Originally created as an end of year celebration for the students of Cambridge, five years on and Strawberries & Creem festival has successfully provided the city with an exciting, musically-diverse identity that continues to expand. From just 1,000 guests in its first year to now over 12,000, the festival stands tall as one of the UK’s fastest growing events.
Stefflon Don, Ms Dynamite and Mahalia are confirmed to headline this year’s proceedings, which will return to Cambridge June 15. Alongside the headliners, we’re excited to see Province favourites Flava D, Darkzy, Young T & Bugzy, plus a DJ set from Snoochie Shy.
Fresh talent isalso represented in BBC Sound of 2019 nominee Mahalia, ‘079ME’ artist B Young plus West London group WSTRN. Dancehall collective The Heatwave will bring their formidable Hot Wuk party, while a strong UK garage contingent sees Artful Dodger, Heartless Crew, Shola Ama and Sweet Female Attitude confirmed. With a performance from viral sensation Jimothy Lacoste scheduled, the festival’s energy levels will remain high with sets from bass artist Flava D, as well as Heidi, Eli & Fur andwAFF who head up Strawberries & Creem’s house and techno selectors.
It’s also become renowned for attracting a slew of surprise guests, with 2018 counting over 20 unannounced artists who performed on the day – including Frisco and Shorty (Boy Better Know), EO, AJ x Deno, Ambush, MC Versatile and Abra Cadabra.
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