South Facing Festival announce free community events

of music, film and broadcast

published: Wed 28th Jul 2021

South Facing

Thursday 5th to Tuesday 31st August 2021
Crystal Palace Bowl, Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London, SE18 2BA, England MAP
early bird from £35 per show
last updated: Mon 9th Aug 2021

South Facing Festival which starts on 6th August and runs for most of the month, at the Crystal Palace Bowl in South London has announced their line-up of music, film and broadcast, and are open for the whole community, free of charge.

THURSDAY 12 AUGUST - Crystal Palace Voices
17:30 - 17:50 | DJ Mamasutra, the Crystal Palace Festival's resident DJ 
17:50 -18:20 | Carmen Marie and Band
18:35 - 19:10 | The Jenny Hanivers 
19:25 - 20:00 | The Dirty Magnets feat. Breezy Lee 
20:15 - 20:50 | The Cracked
21:10 - 22:00 | Jack Tyson Charles 

THURSDAY 19 AUGUST - Crystal Palace Festival X Albert's Favourites Presents 
17:30 - 18:00 | Albert's Favourites DJs
18:00 - 18:30 | Sawa Manga
18:45 - 19:15 | Magnetic Tape Device
19:45 - 20:30 | Hector Plimmer
21:00 - 22:00 | Andrew Ashong

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST - Celebrating Creative Communities
17:45 - 18:45 | South London Youth Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony
19:15 - 21:15 | Spirit of the Estate Jam
21:15 - 22:00 | Soothsayers

Plus two days of live music along with radio and podcasting workshops, as follows:

18:00 - 19:00 | Collectiva 
19:20 - 20:20 | Malphino 
20:40- 21:30 | Summer Pearl

Radio workshop
Learn tips and tricks of radio broadcasting including picking a USP, structuring a radio show, how to get started and advice, mic techniques, marketing and more!

18:00 - 19:00 | Greg Foat x Art Themen x Baldo Verdu x Phil Achille x Nadav Schneerson
19:40 - 20:20 | Kay Young
20:40 - 21:30 | Raf Rundell & Terri Walker + Soho Radio DJs

Podcasting workshop
Learn tips and tricks of podcasting including picking a USP, how to get started and structure a show, how to book guests, distribution, advice on how to record, mic techniques, marketing/social media and more!

Crystal Palace’s International Film Festival (CPIFF) will be screening 6 blockbusters and some short animations, these are:


TUESDAY 10 AUGUST | Disney's Raya and The Last Dragon
Short Animations:- Two Balloons (USA 9m) and Miss Hong (South Korea 7m)

MONDAY 16 AUGUST | Green Book

MONDAY 23 AUGUST | There's Something About Mary

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST | Missing Link
Short Animations:- Treasure (France 7m) and Tales from the Multiverse (Denmark 7m)

TUESDAY 17 AUGUST - Disney Pixar's Mulan 
Short Animations:- Tweet Tweet (Russia 11m) and Billie (UK 4m)


These free events join a paid for ticketed lineup that is deeply diverse and eclectic! Ranging from established indie-rockers Supergrass to the finer, cultural delight of the English National Opera. Alongside headline shows from Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra, Sleaford Mods, Supergrass, The Streets, Max Richter and the English National Opera (ENO) there'll also be a range of free entertainment on offer. On week days , the platform overlooking the lake will see a variety of free and affordable entertainment for all ages.

Confirmed so far

Friday 6th August: Masego, Special Guest (TBA), Nubiyan Twist, Poppy Ajudha, Jaz Karis, Ego Ella May
Saturday 7th August: Sleaford Mods, Baxter Dury, Fat White Family, The Orielles, Jane Weaver, Katy J Pearson
Sunday 8th August: Corinne Bailey Rae, Cymande, Soul II Soul, TRC presents The New Regency Orchestra, Dennis Bovell, Vanessa Freeman, and Norman Jay.
Saturday 14th August: Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra
Sunday 15th August: Kruder & Dorfmeister (Live Audio Visual Show), The Comet Is Coming, KOKOROKO, IKOQWE, Yazmin Lacey, Gilles Peterson, and WWFM DJ'S
Friday 20th August: Supergrass
Saturday 21st August: The Streets
Friday 27th August: English National Opera (Performing Tosca)
Saturday 28th August: Max Richter
Sunday 29th August: English National Opera (Performing Tosca)

More concerts and acts are still to be announced.

For the line-up details and day splits see here.


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Prices start from £35.

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Thursday 5th to Tuesday 31st August 2021
Crystal Palace Bowl, Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London, SE18 2BA, England MAP
early bird from £35 per show
last updated: Mon 9th Aug 2021

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