Airport Trenčín 11 — 13 July 2024
Thursday 21:30 | Urpiner stage

Skepta GB


Skepta is a seasoned figure in the grime genre and one of the most globally recognized artists in British hip-hop. He is a a skilled MC, producer, and a label owner who played a crucial role in bringing grime out of the underground and into the musical limelight in the 21st century. In July, he will bring his energetic show to Trenčín Airport.

A turning point in Skepta's career came with the release of his fourth album, "Konnichiwa," in 2016. The album was a hit not only with listeners but also with critics. Skepta won the prestigious Mercury Prize for it, and the album ranked number two on the UK album chart. The album featured guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Wiley, Chip and Young Lord, among others.

Skepta enjoyed similar success with his fifth album, "Ignorance Is Bliss," released in 2019, which also reached number two on the UK album chart. The album featured guest star appearances from J Hus, Wizkid, Cheb Rabi, and Lancey Foux.

Skepta's third top 10 on the UK album chart came in 2020 when he released "Insomnia," a collaboration with Chip and Young Adz.
More recently, he founded the Más Tiempo label, which focuses on releasing house dance records.

"Skepta is my favourite rapper and the one I listen to the most. His set at Pohoda in 2019 was unforgettable, and since then he's released some fantastic tracks. He's instantly recognisable, has a great flow, great lyrics, and a lot of interesting things are happening around him. We appreciate that he wants to return to Pohoda. I'm really looking forward to his concert on Thursday night on the main stage," adds Pohoda's Michal Kaščák about the booking.

Skepta is currently working on a new album, so fresh tracks can be expected at Pohoda in July.