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Young Fathers

14 - 15 August 2016
The Hub

Young Fathers is one of the most exciting, uncompromising bands in the UK today, with an astonishing sonic creativity matched by provocative pronouncements on social issues.

The Edinburgh-based trio won the Mercury Prize in 2014 for their debut studio album Dead, described as a unique take on British urban music. Their equally acclaimed 2015 follow-up, White Men Are Black Men Too, tackles issues of race and identity, bringing together euphoric pop and darker sounds.

Their music is impossible to classify. They create a sonic world entirely their own – somewhere between hip hop and pop, built around loops and beats, vintage electronics, unsettling aural strangeness and big tunes. And an urgent, uncompromising commentary on contemporary Britain.

Sometimes abrasive, sometimes sweet, Young Fathers have toured internationally from Drylaw to South Africa and beyond. Their live show is fierce, confrontational and unforgettable.

There will not be a support act for this event and the advertised start time will be when the concert begins

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Young Fathers | The Herald

August 15th 2016

Unleashed a furious, relentless set in which every track felt like the pummelling climax

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Review by: 

Nicola Meighan

The Herald

Young Fathers | Wow 24/7

August 15th 2016

One of the most rib-shaking, retina-blinding live shows you’re ever likely to experience

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Review by: 

Nick Mitchell

Wow 24/7

Image: Self Portrait

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets : £25 £20