SW4 Festival 2020: Lineup, tickets and what to know before you go
SW4 Festival 2020 is back, bringing the ultimate EDM party to fans in London’s Clapham Common.
Otherwise known as South West Four Festival, EDM experts will recognise its similar energy to Electronic Family Festival in Amsterdam. Last year was a huge year for SW4 Festival, playing host to Pusha T, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5 and Alesso — and 2020 is certainly not looking to disappoint. With Major Lazer, Kano, Krept x Konan and The Streets set to headline, it’s shaping up to be a positively electric way to spend the August Bank Holiday.
SW4 Festival started as a group of local residents having a party on the common over the August Bank Holiday in 2001, and has grown into one of the biggest and most exciting EDM festivals in the UK — with superstar talent like Chase & Status, Marshmello and Sigma being among the past headliners.
Fast-forward to 2020 and festival-goers can now expect 20 hours of the best DJs and live electronic acts, with the likes of TS5, Stefflon Don, Andy C, Example and Major Toms all in the SW4 lineup. South West Four will also be Major Lazer’s only gig in the UK this year, so there really is no better place for dance fans to be.
Named after its postcode, South West Four is one of the only electronic festivals in the heart of not only the capital, but any major city. Still hosted in Clapham Common in South London, it’s got everything you could want from a festival, with the transport links that are also worth raving about.
Keen to kick off the party? Keep reading for our SW4 2020 guide including lineup, when it is, where it is and how to get tickets.
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- Lineup highlights: Major Lazer, Krept x Konan, Kano, The Streets, TS5, Andy C, Example, James Hype, Steel Banglez, Major Toms, DJ Ez, Bakermat, Riton, Ghetts, Kelis, Jonas Blue…
- Location: Clapham Common, London
- Dates: 29 and 30 August 2020
- No. of attendees: 40,000
Who’s playing on the SW4 lineup in 2020?
There’s a huge buzz around the 2020 SW4 lineup and rightly so. Made up of DJs Diplo, Walshy and Fire Ape Drums, EDM powerhouse collective Major Lazer will be playing their biggest UK show of the year here, bringing their songbook which flirts with pretty much every dancehall genre — across reggaeton, soca, house, reggae and moombahton.
When asked what Major Lazer is in a recent Instagram post, they comically replied, “It’s a rhythmic intensifying of tones and beats culminating in a climax."
Major Lazer will be joined at SW4 Festival 2020 by Londoners and longtime collaborators with Stormzy and Krept & Konan. Fresh from their phenomenal set at the O2 in December 2019, the latter rap duo are not to be missed. Fellow UK hip-hop class acts like Kano and The Streets will also be at South West Four — with both festival days so packed with A-Grade talent, you will need the Bank Holiday Monday to recover.
The rest of the 2020 SW4 lineup is just as strong, with Kelis and Stefflon Don among the Saturday afternoon performers. Rudimental, TS5, Andy C, DJ EZ, Ghetts and Ms Banks will also be playing South West Four, so cheers to you if you even make it to the beer tent.
SW4 2020 lineup
Major Lazer, Kano, Rudimental, Major Toms, DJ Ez, Bakermat, Riton, Ghetts, Kelis, Anna Lunoe B2B Nina Las Vegas, Eli & Fur, Jonas Blue
The Streets, Krept X Konan, TS5, Andy C, Example, James Hype, Steel Banglez, The Manor, Ms Banks, Stefflon Don, Flava D B2B Indika
When is South West Four 2020?
SW4 Festival 2020 will be held on Saturday 29 August and Sunday 30 August 2020. FYI, that’s the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Where is SW4?
SW4 is held in the historic Clapham Common, London, which is about 15 minutes tube from Central London. The area has vibrant scene of cafes, pubs and restaurants for a bite or a bevvie if you fancy.
If you arrive early, try Brickwood right next to Clapham Common station for an amazing Aussie-style brunch. Or, if you’re feeling a bit peckish after SW4 Festival, try WC — a converted water closet off Clapham Common Station, which is now a wine and charcuterie bar.
How do I get to South West Four?
South West Four Festival is accessible via two Underground stations: Clapham Common and Clapham South (both on the Northern line). The Overground is also nearby at Clapham High Street station.
If you prefer to ride the rails, the nearest station is Clapham Junction. There are also a variety of TFL bus routes to choose from including the 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 345, 355 and 417.
Or, because it’s August, why not cycle down to SW4? With Santander Cycle Hire bikes all over London, you can take the Cycle Superhighway along the River Thames and then park up in Wandsworth. From there it’s a 15-minute walk to Clapham Common.
How much are SW4 tickets?
Early bird SW4 tickets for Saturday or Sunday are £55, plus a booking fee. A weekend ticket will only cost you £99 (plus the booking fee), but they are selling out fast. Don’t want to miss out on this EDM excellence? You can always find SW4 tickets on StubHub.