Loraine James, Batu and Anz confirmed for No Bounds Festival

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The Sheffield festival has announced its full 2021 line-up.

Sheffield’s No Bounds Festival has unveiled its 2021 line-up. This year’s programme features former (and current) Crack Magazine cover stars such as Loraine James, Batu, Ben UFO and Helena Hauff, alongside artists like India Jordan, Anz, SHERELLE, Kode9, Tim Reaper, Ifeoluwa and Juliana Huxtable. Andy Stott has also been confirmed for a live performance. The likes of VTSS, AYA and Sheffield’s own 96 Back will also perform live at the multi-venue festival.

October’s edition will see No Bounds continuing its collaborative work with Indonesian label Yes No Wave Music. The festival will premiere a new collaborative project from artists Nkisi and Gabber Modus Operandi, which will be presented as part of its on-going work with the label. Kampala crew Nyege Nyege are also involved in this year’s festival. Six Nyege Nyege artists – Don Zilla, Duma, Dj Diaki, Makossiri, Chrisman and Turakana – have created work for No Bounds’ multi-channel system. This is something the festival has been working on with The Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (HISS).

No Bounds has also lined up an enhanced workshop and educational programme for this year’s event. Festival-goers can attend DJ workshops as well as live coding and music production sessions. For 2021, No Bounds’ debate and discussion areas will consider themes such as the future of clubbing and the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the creative industries. 

No Bounds Festival 2021 takes place 15 to 17 October in various venues across Sheffield. Head to the No Bounds website for tickets and further line-up information.

Listen to Don Zilla’s Crack Mix 400 contribution below.