ne of London’s freshest festivals are returning to south London.

City Splash, which made its debut on the capital’s festival stage last summer, is gearing up for a new day of music, food and more.

Here’s what you need to know.

Where and when is City Splash?

The one-day festival will take place at Brockwell Park on Sunday, May 29. Doors will open at midday and the action ends at 9pm.

Who is in the City Splash squad?

The festival is dominated by reggae, dancehall and Afrobeat, but the extensive lineup is dedicated to music from the Caribbean and Africa, which has since made its mark on British culture.

Pioneer Banku, Mr Eazi, dancehall and reggae icon Barrington Levy, and modern reggae-loving Protoje are the biggest names, but there’s plenty to look forward to among the more than 50 artists taking part in the show.

Standout names range from acclaimed voice-over producer Mad Professor and South African star Moonchild Sanelly, to disco modernizer Alicai Harley and UK garage veteran Heartless Crew. There are a number of Notting Hill Festival legends involved as well – like Channel One, Rampage Sound and Saxon Sound among them.

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How about food?

Black Eats LDN, the Black-owned restaurant directory, is in charge of food – you might know them from the black-owned Hackney markets in east London.

Over 40 food traders have come together, with music-appropriate dishes, inspired by different African and Caribbean cuisines, offering classics – jerk chicken, fried chicken and the like – and more, plus a great selection of rums, craft beers, stouts, spirits and more.

How can I buy a City Splash ticket?

General entrance ticket currently on sale for £44.50, although you can get cheaper tickets (£35) if you choose those that mean you must arrive before 2:30pm on the day.

Children aged 10 to 17 will be charged £19.50, while children under 10 are free.

How to get to City Splash

Herne Hill is the closest train station, while Brixton on the Victoria Line is the closest Underground stop (it’s also part of the Night Underground, for any after-hours journeys). For buses, there are several options – 3, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468, 690 – with two night buses: N3, N68.


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