• Lady Leshurr, Saul Williams & King Midas Sound | Friday 5th July

  • Fri, 05-07-2019 at 19:30
  • Bradford Literature Festival
    University of Bradford
    BD7 1DP City of Bradford
Lady Leshurr, Saul Williams & King Midas Sound | Friday 5th July - Bradford Literature Festival - Bradford

£15 - concessions are available (see below)Friday 5th July | 19:30St George's HallBradfordTickets: www.bradfordlitfest.co.ukLady Leshurr brings the flair of her infectious Queen’s Speech freestyles to headline. The MOBO award-winning grime and hip-hop vocalist is famous for her playful delivery and fearless character, switching between battle-rap witticisms to bars about mental health without skipping a beat.No-one pushes the envelope like Saul Williams, whose career spans well beyond 20 years and boasts avant-rap albums, slam poetry success, Sundance-winning feature films and Broadway theatre. The legendary American’s magnetic presence is globally renowned.King Midas Sound pairs returning poet Roger Robinson with electronic dub maverick Kevin Martin (AKA The Bug). The duo fuse devastating spoken word with melancholic ambience on their immersive, vulnerable new album, Solitude.This year’s flagship music showcase takes place at a newly renovated St. George’s Hall, with rap royalty, fierce poetry, and the experimental underground coalescing for an unforgettable evening of lyrical artistry.Each act is a master of their own domain, so this is not a night to be missed!Concession tickets:FREE via the website - Anyone on benefits or living in social housing, refugees, asylum seekers, those living on a state pension.FREE via the box office only - Anyone caring for a disabled audience member (call 01274 238525, 9am-5pm, Mon- Friday)DISCOUNTED via the website - students, senior citizens, the disabled.***Lady LeshurrIf the royal monarchs organised a search for the new queen of British rap, it’s certain that all roads would lead toward Lady Leshurr. She has performed sold out shows from New York to Brixton and attracted the attention of international hip-hop heavyweights like Timbaland, Erykah Badu, and Busta Rhymes.https://twitter.com/LadyLeshurrhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCecMENbFygVpGpg68jMfTHwSaul WilliamsSaul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, which was released in 2001. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House to the Sydney Opera House.https://twitter.com/SaulWilliamshttps://soundcloud.com/saul_williams-1King Midas SoundKing Midas Sound is the duo of poet Roger Robinson and Kevin Martin (aka The Bug). Releases on Hyperdub and Ninja Tune set the blueprint for their sound: a mutant blend of electronic lovers’ rock, dub and narco hip-hop. Solitude, their new album, is a meditation on loss. The duo plough a lonely furrow of minimal ambience and haunting melancholia in tone poems that radiate isolation and dread. Their live show explores the possibilities of spoken word, deep listening and low volume ambience to create an inward-facing intensity that demands total immersion.https://twitter.com/kingmidassoundhttps://soundcloud.com/cosmo-rhythmatic