The Ends festival: J Balvin, Nao, Ghetts, Nadia Rose and De La Soul added to new Croydon event

Artists join headliners Nas, Wizkid and Damian Marley on the lineup

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Thursday 24 January 2019 19:01
Nao performs at Coachella festival in 2017
Nao performs at Coachella festival in 2017

New London festival The Ends has added a wave of new artists to the lineup for its inaugural event.

Latin pop star J Balvin, plus British talent such as Nao, Nadia Rose, Ghetts and Maleek Berry are all joining headliners Nas, Damian Marley and Wizkid for the festival at Lloyd Park between 31 May – 2 June.

Both Nao and Ghetts were included among The Independent's albums of the year roundup in 2018: for Nao's record Saturn and Ghetts's Ghetto Gospel II: New Testament.

The Ends festival aims to "engage and inspire" loca communities, and is billed as "an extraordinary new field day where music and food will weave together into an exhilerating weekend in the heart of Croydon, one of Britain's exciting and vibrant boroughs, in partnership with Croydon council".

Tickets are on sale now, starting at £50 for day tickets and £135 for a weekend pass.

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