City Splash Festival is returning to South London, after last year’s huge success in Beckenham Place Park.
This year the event will be in Brixton’s Brockwell Park, allowing better access for everyone and more transport links than before.
City Splash is a one-day family-friendly festival celebrating the impact and importance of Caribbean and African music on British culture, bringing authentic carnival vibes of reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats and more.
This year, they have increased the number of stages to six, allowing for greater volume of acts, featuring everything from ska, rocksteady, dub, roots, to dancehall and lovers rock.
To keep you replenished, 40 traders from London’s finest Caribbean street food vendors will be there, bringing flavours from jerk chicken to vegan ital stew, fried plantains, and much more.
Also expect an unparalleled rum vendor selection and locally brewed craft beers, stouts and spirits.
For those wanting exclusivity, a VIP ticket will grant access to the exclusive craft beer + cocktail bar and seating area hosting a separate sound system with DJs playing all day long plus VIP toilets.
There will be plenty of family entertainment too – activities such face painting, circus skills and immersive theatre. Other sites include craft stations, wellbeing workshops, panels and live discussions.
Headlining the music, Nigerian artist Mr Eazi, will be bringing his modern Afrobeat sound. Iconic legend, classic reggae artist Barrington Levi, is due to appear after sadly missing out last year from Covid restrictions.
Alongside is Jamaica fellow pioneer, Sister Nancy, with her distinctive toasting, whilst Luciano comes brings his brings his rub-a-dub style.
Another legend appearing are The Twinkle Brothers, fronted by Brixton-based Norman Grant and there is more reggae from Earl Sixteen and Eva Lazarus.
For dance hall/bashment fans, there is General Levi as well as singer and lyricist Stonebwoy. DJ performers include The Heatwave and Jamie Rodigan. More Afrobeats come from the likes of DJ/producer Juls.
Celebrating the vibrant sound system culture scene, Channel One will be returning with fellow system operators, Iration Steppas, King Tubby sound as well as Mad Professor and Saxon Sound. There will be MCs Ramon Judah, Sister Aisha amongst others.
For those keen on jungle and garage, there will be a variety of DJs such as Congo Natty and Heartless Crew. Grime comes from Emz, hip-hop from Fatz.
The only problem will be trying to get round it all.