It’s that time of year agin folks… StreetFest is back for 2012! StreetFest has established itself as a credible independent platform for new breakthorugh artists to showcase their budding talent. Previous years have seen Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Mr Hudson, Ghost Poet & Wretch 32 grace the StreetFest stage. As well as being packed with music, art, dance, spoken word, fashion and urban sports StreetFest is aimed at supporting and advocating emerging talent from the UK. StreetFest is all about bringing together a creative collective to showcase new and undiscovered talent.
We can reveal Dagenham lyricist Devlin will be headlining this years StreetFest, lending his grime taught, fast paced wordplay to the East London event. StreetFest will also feature the likes of Lady Leshurr, one of Britian’s top female spitters, who will be stepping up and delivering her rich and complex lyrics at the East London crowd. Hopefully a Deviln x Lady Leshurr battle is on the cards!
Alongside her will be Loren & Sara aka the WORK IT Girls, who will be playing classic sounds of new jack swing, old school RnB and Hip-Hop, dropping anything from Wu Tang, GangStarr, Biggie, TLC, Aaliyah and Missy Elliot to name but a few.
The art focus of the festival consists of many different types of artists ranging from aerosol to illustrators and from fine art to stencil based artisans. This year you can catch Malarky re-creating his crazy little world of characters. Anyone who has walked the streets of East London in the last year will have been lucky enough to see his unique signature quirky creations, whether it’s a jazzy-looking box with a light switch nose and rave glasses or a triangle of bricks with hairy legs and fresh trainers; you know a Malarky character when you see one. The combination of these bright, endearing creations and his unrelenting mission to paint, has thrust him into the forefront of London’s street-art scene. He’s Collaborated with the likes of Bromley, Lucas, Billy and Mr Penfold as well as working on projects for New Era, Footlocker and Converse.
Bridge Stehli – Hailing from Melbourne Australia, is an artist who can put her hand to anything; from beautifully detailed paintings to live drawing, graffiti and body art. Taking inspiration from the people around her and her love of Disney and Warner Bros, her perceptive style effectively marries human traits and animal characteristics. Having spent most of her youth being pigeon holed as a ‘hot girl graffiti artist’ she decided to turn the tables and make light of the stereotype by objectifying some of her male graffiti friends and painting onto their bodies in a project called ‘graffiti on graffers’. This has got a lot of hype recently and you can see her ‘graffing on graffers’ for the first time in London at StreetFest 2012.
Tickets are £12 which isn’t bad for a decent day out, head over to www.StreetFest.net for your ticket and updates on newly announced acts, but in the mean while take a look at what your have to look forward to…