Headlining Sole DXB 2016
19th Nov goes intergalactic as the hottest artist in the universe right now takes to the Sole stage in the form of none other than Mercury Music Prize-winning Skepta. Fresh off the back of his critically acclaimed fourth album Konnichiwa, and having celebrated his fellow BBK member Maximum’s birthday in Dubai last year, North London-born grime icon Skepta returns, this time to play his first ever show in the city. This is a show not to be missed!
The Mercury marks a celebrated second coming for the genre which began in the housing estates and pirate radio stations of east London over a decade ago, but in the past couple of years has experienced something of a commercial resurgence and moved toward the mainstream. Konnichiwa, picked up the prestigious award, the first recognition for grime since since Dizzee Rascal won for Boy in da Corner in 2003. Skepta beat some of the UK’s biggest artists, including Radiohead and even the first posthumous nomination for David Bowie’s final album Blackstar.