Cross the border into the lawless music-scape of the Rum Shack and be prepared to feed your eclectic soul. Drawn from across the world, true alt talent will take to the stage – on Thursday, one of the UK’s most acclaimed rappers, Akala, and super-group Ghost Lights (feat Dizraeli, Reeps One & Bellatrix) will kickstart the blowout.
The travelling blues legend, Son of Dave, and two-guitar genius Rodney Branigan with special guests touch down on Friday then Saturday brings Manchester’s hotly-tipped hip hop 9-piece Mouse Outfit and Palestinian sensations 47SOUL. The Rum Shack keeps it white-hot on Sunday with an exclusive collaboration between Hobbit (Loopstation champion), the mighty Lyrix Organix and a torrent of guests.With the Kingbeat Sound System, Duchess DJs, Blues Kitchen DJs and more, there’s no other outpost like it. Wherever you are, cast a look for the blood-red sign of the Rum Shack and take refuge in a live music venue as fiery as its shots.