StreetFest: This Bank Holiday Sunday!
StreetFest – the UK’s leading live art and culture festival will take over London’s Tobacco Dock for its 8th year. This bigger and better venue is testament to the success of this ever-expanding and dynamic celebration. The only creative festival of its kind in the UK, StreetFest champions all things street culture, bringing together artists from a variety of disciplines showcasing their incredible talents for one unforgettable day. StreetFest fuses together an eclectic mix of genres including live art, dance, fashion, urban sports, music, street food, creative workshops, tattooing and much more. Taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May 2015, this all-day festival showcases the highest calibre of Britain’s inspirational street culture.
StreetFest’s line-up never fails to impress, choosing inspiring acts who take a unique approach to expressing themselves and pushing their sound forward. Confirmed names for the Adidas Main Stage include DJ headliner; Kutmah, roots & culture legend MC Soom T, Loyle Carner, Isaiah Dreads,
Elijah & Skilliam, Ego Ella May, The Age of L.U.N.A, Hackney spoken word artist James Massiah, Hannah Faith, Shamz Le Roc and the exciting collectives; So Fresh, So Clean and Doctor’s Order Showcase.
UNSIGNED LONDON STAGE
The Unsigned London Stage is about all things raw and unknown yet full of potential. Previous talents to have graced this stage include Tawiah, Shakka, DivaGeek, Shannon Sauders and one of this year’s main-stage acts, James Massiah. With confirmed rising talents such as Orph Gang, Ruinz Ason and Kemi Aneke, this year will be no different – all live, all quality.
Following the success of last year’s global offerings, StreetFest will play host to over 50 internationally celebrated graffiti and street artists. This year’s art line-up includes the likes of ID crew member Tizer, graffiti artists and illustrators Gent48 and Zina, the incredible Tony Riff, TheRealDill, Jive, ZIna and Lost Souls Crew painting alongside each other. With a more diverse and bigger line-up than ever before with many flying in from all over the world, new elements will be added to the programme including workshops pairing established artists up with groups of upcoming artists.
Dedicated to supporting and nurturing women in hip hop, b.supreme will once again be curating the dance stage, presenting a vibrant mix of high-energy performances and battles. For the first time in b.supreme and StreetFest history, a b-boy vs. b-girl crew battle will take place, featuring teams from the best crews Europe has to offer. Special performances from Parkour Dance Company and b.supreme Dance Company will entertain the crowds and the Dance Stage will culminate with the Final of the Crew Battle before renowned
DJs Jam Fu and DJ Snuff man the decks, switching the day-time battles to night-time dance parties.
A thrilling mix of competitions, qualifiers, demonstrations and music will create StreetFest’s biggest sports area to date.
Elements include the Mini-Ramp Pro-Invitational Contest for skateboard and inline skates, along with the street based skateboarding game, Game of S.K.A.T.E’s nail biting finals. Red Bull’s own Kyle Forte will return with his impressive BMX jumpbox demo team and the fascinating Voodoo Unicycling team are set to showcase their highly-skilled 1-wheeled tricks. Other skaters making an appearance will include Chris Oliver and Dennis Lynn. The soundtrack to the sports area comes courtesy of the Red Bull Stage.
Catering for all the family, delicious street food from some of London’s most popular traders including Mamas Jerk and Churros R Us will be on-hand to offer their mouth-watering dishes to festival-goers, along with fashion brands including Dirty Rich Apparel, Captions Apparel and Ink Heart showcasing their latest collections. Interactive elements include live tattooing from Paperchase Ink, digital graffiti walls and murals, a pop-up nail bar and the Mayamada Treasure Hunt and Funzone, adding another dimension to this year’s awesome line-up.
Returning for its 8th year, StreetFest 2015 is set to be a bona fide visual feast and London’s most dynamic celebration of street culture to date. As the UK’s No.1 Live Art & Urban Culture Festival, they are renowned for discovering and highlighting the next big names in a plethora of genres.
Staying true to its East London roots, StreetFest’s brand new venue – Tobacco Dock – is located on Wapping’s riverbank. With incredible quayside views, this dramatic warehouse space includes over 16,000m2 over two floors and is the perfect new home for this sell-out and ever-expanding festival. A family day pass for £35 for two adults and two children will now be available, ensuring that StreetFest’s jam-packed day of creativity and fun is accessible for everyone.
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