Pitch Scotland’s showcase platform of hip hop and underground culture, takes place on Saturday 27th August 2022 across three venues in Glasgow’s creative East End.
Pitch unites both well-known names from the Scottish Hip hop canon and newcomers to scene under a joint effort to celebrate and empower members of the hip hop and underground communities.
Pitch Scotland‘s all-day event of performances, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities will culminate in a live showcase at Saint Luke’s featuring performances from rising Aberdeen artist AiiTee, Dundee’s MC Salum, Edinburgh MC LOTOS and Cardiff grime MC Mace The Great.
The day will also count with several panels like NoLay, the South London rapper known for her role in Netflix/Channel 4 drama Top Boy, sharing her experiences in an exclusive in-conversation event with Scotland’s social media star and rap fan Bash The Entertainer, and Mog, the artist known for his distinctive use of Scots cadence and hyper-local vernacular to tell of life on a south Glasgow estate, discussing the meaning of Scottish hip hop, in a pre-recorded conversation hosted by Sanjeev Mann, the broadcast journalist behind the Hip Hop Scotland podcast.
Finally, supporting the gigs, panels and the plethora of other activities, there will be plenty of workshops and meetups aiming to empower members of the hip hop and underground communities with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities to progress their careers and in this way carry the torch of this very important pillar of Scottish art and vehicle for its culture and identity.
Jamie Houston, Pitch’s partners Creative Scotland’s Music Officer, says: “It’s not before time that Scottish-produced Hip-hop, Grime and associated genres are reaching wider audiences and gracing the stages of some of the nation’s biggest festivals. So too is the demand for active industry engagement and following the storming success of SAMA’s pilot networking, discussion and performance event in 2021, this year’s follow up programme is just as impressive, sure to draw the attention of industry and audiences at home and further afield. With more and more talent coming through, Creative Scotland’s backing of this this music sector is visibly increasing, and the work is only just beginning.”
Tickets for Pitch Scotland are available now via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pitch-scotlands-conference-of-hip-hop-and-underground-culture-tickets-341753823887
For detailed information and a full line-up visit www.pitchscotland.com
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