Project 6 Festival

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Over the penultimate weekend of May Project 6 festival took place in Brockwell park, South London. Headlining the event were Nines, Pusha T, and AJ Tracey with a host of other rappers, bands, and DJs gracing the festival’s 6 other stages. AJ Tracey delivered a vibey performance of some of his top hits while Pusha T performed a set of songs from across his array of albums and mixtapes. He followed this with a medley of some of his best guest performances, with the crowd rapping that iconic ‘Mercy’ verse word for word. Nines then closed out the day with a fiery performance to an electrified crowd.

Alongside the headline acts, other artists on the main stage included Freddie Gibbs, who has been enjoying a stellar run of mixtapes and features in recent years. He was joined by his frequent collaborator, DJ and producer Madlib, who delivered the cool, melodic instrumentals that were the backdrop of the set. Other iconic British acts such as Casisdead, Unknown T, Katy B, and Ms. Dynamite also graced the stage.

On the Fabriclive stage, electronic acts such as Shy FX, Eliza Rose and Todd Edwards performed throughout the day. SBTRKT performed tracks from his landmark eponymous album, while South London-based, multi-instrumental collective Steam Down delivered a brassy, percussive set. 

The African diaspora was also represented; South African DJ Vigro Deep took over the Places + Faces stage with an amapiano set. Juls followed later, playing a collection of classic and contemporary afrobeats, amapiano hits, and a selection of his own music.

Project 6 is part of the Brockwell Live, a program of festivals and live events running through the summer in Brockwell Park. The festival is the newest addition to the series but by bringing in the hottest talent in UK and international hip-hop and electronic music, it looks to become a mainstay of the festival lineup.