Wretch 32 to headline new stage at Leeds Festival

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Wretch 32 has been confirmed as the third headliner on the new BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage at this summer’s Leeds Festival.

The new addition to the three-day music extravaganza is aiming to deliver the best of hip-hop and grime from the UK and farther afield, and it will run across all three festival days.

Wiley and Devlin were earlier this year revealed as headline acts and have now been joined by Wretch 32, who will top a line-up that also includes American lyricist Angel Haze, Brit legend Ms Dynamite, iconic 1Xtra DJ, David Rodigan, Mikill Pane, Ghostpoet, MC Context, and Knytro on the opening day of the festival, Friday, August 23.

London MC Wretch 32 has had an amazing year. After an arena tour supporting Example, he also became the face of some iconic brands at the London Olympics. With his major label debut album Black and White amassing over a million sales, he is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the pioneers of the UK grime scene.

Headlining the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage on the Saturday will be UK grime artist Wiley with support from widely respected DJ and producer Toddla T, who is bringing a full out live show to the stage and grime heavyweight P Money.

Also appearing are Nathan Flutebox Lee & The Clinic, whose ability to simultaneously beatbox and play the flute has earned him a global following, Manchester-based musical collective Murkage and up and coming London MC Scrufizzer.

Dagenham-based rapper Devlin is the Sunday headliner and will be joined by hotly tipped newcomer Action Bronson, South London rapper Giggs and Mic Righteous, one of the hottest young stars of the UK hip-hop and grime scene.

Also added to the bill is the presenter of flagship BBC Radio 1xtra Hip Hop show, renowned DJ and producer DJ Semtex and winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Performance of the Year’ for his rap battles in Don’t Flop, Lunar C.

Manchester’s alternative hip-hop faction Broke’N’£nglish and self-described “soul with a bit of weird”, Etta Bond are two more names to be confirmed for the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage.

Tickets for the Leeds Festival are available from 0871 2310821 or online at: www.festivalrepublic.com or www.leedsfestival.com

Tickets can be bought at face value, in person when paid for in cash at Leeds Visitor Centre.

There is also a payment plan scheme available with three instalments of £67.50 payable plus booking fee and postage, full details on the Reading & Leeds websites. The last day to take part in the scheme is Friday, May 31.