Four new additions to the billing at the NASS Festival 2013 have today been announced. Skepta, Kids In Glass Houses, IDIOM and Mic Righteous are all joining an already star studded line up that is promising to surpass all expectations.
The Main Stage already boasts a lineup chock full of serious musical heavyweights including the incredible Nas making an all too rare UK appearance as well Hadouken! Katie B, Zane Lowe and We Are The Ocean.
Skepta’s popularity as an MC and producer has generated a fan base of loyal followers that have witnessed his career take him from pirate radio stations in North London to one of the first names in any informed shortlist of grime artists. Skepta’s formidable reputation in the grime circuit was affirmed when he became a founding member of Boy Better Know, a collective that is commonly referred to as the grime super group. His roots are underground, anti mainstream, but his fluid delivery and irrepressible presence on stage meant he was always destined for the big stage.
Kids In Glass Houses know exactly what it takes to ignite any crowd. Their hotly anticipated UK headline tour could well be seen as a warm up for the NASS Festival that awaits them at the end. Having toured alongside the likes of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, their appetite for raucous live has seen them move out of the shadows and into the limelight. Their latest single, ‘Drive’ will no doubt raise the roof though ardent fans will be also hoping for a sneak preview of their next album, ‘Peace’.
IDIOM, a DIY quartet of veracious males from the South West of England who began life as a band with a simple mission statement: “Whether they find themselves playing to Ten or Ten Thousand people, the aim is to bring the house down every time”. Based in Exeter, the four-piece were at the forefront of the welcomed rock-rap revival at the end of the noughties. Formed in 2005, the hard-working collective take influence from bands as diverse and eclectic as Incubus, Rage Against The Machine, SiKth, System Of A Down and Deftones. They’ve spent the last 3 years finding their way on to the cover mounted album of Metal Hammer, performing a live session on XFM and staking their claim at the forefront of the British live music scene.
The mainstream came calling for Mic Righteous in 2012 as his reputation as one of the hottest young stars in UK rap saw him open for the likes of Wretch 32, Wiley, K Koke and Lethal Bizzle. With over 10 million Youtube hits to his name, Mic Righteous now enjoys favourable airtime on BBC 1XTRA, SBTV and Grime Daily. Featuring on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ go some way to show just how far he has come in such a short time.
The buzzing atmosphere, 5 stages of world class dubstep, drum & bass, punk and rock, exceptional action sports and art installations showing street culture at its best, guarantee that NASS will be a festival experience like no other.
Published on 31 May 2013 by Ben Robinson