Young Fathers at O2 Academy Sheffield
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Based in Edinburgh, Young Fathers have been referred to by NME as “locked somewhere between De La Soul and 3T, but reimagined for the hipster generation”. Since they formed in 2008, they have definitely left their mark on the music scene as not only have they won the Mercury Music Prize for their 2014 album ‘Dead’, they have also become internationally renowned through playing at some of the most popular dance music festivals such as Sónar, T In The Park and Creamfields. On Saturday the 6th of June, Young Fathers will be playing a one night only gig at The O2 Academy Sheffield.
Young Father’s first releases came in the form of mix tapes that were very different in the sound. These mix tapes demonstrated how Young Fathers were growing, emphasising bass and venturing into dark themes, with the second winning the group Scottish Album Of The Year in 2013, even though it was technically an EP. The trio subsequently released their debut album after lots of attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stevens, Ally McCrae and Vic Galloway, which helped spearhead the album into the top 100-album chart and attain the Mercury Music Prize as mentioned earlier.
Young Fathers will be touring their ‘Dead’ album around the UK during the first half of next year, stopping at several venues such as Brighton, Oxford and Birmingham as well as embarking on one date slightly out of our border over at Los Angeles Echo Theatre. This show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy will be the final stop during their tour, no doubt proving to be an explosive finale.
Under 25’s require ID to purchase alcohol
Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times