There’s just one day left of NASS 2019. Yesterday (Saturday 12 July) saw another incredible selection of music acts spread over 15 stages, live and curated street art from some of the best names in the game and the world’s top skate and BMX athletes compete in one of the biggest and most progressive contests in the country.
Headline act Rudimental closed the Mainstage yesterday with a feel-good performance that won’t be forgotten by the packed and energetic crowd. Supporting on the Mainstage was NASS favourite Loyle Carner whose moving set drew a packed crowd. Manchester’s IAMDDB lived up to her hype, commanding the stage with her fierce attitude. Skilled rapper Akala performed a flawless set filled with thought provoking and deep sentiments. UK hip hop heavyweights and NASS’ veterans, The Four Owls entertained the crowd with their unique sounds, while iconic Spanish street art duo, PichiAvo treated the crowd to live art across 40ft shipping containers.
Southbank, Hangar and The Warehouse stages provided an unbelievable offering of drum and bass from artists including Hype + Hazard, Culture Shock, 1991, Darkzy + Window Kid, Skepsis + Bru-C, Kanine, General Levy, Hedex and Traumatik and Die:Mantle. Elsewhere The Lock In stage hosted a grime extravaganza with performances from secret headline guest Ghetts, East London rappers Devlin and Sir Spyro, Jaykae, Rude Kid and Logan Sama.
In addition to witnessing live and curated street art, budding artists also got involved in the Gums and Tongue Sketch Club, an on-site art workshop at the Truck & Bearing Pub where they drank and drew with international artists and top local talent.
It was another exciting day of action sports, with a busy schedule of competitions and jams over both skate and BMX. The Skate Women’s Open finals went off, after a hard-fought battle it was Great Britain’s Lola Tambling who took home the top spot, finishing her run with a frontside 540, much to the delight of the packed crowd. At just 11 years old, Lola is definitely one to watch for the future.
The BMX Wallride Presented by Fireball produced an awe-inspiring spectacle, with the riders pulling out all the stops in return for cash, a notable mention goes to Kieran Riley (GBR) for nailing a barrage of difficult tricks including a Flair Tail Whip. Earlier in the day BOQER123 took over The Plaza for an epic BMX Street Jam.
Live action sports results can be seen here https://www.nassfestival.com/results
Day tickets can be purchase here www.nassfestival.com/tickets.