City Splash festival celebrates reggae's influence on British culture this September


Celebrating the impact of reggae music on British culture, this September, is City Splash festival. Hosting a line-up that covers everything from ska, dub and rocksteady to jungle, grime, and hip hop, along with some of London’s finest Caribbean street food vendors. Limited tickets are still available here.


Taking place in the rolling hills of Beckenham Place Park, surrounded by ancient woodland. There are four music stages to groove around, where you can catch legends like Barrington Levy and Dawn Penn (read our interview), fresh talent on the scene such as Eva Lazarus and Kiko Bun, or sound masters like Channel One and Jah Youth - see TLG's selected highlights further down.

After a year without music events, what better way to close out the returning festival season than with some live bands and mega sound systems pumping all things reggae in the heart of South London, just as the anticipated "Third Summer of Love" is in full swing. Not only does City Splash festival offer uplifting jams from across styles but it also amplifies genres that frequently address social issues and express solutions.

On 12th September, City Splash festival brings reggae culture's musical remedy alongside it's cuisine with some proper Caribbean food, in partnership with London Jerk Fest - expect plenty of jerk chicken, fried plantains, and locally brewed craft beers, stouts or spirits.


Tickets are limited but you can still grab them for £38.50 (or get a group deal for four tickets at £130) and there's also a VIP option for £70 - buy your tickets here.


TLG's Selected Highlights


Barrington Levy:


Lila Iké:


Kiko Bun:


Dawn Penn (read our previous interview with the singer):


Channel One:


Eva Lazarus:


The Twinkle Brothers:


Shola Ama:


Hollie Cook:


Jah Youth:


Teshay Makeda:


Buy your tickets to City Splash Festival on 12th September here.