Damian Marley Bringing Jamrock All-dayer to South Facing

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 10 August 2024 in London’s Crystal Palace Bowl.

Damian Marley’s musical style fuses reggae with dancehall, hip-hop, R&B, and rock elements, 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 7 June 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 lover’s 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 Jess Glynne, performing on 9 August, she made history by becoming the first British female solo artist to score seven number ones on the UK Singles Chart.

Crystal Palace Bowl 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 last ever London show.