, include Nines – fresh off the release of his album Crop Circle 3 – CASISDEAD, Katy B,  as well as P-rallel, SBTRKT, Unknown T and many more.

This second edition of Project 6, ties into the 30th anniversary of Rinse FM, meaning there’s even more reason for a party, and the line-up is leaning into the kinds of underground artists you could expect from the former pirate radio station.

Next up, one of the UK’s most celebrated reggae and dancehall events will take over the stages at Brockwell Park.

City Splash 2023 (Picture: City Splash)

City Splash is a huge celebration of Caribbean and African culture in the UK – and what better place to celebrate it than the heart of South London. 

The much loved cultural gathering creates a space for the community to unite underneath the sounds of Black music, food, dance and style.

This year, City Splash has lined up another set of huge artists including Beenie Man, Shenseea, Queen Omega and WSTRN.

Last but not least, Cross the Tracks will be celebrating soul, jazz and funk on May 26. 

Now in its fifth year this festival is known for its relaxed atmosphere welcoming to all ages with a line-up including Erykah Badu, 1990s R&B group En Vogue, singer songwriter Ama Lou, Canadian outfit BADBADNOTGOOD and DJ Ella Knight.

Cross the Tracks has more than just music scheduled, with a creatives’ market, workshops by charity partners, site art and more than 50 food and drink traders.

Tickets can be found here : 




Pictured top: Crowds at Cross The Tracks 2023 (Picture: Cross The Tracks)

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