On the 10th of July through to the 13th, The UK’s biggest independent Hip Hop festival is back for its third year. ‘Boom Bap Festival’ has been one of the most rapidly growing events in the UK since its birth in 2012 and they don’t seem to have any plans on slowing down. It was going to be hard last year’s line-up but they seem to have pulled out all the stocks this year. In addition to the expansion of the roster, the brand new location will be equipped with a 4am licence, meaning the party will be going on well into the night.
The event will be taking place in the Mildenhall Stadium in Suffolk, in-between Cambridge and Norwich. At a very modest price of £80.00 for a standard ticket, Boom Bap is a must on the list this year for any hip hop fan in the UK. Tickets can be purchased from the now active Boom Bap website HERE.
This year’s line-up includes a wider selection of acts than previous years, ranging from the classic UK hip hop styles of The Four Owls and the rest of the High Focus crew, to the legendary status of Wu Tang’s GhostFace Killah. Also heading up the headline slots are Dr Syntax alongside his fantastic collective named The Mouse Outfit, Clear Soul Forces, Blak Twang and UK hip hop legend Chester P. As well as the headliners being stronger than ever this year, the rest of the line-up is laced with quality with artists such as Gensis Elijah, Micall Parknsun and Booda French locked in to perform sets. Ed Scissortongue is also set to make an appearance, not long after his fantastic new LP has been releases entitled ‘Theremin’. Check out our interview with him!
As well as this, 2 of Brighton’s legendary outfits are also set to perform as Rum Committee and Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn return to the festival. The full line up has to many names high quality names to mention in this short preview but they are all available for viewing via the Boom Bap website now by clicking HERE.
As well as the main stages there are a number of smaller stages and areas to explore. These include the ‘Square One’ stage, where one of the first elements of hip hop is being brought back; The DJ! Expect to see a number of different Sound Clashes and Beat Battles from some of the finest hip hop DJ’s in the UK. ‘Vinyl Discharge’ is another spot we recommend checking out if you are a vinyl enthusiast, as this is where you will be able to find more crates to dig through than you could ever want. After a years break, Don’t Flop will also be returning with a set of classic rap battles for you all to enjoy. There are over 5 stages so be sure to check out as much as you can.
Be sure to look out the Soapbox crew taking photos and capturing videos of the event and we hope to see you down there in July!