Opus and Now Then present one of the true rising stars of the festival scene with a multi-room party at Sheffield's music institution Yellow Arch Studios. Recently signed to Stut records (think Seun Kuti, Ebo Talyor and Sun Ra), Nubiyan Twist’s new label mates speak volumes of the quality you can expect from their 10-piece live shows. Effortlessly blending Future Jazz, afro beats, heavy dubs and blistering musicianship into their own sound is no easy feat.
Also on the bill are special guests:
Otis Mensah – Sheffield's HipHop sensation is the city's official poet laureate, a young story-teller-rapper-poet with a mesmerising delivery and a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life.
Plus DJ sets from residents from some of Sheffield's best party series:
Moonmonkey (Vibrations) – Vibrations resident and longtime Sheffield party promoter, Moonmonkey will be delivering a hefty portion of dancefloor mayhem. Expect copious quantities of speaker juddering bass and beats and a generous sprinkling of the unexpected!
Mr Stag Beetle (FroZac) – Spinning anything from crisp techno cuts to big bass lines.
The Empress (Mango Disco) – Join The Empress in a celebration of women and queer musicians from West Africa, Trinidad, Bolivia and Brazil with a set with a live congas player. Expect a eclectic riot of Latina, Soca, Dancehall, Afro-beat, Hip-Hop and Highlife.