The secret is out. Legends are born at the Rum Shack.
Once the sun goes down, the real party begins. Famous for unforgettable live shows and all-night parties, the mighty Rum Shack is fast becoming the Glastonbury after-hours destination. Soundsystem culture with a live twist. Fuelled by bass. Dipped in rum.
Every night the barn is bouncing. The stage is packed with top live bands and high grade DJ’s. Alongside this are headline sets from UK’s best rappers, poets and beatboxers. Recent years have seen remarkable performances from Kate Tempest, Akala, Kojey Radical, The Beatbox Collective, Shlomo and more.
For 2017 a stack of heavyweights descend on the infamous stage. There are some knock-out live performances in store – but be sure to also catch heavyweight DJ’s My Nu Leng & Dread MC, vocal pioneer/beatbox extraordinaire Reeps One, live blues from Z-Star Delta, Ivy Lab (Critical), and Mike Skinner’s return with Murkage ‘… presents Tonga’.
PLUS Rum Shack has some secret guests up its sleeve… so follow them close. Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
You won’t forget it. It’s your new home.
You can’t miss it. The sign is massive.
My Nu Leng & Dread MC – Rum Shack Sunday
With three releases already under their belts for Black Butter and MTA Records, Tommy and Jammo have built on their taste-maker status to produce remixes for the likes of UK No.1 “La La La” by Naughty Boy, “Right Here” by Rudimental and “Mozart’s House” by Clean Bandit.
With Jammo originally hailing from High Wycombe and Tommy from Kent, the duo combined to form My Nu Leng when they moved to Bristol, taking influences from the spectrum of underground UK sounds with them – Drum and bass, Dubstep, UK garage and Grime all find outlets in their music. My Nu Leng are similarly known for their blistering sets and dark, smouldering vibe, heavy on the mood but always compulsively danceable.
Living in their adopted home of Bristol – where local heroes Massive Attack and Portishead and early Reggae, Drum and Bass and Dubstep pioneers informed their cultural history – Jammo and Tommy both understood the heritage and importance of bass music in the city. Since then, My Nu Leng have toured pretty much all over the world – the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia – and their most recent EP “Horizons” is getting heavy radio support on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1.
With new music on the way and a packed diary of live tour dates, these are exciting times for My Nu Leng, proving they’re equally at home on underground tracks and Official Number One records. A tricky ask, but Tommy and Jammo – just like their meteoric career so far – have made it look easy.
Toby Thompson – Rum Shack Wednesday
Watching Toby Thompson is like watching the first atomic bomb, a firework set-off in your bedroom and two people having sex, at the same time, on repeat. He’s explosive, intense and deeply honest. One of the brightest stars on the spoken word scene, his words leave you breathless, his passion for saying them, speechless and he will probably leave you feeling jealous at how a man of his few years (23), can know so much and say it so well.
‘…one of the most inspired, powerful MC / poets I’ve heard in years.’ Dizraeli
‘…easily one of the most gifted young wordsmiths I have ever had the pleasure to encounter.’ Akala
‘Toby Thompson is the future.’ Kate Tempest