Thursday 14 December 2017

Grime heavyweight Stormzy announces headline Irish gig


Sasha Brady

UK grime artist Stormzy has announced a headline Irish gig.

Following on from the announcement of a new album Gang Signs & Prayer, the South London MC has announced a headline gig at The Olympia Theatre on March 29.

The grime heavyweight, who has been endorsed by everyone from Kanye to Jools Holland,  started out with a YouTube freestyle series titled Wicked Skengman in late 2013, in which he would spit over classic grime beats and put the videos online.

A debut EP, Dreamers Disease, soon followed in 2014, along with a MOBO award for Best Grime Act. And in 2016, the 23-year-old was named among Europe's most influential artists in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

“For some people where I come from, what I’ve done is already unbelievable,” says Stormzy. “But we can all do it if we focus and cut out all the bullshit. You can go on the be something when all odds are against you. You can do it quick, and effectively. Just make your mark and step in the game.”

Tickets from €26.40 and will go on sale this Thursday, February 9 at 9am.

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