Tokyo World Hits Eastville Park with a Massive Two-Day Lineup This SeptemberPosted on: 12 Jun 2018
Tokyo World is returning to Eastville Park this September to throw one of Bristol’s most highly anticipated events of the year.
Last year, event organisers expanded the previously one day festival into a two-day event - something that will continue this year with over 100 acts expected to perform. The event’s social media pages have promised guests a host of changes including the introduction of a new Production and Sound Team who are set to take the festival to new heights. By changing their approach to sound design, they aim to reduce noise pollution in the local area whilst maximising quality of the experience for festival-goers.
The festival attracts a crowd of around 20,000 each year, mainly formed of past and present students keen to dress up and have fun kicking off the new university year. The weekend in September will see Eastville Park transformed into a sparkling dance haven, bringing together people from all over the UK for a weekend of music and good vibes.
The artists featured at Tokyo World will cover a diverse range of musical genres, meaning that there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. The festival organisers say; “We truly feel that diversity & unity are what makes music festivals unique, and these are the values we've always strived to design our event around.”
This year there will be an entirely new seventh stage, created to accommodate multiple live bands and performing artists. Full lineups were announced last week. Saturday’s show will be headlined by Action Bronson who will be joined by Lethal Bizzle, electronic Submotion Orchestra, and London rapper Nadia Rose. Sunday will feature the legendary Sister Sledge, electronic band Morcheeba, Groove Armada’s DJ set and American rapper Ace Hood.
Headliner Action Bronson is an American rapper, reality TV star, author and talk show host who released his debut album Dr. Lecter in 2011. He has since accompanied Eminem on a short Australian tour with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and 360 in 2014 and released 3 more albums, the latest being Blue Chips 7000 in 2017.
British rapper Lethal Bizzle appeared in 2002 as a grime MC with More Fire Crew - their grime single ‘Oi!’ charted in top 10 of UK singles chart. He released his debut studio album Against All Oddz in 2005, then Back to Bizznizz in 2007. Bizzle is known for blending dance music with grime, and experimenting with dubstep and house.
A seven piece band formed in Leeds, Submotion Orchestra are influenced by dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub. Their debut EP Finest Hour was released in 2011 and since then they have performed all over the UK and Europe and at festivals including The Big Chill, Latitude, Outlook, Bestival and Wonderfruit. They have so far released 5 albums - their latest was Kites in 2018.
Nadia Rose (Croydon rapper and cousin to Stormzy) emerged onto the scene with her debut EP Highly Flammable in January 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. She’s performed on several festival main stages (Wireless, Born & Bred), and rocked Bristol back in late 2016 at an In:Motion event.
Tokyo World will take place from midday to 10pm on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September, with after parties at Motion providing a space for those who don’t want to stop dancing in between!
You can check out the event’s Facebook page here for more details on lineup.
First and second release tickets are already sold out, but you can get third release here - full weekend tickets are £71.50 inc booking fee.
Better hurry, this year is seeing tickets sell faster than ever before!
Iona is a final year Biomedical Science Undergraduate at the University of Bristol. Her passions include blogging, walks by the harbour and exploring new cocktail venues. Iona is working with 365Bristol as part of the Santander Internship scheme for spring and summer 2018.