Also added to the event are Foals (DJ Set), Misha B and Skepta
New acts for Underage Festival, the UK's strictly 13–18s festival returning to London for a sixth year this August, have been announced today.
Joining already confirmed acts such as Zulu Winter, Jessie Ware, Savages and Rustie will be Devlin, the Dagenham-born, sharp-tongued rapper and MC, who will be closing the festival on Friday 31st August. Having broken through to the forefront of the Urban British scene with his innovative lyrics and talent for delivering complex bars delivered at breakneck speed, Devlin returns this summer with a new album following his hugely successful debut Bud, Sweat and Beers, and promises to deliver a truly memorable closing set.
Also confirmed for 2012 is fellow MC and veteran of the UK grime scene, Skepta, Oxford quintet Foals (DJ Set), whose Tapes mixtape out now on K7! Records has been achieving critical acclaim, and Misha B. Originally gaining the public’s attention as an X Factor finalist, Misha B has since graduated to fully fledged singer/songwriter.
"It’s incredible how quickly five years has gone. The first Underage Festival was an amazing event; the atmosphere and energy of the audience, everyone was buzzing from the bands and singing along to all the lyrics. The line up this year is really shaping up and I think will be more focused than ever as there are less stages, but no less thrilling than in previous years. It’s also exciting to be on a new site in Shoreditch Park"
Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears
Underage Festival emerged in 2007 to provide a unique and safe environment for young people to enjoy live music and get a taste of the festival experience.
Underage Festival - Friday 31st August 2012 - Shoreditch Park, London