It is a celebration of music, art, craft and community, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors.
At the 34th People’s Day in Catford’s Mountsfield Park, you can expect hundreds of performances across seven stages, craft stalls, food and drink.
This year’s headliner is Mercury Prize nominee ESKA, who was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Lewisham. She’s a female solo artist who has been compared to Joni Mitchell, but her sound is a unique and complex tapestry of folk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that must be heard to be believed.
Also on the line-up are local boys Chainska Brassika, who produce funky ska music.
They have had the crowds rocking from Glastonbury to the Notting Hill Carnival, Rototom Sunplash to Outlook.
Other acts include Amy True – A UK independent artist who creates conscious hip hop and soul music in a variety of ways, Barbarella’s Bang Bang, who supply a jaw-dropping cacophony of avant-garde, punk and theatrical pop.
The festival is free to attend. Gates open at noon and festivities run until 8pm. Roads around Mountsfield Park will be closed, so you should walk, cycle or use public transport if you can.
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