The end of summer can be a drag. With festivals quickly drying up and the cold weather approaching, heading into autumn can feel pretty bleak.
Not to worry though, as you can hold onto those balmy nights a little longer as Naked City festival returns to South London on September 10. Founded in 2019, the event has shaken up the typical festival approach by focusing its line-up on talent that lives and works out of London. One of the city’s most representative music events, the one-day party will be returning to Beckenham Place Park.
Continuing with its tradition of uplifting some of London’s blossoming artists, the event has been described as an opportunity for a “broad spectrum of music lovers to celebrate how London makes us feel”.
Krankbrother duo and founders of Naked City, Danny and Kieran Clancy, say the festival is their “love letter to London”. Having lived in the capital all their lives, the duo have been surrounded by “a diverse and rich music history”, which has encouraged them both to celebrate what makes London so unique.
This year’s edition blends London centric jazz, funk, afro, club, dub, jungle and disco. The line-up comes armoured with London’s finest musicians, including everyone from Enny and Joy Orbison to Don Letts and Chaos In The CBD. Headlining the main stage this year is multi-hyphenate Kojey Radical, who is set to close out one of London’s most beloved inner-city parties with serious star power. You don’t wanna miss it.
Naked City takes place September 10 at Beckenham Place Park. Buy your tickets here.