Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley headlines Jamrock @ South Facing Festival 2024
12/06/2023 by Press Release
The multi-Grammy-winning talent Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley has been announced as the latest artist to perform at London’s critically acclaimed open-air concert series South Facing Festival. JAMROCK promises an all-day event of bass and positive vibrations on August 10, 2024 in one of London’s greatest locations: Crystal Palace Bowl.
Damian Marley’s musical style fuses reggae with elements of dancehall, hip-hop, R&B, and rock, crafting a fresh and modern sound that is uniquely his own. He is a chart-topping undeniable talent who continues to captivate international audiences while cementing his place as a prominent figure in the industry.
The highly acclaimed Jamaican artist/producer is the youngest son of the revered legend Bob Marley, who performed his largest and last ever concert in London at the venue on June 7, 1980, an event which is commemorated on the site with a blue plaque with Ethiopian/pan-African/Rastafari tri-colours.
Alongside Damian Marley, JAMROCK features an all-star line-up that includes the legendary Midlands roots-reggae band Steel Pulse, conscious revolutionary lyricist Kabaka Pyramid, Jamaican singer and Lovers rock favourite Romain Virgo, and one of the world's greatest and best-known dub reggae sound systems, Channel One.
Damian Marley joins the previously announced British pop sensation Jess Glynne, performing on 9 August. Jess Glynne made history by becoming the first British female solo artist to score seven number ones on the UK Singles Chart – among them I’ll Be There, Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself.
Tickets available @ SOUTHFACINGFESTIVAL.com
ABOUT SOUTH FACING FESTIVAL
South Facing is a multi-day, open-air festival that takes place each summer in the historically significant Crystal Palace Bowl. The iconic location has hosted massive names, including Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, The Pixies and Bob Marley. The affectionately nicknamed "rusty laptop" stage now boasts a blue plaque to commemorate the location of Marley's biggest and last-ever London show in June 1980.
Debuting in 2021, South Facing was created with the ultimate goal of having reduced environmental impact. South Facing works with local partners while setting high standards in sustainability for everything from audience experience and travel to recyclable and compostable products.
The festival's debut year included headline slots from Dizzee Rascal, Supergrass, Sleaford Mods, Max Richter and The English National Opera, and has since seen artists including London Grammar, Richard Ashcroft, Becky Hill, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jungle, Craig David, James, Rudimental and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds grace the stage.