18 Jan 2020

London

The UK’s biggest celebration of hip hop, beats and bass. All-day at Brixton Academy.

Tickets selling quickly!

The UKʼs premier one day Hip-Hop, Beats and Bass festival returns in January 2020.Upgrading from a London all day festival to 2 weekends across London, Bristol & Manchester in Jan 2020.Gathering the best artists from the underground culture, Beat Horizon offers you a carefully curated blend of some of the world’s finest music including a wide variety of genres such as Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Reggae and Drum ‘n’ Bass and more.The festival features acts like Yasiin Bey (the influential hip-hop star and activist formerly known as Mos Def), legendary Goldie and his muscular Funk and Soulful pulses, inimitable alternative hip-hop group The Pharcyde, South London Dubstep icon Mala as well as Drum ‘n’ Bass pioneers Roni Size and LTJ Bukem.This cultural collision of hip hop, dub and drum ‘n’ bass includes Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, Sampa The Great, Swindle, and many more to be announced.

Line Up 2020

Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey (a.k.a Mos Def) barely needs an introduction. One half of the iconic nineties hiphop outfit Black Star, he was immediately rocketed to the top of his game, and his solo work over the following two decades haven’t disappointed, with albums including 2009’s The Ecstatic leading to him being voted one of the top 15 emcee’s of all time!

 

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goldie

goldie

goldie

A true pioneer of the jungle & DnB scenes, Goldie co-founded the genre-defining label Metalheadz. Unlike some of the more anonymous electronic artists of the time, Goldie has always cultivated a strong personality, combining roots in hiphop and graffiti culture with funk, jazz influences.

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Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great

Sampa the Great (Sampa Tembo) is a poet and singer-songwriter. Expressing herself through music, poetry and visual art, Sampa captures listeners with thought provoking words, while encouraging people to enjoy the simplicity of creativity.

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GZA (Wu Tang)

GZA (Wu Tang)

GZA (Wu Tang)

Founding member of THE hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, GZA’s influence on hip-hop has been immeasurable. After the group, his solo projects have been just as prominent, including his first solo album Liquid Swords, frequently charting within the top 10 on Billboard.

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Roni Size

Roni Size

Roni Size

One of electronic music’s most respected auteurs: the Belfast-born, Cologne-based man best known as Calibre sports double decade stripes. His body of work weighs deep with 16 albums and well over 100 12”s, most of which are at home on his own Signature imprint but can also be found on labels such as The Nothing Special, Deep Medi, Soul:r and Digital Soundboy.

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The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde

Their debut “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” in 1992 introduced the world to one of the most innovative and original rap groups ever seen. They have gained a reputation as one of the finest live hip-hop groups with their energetic and fiery performances.

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Mala

Mala

Mala

Mala is a producer, DJ, label owner and visionary best known for his contributions to the scene known as dubstep. But to people who have been touched by his music or moved by his DJing, he holds deeper place in their hearts. Through certain frequencies, his music carries a message that fundamentally connects people.

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Swindle (Live)

Swindle (Live)

Swindle (Live)

Swindle is a dubstep/grime/UK Funky producer from the UK, he has released on several labels such as Deep Medi Musik and Planet Mu, his most successful song so far has been Do The Jazz.

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Jeru the Damaja

Jeru the Damaja

Jeru the Damaja

Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja (born February 14, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper best known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East, ranked as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.com.

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DJ Storm

DJ Storm

DJ Storm

DJ Storm is the DnB foundation from the imitable DJ duo DJ Kemistry RIP also an integral part of the Metalheadz & Reinforced family.
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Don Letts

Don Letts

Don Letts

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.  In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

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Jon 1st

Jon 1st

Jon 1st

Since his breakout win in the 2013 DMC World Online Championships, Jon1st has quickly built a reputation as a ‘DJ’s DJ’, not only proving himself as one of the world’s most diverse turntablists but also as an in demand club DJ, selector and producer, constantly breaking new music and effortlessly blending together influences across the alternative bass music spectrum, in particular passionately exploring the conversation between genres in the 160-170bpm landscape.

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DJ Questionmark

DJ Questionmark

DJ Questionmark

DJ QuestionMark is an open-genre DJ/ turntablist, flutist and music producer known for his unique performances combining scratch DJing with live flute and beatbox solos. His routine involves live remixing using scratch and juggling techniques, combining vintage jazz with modern styles such as nu-funk, glitch hop, hip hop, drum n bass and electro swing.

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James Rail

James Rail

James Rail

James Rail from his real name James Watson is a Drum ‘n’ Bass Producer and DJ from London.

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Wrongtom

Wrongtom

Wrongtom

Wrongtom is a record producer and dj from South London, now residing in the not-so-trendy reaches of the east end, he spends his days playing with tape echo and watching B-movies in his makeshift studio hidden away in a converted nunnery.

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Real Roots

Real Roots

Real Roots

Real Roots is firmly established as one of the leading Roots Reggae/Dub outfits on the London circuit. Hosting and performing at regular sell-out events for over 5 years.

Lead by Sattamann with DJ Paulo also their Real Roots selectors (Dark Futures & K.O’s Chilli Dubs) along with guest MCs have been working crowds in bars, clubs & festivals across the capital, throughout the UK and beyond.

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Mr Thing

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

Join the multimedia mayhem of Mr. Thing, their house band and a selection of special guests as they dive into a chaotic universe of live music, interviews, sketches, games and jingles.

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Where do I get my tickets?

Signup using the email or messenger signups above to get access to cheaper presale tickets. Will be sending out the link on Thursday the 26th of September at 11am

I'm under 18, can I get to the festival?

Unfortunately, you won't be allowed to get in if you are under 18, you will also be asked to prove your ID at the entrance of the festival.

How do I access the festival?

Parking designated for disabled patrons is available in the front, official car park (Hyde Road side of the building), issued on a first come, first served basis. Open one hour before doors (occasionally earlier for Meet & Greet packages). Additional general car parking is available on the opposite side of the building. All official car parks are priced at £7.00, cash only.The 192 bus connects the venue to Manchester city centre, via Piccadilly Rail Station. There is a bus stop directly opposite the venue. Most 192 services have low level access (visit TFGM for timetables).In addition, our transportation partner Uber has a wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more at t.uber.com/uber.access

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