Sub Focus (live), Tensnake and more for We The People Festival

Drum n’ Bass overlord Sub Focus has been packing dance floors since 2003 and was Pendulum’s warm up DJ on their last tour.  The sheer audaciousness of his maximalist approach is guaranteed to stimulate and stun audiences with dance floor destroying tracks and Bristol is ready for some serious drum n’ bass action.

Hamburg DJ Tensnake’s disco and house inspired floor fillers have made him the stand out DJ on the Nu Disco scene.  Adored by everyone from lovers of 4/4 floorquakers to the quirkiest exponents of dubstep his set is sure to have those who love to dance heading for the South West.
Breaks legends Krafty Kuts and Featurecast team up for a very special show.  Krafty Kuts is widely regarded as one of the world’s best DJ’s, a purveyor of breaks and old-skool hip hop whilst Featurecast has stamped his own twist on the funky breaks scene with magnificent effect.  Expect a truly monumental party set when these two hit the decks for this unique performance.
We The People are thrilled to announce a performance from J-Wow.  Founding member of Buraka Som Sistema, his fierce and funky, bass infused madness mark him out as a truly innovative DJ and his performance is sure to be one of the defining moments of this inaugural festival.
Pioneer of 2Step and UK Garage, MJ Cole will perform tracks from his new record which is already being supported on radio by Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Gilles Peterson as well as club classic ‘Sincere’.
Further acts announced such as Jammer, Baobinga, Seiji, Dels, Retro/Grade, A Skillz, Mala + Sgt Pokes, Jakes, Guido, Ben UFO bring an extra dimension to the line-up, as some of the most forward-thinking and creative producers out there.
Local promoters and club nights are firmly represented with Bed and The Blast confirmed to host stages on Saturday and Blowpop and local legend Pinch confirmed for Sunday.
Bed is Bristol’s Enchanted Discotheque and the biggest weekly event in the city.  The Blast are the boys behind the monster that is Shit The Bed and too many other nights to mention whilst Blowpop is the longest running club night in the city – and for good reason.
Pinch is the Bristol based DJ, producer and founder of labels Tectonic & Earwax and the Subloaded/Dubloaded events.  Bristol has a history of emerging new producers and new sounds such as Massive Attack, Portishead and Full Cycle – and Pinch has every right to be up there and considered alongside all of them.  His work within the bass and sound-system cultures pretty much lead the way for every other dubstep and bass music producer in Bristol today.
We The People are also thrilled to announce a host of local artists, DJ’s and MC’s, showcasing the ever thriving and evolving Bristol music scene.
DJ Dan Propaganda, Central Spillz, Arsequake, Dubious, Fireman Sam, Koast, DJ Derek, Alphabet Pony, Jambo, Bed DJ’s, Crazy Legs DJ’s, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Carny Villains, Futureboogie, Stereo 8, , Perverlist, Gemmy, Thinking, Mensah.
Ticket Link  Early Bird Tickets £35+bf per day / Weekend Tickets £60+bf

Current line up with more artists to be added.
Chase and Status / The Streets / DOOM / Example / Annie Mac / Sub Focus / Beardyman / Redlight / Yasmin / Ultramagnetic MCs / Roots Manuva / The Gaslamp Killer / Tensnake / Krafty Kuts vs Featurecast / J-Wow (Buraka Som Sistema) / MJ Cole / Giggs / Engine Earz / Modestep / High Rankin / Dot Rotten /
DJ Dan Propaganda / Jammer / Baobinga / Seiji / Central Spillz, / Arsequake / Dubious / Fireman Sam / Koast / DJ Derek / Alphabet Pony / Jambo / Bed DJ’s / Dels / Crazy Legs DJ’s / Retro/Grade /  Smerins Anti-Social Club / A Skillz / Carny Villains / Future Boogie / Stereo 8 / Mala + Sgt Pokes / Jakes / Guido / Ben UFO / Perverlist / Gemmy / Thinking / Mensah


Example, Annie Mac and more join We The People lineup

In support of band-of-the-moment, Chase and Status and poet laureate of geezer rap Mike Skinner, playing his final shows as The Streets is Example who in keeping with his breakthrough album definitely ‘Won’t Go Quietly’. Multi talented DJ and singer, Yasmin will display her R n’ B and hip-hop, party cuts as she performs live and Radio 1’s queen of dance music Annie Mac will drop clubland’s freshest beats.  Local Bristol boy Redlight will navigate the unnamed airspace between house, breakbeat and dubstep while Dot Rotten is a purveyor of emotionally driven beats and insightful lyrics.
The most potent voice in British hip-hop Roots Manuva takes to the stage whilst Giggs, king of the mixtape and purveyor of rugged home truths tells it how it is.  Master of sound and ruler of beats, Beardyman is a perennial festival favourite
We The People can hardly contain their excitement at securing east coast hip hop don and enigmatic recluse, Doom for a rare UK performance while L.A’s Gaslamp Killer showcases his unique take on dub-step and hip hop with some remarkable turntablism.  Hip hop legends the Ultramagnetic MC’s will perform some stone cold classics to a rapturous crowd.  Dubstep Dandy High Rankin never fails to cause a riot on the dance floor while Modestep take the genre into new territory and are one of the hottest new acts on the live music scene.  Engine Earz prove why they have been described as Massive Attack for the dubstep generation.
Local promoters and club nights are firmly represented and those bringing the sounds of the South West and beyond include Bed,BlastSub Loaded and Blowpop.
With a 10,000 capacity each day in one of the cities most iconic locations and three music arenas, We The People is brought to you by a collection of national promoters and leading lights of the local club and live music scene
Expect many more artists to be announced imminently.
Ticket Link  Early Bird Tickets £35+bf per day / Weekend Tickets £60+bf

We The People festival headlined by Chase and Status and The Streets

One of the most exhilarating bands of the moment, Chase and Status are confirmed to headline the Saturday with their adrenaline fueled mix of dubstep, grime and drum n’ bass. Expect to hear all the hits including Pieces, End Credits, Heavy and Take Me Away. These boys know how to put on a show so except an enthusiastic and rapturous audience to descend on the South West.


the streetsThe poet laureate of geezer rap, Mike Skinner has announced he is officially retiring The Streets this year and We The People are thrilled to have secured one of his farewell shows for the Sunday headline slot. His unique take on club culture, garage and dub marked Mike out as the spokesperson for a generation and he has vowed to send the Streets out with a bang, performing all the tracks that established him over a decade as the UK’s geezer rap prizefighter. With a knowing, brazen swagger The Streets will be bowing out in style making this a must-not-miss show.


With a 10,000 capacity each day in one of the cities most iconic locations and three music arenas, We The People brings a contemporary music festival direct to the people of the South West. Expect many more artists to be announced imminently.


Ticket Link – £25+bf First Release Tickets