Blackalicious photo by Nicole Mago
Blackalicious photo by Nicole Mago

BLACKALICIOUS have just been added to the Co. Cork, July festival. The American Hip Hop duo famed for the iconic ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ head up the already bumper line up.

Hailing from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley), noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting”, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats, earning respect the old fashioned way, rising through honesty, commitment and artistry in a career spanning two decades.

They join a stellar lists of acts including; GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB, JERRY FISH, NATTY, NICK WARREN, MUNGOS HI FI to mention just a few of the one hundred performers set to play across the five arenas at Rusheen Farm.

Following the success of the inaugural Townlands Carnival last year, organisers promised that it’s return would see Townlands bigger and bolder and following today’s announcement Sam Beshoff confirms “There is still much more music, activities and special guests to be announced” – They certainly are delivering on their word.

Tier 2 tickets have just sold out. Tier 3 is now on sale from the festival website and priced at a budget busting €110 for the weekend, including on site camping and parking.


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