NASS will once again present a phenomenal music feast with some of the sickest names in the music industry on the billing – from Cypress Hill, Netsky and Andy C to Reel Big Fish, The Bronx and Funeral for a Friend.
With so many more acts confirmed this is already one of the most anticipated stage line-ups in NASS history but the insane music offering doesn’t stop there with American rapper DJ Proof, grime heavyweight Isaiah Dreads, DJ Jonezy, Astroid Boys and Magnus Puto now additionally locked in to play Main Stage.
For those who like it loud, drum & bass and dubstep heavy hitters Harry Shotta, Mampi Swift & Carasel, Sinprint & Crisis, Maxxi P, Premise, Catalyst, Tuskan, Techture ft J Man, Deeper Connection, NuEra, ReDefeat & Grudge, Dosage and Ben Remember b2b Rektchordz will be bringing some serious beats to NASS 2014, but that’s not all…
With the Rock Stage back with with a bang, 2014 sees some massive rock, punk, ska and alternative acts taking to the stage including Gallows, Trash Talk, Cerebral Ballzy, Blitz Kids, Sonic Boom Six and Decade to name a few. Joining these loud and lively acts will be The Hell, Slaves, Brawlers, Only Rivals, Boy Jumps Ship and Remember December for one hell of a lively weekend.
If this wasn’t enough, underground collective SIKA STUDIOS will be bringing the cream of their UK grime, hip-hop and grubstep DJs, acts and MCs to the Showground with the likes of Gardna, Dirty Dockerz, Influx, Subzee, Smalls Deep, Dj Shottie featuring MC Kuedon, Flash Harry, Babylon Destruction Unit and many more gracing NASS with their presence. Hailing from Bristol, the Sika Studios collective is a big favourite with the NASS crowd and this year won’t prove any different.
It’s 3 months to go until NASS, the biggest action sports and music festival in the UK, lands in Shepton Mallet. With some of the leading names and hottest upcoming talent in the music and action sports industry already confirmed, the 2014 is shaping up to be the biggest in the history of NASS.
With so many hip hop, drum & bass, dubstep, rock and alternative heavyweights in the line up it could take some serious planning to catch every act you want to see. Luckily for you, NASS has just released a day-by-day breakdown of the line up so far…
Friday: Netsky Live and ‘The Executioner’ Andy C, plus Friction & Friends ft P Money, Crissy Criss, Linguistics and special guest, Let’s Be Friends and Monki.
Saturday: Cypress Hill, MistaJam, Funeral for a Friend, The Bronx, Krept & Konan, TC, Fred V & Graffix & MC Felon, Black Sun Empire & Codebreaker MC, Nicky Blackmarket, Rockwell, Trash Talk and Sonic Boom Six.
Sunday: Noisia, Wilkinson, Reel Big Fish, Gallows, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Roska, Dismantle,Cerebral Ballzy, Random Hand, Blitz Kids, Decade and Verses,
With Cypress Hill, Netsky Live, Noisia, Reel Big Fish and Mistajam just a few of those already on the menu, NASS 2014 is set up to be one insanely immense weekend.
But the line up doesn’t stop there as joining this already star-studded line up are Monki, Wilkinson, Funeral For a Friend, Lets be Friends, Borgore and Fred V & Grafix & MC Felon to name a few.
Celebrated underground tastemaker and Radio 1 girl of the moment Monki will hit NASS fans with a bagful of big hitters from grime and drum & bass to dubstep. At the top of her game this chief DJ will no doubt have the crowd pumped when she steps up to the decks.
Musical genius Wilkinson will also be taking to the NASS stage to whip the crowd into a drum & bass frenzy. On unstoppable form since the release of Need To Know at the beginning of 2013 Wilkinson has since smashed charts with the biggest D&B breakthrough tune of the year Afterglow cementing him as one of the hottest D&B producers and new electronic artists in the UK.
With something for everyone, rock lovers will not be disappointed with Funeral For a Friend confirmed to take to the NASS stage. Hailing from Wales and with over 12 years on the scene under their belts, this band will give the NASS crowd a mix of hardcore and energetic punk songs to be remembered.
The line up doesn’t stop there… in just 12 months, Lets Be Friends have managed to capture the imaginations of fans and influencers worldwide and have gone from unknowns to playing the main stage midnight set for Global Gathering NYE and this year NASS!
Set to unleash a slew of new music and crazy remixes that’ll reinforce their position as heavyweight producers of their own brand ‘full flavor dance music’.
Hailed for thinking outside the box, Borgore continues to push the boundaries of dubstep, electronic music, metal and everything in between. A worldwide headliner, Borgore's bass-in-your-face frenzy performance complete with crowd surfing, mosh pits and crazy stage presence ticks all the boxes for NASS.
Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson a.k.a Fred V & Grafix will also be returning to NASS 2014 for one hell of an energetic set. Signed to Hospital at the end of 2011 the two have been making huge waves ever since producing an abundance of epic musical drum & bass gems and this March 17th sees the release of their debut album Recognise giving NASS fans a glimpse of what’s in-store for their massive July set.
Also joining these epic acts for NASS 2014 are Friction & Friends ft P Money & Lingustics, Roska, Rockwell, Dismantle, Random Hand and Decade.
With such a phenomenal music feast on offer there wont be a dull moment at the Bath & West Showground this July.
Music aside, NASS will once again present the cream of action sports competitions with international skate and BMX athletes going head to head on the industry’s biggest and best course.
BMXers confirmed so far include Logan Martin (NASS '13 BMX champ), Greg Illingworth, Matt Priest, Tom Justice, Luke Padgett and Todd Meyn to mention just a few of the biggest names on the International BMX circuit that have signed up to take on the UKs biggest comp – the NASS Pro.
Battling it out for the £12.5K prize purse for skate are Danny Leon (NASS '13 skate champ), Dannie Carlsen, Ben Grove, Denis Lynn, Josh Young and Kelvin Hoefler. After the supreme tricks and runs witnessed at the 2013 event, the bar is set high for those thrashing it out for the 2014 win and money.
CYPRESS HILL! That's right!!! We've got the CYPRESS HILL taking on the Main Stage at NASS. It's their ONLY show in the UK in 2014, so if you want to see the gods of hip hop performing live, better buy your tickets now and get your asses down to the Showground in July. KEEEEEN!
You're insane in the brain if you thought for a second we'd miss out some D+B big dogs in the first announcement, NETSKY LIVE – with his entire live band – and NOISIA are both in.
We've also got… MISTAJAM, KREPT & KONAN, DJ EZ, BLACK SUN EMPIRE, TC, HANNAH WANTS, MY NU LENG and NICKY BLACKMARKET confirmed!
That's just the first announcement for NASS 2014, and there's a ton more on the way.
NASS Festival is back!
The action sports and music festival returns to the Bath and West Showground from 11-13th July 2014.
With tickets officially going on sale at 12pm on Sunday 3rd November demand is high with a limited amount of early bird passes selling out in record time during a flash sale at the end of the festival that saw the likes of Nas, Katy B, Zane Lowe, Hadouken, Skepta, Andy C, Benga top the bill of the 3 day event.
Basked in sunshine for the entire event, there was no shortage of awe inspiring sports action also with a whole host of internationals and the cream of the UKs best skaters and BMX’ers. World Cup Skate Comp saw the strongest foreign contention making the trip over including Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler and Diego Fiorese but Madrid’s Danny Leon took the title taking home over £5K. Ozzie riders Logan Martin, Brandon Loupos and Todd Meyn flew over for a fierce battle for the top 3 podium places splitting over £10K between them.
Rumours are rife with early speculation over potential headliners and attending star athletes but one thing that is for sure, save the date. Nass is coming…
Here’s what went down in 2013.
NASS 2013 Highlights trailer:
Four new additions to the billing at the NASS Festival 2013 have today been announced. Skepta, Kids In Glass Houses, IDIOM and Mic Righteous are all joining an already star studded line up that is promising to surpass all expectations.
The Main Stage already boasts a lineup chock full of serious musical heavyweights including the incredible Nas making an all too rare UK appearance as well Hadouken! Katie B, Zane Lowe and We Are The Ocean.
Skepta’s popularity as an MC and producer has generated a fan base of loyal followers that have witnessed his career take him from pirate radio stations in North London to one of the first names in any informed shortlist of grime artists. Skepta’s formidable reputation in the grime circuit was affirmed when he became a founding member of Boy Better Know, a collective that is commonly referred to as the grime super group. His roots are underground, anti mainstream, but his fluid delivery and irrepressible presence on stage meant he was always destined for the big stage.
Kids In Glass Houses know exactly what it takes to ignite any crowd. Their hotly anticipated UK headline tour could well be seen as a warm up for the NASS Festival that awaits them at the end. Having toured alongside the likes of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, their appetite for raucous live has seen them move out of the shadows and into the limelight. Their latest single, ‘Drive’ will no doubt raise the roof though ardent fans will be also hoping for a sneak preview of their next album, ‘Peace’.
IDIOM, a DIY quartet of veracious males from the South West of England who began life as a band with a simple mission statement: “Whether they find themselves playing to Ten or Ten Thousand people, the aim is to bring the house down every time”. Based in Exeter, the four-piece were at the forefront of the welcomed rock-rap revival at the end of the noughties. Formed in 2005, the hard-working collective take influence from bands as diverse and eclectic as Incubus, Rage Against The Machine, SiKth, System Of A Down and Deftones. They’ve spent the last 3 years finding their way on to the cover mounted album of Metal Hammer, performing a live session on XFM and staking their claim at the forefront of the British live music scene.
The mainstream came calling for Mic Righteous in 2012 as his reputation as one of the hottest young stars in UK rap saw him open for the likes of Wretch 32, Wiley, K Koke and Lethal Bizzle. With over 10 million Youtube hits to his name, Mic Righteous now enjoys favourable airtime on BBC 1XTRA, SBTV and Grime Daily. Featuring on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ go some way to show just how far he has come in such a short time.
The buzzing atmosphere, 5 stages of world class dubstep, drum & bass, punk and rock, exceptional action sports and art installations showing street culture at its best, guarantee that NASS will be a festival experience like no other.
New for 2013 is the opportunity for Thursday entry, offering the chance to beat the crowds, pick the best camping spot and enjoy an extra night of this mind-blowing festival. Thursday night tickets are limited so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment.
Book your ticket and check out the incredible full line up at www.nassfestival.com