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Underage Festival, the world’s first and only strictly 13–18s festival, is returning to London for a sixth year this August and is pleased to confirm more exciting names to the bill.
Joining already confirmed acts such as Zulu Winter, Jessie Ware, Savages and Rustie will be Devlin, the Dagenham-born, sharp-tongued rapper and MC, who will be closing the festival on Friday 31st August at Shoreditch Park. Having broken through the forefront of the Urban British scene with his innovative lyrics and talent for delivering complex bars delivered at breakneck speed, Devlin returns this summer with a new album following his hugely successful debut Bud, Sweat and Beers, and promises to
deliver a truly memorable closing set.
Also confirmed for 2012 is fellow MC and veteran of the UK grime scene, Skepta, Oxford quintet, Foals (DJ Set), whose Tapes mixtape out now on K7! Records has been achieving critical acclaim, and Misha B. Originally gaining the public’s attention as an X Factor finalist, Misha B has since graduated to a fully fledged singer/songwriter as proved by the impressive list of artists she is working with on her debut album including MNEK, Professor Green and Wretch 32.
Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears says: "It’s incredible how quickly five years has gone. The firstUnderage Festival was an amazing event; the atmosphere and energy of the audience, everyone was buzzing from the bands and singing along to all the lyrics. The line up this year is really shaping up and I think will be more focused than ever as there are less stages, but no less thrilling than in previous years. It’s also exciting to be on a new site in Shoreditch Park"
Underage Festival emerged in 2007 to provide a unique and safe enviroment for young people to enjoy live music and get a taste of the festival experience. Holdong the title of 'Worlds First Festival for Under 18s’, Underage still leads the way for teenage events, with its unrivalled credible and innovative line ups. Previous highlights include Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Bombay Bicycle Club, M.I.A, The Maccabees, Foals and many more.
Underage is also pleased to announce this year’s media partners are Last FM, I Paper, Live Magazine
and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
"Live Magazine – created by teens and young adults and supported by some of the UK's foremost media and brands – are really excited about their first year as media partner for Underage. After a decade discovering and celebrating emerging inner city talent; from next gen music artists to designers and journalists, it feels right to cement Live's significant growth over the last few years by partnering with every discerning teenagers' ultimate music festival. Plus it’s a great way to celebrate
Live's 11th birthday!" - Robbie (17), Music Editor, Live Magazine
“Underage’s eclectic line-up upends the notion that 13-18 year olds listen solely to Justin Bieber-esque drivel” The Fly
“Glorious sunshine, great music and free sweets make this the perfect teen-friendly festival” NME
“It remains an accomplished opening to the world of festivals for the next generation” Virtual Festivals
Early Bird tickets available for £19.50 http://www.seetickets.com/Event/UNDERAGE-FESTIVAL/
Full Line Up
BIGKids, Cashtastic, Citizens!, Deap Vally, Dear Prudence, Devlin, Disclosure (Live), Dog Is Dead, Dry the River, Eugene McGuinness, Fixers, Foals DJ Set, Hadouken!, Iceage, Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia, Maverick Sabre, Misha B, Outfit, Palma, Violets, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rustie, Savages, Scrufizzer, Skepta, Spector, Summer Camp, Theme Park, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Tribes, Willy Moon,
For your chance to win a pair of tickets answer the following question:
Who is headlining Underage Festival?
a) Dizzee Rascal
Closing date 27th August.
Remember, only those 18 and under can go
The website says:
The area now covered by Shoreditch Park was terraced housing until the area suffered catastrophic bomb damage during World War II. Temporary 'pre-fab' housing was erected on the site but was cleared betweem 1964 and 1973, creating the park.
The park was awarded a Green Flag award in 2011. The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. Hackney currently has thirteen Green Flags - one of the highest totals in London.
The park has recently undergone a facelift, and boasts smart new lighting, seating, pathways and sporting facilities.