Bow’s Tinchy Stryder ‘excited’ to be playing the O2 for Live Fest

Work doesn’t really feel like work for chart-topping superstar Tinchy Stryder who is enjoying meteoric success with his new single Spaceship.

The East Ender is gearing up for a performance at the summer’s biggest urban festival, Live Fest at the O2 next month alongside fellow E3 outfit Roll Deep.

“It will be brilliant,” he enthuses. “It’s exciting to be playing the O2 for Live Fest. It doesn’t feel like work; it’s really exciting.

“There’s so many top urban acts there. I’ve not done anything with Roll Deep for a while so I hope I get to hang out with them. N-Dubz are great live so, yeah, it’ll be good.”

Acts on Live Fest’s star-packed bill on Saturday, July 23 also include urban and hip-hop headliners N-Dubz, grime sensation Tempa T, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, and indie pop sensations The Hoosiers, as well as DJ sets from Funeral for a Friend, Kids in Glass Houses and Guillemots.

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Playing the O2 gives 24-year-old Tinchy, whose real name is Kwasi Danquah, a real buzz.

“I remember the first time I ever played there it was an amazing experience,” he says. “It’s one of the best venues in the world. I supported Usher there and it was incredible. I always look forward to playing there.

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“There’s nothing like home. I love performing in London and it’s good to perform for local people who can’t get to see me elsewhere.”

The IndigO2 audience could see Tinchy and Dappy from N-Dubz perform Spaceship together live for the first time

“It’s what I’m pushing at the moment so it’s only right we do it as we’re on the same bill at Live Fest,” he says. “I’ve only ever been in the studio with Dappy so it’s exciting to be on the bill with him. I’ve supported N-Dubz on tour and they’re great live.”

Live Fest is on at the IndigO2 from 1pm on Saturday, July 23. Tickets cost �25 from

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