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Island hip-hop talent to play at The Loft

Mon 18 Feb 2013

Island hip-hop talent to play at The Loft

The Loft in Newport is set to be the venue to be seen at later this month, as a wealth of local musical talent and a number of high-profile international artists will be taking to the stage.

Akil the MC - a founding member of Los Angeles hip-hop group Jurassic 5 - will be headlining the night's performance on Thursday (February 21st), with the artist being supported by an array of fine Isle of Wight musicians.

The Isle of Wight County Press reports DJ Winchester, Cooly Haste, DJ Jakey Chan, DJ Wills of Steel, DJ Nipsy, Joe Public, Dan Hill, K.O.V and DJ Mewtant have all been booked for the evening, meaning fans of rap and hip-hop will be well catered for.

Doors to the show are set to open from 13:00 GMT, with the entire day being devoted to showcasing the skills of the island's hip-hopsters.

According to the organisers Happy Feet and 1Step Productions, the show is "an All Star Island support as usual with the cream of Isle of Wight hip-hop old and new, this is the perfect way to dance off the New Year blues!!"

Tickets are now available for advanced purchase at a cost of £6 per adult, while entry can also be secured on the day from £8. Open to over-18s only, visitors may be asked to show proof of age when heading along.

Elsewhere, jazz fans planning a trip to the island over the coming months might like to book themselves a place at this year's Bill's Birthday Bash, which will be taking place at the Apollo Theatre on June 23rd and promises to be a real treat for those who love this laidback genre.

Performers on the night will include seasoned artists saxophonist Alan Barnes, double bassist Cass Caswell and trumpeter Digby Fairweather, with tickets set to go on sale from May 26th at the Apollo box office.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801542212-ADNFCR

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