NEWS: Pitch festival reveals final two artists to join line-up

NEWS: Pitch festival reveals final two artists to join line-up

Pitch Festival, Scotland’s international, multi-venue conference of hip hop and underground culture will take place in Glasgow on Saturday 27th August 2022. Following last month’s invitation for submissions to join the showcase, the final two names have been unveiled.

Glasgow rapper ID and Aberdeen/London producer/songwriter duo Vagrant Real Estate & Namesbliss will join the Pitch Scotland showcase at Glasgow Saint Luke’s.

Nigerian-born rapper ID, formerly of Hector Bizerk and MFMT, has performed haunting tracks such as ‘YEN’ and ‘My Life, Pt 1‘, part of the Born Running project recorded at Glasgow’s 644 Studios. On these tracks the rapper tells of his life experiences growing up in the Scottish city with attention-grabbing clarity. ID has recently performed at Riverside Festival and TRNSMT as a special guest of Bemz.

Aberdeen producer/DJ Vagrant Real Estate has recently produced for the likes of Illinois artist GATSON and Scots McRoy and Bemz as well as being named one of BBC Radio Scotland’s Artists to Watch. Having hooked up with Namesbliss, the grime artist/DJ who sold out Peckham Audio with his debut headline show, the pair’s tracks together meld chilled vibes with encouraging lyrics that often run counter to preconceptions of the genre, with their latest, ‘Rubicon Lychee‘ being playlisted by Adidas London and gaining over 250k Spotify streams.

Both acts, along with the other four showcase acts , will receive a £500 creative development grant from Pitch, supported by new talent funders the PRS Foundation, and an invitation to a post-conference information session on further developing their careers. As previously revealed the other four acts are pioneering MC LOTOS, Aberdeen songstress AiiTee, Dundee rapper MC Salum and Wales’ award-winning Mace the Great.

Limited tickets for Pitch and the full programme may be found here.

NEWS: Pitch festival reveals final two artists to join line-up

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