This year Strong Island have curated the Blissfields Spoken Word event on the Amoeba to Zebra stage. I admit to not knowing a lot about spoken word prior to this but I have since discovered that spoken word is not limited to just poetry, it incorporates a whole range of art forms such as music, rap, theater, and dance, with focuses on the aesthetics of word play and story-telling. This is evident in the diverse styles we’ve lined up for Blissfields. Enjoy!
Joseph Selby is a young writer who uses a unique style of lyricism to portray his love for words. Through poetry, story telling and song writing he explores the musicality in language. Weather fronting a eleven piece music ensemble or standing alone Joseph invites you to step in, tune out and get lost his flowing reflections of life, his celebration of the beauty and chaos in our human condition.
Craft D is a spoken word poet from London, currently studying in Bristol, and a musician, rapper and battle rapper. His spoken word performance aims to bridge the gap between contemporary rap and traditional poetry, using experimental rhyme schemes and metaphors to convey important messages ranging from the fall of a city to overcoming personal struggle.
Photo by Oli Duncanson Photography
Rex Domino first played Blissfields as a 14 year old in 2010 and has been back playing the festival in different guises ever since. This year, he’s bringing his own style of spoken word to our Amoeba To Zebra stage. 2015 is a big year for Huw. His solo project, Rex Domino, takes him on tour this autumn and his collaboration project with DJ Yoda, Breakfast of Champions, were recently seen on the Glade Stage at Glastonbury and can soon be found on Sunday’s main stage at Bestival.
Rex Domino was recently seen on the main stage of Camp Bestival with fellow Blissfields act DJ Yoda.
Blizzard is a Manchester based grime musician is a rising star of the UK underground scene. He has now amassed 5 million YouTube views, emphasising his already considerable credentials, and has reached #18 in the iTunes album chart and #3 in the Hip-Hop charts with his music. Blizzard is no stranger to a festival with previously playing at Glastonbury, as well as slots supporting Jessie-J, Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande. On top of all this, Blizzard is also an ambassador for the very prominent Dianna’s anti-bullying trust that helps combat the issue that touches so many lives in this country.
If you’d like to join the fun then there are still a limited number of tickets still available. You can get your hands on them from www.blissfields.co.uk/tickets. You can also follow the festival for updates on Facebook and Twitter @Blissfields.