Tokyo World Festival - Weekend Ticket

Sat Sep 21 2019 - Sun Sep 22 2019

12:00 PM

Eastville Park

Fishponds Road Bristol BS5 6XA

All Ages

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SATURDAY
Main Headliner
De La Soul
Tokyo Stage
Gorgon City (DJ Set), Ghetts, Jungle (DJ Set), Leftfield (DJ Set), NAO, Nafe Smallz, Russ, Tion Wayne
Hedonism Stage
Danny Howard, Eli Brown, Hannah Wants, Meduza, Sonny Fodera
World Stage
Ambush, Big Zuu, Chris Lorenzo, Conducta, DJ Q, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Redlight, Romeo & Lisa Maffia (So Solid Crew), Stanton Warriors
Mutiny Stage
Alix Perez, Benny L, Black Sun Empire, Brookes Brothers, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, Halogenix, Ill Truth, Lenzman, Mollie Collins, René LaVice
Pulse Stage
Aphrodite & Swifta, Chopstick Dubplate, Etta Bond, JFB, Mungo’s Hifi & Charlie P, Marvellous Cain, Nicky Blackmarket, Serial Killaz
 
SUNDAY
Main Headliner
Craig David Presents TS5
Tokyo Stage
D-Block Europe, Kurupt FM, Kojo Funds, Mr Eazi M Huncho, Soul II Soul, Wilkinson, Yxng Bane, Yungen
Hedonism Stage
Dax J, Marcel Dettmann, Robert Hood, Roman Flügel
World Stage
Aitch, Distinkt, Gentleman’s Dub Club, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Ms Banks, Preditah, Royal T, SKrapz, Skepsis
Mutiny Stage
Bad Company UK (DJ Set), Delta Heavy, Etherwood, Ed Rush, Frankee, Hybrid Minds, Mr Traumatik, Spectrasoul, Technimatic
Pulse Stage
Benny Page, Buggsy, Deekline, Ed Solo, Freestylers, Gardna, Jungle Warriors, Ray Keith, Top Cat

Children 0 to 12 years old can gain entry with a Child Ticket, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all time.
People aged 12 to 17 years old must purchase a Minor Ticket and be accompanied by a person 18 or over with a valid ID and a valid Adult Ticket. Any Parent, Guardian or person over the age of 18 is permitted to bring in ONE under 18s and are required to accompany them at all times.

No ID no Entry.

Once again, we’ve worked hard to deliver an eclectic line-up at the forefront of modern music, with a focus on contemporary artists, new sounds, and an added dimension of many more live bands.

Innovation through evolution. We seek to keep Tokyo World fresh.

We have also remained true to our usual genres, with a stellar Drum and Bass lineup, iconic Hip Hop and Grime Artists, along with a cutting-edge selection of House royalty. There will be Afterparties both days at Motion, featuring a selection of Artists from the festival and special guests.

To us, Tokyo World is about being as inclusive as possible by integrating the full scope of both innovative and timeless music. We truly feel that diversity and unity are what make music festivals unique, and these are the values we strive to design our event around.

Tokyo World is driven by excitement, passion, and innovation.

With our demographic and audience growing more diverse every year, we are beyond excited to design and deliver a memorable experience to everyone who comes to Tokyo World - all while thinking of new ways to bring people together.
 

Tokyo World Festival - Weekend Ticket

  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.
  • Tokyo World Festival

    Tokyo World Festival

    Music

  • Craig David TS5

    Craig David TS5

    R&B

  • Gorgon City

    Gorgon City

    House

  • Ghetts

    Ghetts

    Grime

  • Jungle

    Jungle

    Neo-Soul

  • Leftfield

    Leftfield

    Progressive House

  • Nafe Smallz

    Nafe Smallz

    Underground Rap

  • Tion Wayne

    Tion Wayne

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • D Block Europe

    D Block Europe

    Urban

    Hailing from South London, D-Block Europe are a collective of artists led by Young Adz and Dirtbike LB. Not being constrained to one genre, their music explores different sounds while showcasing their impeccable bars and staying true to their individual style.

    Meeting at school and forming a friendship, Dirtbike LB watched Young Adz start to make music, releasing his first mixtape at the age of 13 entitled ‘Da Prodify’. He continued to create and release music which lead to him being signed to Universal at the age of 15 and gain recognition as an artist.

    Their collaborative music didn’t come around until 2014 where Dirtbike LB admits is when he finally took the steps to begin creating his own music after watching and supporting Young Adz’s creativity. From that moment, their music started growing from strength to strength seeing them find support from platforms such as Link Up TV, SBTV and being featured on Westwood’s Crib Sessions and Young Adz’ memorable Fire In The Booth.

    With moments of quiet from the pair, their hard work and dedication to their sound hasn’t stopped, as they are constantly experimenting and cooking up new sounds. Their motivation and determination to push their sound has carried them through, leading them to gain the attention of legendary D-Block (JadaKiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch) after Young Adz had toured with JadaKiss.

    They were cosigned by the label at the beginning of 2014 to bring to life D-Block Europe. Compromising of various artists, Young Adz and Dirtbike LB are at the forefront of the group, pioneering their individual sounds across the ocean.

  • Kurupt FM

    Kurupt FM

    Urban

  • Kojo Funds

    Kojo Funds

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • Danny Howard

    Danny Howard

    House

  • Eli Brown

    Eli Brown

    House

  • Hannah Wants

    Hannah Wants

    House

  • Sonny Fodera

    Sonny Fodera

    Dance/Electronic

  • Ambush

    Ambush

    Music

  • Big Zuu

    Big Zuu

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    Big Zuu has always been about bettering himself and helping to better others. The MC, real name Zuhair Hussain, was at university training to work with disadvantaged kids when his rap career began to blow up on the back of a string of incendiary self-released singles. “I told myself, if I’m dropping out to pursue this, I need to bring that same goal with me into my music. I want to motivate people, give them a positive message, to help them chose a route in life that’s gonna empower them,” says the Londoner. All of which helps explain his latest EP, We Will Walk: a five-song surge of grime energy, eclectic beats and needlepoint-precise rhymes designed to supercharge the self-belief of those who listen. “It’s basically youth work on a bigger scale,” laughs the 23-year-old, already one of the best-loved forces in the UK urban underground. His story, this release makes clear, is just beginning.
     
    Zuu may have titled this release We Will Walk, but the momentum behind him approaching summer 19 is more of a sprint pace. Content With Content, his scintillating debut mixtape, dropped late last year to strong reviews, praised for its “ferocious flows” (The Guardian) and “top tier bars, holding his own against mainstays of grime” (Trench). His collaborators include JME, P Money and Craig David. BBC 1Xtra gave him a residency that’s become unmissable radio. And thanks to a searing viral freestyle about his community’s regret and rage over the 2017 Grenfell disaster, the tower block fire that claimed at least 72 lives in 2017, he arrives at We Will Walk with a reputation for fearless truth-telling: an artist unafraid to speak up for his ends. 
     
    “I wish I never had to record that,” Zuu says of the Mary J Blige-sampling Grenfell Tower Tribute, recorded and released in a day (a response time quicker than the government’s). “But reaction was crazy. I had people who were in the fire and who had family in the fire tell me they needed this: they needed to hear a voice asking the questions I was asking. I didn’t want to do it to be some sort of saviour. I did it because I lost a friend in the fire [20-year-old Yasin El Wahabi]. I wanted to represent him and some of the pain that people affected were feeling, what they were going through.”
     
    Zuu grew up the son of a Sierra Leonean mum and absent Lebanese father on West London’s Mozart Estate, in nearby Maida Vale. “My mum always had music in the house. She was always dancing to Michael Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, old school classics. Mum was very positive and always wanted me to do well: more education, more education. The message was to better myself.” Eventually he discovered music: Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP was his first album, before a friend put him onto grime aged 10. “I heard of it, but I’m from west and we didn’t really have grime radio. He showed me Channel U and instantly I was like ‘fuck, what is this?! This is sick!’ Fell in love and the rest is history,” he beams.
     
    The summer between leaving school and starting college was the summer he started trying his hand at rapping himself. It was somewhat accidental, though. “Me and my friends had nothing to do – we were just rolling around. So we’d get rap instrumentals, J Dilla, Alchemist, proper classic US rap beats and spit to them for a laugh: cat-in-a-hat shit,” he grins. Even spitting simple rhymes, friends noticed a natural talent and encouraged him to take it further. He still remembers the first proper bar he penned. “Welcome to my life, and yes I am the host, not too many good times so I guess I can’t boast, but when they ask what do I love most, it gotta be my mum cos she was there at the lowest,” he recites like it was yesterday. “See? I’ve always been on my conscious shit, always an emotional little git!” 
     
    Spurred on by AJ Tracey (“my college was next to his college so on break time he’d come link me and we’d stand outside spitting bars”), Zuu sharpened his style, writing bar after bar, recording demo after demo. Soon he was tearing it up on pirate radio stations like Enfield’s Mode FM and a key cog in the MTP collective grime crew, whose members include Ets, Sketch, Wax, D7, General Courts, as well as AJ. A self-titled EP landed in 2017 that made good on the raw promise of singles like 2015 street favourite Shelling Dis Year. Before too long he was rubbing shoulders with the grime royalty he used to worship. “Making a song with JME was crazy. There’s a video of me at a Tim Westwood rave aged 17 going crazy to him with my gun fingers out. Now I’m on a track with him? Crazy, man,” he laughs (Zuu laughs a lot).
     
    We Will Walk is a confident statement that Zuu calls “the epitome of everything I’ve delivered so far. You can’t put it in a genre: people might say it’s rap music, that it’s grime music but really, it’s just Big Zuu.” Sure enough, the five tracks finding him experimenting with melody like seldom before: singing over melancholy vocal samples on the SOULS-produced title track and bringing a ‘90s throwback vibe on Came From The Block (“a celebration of where I’m from and where we can go,” he says). “You can get where you wanna, just depends on where your mind is,” he promises fans on that track. 
     
    “If I’m saying something positive, it’s like I’m tricking people into taking that message on board and having a more positive outlook. You’re still vibing. You can still do a little dab. But your subconscious is taking it in. As rappers, we have a chance to make people see differently. Young impressionable kids who won’t listen to their mum or dad, but would listen to their favourite MC,” he says. “Are we as an urban music scene trying to uplift people, or feed them nonsense and make money from it? The rap game for so long has been about selling a lifestyle to people who don’t live it, who’ll never live it.” Of all the people who might listen to a song about wearing a Rolex on their wrist, only 1% may ever experience those kind of riches. Why not say something real, is Zuu’s entire outlook.
     
    “I’m 23. One day I’m gonna ask: what’s my legacy? We all got a legacy, whether what you do is music or cooking or youth work, whatever. I want to look back and say I reached people,” he says. Big Zuu will walk, and there’s nothing that can stand in his way.
     
  • Chris Lorenzo

    Chris Lorenzo

    Dance/Electronic

  • Conducta

    Conducta

    U.K. Garage

  • Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul

    R&B

  • Wilkinson

    Wilkinson

    Drum 'n' Bass

  • Yxng Bane

    Yxng Bane

    British Rap

    East London-born rapper Yxng Bane specializes in dancehall-infused R&B, but doesn't shy away from blending genres from across the board. Bane first appeared online in 2015, when he began uploading tracks to SoundCloud; the play counts quickly rose, giving him a platform to make music videos. At first, Bane was reluctant to reveal his identity, choosing to hide his face behind a mask. However, the mask was eventually removed, revealing his face to the public for the first time in the video for "Lone Wolf/Pronto," which saw release in the run-up to his debut EP, 2016's Full Moon. The following year, Bane geared up for the release of his next project, Bane of My Existence (aka B.O.E.), leading with the single "Fine Wine" in collaboration with Kojo Funds.

  • Yungen

    Yungen

    British Rap

  • DJ Q

    DJ Q

    Dance

Tokyo World Festival - Weekend Ticket

Sat Sep 21 2019 12:00 PM - Sun Sep 22 2019

Eastville Park Bristol
Tokyo World Festival - Weekend Ticket
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.

All Ages

SATURDAY
Main Headliner
De La Soul
Tokyo Stage
Gorgon City (DJ Set), Ghetts, Jungle (DJ Set), Leftfield (DJ Set), NAO, Nafe Smallz, Russ, Tion Wayne
Hedonism Stage
Danny Howard, Eli Brown, Hannah Wants, Meduza, Sonny Fodera
World Stage
Ambush, Big Zuu, Chris Lorenzo, Conducta, DJ Q, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Redlight, Romeo & Lisa Maffia (So Solid Crew), Stanton Warriors
Mutiny Stage
Alix Perez, Benny L, Black Sun Empire, Brookes Brothers, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, Halogenix, Ill Truth, Lenzman, Mollie Collins, René LaVice
Pulse Stage
Aphrodite & Swifta, Chopstick Dubplate, Etta Bond, JFB, Mungo’s Hifi & Charlie P, Marvellous Cain, Nicky Blackmarket, Serial Killaz
 
SUNDAY
Main Headliner
Craig David Presents TS5
Tokyo Stage
D-Block Europe, Kurupt FM, Kojo Funds, Mr Eazi M Huncho, Soul II Soul, Wilkinson, Yxng Bane, Yungen
Hedonism Stage
Dax J, Marcel Dettmann, Robert Hood, Roman Flügel
World Stage
Aitch, Distinkt, Gentleman’s Dub Club, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Ms Banks, Preditah, Royal T, SKrapz, Skepsis
Mutiny Stage
Bad Company UK (DJ Set), Delta Heavy, Etherwood, Ed Rush, Frankee, Hybrid Minds, Mr Traumatik, Spectrasoul, Technimatic
Pulse Stage
Benny Page, Buggsy, Deekline, Ed Solo, Freestylers, Gardna, Jungle Warriors, Ray Keith, Top Cat

Children 0 to 12 years old can gain entry with a Child Ticket, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all time.
People aged 12 to 17 years old must purchase a Minor Ticket and be accompanied by a person 18 or over with a valid ID and a valid Adult Ticket. Any Parent, Guardian or person over the age of 18 is permitted to bring in ONE under 18s and are required to accompany them at all times.

No ID no Entry.

Once again, we’ve worked hard to deliver an eclectic line-up at the forefront of modern music, with a focus on contemporary artists, new sounds, and an added dimension of many more live bands.

Innovation through evolution. We seek to keep Tokyo World fresh.

We have also remained true to our usual genres, with a stellar Drum and Bass lineup, iconic Hip Hop and Grime Artists, along with a cutting-edge selection of House royalty. There will be Afterparties both days at Motion, featuring a selection of Artists from the festival and special guests.

To us, Tokyo World is about being as inclusive as possible by integrating the full scope of both innovative and timeless music. We truly feel that diversity and unity are what make music festivals unique, and these are the values we strive to design our event around.

Tokyo World is driven by excitement, passion, and innovation.

With our demographic and audience growing more diverse every year, we are beyond excited to design and deliver a memorable experience to everyone who comes to Tokyo World - all while thinking of new ways to bring people together.