[ August 22, 2023 by amber.downie@sabaltd.org.uk 0 Comments ]

Stormzy Makes a Splash at All Points East Festival

Last weekend saw Stormzy’s return to a London stage at his headline show at the All Points East festival in Victoria Park. Stormzy was given his own show and was able to curate the day’s performance with guests such as Kehlani, WSTRN, and Knucks. Other days within the festival are also set to feature Erykah Badu, Jungle, and The Strokes.

Despite the typical UK weather bringing a downpour on the day, the ‘Vossi Bop’ rapper persevered to finish out his energetic set in the rain to an equally enthusiastic crowd. The shining moment came in the performance of his acclaimed song ‘Blinded by Your Grace’ which was only made more impactful in the rain. As seen in his recent Instagram post about the day, he shares his pleasure about the rain and how it has “become synonymous with his career”.

With his last London concert taking place last year April, Stormzy has since continued his musical and philanthropic impact with the release of his latest album with the same namesake as his headline show. As well, his charity #Merkyfoundation shared earlier this year that 30 new scholarships would be available to black students at Cambridge university for the next three years. With this recent concert performance, the Grime artist has once again proven the impact of the “Stormzy Effect”.


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