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The Streets, Mahalia, JME and join Skepta's Big Smoke Festival line up

18 January 2024, 17:58 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Skepta has revealed the full line-up for the inaugural Big Smoke Festival, including new additions, The Streets, Mahalia, and JME.

Big Smoke Festival is the new one-day music event heading to Crystal Palace Park on 6 July. The Mercury Prize-winning artist has curated two stages personally.

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 sets from the likes of Loco Dice, Uncle Waffles, Syreeta, Kitty Amor and more.

“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," says Skepta. "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.”

Big Smoke Festival takes place on 6 July. Tickets are on sale now via

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