Hip hop and R&B

B-Boys and G-Girls unite; here's an in-depth run down of the UK's vibrant hip hop and R&B scene, with everything from tour information on the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and Frank Ocean up to reviews of the biggest albums both old and new.

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Hip hop and R&B Venues

We've plucked out the greatest venues from across the land for you to experience hip hop and R&B, each home to a smorgasbord of live acts and performers week in week out.

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From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million seller, Craig David is so much more than your average artist. The Southampton born singer is a truly exceptional individual who transcends the norm, consistently outdoes expectation and continues to push musical boundaries. It’s incredible to consider what he’s achieved during his ten year career. From Ivor Novello awards to sales of over 13 million, 2 No.1’s, 13 Top 10 hits, huge success in America and sold out shows across the world, Craig is one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo artists. As well as awards, acclaim, platinum sales and sold-out tours, the singer/songwri...

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SW4 - South West Four 2018
Popular Event: 219+ going
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SW4 - South West Four 2018

Clapham Common, London

Saturday 25th Aug

11:30am til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

From £55 + BF

Taking place on Clapham Common, London across the August Bank Holiday weekend, South West Four is th...

Snowbombing 2018

Snowbombing 2018

Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Mayrhofen

Monday 9th Apr

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

From £249 (+BF)

A festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties. All in the idyllic alp...

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This week's hip hop and R&B events

Kulture Live: Laid Blak

Kulture Live: Laid Blak 'About Time' Album Launch

The Lanes, Bristol

Friday 2nd Mar

7:30pm til 10:00am

Minimum Age: 18


Laid Blak back in there home city for their awaited 'About Time' Album Launch

Big Al

Big Al's Funk Social ft: The Buffalo Brothers

Night People, Manchester

Saturday 24th Feb

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

£4 earlybird / £5 before midnight / £6 after

BIG AL’S FUNK SOCIAL with the magnificent BUFFALO BROTHERS (Live) followed by Diesler, Si Ha...

Stein Bier Keller Newcastle Oomparty!

Stein Bier Keller Newcastle Oomparty!

Bier Keller, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Saturday 24th Feb

8:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From £5


Wiley Featured event


O2 Academy Brixton, London

Friday 2nd Mar

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£19.50 + £1.25 RL

SJM Concerts present Wiley the Godfather of UK grime live in London