Music, Hip hop

248 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Hip hop crew who have made a career out of satirising the US hip-hop scene. 'Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do' gave the Welsh misfits a number 3 hit single back in 2004.

Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 26 Oct

£16.50 / 01970 623232

Newport Centre

Sat 21 Dec


Queens Hall, Narberth

Fri 15 Nov

£16.50 / 01834 861212

Also at:

Jo Whiley's 90's Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

O2 Academy Liverpool

Sat 2 Nov

£18 / 0844 477 2000

The Mill, Birmingham

Fri 20 Sep



A three-day family-friendly music festival taking place of the picturesque Isle of Bute.

Ettrick Bay Butefest, Rothesay

Fri 26 Jul


Sat 27 Jul


Sun 28 Jul


Loud in London Festival

A festival with over 300 live bands at 15 of London’s coolest underground venues over ten fun filled weekends in August.

O2 Academy Islington, London N1

Sat 6 Jul

£8 / 020 3325 9739

Thu 11 Jul

£8 / 020 3325 9739

Fri 19 Jul

£8 / 020 3325 9739

…and 10 more dates until 9 Nov

Ezra Collective

The award-winning ensemble born out of Tomorrows Warriors UK organisation for jazz music, play a mix of reggae, hip hop, jazz and Afrobeats.

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds

Tue 19 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 224 2066

Button Factory, Dublin

Mon 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Concorde 2, Brighton

Wed 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 673311

Also at:

Kate Tempest

Hip hop lyricist, playwright, poet and MC, who released her latest Everybody Down in May 2014, and has supported the likes of Billy Bragg, Scroobius Pip and John Cooper Clarke.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 10 Nov


Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds

Tue 12 Nov

£22 / 0113 224 2066

Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 17 Nov


Also at:

Portobello Summer Festival

Full day festival filled with a variety of music acts.

Acklam Village Market, London W10

Sun 21 Jul


  • 12:00 – 19:00

The Sugarhill Gang

Hip hop pioneers behind 1979 hit 'Rapper's Delight', the first commercial rap record ever made. Sugarhill Gang’s Hen Dog, Master Gee and Wonder Mike combine forces with Furious Five’s Melle Mel and Scorpio to deliver a double billing of classic hip hop.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Jul

£22 / 0131 220 1161

The Classic Grand, Glasgow

Fri 19 Jul

£22 / 0141 847 0820

Cheese And Bread Presents Jay0117 Plus Special Guests

CHEESE AND BREAD SHOWCASE Bristol's grime collective Cheese and Bread will be coming to London to present an incredible line up of Bristol best MCs plus some very special guests.. This is an 18+ event.

Off The Cuff, London SE24

Sat 20 Jul

Kwesi Arthur

Ghanaian Afrobeat innovator Kwesi Arthur is massive back home and now he’s heading to the UK for his first headline show in London. Bringing together infectious melodies, expressive percussion and cutting-edge RnB, his latest EP sees him confront issues head-on while experimenting with his already unique sound. His music…

Concrete Space, London E1

Thu 4 Jul

£16.50 / 020 7729 1888


London's boutique dance festival founded by Groove Armada. The line-up for 2019 features the likes of Chance the Rapper, Solange Knowles, Four Tet and more.

Gunnersbury Park, London W3

Fri 12 Jul


Sat 13 Jul


Tech N9ne

Academy Events, Spreadlove & This is Hip Hop presents one of the biggest names in hip hop - TECH N9NE as part of his debut UK tour.

O2 Institute, Birmingham

Wed 21 Aug

£22.20 / 0844 844 0444

SWG3, Glasgow

Mon 19 Aug

£21.95 / 0141 337 1731

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Tue 20 Aug

£21.45 / 0113 383 8800

The Ultra 90s Night Out

Transport yourself back to the 90s with a night of nostalgic tunes.

Beachcomber Holiday Park & Entertainment Centre, Cleethorpes

Fri 25 Oct


The Emporium, Coalville

Sat 16 Nov

Grampian Club, Corby

Fri 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

The Underdog Jam

Open mic/jam session night.

The Dog House, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Jul

Action Bronson

Big beardy alternative rapper from New York, whose vocal style has been compared to Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan).

Academy, Dublin

Tue 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Wed 24 Jul

£31 / 0161 236 3234

AFTERCLASS End Of Term Extraveganza

You've made it through the stress of exam season So get ready to let loose at Spotlight Events AFTERCLASS End Of Exam Extravaganza:

Quantum, Birmingham

Fri 28 Jun

£11.25–£22.25 / 07540 401822


World music fusion featuring spoken word poetry from Martin Daws and emceeing from Mr Phormula.

Pontio, Bangor

Thu 25 Jul

£8 (£6)

The Butterfly Effect Festival

Music festival showcasing some of the best garage, house and urban beats.

Lloyd Park, Croydon

Sat 27 Jul

£22–£35 / 020 8760 5672

Children of Zeus

Soul project from Manchester's Konny Kon and Tyler Daley.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Jul

£21.37–£27.24 / 0131 556 7060

With support from Sound Signals (DJ set) and Olivia

Dblock Europe BEDFORD

Dblock are bck in Bedford live performance Supported by local talent Dj’s on the night playin the best of house and rnb n uk rap

Empire, Bedford

Fri 28 Jun

£14–£15.10 (£12.35) / 01234 365544

Estate Of Mind: Sam Wise / Karimthapeasant / Vels

An evening that will showcase multiple art forms that apply to Hip Hop culture. In addition to the line up, a ticket grants entree to the CYPHER, which offers the chance to win a rap related prize. Come down for community, culture and connection. This is an 18+ event.

Off The Cuff, London SE24

Fri 5 Jul

Ezhel - Live in Concert

Ezhel is a prominent representative of hip-hop/trap culture in Turkey with a surprisingly fresh lyrical style that is fusing counter-culture and Anatolian –especially focused on Ankara- city life. In May 2017, he released his first album Muptezhel in which he experimentally blends trap, hip-hop and reggae sounds. Even…

Indigo, London SE10

Fri 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 220 0260



Esquires, Bedford

Fri 25 Oct

£16.75 / 01234 340120