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20 January 2024

The Streets Added To Line-Up For London’s Big Smoke Festival

The Streets Centenary Square Concert Series
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Skepta has revealed the full line-up for the inaugural Big Smoke Festival, a new one-day music event heading to London’s Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 6 July. The Mercury Prize-winning mogul has curated two stages personally, assembling a star-studded, multi-genre bill of artists for an unmissable celebration of the music cultures he passionately drives forward.

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Headlining the Big Smoke stage is Skepta with a full-scale festival show and his only UK performance of 2024. He will be joined by The Streets, Mahalia, JME, Lancey, K-Trap, Odumodublvck, The Den featuring Frisco, Flowdan, Sir Spyro, Infamousizak, Manga, Thafirst and a special guest to be announced.

The Más Tiempo Stage will see huge sets from the biggest international names in house, amapiano and beyond with Loco Dice, Uncle Waffles, Syreeta, Kitty Amor and more. Tickets are on sale now, with payment plan options available, and fans are encouraged to purchase quickly to avoid disappointment via the event’s official website.

Skepta said in a statement: “It’s good to give other people a space and platform to perform, and for us to step aside and let new talent come through. For me Big Smoke Festival is about building something and more doors opening. We’ve been thinking about what we can do to make a good festival and bring people together because right now everyone’s just on their phones, so how do we make people get off their phones and be immersed? Having a rap stage and a dance stage is setting us apart from everyone else, that’s our USP and I believe that this could be the London festival every summer.”

The Streets, aka the highly celebrated producer, vocalist and DJ Mike Skinner recently released the critically acclaimed sixth album The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light and toured UK Everyman Cinemas with his self-directed debut feature film of the same name. The Streets’ enduring catalogue is an intrinsic park of UK music culture and inextricably linked to the dancefloor and is guaranteed to deliver an incredible set at Big Smoke.

Mike Skinner says: “It’s so good to be heading back down to South London for a festival with a line up like this. I’m sure this is just the beginning for Big Smoke so we’re all excited to be part of it at the outset.”

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