By Ninder Kaur
The event organised by Bradford Council will see British artists Danny Bond, Tom Zanetti and Kane Towny alongside Bradford’s TS7 and London singer-songwriter, Little Nikki performing on the big stage.
Visitors to the festival will listen to a broad range of contemporary urban music genres including ska, dub, soul, RnB and rock. The event also features jazz, electronic, acoustic, garage, house, rap and club music.
People attending the Urban Festival can learn new skills in workshops coving street dance, face painting and DJing.
Budding musicians and DJs will take part in a live music industry question and answer session fronted by some of the headline artists.
Festival goers will have the opportunity to dance in a silent disco where club music is simultaneously streamed live to several headsets.
Aki Nawaz from hip-hop band, Fun-Da-Mental will give a presentation on the political history of music.
Specialist creative training provider, All Star Entertainment has been working with local school children who are set to perform collaborative DJ and vocal pieces.
Local radio DJ, Mycall Isrell will host a selection of readings by local poets.
The Urban festival runs from 12pm to 9pm, Saturday 11 July in City Park, Bradford.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Portfolio Holder for Education, Skills and Culture, said: “I’m pleased that we’re able to run the successful Urban Festival again this year in City Park.
“We’ve been able to do this because of a great partnership with All Star Entertainment who have brought in external funding and additional resource to engage an even greater number of young people around the
district in the run up to the event.
“As one of the youngest cities in Europe, the programme really hits the mark.”
To find out more about the Urban Festival visit www.bradford.gov.uk/urbanfestival