South Facing Festival

Exciting things are coming to leafy South East London this summer! South Facing Festival is a brand new series of open-air concerts taking place throughout August in the beautiful natural amphitheatre in Crystal Palace Park.

There will be 12 headline music performances along with a host of free midweek events for the whole community.

Created by some of the crew behind Field Day, Winterville, Cross The Tracks, Wide Awake and Dimensions, South Facing is a new annual event that aims to breathe new life into the Crystal Palace Bowl: a stunning outdoor amphitheatre soaked with a rich heritage of live music, untouched for the last decade. In its 60 year history, the venue (affectionately known as the ‘Rusty Laptop’ by locals) has played host to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists – Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Cure, Lou Reed, Vera Lynn, Pixies, to name a few – and South Facing aims to tie into this history by curating a standout series of bespoke and diverse concerts this summer.

From the pioneering grime of Dizzee Rascal – backed for the first time by the 20-piece, drum’n’bass-inclined Outlook Orchestra – and the iconic UK garage of The Streets, to the platinum-selling Britrock of Supergrass, the award-winning compositions of Max Richter and the critically acclaimed English National Opera (performing Tosca and featuring Conductor: Richard Farnes, Tosca: Natalya Romaniw, Cavaradossi: David Junghoon Kim, Scarpia: Roland Wood), South Facing promises to get music fanatics excited and to reboot the Rusty Laptop.

Aiming to be eco-friendly, South Facing’s ultimate goal is to have zero environmental impact. The plan is to work with local partners while setting high standards in sustainability for everything from audience experience and travel to recyclable and compostable products.

Early bird tickets start at £35 + booking fee.

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