Festival Season 2016: UK hip-hop & grime picks...

If you've missed the meteoric rise of UK hip-hop and grime in the past few years, you clearly live in a bubble... From the early days before Dizzee went mainstream and most people were only privy via YouTube videos from Don't Flop, the scene has exploded and is causing huge waves throughout the UK & US music industries.
With that in mind, we've put together a selection of festivals with the best line-ups within those genres.

Outlook Festival - The cream of the crop. Nobody can dispute the heavyweight line-up.
Stormzy, Kano, Novelist, Section Boyz, Lady Leshurr, Levelz, Flowdan, Little Simz, Akala, Lady Chann, Silkie, DRS, Chimpo, Fox... Fully repping UK music on this bill.
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/outlook-festival

Giggs, Stormzy, Kano, Big Narstie, Preditah... Just a selection of London's greatest.
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/lovebox

The Mouse Outfit, Beardyman, Riot Jazz, and Congo Natty throwing in some jungle vibes. Big for a first line-up announcement.
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/moovin

Bassline Festival
Krept & Konan & Yungen just announced... We're expecting more from the UK grime scene on this lineup. Keep your eye out.
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/bassline-festival

Parklife Festival
Skepta, Jack Garratt, Stormzy, Kano, Bugzy Malone, Pusha T, Lethal Bizzle, Section Boyz, Preditah, Novelist, Levelz, Lady Leshurr, Yungen, Logan Sama, Rich Reason. Always a huge line-up... 
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/parklife-weekender

Reading & Leeds Festival
Giggs, Jack Garratt, Krept & Konan, Rag’N’Bone Man, Little Simz, Maverick Sabre, Lady Leshurr, Geko, Section Boyz, DJ Semtex, Bugzy Malone, Kano, Fekky, Yungen, Raleigh Ritchie, Franko Fraize. As one of the UK's most established festivals, a grime & hip-hop presence was certainly expected.
Tickets: http://www.inner-city.co.uk/reading-and-leeds-festival

It might not be everybody's cup of tea, but without a doubt the UK scene is on the up, most definitely here to stay.
Soz Azealia.

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