The live of grime: How the UK's hottest genre is transforming the touring business

James Hanley

What rock’n’roll was to the ‘60s, and punk to the ‘70s, grime is to the 2010s. It’s taken its time, but the streaming generation - free of the narrow-minded tribalism of music past - has found its movement.

Many of grime’s most pivotal moments have come on the live stage, and if Skepta’s stunning Pyramid Stage slot at Glastonbury 2016 set its ascension to the mainstream into motion, then his thunderous Alexandra Palace show later that year marked its coronation. ...

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