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Last weekend, south London’s Wide Awake festival returned for its third edition.

The punk-inspired gathering, first launched in 2021, drew in crowds amongst a busy festival weekend in the capital with an entire end-of-year list’s worth of rising acts and familiar faces, including Shygirl, Arooj Aftab, Daniel Avery  and our February issue cover star Caroline Polacheck – who played her very first festival headline show.

Check out the pictures below for a taste of the sunny Saturday in Brockwell Park.

@wideawakefestival Black Country, New Road // Wide Awake 2023. Who’s coming to see them play at Shepherd’s Bush this October? 👇 #wideawakefestival #wideawakelondon #blackcountrynewroad #bcnr ♬ original sound - wideawakeldn