Which festivals are happening in south London in 2021?

These summer music festivals are set to return and many of them will take place in south London.

After a year of cancellations, postponements, and live music streams – the festival scene is set to make a comeback in 2021.

From Wireless Festival to Kisstory and everything in between, many popular festivals will be rehomed or return to south London.

Below we have listed 8 festivals that have been confirmed with dates.

Wireless Festival – September 10- September 12

Where: Crystal Palace Park

What to expect: After its 2020 festival was cancelled, wireless announced they will not return to Finsbury Park in September – for south London festival-goers, this will be music to their ears.

Wireless has previously featured some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, Rap, Grime and R&B since its inception, boasting former headliners like Jay Z, Stormzy, Rhianna and Kanye West.


A$AP Rocky and Skepta were billed to headline Wireless 2020.

A line up is yet to be confirmed.

For more information visit here.

Gala Festival – July 31-August 1

Where: Peckham Rye Park

What to expect: Festivalgoers can expect two days of independent music, food and drink nestled in a woodland corner of Peckham Rye Park

Expanding to a two-day offering in 2021, the festival will celebrate both legends and emerging artists in club culture and dance music.

“GALA is expanding from one day to two, which means double the amount of summer vibes and world-class house, disco and soul.” – Resident Advisor

For more information visit here.

South Facing Festival -August 5-29

Where: Crystal Palace Bowl

What to expect: South Facing Festival is a month-long series of concerts taking place at the historic Crystal Palace Bowl.

After being dormant for over a decade, Crystal Palace Bowl is set to welcome musical talent and reignite its use for live music.

Bob Marley played his largest-ever UK gig at the venue in 1980 at the last ever Garden Party.

This year, music lovers can expect an array of artists from Dizzee Rascal to the English National Opera.

For more information visit here.

YAM Carnival -August 28

Where: Clapham Common

What to expect: YAM Carnival celebrates Black culture from around the globe. The event is set to welcome artists such as Davido, Femi Kuti, Kehlani, Honey Dijon and more.

For more information visit here.

Southport Weekender -September 4

Where: Morden Park

What to expect: ‘The world’s friendliest party’ is set to takeover Morden Park in September 2021.

Festival-goers can expect to hear from pioneering DJs, live music and ‘the next generation of artist’s flying the flag’ for House, Disco and Soul music.

For more information visit here.

Wide Awake -September 3

Where: Brockwell Park, Brixton

What to expect: The festival for people ‘looking for something different’ will feature genres; leftfield Indie, Post Punk, Electronica, Techno, Jazz and more.

Wide Awake will feature the likes of black midi, Tinariwen, Dream Wife, Songhoy Blues, Daniel Avery and more.

For more information visit here.

KISSTORY – September 25 – September 26

Where: Streatham Common

What to expect: This Summer, the Kisstory party will feature the very best Old Skool and Anthems for two days at Streatham Common.

For more information visit here.

Tranzmission Festival – September 5

Where: Morden Park

What to expect: London’s Rave Festival returns for its 5th year, at a new location.

Music lovers can expect a massive line-up for Drum & Bass, Garage, Jungle, House & Old Skool.

For more information visit here.

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