2015's inaugural Born & Bred festival - the first UK event to base itself entirely around the London street sounds of grime, garage, dubstep and drum n bass - was a resounding success. As such, it's little surprise the event is returning for 2016, this time with an added day and a new partner in the form of Rinse FM. The Rinse team up makes perfect sense, with the former pirate radio station's remit easily dovetailing with the Born N Bred ethos. As with last year, the event will take place in the heart of East London, in Haggerston Park, Shoreditch, on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016.
Headliners anounced so far include local grime heroes Newham Generals (aka D Double E and Footsie), revitalised dubstep pioneer Benga, and Atlanta trap star iLOVEMAKONNEN - here's the line up as it currently stands:
ILOVEMACKONNEN / A G COOK / AJ TRACEY / ANT TC1 / BENGA BUGZY MALONE / CALIBRE / CHUNKY / COUSIN / CREED / DBRIDGE DET / DISPATCH RECORDS / DJ CARTIER / DJ RON
DJ SPOONY / DLR / EXIT RECORDS / FABIO / FOUNDATION
FWD>> / GEKO / HEAVYTRACKERZ / HERITAGE / HODGE
JAMMER / JAMMZ / JOSEY REBELLE / KAMIXLO B2B LEXXI
KID DRAMA / KORELESS / LADY LESHURR / LAMONT / LAUREL HALO B2B HODGE / LILY MERCER / LIVIN' PROOF / LOEFAH
LOGAN SAMA / LONDON SOME'TING / LORD OF THE MICS / LOTIC LOXY / MARCUS INTALEX / MARCUS NASTY / MATT JAM LAMONT MC GQ / MC VISIONOBI / MICKY PEARCE / MR.MITCH B2B LOGOS MSSINGNO / MURLO / NEWHAM GENERALS / P MONEY / PALEMAN SAM SUPPLIER / SIOBHAN BELL / SIR SPYRO / SKEPTICAL
SO SOLID CREW (LISA MAFIA & ROMEO) / SP:MC / SPLURGEBOYS SURVIVAL / SWAMP 81 / THE SQUARE / VENCHA / WOOKIE YOUNGSTA / ZED BIAS / ZERO T
Ticket details and more info are available on the Born N Bred site.- weekend tickets are currently going for a cheeky £30, we'd not be surprised if they sold out quick though...