East London original grime pioneer turned worldwide superstar, Dizzee Rascal, has been added to the Soundscape Festival bill taking over the Ricoh Arena stadium bowl on Sunday June 16.
Chart and dance music fans will be treated to a day of whirlwind acts later this year, as Coventry prepares to host an array of chart-topping music talent.
Dizzee Rascal becomes the seventh artist added to the line-up, as the home of Wasps Rugby prepares for a mammoth day of music featuring huge global acts and the buzz of a traditional festival, with the added bonus of state-of-the-art tech and facilities for discerning music fans chasing a taste of the spectacular.
Soundscape’s line-up speaks for itself, with a range of acts that have commanded headline slots at some of the country’s hugest music events. Dizzee brings his upfront blend of hip-hop to the festival, joining headliner and iconic French DJ and producer David Guetta, playing his only UK date.
Also on the bill is the UK’s brightest new soloist Anne-Marie, chart-topping electropop trio Years & Years, million-selling dance group Clean Bandit, chart sensation Mabel and X-Factor breakout stars Rak-Su, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
The ultimate performer Dizzee will showcase his number one hits “Dance Wiv Me”, “Bonkers”, “Holiday”, “Dirtee Disco” and “Shout”.
His debut album ‘Boy in da Corner’ is still considered a grime classic and earned him the 2003 Mercury Prize Award and he’s still ripping up the rule-book.
He’ll also showcase his bass-heavy newer material, with songs like ‘Wot U Gonna Do?’ from 2017 album ‘Raskit’ and ‘Bassline Junkie’ from 2013 album ‘The Fifth’, which is sure to get crowds jumping. There will also be new material to enjoy from new EP ‘Don’t Gas Me’. Recent single ‘Quality’ samples the classic 1992 hardcore track ‘The Sound Of Music’ by Nookie and is the ultimate festival floorfiller.
Along with a star-studded programme packed with hits, Soundscape’s world-class staging will be the scene for huge production, dazzling light effects, atmospheric lasers and breathtaking pyrotechnics, putting all music fans right at the heart of the action.
The festival vibe continues away from the excitement of the main stage. Ricoh Arena is set to be transformed into a buzzing revellers’ paradise, with an array of artisan food stalls to help you keep your energy up for your non-stop dance moves, along with swish prosecco bars and mini gin palaces to make you feel refreshed and ready for anything.
Dance, eat, drink, relax – and then, once revived, it’s back to the dancing! Soundscape is set to be the stuff of legends, a staple of the summer live music calendar – and you can say you were there right at the very start!