READING & LEEDS – AUGUST 25-27
Central Cee, Loyle Carner, Lancey Foux
Reading & Leeds festival in late August is hosting three of the elites of the scene, West London’s Central Cee, South London’s Loyle Carner, and Lancey Foux hailing from East. Loyle Carner hits the Main Stage East on the opening day, with Central Cee at the same stage 24 hours later. Lancey is due to perform on the Sunday on the Radio 1Xtra stage. Three days, and three incredible local artists to see.
ALL POINTS EAST – August 18
Stormzy, Sampha, Knucks, WSTRN, Ms Banks
Stormzy will be headlining All Points East in August at Victoria Park on “This is What I Mean Day” – a day dedicated to his recent album This is What I Mean and with a lineup curated by him which includes Sampha, Knucks, WSTRN and Ms Banks. This day looks like a celebratory moment for UK rap with a strong lineup of present, future, and past talent that has shaped and will continue to shape music not just in this country, but globally.
SOHO HOUSE FEST – July 8
Soho House are hosting a festival in Gunnersbury Park for its members. The lineup includes Mercury Prize nominee Kojey Radical. His album Reason To Smile led to critical acclaim and a sold out show in the O2 Academy Brixton in 2022, and now to festivals. Reason To Smile is an album even better appreciated when heard live – and he will be playing songs from that project in a great setting very soon.
T-LIVE FESTIVAL – August 6
Tiana Major9, Miraa May
R&B is taking over Copthall Playing fields with sets from Grammy nominee Tiana Major9 and Miraa May who recently featured on the outro of the joint tape ‘Purple Hearts’ by Youngs Teflon and Tiny Boost which reached number 1 on the official Hip-Hop & R&B charts. Both of them have incredible talent and will be performing in London early August – undoubtedly showing what UK R&B artists have to offer.
WIRELESS – July 7-9
D-Block Europe, Headie One, Clavish, K-Trap, FLO, Jae5, Dreya Mac
Wireless is returning to Finsbury Park this July with lots of UK talent. Headie One and Flo take to the main stage on Saturday and Clavish will be performing on the N4 stage just meters away. D-Block Europe will be headlining on the main stage on Sunday, with the N4 stage being stacked, with performances by K-Trap, Jae5 and Dreya Mac. Wireless has historically been the festival to bring up and shine a light on British talent, and they have once again delivered with this lineup.