Announced today, acclaimed MC and pro­du­cer JME is set to bring ‘GRIME MC FM’ to Park­life and Love­box Fest­ivals this June.

JME is one of the most influ­en­tial Brit­ish MCs of his gen­er­a­tion and an unques­tion­able fig­ure­head of Grime and DIY cul­ture for the past 15 years. Unflinch­ingly inde­pend­ent and a vis­ion­ary, his per­son­al­ity and music has blazed a path for fel­low MCs and fans alike. Ever pro­gress­ive, hav­ing stayed out of the spot­light and away from social media for some time, his return to vis­ib­il­ity came first with a UK wide cinema takeover tour where fans got to exper­i­ence fea­ture length out­put from JME’s new music and videos. This was fol­lowed by the release of his album ‘GRIME MC’ in Dec 2019, an ambi­tious and unusu­al pro­ject with no social cam­paign, no press, no mar­ket­ing, no stream­ing and no digit­al cop­ies, fly­ing in the face of cur­rent industry stand­ards. In both instances, fans were driv­en towards phys­ic­al par­ti­cip­a­tion with the music rather than vir­tu­al online engage­ment — a bold step and state­ment from an artist unafraid to do things his way for artist­ic integ­rity.

‘GRIME MC FM’ con­tin­ues that theme of par­ti­cip­a­tion. Hark­ing back to the days of com­munity and sweat-soaked rooms, the format reminds fans of the spon­tan­eous and unres­tric­ted spir­it that sets grime apart as a move­ment. Deb­uted at the end of 2019, JME went up and down the coun­try; selling music, selling merch and assem­bling crews of MCs who popped up on street corners and raves with fevered energy and non-stop punches from start to fin­ish. So far, MCs such as Skep­ta, P Money, Pres­id­ent T, Tempa T, Jaykae, Foot­sie, Jaykae, Merky Ace, Big Zuu, Ten Dix­on, Tommy B and many oth­ers have stood togeth­er, side by side amidst a sea of fans, passing the mic, spit­ting bars and shar­ing their abil­it­ies for true land­mark moments, bring­ing the notori­ous UK radio cul­ture at the heart of grime out of the sta­tion and to the people.

Far from being a throw­back nod, GRIME MC FM is a live cel­eb­ra­tion of what star­ted it all: the pir­ate radio and rave cul­ture where the unfor­get­table intens­ity of each MC bar and listen­ers’ reac­tions lead the scene to what it is: a com­munity. It’s an acknow­ledge­ment of a uniquely Brit­ish exper­i­ence that flows deep in the veins of UK megastars of today from Stormzy, Skep­ta and Wiley to AJ Tracey and bey­ond. Fol­low­ing the genre’s jour­ney from the house party to the road to the club, and now — for the first time ever — to the fest­iv­al stage, GRIME MC FM is the unadul­ter­ated live exper­i­ence of a non-main­stream cul­ture that JME was born to cham­pi­on.

With appear­ances at Love­box on Fri­day 12th June and Park­life on Sat­urday 13th June, GRIME MC FM will bring JME and a host of grime dons to the stages of both Lon­don and Manchester.

Park­life 2020 takes place at Manchester­’s Heaton Park
June 13th-14th

Love­box Fest­iv­al 2020 takes place at Lon­don’s Gun­ners­bury Park
June 12th-14th



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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.