Hip-Hop | Sunday 7th July | 5:15pm | | The Taylor Wimpey Abbey Stage
The cooler younger brother of Bristol Drum and Bass label AFT Records, Raps focuses on 100% Hip-Hop, vocal led productions and banging instrumentals. Their takeover at the festival this year is to be lead by Hip-Hop main player, Blacksmith, and resident DJ, Frenic.
Having performed throughout the country & Europe supporting artists such as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Common, Mos Def, Brother Ali, Plan B, and various others. Blacksmith is a staple in UK Hip-Hop. As a Producer he’s has worked with many strong names including Bristol’s MC Carasel, Knytro, Marc 7 (Jurassic 5), MC Supernatural, Stamina MC, Kners, Dynamite MC and many more.
Frenic’s music production reflects his influences and a love of old retro sounds creating deep emotional music.”Essentially Im a hip-hop DJ but I don’t just play Hip-Hop Records”. His tunes touch on Hip-Hop, Breaks, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Funk, Soul, Rock and anything that bounces!
“I have always had a love of Hip Hop and any music that makes me feel some emotion”
London HipHopera band Josephine and the Artizans, are a group that fuses hip-hop with classical music. The 6-piece line-up consists of classical strings, heavy beats, operatic vocals and energetic rap.
Josephine founded the band to bring back classical music with a twist and make the genre more accessible to all.
The band have previously wowed crowds across some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD festival, Camp Bestival, Boomtown Fair, Boardmasters, Standon Calling, Victorious festival, NASS festival, BBC Carfest, headlined Rhythms of the World and supported acts such as Tom Jones, Tom Odell and Paloma Faith.