We’re pleased to announce that we will be welcoming the incredible Youngblood Brass Band on Tuesday 11th September!
Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose. The ten-member ensemble, born in Madison, Wisconsin, has been unleashing their crash course in genre-bending worldwide since 1998. What other band can claim the honor of having their music spun by DJs like Questlove (The Roots), working with hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands/jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place at a punk festival? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpack B-Boy?
YBB has headlined countless tours in the States and abroad, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the heaviest music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD, ad infinitum. White-hot live shows secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage.