The Ends Festival will descend on Croydon for the first time this Friday.
The 15,000 capacity festival will take over the park for three days with international artists NAS, Wizkid and Damian Marley headlining.
Other artists booked to play across the weekend include Ghetts, J Balvin, De La Soul, Kranium, Donae’o, NAO and Nadia Rose.
It is being put on by Metropolis Music and MAMA Festivals both part of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live events business.
Croydon Council’s cabinet member for culture leisure and sport, Councillor Oliver Lewis, said he thinks the festival will be a boost for the borough.
“I think the level and the size of the festival is brilliant.
“It is good that the producers have seen Croydon as a place they want to work.
“Croydon is the capital of South London, it is well placed, it’s got a large youth population – why wouldn’t they want to come here?”
Although Mr Lewis admits it’s not his favourite genre of music, he will be heading down on Sunday to see young Croydon musicians take to the Future Stage.