A new music festival is coming to Croydon.
Named ‘The Ends’, the three-day festival will take place in the south London borough next year and will host some massive names for its first run. American Hip-Hop legend Nas, Nigerian afrobeats star Wizkid and Jamaican reggae star Damian Marley are the first artists to be announced as headliners.
The festival will take place over three days next summer from Friday the 31st of May until Sunday the 2nd of June. The music event will take place at Lloyd Park which has the capacity to hold 15,000 people.
Nas will headline on Friday the 31st, Wizkid on the Saturday and Damian Marley will close the festival on the Sunday. More artists on the line-up will be revealed at a later date.
Speaking on the event, the organisers have said in a statement that they wish to “engage and inspire local, national and international communities of composers, performers, creators and concert-goers through world-class performances”.
The festival is the latest new venture to draw crowds to the Croydon area. Most recently, rappers Krept and Konan opened their restaurant Crepes and Cones.
Nas will perform at the UK festival following the release of his recent Kanye West-produced album Nasir and the accompanying short film which you can check out here.
Wizkid released his album Sounds from the Other Side last year which featured big names like Ty Dolla Sign, Chris Brown and Trey Songz as well as the massive collaboration “Come Closer” which featured Drake. The artist also won Best International Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
Damian Marley will perform following the release of his Grammy Award-winning album Stony Hill.
Tickets will be available soon with prices starting at £50 and residents of the Croydon borough can access an exclusive 48-hour presale from this Tuesday.