After the success of the inaugural Beat Horizon at Printworks London last year, festival organisers SoundCrash have announced the very good news that Beat Horizon’s second coming will include trips to Bristol and Manchester in January 2020. 

With a lineup that pays homage to the forefathers, as well as the greats of today, Beat Horizon is bringing together some of the best underground artists from the UK and US. Almost every act on the lineup could take a headline slot, with Black Star’s Talib Kweli, Sampa the Great, drum and bass’ MBE-holding Goldie and Bristol’s own DnB legend Roni Size making up less than half of the huge bill.

Almost every act on the lineup could take a headline slot

Taking place across Motion, Beat Horizon will bring a beautiful collision of East and West Coast hip hop, London vs Bristol DnB, dubstep meets dub, and Swindle – the production genius that fits no description. 

The lineup will also incorporate some further local talent for the Bristol leg, in the shape of Bristol Dub Club, The Insiders and Lion Pulse Soundsystem.

 a historic and wide range of artists within beats, hip hop and bass music

SoundCrash and Beat Horizon director Rob Waller tells us: ‘The concept was to bring together a historic and wide range of artists within beats, hip hop and bass music. The variety is both geographical, bringing US and UK acts together, and also in the range of classic and newer breakthrough artists. 

‘In my experience if you like drum and bass you, probably like hip hop too and vice versa, so it keeps it interesting. I really wanted to make it a once in a lifetime collection of artists. People that would normally headline in their own right, therefore making Beat Horizon totally unmissable!” 

 I wanted to make it a once in a lifetime collection of artists

Tickets aren’t yet available, but you can sign up for pre-sale tickets now via their website, with the link  going live at 11am 26 September.

FULL LINEUP:

Talib Kweli
Sampa The Great
Goldie
Roni Size
Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
LTJ Bukem
Mala
Swindle
Jeru The Damaja
Bristol Dub Club
The Insiders
Lion Pulse Soundsystem

24 January 2020 – Beat Horizon, Motion
Tickets // motionbristol.com

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