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Welcome Fortnight 2017 Acts

A brief look at all the incredible acts that will appearing throughout Welcome Fortnight.

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Shakka is one of the UK's premier young talents. Since beginning his career he has won 2 MOBO awards and 2 UMA awards. He is well known for his songs, 'Walking With Elephants' (Ft Frisco), and 'Say Nada' (Ft JME), both of which have been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube. He has also worked with Wretch 32, Sigma, Basement Jaxx, Idris Elba, Lethal B and Giggs. His newest release, 'Know My Ting', also featured UK grime and rap legend, Ghetts!

General Levy

General Levy, one of the truly great Jungle artists to have come out of the UK ever. General Levy's most iconic song, 'Incredible' (Ft M-Beat), is one of the most memorable songs to have been released in the last 20 years. It has been featured in movies such as 'Ali G In Da House' and many others. You can see him perform it with some of the most famous current rappers (Skepta, JME, Tempa T etc) on the #Radio1Takeover here. Recently he has been putting his unique style on dubplates of famous songs, such as Rhianna's 'Work' and Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You'.


Beat A Maxx is at the very forefront of audio visual DJs. Since 2010 Maxx has been blending his extensive DJ experience with video and award-winning skills on the turntables. We saw him last year, and believe us when we say he creates a show like you’ve never seen before! His sets are a mash up of multiple music genres along with clips from film and TV, together with 3 live video cameras showing the main stars - you, the crowd! 
Add in a crazy live performance for a DJ set unlike anything else out there!

Grand Unified Themes (GUT)

G.U.T are 3 friends with 2 decks and 1 dream - to make people move. Grand Unified Themes was founded on the basis that no musical genre is superior to the other - if it can be mixed, they'll mix it! You can catch G.U.T at our Lightbox Takeover - we've given full creative responsibility to Grand Unified Themes, where they'll be playing a night of Disco and House under a tunnel of lights! Bring your dancing shoes...

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