22 September 2018 (gig)
23 September 2018
Some of the biggest names in the game right now came to show out and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Opening the night was Jorja Smith, followed closely by afrobeats star, Mr Eazi, who got the entire arena jumping with his tracks ‘London Town’ and ‘Leg Over’.
The night was hosted by the 1Xtra Djs, like Dotty, Ace, Snoochie Shy, Charlie Sloth and many others. Uk rapper, Chip, was up next and previewed a few tracks from his fourth studio album, Ten10, which was released on Friday 21st Sept. A new sound from chip who features a more Dancehall vibe on a few tracks.
The next act was so highly anticipated due to the success she’s had recently, being signed to DJ Mustard’s label, growing popularity across the pond and her eagerly awaited, self-titled album just announced. Yes, Ella Mai was up next, and although she only performed 2 songs (yes, you guessed it.. ‘boo’d up’ and ‘trip’) her set was short but so sweet.
Other acts included UK rappers MIST, Yxng Bane and Stefflon Don. Who all gave incredible performances. Most notably, Stefflon Don who had the entire arena singing along to her hit ‘Hurtin’ me’. Afrobeats royalty, Kojo Funds and Davido were also in attendance and kept the crowd highly entertained.
1Xtra resident DJ Charlie Sloth lent his skills to the sets of Ambush, D-Block Europe and Headie One, with notable hits like ‘tracksuit’.
Penultimate act of the night, Pusha T showed out and got the arena pumped and ready for the final act, Chance the Rapper. The Chicago born and raised star was a perfect way to close the night. Performing his newest hits like ‘65th and Ingleside’, ‘I might need security’ and the gospel inspired ‘Blessings’.
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