Tag: Skepta

NME Festival blog: Watch Skepta team up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor for special performance of ‘Love Me Not’

The track, which samples the singer, features on the MC’s recent ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ album Skepta has teamed up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor for a special live performance of the former’s track ‘Love Me Not’ – you can watch a clip of their performance below. The song, which samples Ellis-Bextor’s 2001 hit ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, features […]

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NME Festival blog: Fireballs, parkour and glacial goth: how The Cure, Skepta, Greta Van Fleet and The Chainsmokers stole EXIT 2019 in pictures

The festival took place in the spectacular setting of Serbia’s Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad last weekend With ‘Sick Boy’, a proper song even emerged, an atmospheric piano pop piece attacking the modern “narcissism” of how new generations define themselves by online popularity. Hand in hand with Calvin, this was EDM emerging from behind the […]

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NME Festival blog: Schoolboy Q and Skepta lead latest additions to complete Woo Hah! Festival 2019

The best rap line-up of the summer? Skepta and Schoolboy Q are among the rap heroes to complete the line-up for this summer’s Woo Hah! Festival. Travis Scott and Stormzy were previously confirmed to headline the festival, which takes place at Hilvarenbeek’s Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands. Now fresh from the release of his acclaimed 2019 […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Field Day review – Skepta and Jorja Smith impress in London’s edgelands | Music

It’s not only first-time house buyers who are getting pushed out of inner London – it’s festivals, too. After getting priced out of Victoria Park by the live events behemoth AEG and its flat, white offering All Points East, plus a not particularly charmed year in Brockwell Park, Field Day has – much like the […]

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NME Festival blog: Skepta and Desiigner lead new additions to EXIT Festival 2019

The Serbian festival will be held from July 4-7 Skepta and Desiigner are the leading names to be added to the growing line-up for this year’s EXIT Festival. The Serbian festival, which is held the grounds of the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, will take place later this year from July 4-7. The Cure have […]

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NME Festival blog: Skepta & Jorja Smith lead announcements

They’re heading to North London… Skepta & Jorja Smith have been announced as the headliners for 2019’s edition of Field Day. The festival, which is moving location for the second consecutive year, will see a huge array of acts descend on North London’s Meridian Water across June 7 & 8. Tickets are on sale now […]

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NME Festival blog: Yoko Ono, Skepta and Idris Elba lead line up for Manchester International Festival 2019

“Peace is power”. Yoko Ono, Skepta and Idris Elba will lead the line up for next year’s Manchester international Festival. The event will kick off next July with Ono’s Bells for Peace, which will see 8000 members of the public forming a bell orchestra in Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens. “The beauty of this piece will break […]

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Day 2: It’s not all “Parkalife” as headliner Skepta dominates and Confidence Man bring the fun (and hotpants)

While Liam Gallagher may have jokingly renamed the festival ‘Parkalife’, the Manchester weekender is far from a guitar-led nostalgia fest. The new generation of Manchester artists had been represented a day earlier with Levelz and the fast-rising IAMDDB bringing the party vibes, while such was Parklife’s pedigree for pop and grime that one teenager – […]

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Day One: N*E*R*D bring the crowd invasions and A$AP Rocky welcomes Skepta at riotous Manchester weekender

Midway through Lorde’s euphoric early evening Parklife main stage performance, she pays unique tribute to the city’s hedonism. “There was this one guy at my gig here, he was so sweet, he must have been so lit. He projectile vomited over the barrier. That feels like a Manchester thing to do – I appreciated it […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Liam Gallagher, Skepta and the xx to headline Manchester’s Parklife festival | Music

Big-name pop, rap and R&B stars flock to Heaton Park weekender, with Lorde, NERD and J Hus also joining the bill Gallagher at California’s Cal Jam festival, October 2017. Photograph: Adela Loconte/Rex/Shutterstock Manchester’s Parklife festival has announced its 2018 lineup. The xx, Liam Gallagher and Skepta will headline the weekender, which takes place in Heaton […]

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