WORLD ISLAND - LEEDS
FESTIVAL FINDS NEW HOME AND ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP
FINAL ADDITIONS - BADBADNOTGOOD, JORDAN RAKEI, JUNGLE, NUBYA GARCIA AND MORE JOINING SAMPHA, LOYLE CARNER & UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA FOR ONE OF THIS YEARS MOST EXCITING LINE-UPS
CUTTING EDGE PERFORMANCES ACROSS THREE NIGHTS AT LEEDS SOUTH BANK
FRIDAY 25TH, SATURDAY 26th
& SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018
GLOBE ROAD, LEEDS
Following 2017’s sell-out inaugural event, SUPER FRIENDZ are pleased to announce the full line-up for World Island taking place 25th - 27th May 2018.
The Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May will feature huge headline performances from 2017’s Mercury Music Prize winner SAMPHA, BRIT nominated and MOBO award winning LOYLE CARNER and UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA.
Joining the bill of over thirty acts are Badbadnotgood, who will open the event alongside Sampha and new additions Kojey Radical and Tom Tripp on Frida 25th May.
Ninja Tune signed Multi-Instrumentalist, Jordan Rakei, joins a Saturday line up which already boasts Loyle Carner, Nightmares On Wax, Yellow Days alongside further additions Sam Gellaitry, Rina Sawayama, Knox Fortune amongst many more.
Returning to Leeds on Sunday 26th are Jungle, who’s hugely anticipated, sophomore record is due for release imminently. Jungle will be joined by Mr Jukes (Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman), whose debut album ‘God First’ gained huge critical acclaim last year. A host of the country’s hottest, new, jazz talent including Nubya Garcia, Laura Misch, Ezra Collective also join the bill, together with spiritual leader of the scene Gilles Peterson and the inimitable Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
World Island is excited to be part of the regeneration plans for Leeds’ South Bank and the new site, which is just 7 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station, will be transformed over the three days with two, covered arenas of live music, DJs and some of the North’s best street food vendors, hand-picked by the Belgrave Feast team.
A host of World Island presents after-parties will be revealed soon with event partners Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House curating the free, must-attend events.
Full List of acts:
FRIDAY 25TH MAY
SAMPHA / BADBADNOTGOOD / KOJEY RADICAL / TOM TRIPP / BLOSSOM CALDARONE
SATURDAY 26TH MAY
LOYLE CARNER / NIGHTMARES ON WAX / JORDAN RAKEI / YELLOW DAYS / MASEGO / SAM GELLAITRY / ALFA MIST / CARMODY / JARREAU VANDAL / KNOX FORTUNE / RINA SAWAYAMA / S4U / BARNEY ARTIST / ELIZA / FRANC MOODY / DULAHLI / MALAIKA
SUNDAY 27TH MAY
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA / JUNGLE / PLUS SPECIAL GUEST GILLES PETERSON / MR JUKES / IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE / MOSES BOYD / EZRA COLLECTIVE / NUBYA GARCIA / LAURA MISCH / PUMA BLUE / YAZMIN LACEY / OSCAR JEROME / MALI HAYES / GALAXIANS / TETES DE / POIS / OLA SMIZDT / ?