Today the last five names have been added to the lineup, and among them is one of the most innovative and recognized hip-hop artists of the time. Little Simz has been a buzzy name in the UK rap scene for a decade. However, it’s within the past years that Little Simz has gained attention from the wider public thanks to game-changing records like 2019’s GREY Area and the Mercury Prize-winning masterpiece Sometimes I Might Be Introvert from 2021, which made Little Simz one of the most nominated artists at the BRIT Awards 2022 alongside stars like Adele and Ed Sheeran.
Last year, Little Simz continued her impressive release history with the – once again – critically acclaimed NO THANK YOU that made Danish media Soundvenue name her “one of our time’s strongest rappers”.
Little Simz was announced for the 2020 edition of NorthSide, but never got to play due to the pandemic. Since then, she’s played a 6-star reviewed gig at Roskilde Festival as well as another sold out and well-received show in Copenhagen.
For the last announcement, Little Simz is accompanied by four acts who’ll be playing at the electronic stage ELECTRA. These are the British house artist Sam Divine, Benin-born Afrohouse act AMÉMÉ, Irish duo Disfreq and Danish producer Buda.
NorthSide creates more intimate settings with a new tent stage
When Little Simz plays at NorthSide on Friday June 2nd, she’ll be playing at the festival’s second largest stage ECHO which used to be an outdoor stage much like the main stage ASTRA. This year is different though. For the first time, NorthSide will present ECHO as an enormous tent close to the size of a soccer field. 24 meters tall and with room for approximately 20.000 guests, the new ECHO tent will create a more intimate setting for the big shows, which has been a demand from more artists in the past.
Grab your ticket now before the price increase at 11.59 pm on April 3rd.