Kalash, Koba LaD, Princess Nokia & 6 new artists at #dour2020
Barely 20% of Dour Festival’s programming has been unveiled and we already have the most exciting hip hop names with A$AP Rocky, Alkpote, EARTHGANG, FLOHIO, GoldLink, Nekfeu, Niska, OBOY, Oxmo Puccino , Stormzy and Zwangere Guy, who also curates Boombox for the opening evening on Wednesday!
That was just for starters! French rap’s latest revelation Koba LaD will also make the Boombox shake this year. Fresh from creating his second studio album ‘L’Affranchi’, a certified platinum disc, he will perform for the very first time at the Dour Festival, as will the Franco-Martinican artist Kalash with his subtle blend of reggae, vocoded dancehall and rap. Another great first is Freeze Corleone, described as ‘like Ra’s al Ghul in Batman’ by his sidekick from 667, Zuukou Mayzie… ‘a mysterious, skilful, intelligent character at the head of the League of Shadows.’
While Lorenzo has just been announced, it’s the turn of another member of the Columbine collective to make his debut at Dour Festival. This time, it’s the languid rap of Lujipeka that will drive the crowds wild, alongside the rapper from Perpignan with the warm and airy beats, Nemir.
Saturday will be an opportunity to meet two rising artists of the moment. At the crossroads between rap, trap and R’n’B, Princess Nokia and Lous and The Yakuza land at the Dour Festival this year, armed with their highly charged flows and heartfelt lyrics.
The next day, it’s the mysterious Vladimir Cauchemar who takes the reins, with his wacky and unique live show.
Sunday will also be a day for reunions, as the legendary bass duo TNGHT are back centre stage after a seven-year absence, with its brand new album “TNGHT II“.