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Louis Tomlinson announces one-day free festival in London

By | Published on Monday 2 August 2021

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson last week announced a one-day free festival that will take place later this month at the Crystal Palace Bowl, the London outdoor venue that is in the process of being revived. Taking place on the August bank holiday and called The Away From Home Festival, Tomlinson will headline the show, with The Snuts and Bilk also confirmed to perform.

“I’ve been sat on this idea for the last twelve months at least and now to see it come to life makes me very excited”, says Tomlinson. “Personally, playing live shows is the best part of what I do and it’s been far too long since I’ve seen my fans, so I wanted to put this festival on to say thank you for all the support and celebrate the return of live music. I’ve got a really good feeling it’s going to be a really special night. We all deserve that!”

Everyone might deserve it, but there’s only room for 8500 people at the show. Rather than making anyone who wants to go fight it out at the door, tickets will be given out via a prize draw. That will be open until 2pm UK time on 5 Aug. Winners of the 3750 pairs of tickets on offer will be notified by 12 Aug. If you fancy going along, you can put your name in the hat here.

Ahead of Tomlinson’s event, a series of other concerts are happening at the Crystal Palace Bowl this month as part of the South Facing Festival.