With the shows just days away, go behind the scenes at their rehearsals.
Lloyd Park in Croydon will host the first ever The Ends Festival 2019, welcoming performances by headliners Nas, Wizkid and Damian Marley from 31 May – 2 June 2019.
Festival organisers have now revealed the line-up for the Ends & Friends Stage across the three days.
Friday will see stateside singer, rapper and producer SAINt JHN headline the festival’s second stage. Hackney six-piece NSG top the bill on Saturday 1 June 2019, with Manchester rising star IAMDDB taking on headline duties on the Sunday.
Across the weekend, the Ends & Friends Stage will also welcome the hotly tipped Tiana Major9, British rapper Sneakbo, and north Londoner Ama Lou, plus many more.
The Ends & Friends Stage follows the recent addition of Burna Boy and Kojo Funds, as well as Kojey Radical, A2, The Compzers, Rachael Anson, Wande Coal, Teni The Entertainer, Juls, Jaz Karis and Croydon FM to the line-up.
The newly added artists join J Balvin, NAO, Nadia Rose, Ghetts, Maleek Berry, Kranium, Donae’o, Masego and De La Soul, as well as the trio of headliners.
Organised in partnership with Croydon Council, The Ends Festival promises to combine music and food into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the borough.
Legendary hip-hop mogul Nas will headline on Friday 31 May 2019, bringing with him material from his 20 year career. Including the likes of One Mic, N.Y. State Of Mind and If I Ruled The World, Nas has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
Nas will be joined by De La Soul, Ghetts and Nadia Rose on the day.
Wizkid will take headline duties on Saturday 1 June 2019, with tracks such as Soco, Ojeulegba, and Come Closer on which he teamed up with Drake. The appearance at The Ends Festival continues his illustrious career, which has already seen him become the first African act to headline the Royal Albert Hall.
Maleek Berry, Kranium, and Donae’o will join Wizkid on the Saturday.
Sunday 2 June 2019 will be headlined by Damian Marley, rounding off the first The Ends Festival in style. Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian has forged a career all his own, securing a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for Halfway Tree.
J Balvin, NAO and Masego will take to the stage on the same day.
The Ends Festival will welcome 15,000 fans each day to Lloyd Park in Croydon, with many more acts to be confirmed. Day tickets will start at £50, excluding fees.
Fans can access Lloyd Park from East Croydon or South Croydon train stations, and via tram. East Croydon station is 17 minutes from London Victoria, 15 minutes from London Bridge, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction, and 30 minutes from St Pancras International.
Friday 31 May 2019
Saturday 1 June 2019
Sunday 2 June 2019
Tickets for The Ends Festival are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.