We Are FSTVL has introduced that rapper Skepta is the newest main addition to their 2023 pageant lineup.
The summer season digital music occasion is about to host their Tenth-anniversary celebrations at Damyns Corridor Aerodrome in Upminster, Essex, from 25 to 27 August. On Saturday 26 August, the pageant will welcome the grime MC and DJ to its Stable Grooves stage.
Skepta, 40, has been well-known for his contributions to the UK grime scene for the reason that 2000s, as a part of the collective Boy Higher Know (BBK) and for his solo work.
Born Joseph Adenuga, the “That’s Not Me” rapper was a driving power of the grime revival through the 2010s. In 2016, his self-released album Konnichiwa beat the likes of David Bowie and Radiohead to say the pretigious Mercury Prize.
Extra just lately, the “Shutdown” star has turned his consideration to digital music after launching his home imprint Más Tiempo earlier this yr with fellow BBK member Jammer.
Talking to Mixmag in April, Skepta delved into his curiosity in performing extra DJ units. “I’ve all the time recognized I’m greater than a rapper,” he defined. “Going ahead I need to present my consideration to element and relentless onerous work ethic in numerous methods and DJing is one in every of them.”
Skepta describes Más Tiempo as “a motion, from Africa to London, to Ibiza” and made the label’s debut at Glastonbury’s Arcadia stage final month.
For We Are FSTVL, Skepta will probably be joined on the Stable Grooves stage by names such as Seth Troxler, PAWSA, Dennis Cruz, Silvie Loto and Traumer. Additionally just lately added to the lineup are the DJs Jackmaster and Shonky.
Since its 2013 launch, We Are FSTVL has firmly established itself as one of many main digital music festivals in Europe with spectacular stage and visible manufacturing. This yr will see the launch of their Terminal 2.0 venue, described as “5 years within the making and a pageant enviornment construction like no different within the UK”.
Throughout the weekend, the complete lineup consists of The Prodigy, FISHER, Annie Mac, Carl Cox, Sonny Fodera, Folamour, Joel Corry, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Classic Tradition, Andy C, Interplanetary Prison, Amelie Lens, John Summit, LF System and Mochakk.