Street Fest presents…
STREET FEST WITH FOREIGN BEGGARS & DJ SEMTEX
SATURDAY 11TH MAY
Sessions: 2pm – 2am
Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2ED
Music: Two stages of live music, main stage hosted by MC Paz headlined by Foreign Beggars and DJ Semtex who will be joined by residents from Musicology and License to Jungle, plus Flame Griller, Budrat Records and Defenders Of Style.
Visual Arts: Curated by PaintFreaks, 25 local and internationally celebrated graffiti and street artists, painters and illustrators including Veno, Simon Hook, Andy Seize, Meds_One, THINK, Cortisol Kid, Smor, Spek, Peza each creating large scale canvases and building murals painted in real time in and around the festival.
Dance stage: Real time dance battles, shows & demonstrations will take place during the day, with hip hop and funk classics from Leeds based DJ collective Fresh Jive. The Dance stage is for the 7th year curated by women in hip hop organisation b.supreme. The day will feature Explosive UK, an emerging dance collective from Leeds City College, plus the best of the Leeds dance scene. Featuring hip hop dance battles, an 80s theme disco with prizes. Highlights will include; All Style Dance Battle preliminaries, battle (top 8) and Final staggered throughout the day. B-Girl SunSun will be master of ceremonies and three International judges including B-Girl Candy B (NYC) will be on hand to judge and demo, plus a breaking showcase battle.
Sport: Skateboarders will introduce their ‘culture’ through various showcases and demonstrations via specifically constructed circuits across the venue. Mini-Ramp Jam will be curated by Learn to Skateboard. Professional and amateur skate competitions on a 32ft half pipe with over 40 skaters including Ben Groves and riders from Leeds infamous Welcome Skate Store all competing for cash prizes.
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