Wide Awake teases 2024 lineup

The South London festival has revealed its first wave of artists

As we enter the colder months, the joyous prospects of 2024 festivals are beginning to brew. With perfect timing, South London’s Wide Awake festival has teased us with a line-up of artists we can sink our teeth into over the impending long nights.

Returning for its fourth year on May 25, Brockwell Park’s Independent Day Festival has announced twenty-two of the artists set to perform next year.

As the brainchild of some of London’s most revered independent venues (Moth Club and Shacklewell Arms) and the founders of East London’s Field Day Festival, next year is shaping up to be another effervescent Saturday.

After 2023’s sparkling acts, including Caroline Polachek and Jockstrap, it was always going to be a difficult one to top. Yet, with the announcement of the legendary psych rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard last month as the headliners, it was a taste of good things to come, and so they have.

From indie rock to electronic dance, we’re in for a treat. Our top picks include one of this year’s Mercury Prize nominees, Young Fathers, the unmistakable electronic artist Alice Glass, NYC’s post-punk favorites Bodega, and the explosive duo Charlotte Adigery and Bolis Pupil. Last but not least, firm favourites The Dare, an act we can’t wait for.

With an already promising lineup and more acts to be announced, we can only cross our fingers for the same blazing sunshine we lucked out on last year. Holding on through the winter nights and looking forward to standing in Brockwell Park, with a pint that’s just slightly warm, soaking up the early summer energy while Girls by The Dare plays.

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