Soundcrash Hip Hop Boat Party - 19.08.17

Event: Soundcrash Boat Party

Line up: DJ Vadim and Mr Thing

When: Saturday 19th August from 2pm - 5pm

Where: On the River Thames! Setting sail from Festival Pier

Tickets: From £22.50+bf

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Soundcrash is hyped to announce an extremely rare performance from UK hip-hop pioneer and living myth, Roots Manuva.

Dubbed the voice of urban Britain, Rodney Smith, aka Roots Manuva’s bass-driven, wildly inventive electronic soundscapes span a career of over 2 decades and 6 studio albums. He has collaborated with artists such as The Cinematic OrchestraGorillazNightmares on Wax, DJ Shadow and U.N.K.L.E.

Event Details

Event: Soundcrash presents: Roots Manuva

Line up: Roots Manuva, Oscar #worldpeace and Special Guests TBA

When: Friday 27th October, 2017

Where: Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX

Tickets: Early birds from £22.50+bf

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LiveWire Festival announce The Jacksons, Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff

This August Bank Holiday weekend, Blackpool’s Headlands Arena will be hosting some of the world’s biggest musical stars for LIVEWIRE Festival, a new series of concerts. One of the most recognisable outfits in musical history, The Jacksons will headline the Friday. The Saturday line-up features some of the biggest pop hits of the 1980s as part of Pete Waterman’s Hit Factory. While Sunday sees the fresh prince himself - Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff team up for a rare UK appearance.

A LIVEWIRE spokesperson said, “This is LIVEWIRE Festival’s first year and we are thrilled to be launching this fabulous weekend of music. We can’t wait to bring Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Jacksons, Jason Donovan and more to Blackpool, the best location in the UK for entertainment.” 

Event Details

Event: LiveWire Festival 2017

Line up: Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Jacksons, Hit Factory.

When: Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August, 2017

Where: Blackpool Headland Arena, UK

Tickets: On Sale Tuesday 25th April from 10am via See Tickets

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Nozstock the Hidden Valley 2017 line up announced

SYS favourite Nozstock The Hidden Valley festival has just announced its second wave of names, plus a brand new stage, The Elephant’s Grave and the new area Bluejay’s Jazz Lounge.

Curated by the father and daughter duo of Noz and Ella and a huge extended family who work across the entire festival, there’s a unique charm and energy to Nozstock unlike anything else in the country. Reaching its momentous 19th year this summer, Nozstock is an enchanting adventure nestled in gorgeous rolling hills.

The Sugarhill GangNew artists include The Sugarhill Gang; widely credited with igniting the hip-hop scene and bringing it into the mainstream in the 1970s, The Sugarhill Gang are an American hip-hop group famed for their iconic 1979 hit Rapper's Delight. With the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, they remain an irresistible force in music and are set to have Nozstock bouncing in the summer. Levelz; capturing their idiosyncratic manner. Levelz are a multi-faceted collective of MCs, DJs and producers who have been feted as Wu Tang Clan meets Happy Mondays; their eclectically vibrant sounds segue between grime, dubstep and hip-hop to drum & bass and house and jazz. Goldie Lookin’ Chain; the lyrical satarists who remain sharply humorous and controversial, satirically skewering much of today’s consumer society, cultural trends, and railing at life in general and Freestylers; who have covered a full 360 degrees in the bass music genre over their 20 year career, having played all the biggest festivals and most talked about nightclubs around the world, they still retain their keen edge.

They join the already announced Happy Mondays, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC plus many more. Check out our review of the 2016 edition and get ready for the biggest and best Nozstock yet!

Event Details

Event: Nozstock the Hidden Valley 2017

Line up: The Sugarhill Gang, Levelz, Kraft Kuts & Dynamite MC plus many more.

When: Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July, 2017

Where: An Idyllic working farm @ Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS

Cost: £115 plus BF for adults, children under 12 free! 

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The London Funk & Soul Club: Normanton Street 26.05.17