Looking for a way to celebrate post-lockdown? Fancy bringing in your newfound freedom with some belting-at-the-top-of-your-voice classics? Intro Metrofest. A new festival that takes place in Trent Park in London on Sunday 8th August.
Metrofest promises to be a celebratory event as festivals begin to return to the summer landscape after the last twelve plus months of no live music or events.
The festival draws for some massive names in Hip Hop, R&B, Jungle and UKG. It feels good to get excited about festivals happening again.
Heading the festivals main stage, in his first-ever UK festival performance, is none other than Fat Joe. The Terror Squad and DITC man will head up a bill that features R&B royalty, Blackstreet, Ruff Ryders, First Lady of hip hop, Eve and R&B stars Mya, Jon B, Bobby V, Horace Brown and Terri Walker with Fatman Scoop acting as host for the stage. DJ sets come from Collin Francis, Mike Panteli and Firin Squad.
If that wasn’t enough, there are a number of stages hosted by Jungle Mania, Flava Of The Month, Raindrop and DLT.
The Jungle Mania stage features a whole host of Jungle and drum & bass legends including Grooverider, Brockie, Kenny Ken, Remarc, Jumpin Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket and Ray Keith upping the vibes from start to finish. Expect loads more hip hop from Flava Of The Month who will feature US turntable maestro and mixtape king, Tony Touch, two of the dopest rappers from the UK in Skinnyman and Mysdiggi and a lot of UK hip hop DJ talent including DJ279 and DJ Bizniss plus hip hop karaoke!
Not only that but DLT will showcase fresh sounds from rising R&B and Afrobeat artists AAA, RBC, Buttery Hotness and Tiny Man with two special guest headliners still to be announced whilst East London party-starters, Raindrop, host a stage of high vibes, with sets from DJ Jukess, Shaq Five, DJ Day Day, Max Denham, Skaps and more.
UKBM will be there covering the event so stay tuned for news and announcements in the run-up to the festival.
Tickets to Metrofest and all information about the festival are available here – https://www.themetrofest.com
I’m a music journalist based in the U.K. with a love for bass music in many forms from drum & bass and dubstep to hip hop and grime. Always looking to check out new music as well as digging back for the classics and attending as many events as possible.