Tokyo World 2018 will once again help the city’s summer go on just a little bit longer, taking place in Bristol’s Eastville Park in mid September.
The event, now a staple of the Bristol and UK festival scene, has announced headliners such as Action Bronson, Sister Sledge, Groove Armada, Mike Skinner and Lady Leshurr.
It’s another daring line-up and Tokyo World 2018 comes with an added dimension of many more live bands, including Submotion Orchestra, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, Stereo MC’s and Bristol’s very own Laid Blak.
Soizic Hagège, part of the festival’s event management team, said: “We have always been supportive of the next generation of festival goers and always will be.
“The significant inclusion of many live bands this year on the new Live Stage is something we’re very much looking forward to.”
Carving out a reputation as a festival at the forefront of modern music, with a focus on contemporary artists pushing new sounds, this year’s festival is expected to attract an even wider audience with the expansion of the programme.
The Mutiny Stage will boast a stellar Drum and Bass line up and the Hedonism Stage will, for the second year running, be the place to find cutting-edge House royalty with Erick Morillo, Maya Jane Coles, Steve Lawler, Kerri Chandler and Danny Tenaglia headlining over both days.
Fans of Hip Hop and Grime can look forward to seeing sets by Ace Hood, Lethal Bizzle, Little Simz, Nadia Rose Not3s and Ms Banks on the festival’s Vulkano Stage.
“We are working hard to be as inclusive as possible, and to integrate the full scope of both innovative and timeless music, but also of music fans and festival goers,” Soizic explained. “We truly feel that diversity and unity are what makes music festivals unique, and these are the values we strive to design our event around.”
The event runs from midday to around 11pm on the 22nd and 23rd of September, but there are also
official after-parties for both days at Motion for those who want to keep on dancing.
Acts are yet to be announced for this year, but both after-parties will mainly feature Electronic and Urban music artists with a splash of Drum and Bass.
For more festival news and to buy tickets see the Tokyo World 2018 official website. You can also keep up with the festival’s news on their Facebook page. Early Bird Tickets are still available for purchase here.
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