Drakes OVO fest line up

Drake once again will be hosting his annual music festival in Toronto later this summer between August the 4-5.
Over the two days peformers such as B2K, Mario, Pretty ricky and Booby V will perform while drake headlines the show on the 5th.
Drake also plans to host OVO sumits a immersive conference for Canadian creatives. This will take place on August 2nd.

The rapper has faced much backlash due to the high pirces of the tickets.

Tickets to the Aug. 4 show, the first, ranged between $400 and $800.

Tickets for the second date, Aug. 5, the Drake headlining date, went upwards of $800 — which would only get fans a seat at the back of the 20,000-plus-capacity venue.

with some tickets being sold for $2,500 minimum.

The reasonn for this high price is that within a matter of minutes, all tickets on the website were marked as “Official Platinum” — which means that, as per Ticketmaster’s terms and conditions, prices are able to fluctuate based on the demand of a section. This leaves many drake fans spending lots of money on expensive tickets.

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UK UNSIGNED Spoken Word, Last Chance To Enter, Aug 3rd

There is one more event for the nation’s unsigned poets to try and gain a place in the UK UNSIGNED Spoken Word Finals. This happens at 17 Walm Lane, Willesden Green, NW2 5SJ. In conjunction with Holda Poetry & #Hashtag On Tour, we are looking for the country’s best Spoken Word Artists to represent Poetry as part of the UK UNSIGNED Category Finals at the Broadway Theatre in Catford on October 6th, then on to the Silver Dress Ball in Pall Mall for the winner. See  www.ukunsigned.org.uk or contact 07563916027

Nicki Minaj is now canceling her appearance at the festival following the call of human rights organizations who cite the many issues of oppressive nature within the country.

“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” Minaj said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

Ultimately Nicki has decided to stand against the Saudi government using her platform as a way to spread awareness of the situation in the country.

Female rapper withdraws from a detroit festival after learning that non-people of colour would have

Detroit rapper Tiny Jag pulled out of AfroFuture Fest music festival when she found out “non-POCs” were paying more than people of color.
She learned the early bird POC ticket was $10 while the early bird “non-POC” ticket cost $20.
She became enraged by this as she is biracial and many of her family members would be forced to pay this higher price.
The festival defends this by saying “OUR TICKET STRUCTURE WAS BUILT TO INSURE THAT THE MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES (PEOPLE OF COLOR) ARE PROVIDED WITH AN EQUITABLE CHANCE AT ENJOYING EVENTS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY”.

ASAP Rocky has been locked up in sweden.

The A$AP Mob member was arrested and currently remains in Swedish custody as prosecutors determine whether to charge him with aggravated assault.

It’s possible Rocky may remain behind bars for at least two weeks. Normally, Swedish authorities only keep suspects for three days but a judge ruled the Harlem-bred rapper could be held for longer while prosecutors decide if they’ll pursue charges.

Amazon hosts its own festival for Amazon prime day

Amazon Prime Day 2019 starts on July 15. The two-day shopping event will offer a host of deals on a range of priducts. However along with this sale Amazon Music’s 2019 Prime Day Concert is scheduled to take place in NYC on July 10, a star-studded event headlined by Taylor Swift.

The concert will be hosted by “Glee” alum and award-winning actress Jane Lynch, and will also feature performances by SZA, Dua Lipa and Becky G.
Prime member will be able to watch these online live.

Niki Minaj to perform in Dubia

Rap artist Niki Minaj is too perform in Saudi Arabia as the headline act at the Jeddah World Fest. This come with much controversy due to the stark contrast between Niki’s provactive image and the countries conservative mentality. Still the government has allowed the performance. This shift mentality in a country where morality police have been seen assaulting women in public is less to do with a progressive mindstate but instead a way to push a new international image.

U CAN DANCE & UK UNSIGNED

As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary we will be providing platforms to showcase UK based dance talent both here and in the Caribbean for the U CAN DANCE Project.

We are holding auditions on Sunday 21st July at Stanley Hall, 12 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB, from 3pm. You will be asked to perform a routine, no longer than 5 minutes (both solos and groups).

Those selected will be performing at our Grand Finals at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, London, SE6 as part of National UK UNSIGNED Week on October 6th. This will be followed by another major London performance at the Silver Dress Ball in London’s Pall Mall, October 12th.

The best Dance Group will win a cash prize of £500 and the solo act will win £250, plus a trip to Antigua in the West Indies (March 2020) to perform at the U CAN Dance event there

UK UNSIGNED Dance Heat 1 July 21st

As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary we will be providing platforms to showcase UK based dance talent both here and in the Caribbean for the U CAN DANCE Project.

We are holding auditions on Sunday 21st July at Stanley Hall, 12 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB, from 3pm. You will be asked to perform a routine, no longer than 5 minutes (both solos and groups).

Those selected will be performing at our Grand Finals at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, London, SE6 as part of National UK UNSIGNED Week on October 6th. This will be followed by another major London performance at the Silver Dress Ball in London’s Pall Mall, October 12th.

The best Dance Group will win a cash prize of £500 and the solo act will win £250, plus a trip to Antigua in the West Indies (March 2020) to perform at the U CAN Dance event there.

 

Register on this website to take part or text 07932949319