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LiveStyles Fest 2012

Tue, 2012-05-29 22:44 -- lop3z

This coming June bank holiday weekend holds the return of LiveStyles Fest to Cork city. This year sees the second standing of the hugely successful independent HipHop festival.

Taking place once again in and around the streets of Cork from the 1st to the 4th of June, the LiveStlyes Fest welcomes a host of national and international Break-dancers, Rappers, Graffiti Artists and DJ’s to the city.

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A graffiti jam - Just Writing My Name

A Youth Showcase and many more gigs, workshops and contests.

These events have international appeal with artists from Ireland, France, Poland, England, Scotland, South Africa & Nigeria. One of the highlights is the well known Sick Steps breakdance battle which is being judged by legendary breakdancer RawB and with competitors like LB & Juji taking part. In an effort to kick-start Corks breakdancing scene the judges will also be teaching workshops and giving seminars in Flava Floors Dance Studio.

Top international and Irish graffiti artists such as UK based Bonzai, Kak, Ventza & Deus, French artist Rems and Drogheda originated TDA Klann will all attend Just Writing My Name.

A quick run down of the schedule is as follows ;

Everyday :

- Just Writing My Name - Graffiti jam workshops with artists such as Bonzai, Kak, Rems, Ventza and many more

Friday :

- Opening Party @ The Pavilion Bar 10pm - A meet and greet for all those taking part and enjoying the happenings with Stevie G on the decks.

Saturday :

- Lil LiveStyles @ Pavilion - 12 noon - Under 18s event to give those up and coming a stage experience at graffiti, emcees and DJing

- Sick Steps @ Pavilion - 4pm - The renowned and well known B-Boy battle

- Free HipHop Gig @ Pavilion - 9pm - Sons Phonetic gig with support from Good Vibes Society

- LiveStyle X Crucial Party @ Pavilion - 11pm - HipHop club night with a live graffiti 2on2 battle

Sunday :

- Rap Roulette @ Pavilion - 2pm - Series of battles with some of cork's finest and also performances from Spekulativ Fiktion, Good Vibe Society, GMC and Ophelia

- LiveStyles BBQ @ The Sextant - 5pm - BBQ with sounds from DJ's Deviant, JusMe, DJ 1Up and Itchy Tha Killa

- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Pavilion - 9pm – Performance from the legendary nine piece Chicago based brass group

- Closing Party @ Pavilion - 11pm - '03/'04 I.T.F. World Scratch Champion DJ Flip plays a set to close out the fest in true style[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"281","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft size-medium wp-image-748","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"212","height":"300","title":"469272_10151142652905760_734005759_13480170_97664066_o","alt":""}}]]

Again this year the festival is being organised by Ross Herlihy & Adam O'Connor who are really making a solid presence in bringing back the HipHop scene to Cork and the nation. If your a HipHop head or just someone after a good weekend with some proper music based entertainment, then Cork can guarantee just that this bank holiday weekend. Soul, Funk, Disco, Breaks and more in a HipHop blend. Get to LiveStyles Fest.

You can check out LiveStyles on Facebook

On their website

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