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What fans need to know about Beat Horizon Festival

Find out more about the event, taking over venues in London, Manchester and Bristol in January 2020.

After a hugely successful debut in London last year, Beat Horizon is set to return in 2020.

Now expanding to three days, the festival takes over London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 18 January 2020, Motion Bristol on Friday 24 January 2020 and O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on Saturday 25 January 2020.

Doors open at 14:00 in London, 13:00 in Manchester and at 20:00 in Bristol.

Beat Horizon is dedicated to all things hip hop, beats and bass, boasting a line-up of some of the best musicians from around the world alongside some stellar homegrown talent.

Leading this year’s line-up is legendary New York City rapper Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, who will be performing at the London and Manchester legs of Beat Horizon.

First breaking through in the ’90s New York freestyle scene, Bey is widely considered to be one of the greatest lyricists of all time. The rapper is currently gearing up for the release of his new album Negus, due to land on streaming services in January 2020.

Fellow New York rapper, and frequent Yassin Bey collaborator, Talib Kweli is set to perform at the Bristol and Manchester shows.

Known for collaborations with artists such as Kanye West, Just Blaze and Pharell Williams, alongside his considerable solo output, fans can look forward to a full live show from the hip hop legend with a setlist comprised of tracks such as Hot Thing, Listen!!! and Get By. 

Artists also confirmed to appear at Beat Horizon include London jungle legend Goldie, Zambian-Australian singer-songwriter Sampa The Great, Bristol drum and bass hero Roni Size and LA hip hop collective The Pharcyde.

An official afterparty for the London date will take place at Brixton Jamm, with British drum and bass hero LTJ Bukem set to perform.

Scroll down to see the full Beat Horizon line-up.


Beat Horizon Festival line-up

Artists headlining Beat Horizon include Yasiin Bey, Goldie and Talib Kweli.

Saturday 18 January 2020 at O2 Academy Brixton, London

  • Yasiin Bey (Full live show)
  • Goldie
  • Sampa The Great (Full live show)
  • Raekwon
  • Roni Size (90 minute set)
  • The Pharcyde (Full live show)
  • Mala (90 minute set)
  • Jeru The Damaja (Full live show)
  • Rodney P
  • DJ Storm
  • Don Letts
  • Lowqui & Dynamite
  • Jon 1st
  • Dolenz
  • DJ Questionmark
  • Mr Thing
  • Wrongtom
  • Real Roots
  • James Rail
  • Cheeba
  • Supa Dupa Fly
  • AH SH!T
  • Don’t Flop
  • Tom C
  • Big M
  • Chip Shop
  • DMC World

Friday 24 January 2020 at Motion Bristol

  • Talib Kweli (Full live show)
  • Goldie
  • Roni Size (90 minute set)
  • Sampa The Great (Full live show)
  • LTJ Bukem (90 minute set)
  • Mala (90 minute set)
  • Swindle (Full live show)
  • Jeru The Damaja (Full live show)
  • Bristol Dub Club
  • The Insiders
  • Lionpulse Sound
  • DJ Cheeba
  • Lowqui
  • MC Dynamite

Saturday 25 January 2020 at O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

  • Yasiin Bey (Full live show)
  • Goldie
  • Talib Kweli (Full live show)
  • Sampa The Great (Full live show)
  • Roni Size (90 minute set)
  • LTJ Bukem (90 minute set)
  • Mala (90 minute set)
  • The Pharcyde (Full live show)
  • Dub Phizix & Strategy (90 minute set)
  • Swindle (Full live show)
  • Channel One (90 minute set)
  • Jeru The Damaja (Full live show)
  • DJ Woody
  • Jamie Groovement

Tickets for Beat Horizon Festival are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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