Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Highlights include: Mykki Blanco, The Underachievers, KRS-One, Street Sounds UK Fresh, Digable Planets, Chance the Rapper, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch, Raekwon, Nas, Obie Trice, Sage Francis, Flatbush Zombies, Akala and more
Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
Has announced an October UK tour, showcasing songs from new album, "Mykki", with gigs in London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Sheffield from 4th October. Tickets from £9.
The Underachievers are set to play the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 22nd August. Tickets cost £17.50. Expect to hear songs from recent mix-tape, "It Happened In Flatbush".
Fresh from his summer UK tour, it's the Return of the Boom Bap once again with the former Boogie Down Productions man playing London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Brighton and more in September. Tickets available, from just £14 for Milton Keynes, £17.50 for others (£25 for London).
Street Sounds UK Fresh
Street Sounds UK Fresh celebrates 30 years since the ground-breaking Street Sounds "UK Fresh" concert at Wembley Arena in 1986. Taking place on 1st October at the Qube in London, the event will feature electro act, Newcleus ("Jam-On It", "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)" etc) and other live acts, plus DJs Morgan Khan (Street Sounds founder), Andy Smith, BMXing, Breaking, Graffiti plus a special tribute to the late Capital Radio DJ who helped make it happen: Mike Allen.
Digable Planets reformed in 2015, seeing the return of the American jazz-rap outfit playing Under The Bridge on 23rd November. Tickets cost £25.
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper has announced a short UK tour for November, playing gigs in Manchester and Brixton on 19th and 20th. Tickets on sale now - and selling fast.
The Soul Brother #1 has announced a short UK and Ireland tour, playing London, Dublin, Brighton and Leicester from 18th August to 4th September. Tickets around £20.
The P.T.S.D rapper has announced a London gig at the Jazz Cafe for August (10th), joining his Newcastle gig at the Cluny on the 8th. Tickets on sale now, from £20.
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have announced a September gig in London at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 25th September. Tickets on sale now, from £20.50 (early-birds).
Nas has announced a rare gig for Bristol, playing the O2 Academy on 21st August just after his Reading Festival and Leeds Festival slots. Tickets on sale now, costing £35.
has announced a short UK tour, playing London and Manchester on 3rd and 4th October. Tickets start from £15.
Sage Francis and B. Dolan have announced a summer spoken word tour, playing the Edinburgh Fringe in August, then September gigs in London, Bristol, Leeds and more. Tickets start at £14, rising to £16 for London.
Flatbush Zombies have announced a UK and Ireland tour, playing London, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and Bristol in September. Tickets range from £16.50 to £21 (for London, €23.50 for Dublin).
Celebrates ten years since the release of "It's Not a Rumour" with an October UK tour, covering London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and more from 3rd to 28th October. Tickets on sale now, from £14 (just £9 for Milton Keynes, £18.50 for the KOKO Camden gig).
Plays a London gig at Electric in Brixton on 27th July, following his appearance at the new Bluedot festival at the Jodrell Bank Observatory on 23rd (along with Jean Michel Jarre and more). Tickets cost £25 for the London gig.
DMC World DJ Championships
It's the annual final of the World DJ championships, back for its 31st year with the international heats taking place across the year culminating in the final at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 2th September. Tickets cost £20.
Grandmaster Flash has announced a few sporadic dates for 2016, with a set at London's Brooklyn Bowl in March as well as Milton Keynes in the summer. Tickets cost £20 for London, £15 for Milton Keynes.
Plays London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, showcasing new album, "When It's Dark Out" in May. From £16.50 to £18.50 (€21 for Dublin).
Krept & Konan
Krept & Konan celebrate the release of their debut album "The Long Way Home" with an autumn UK tour, covering London, Bristol, Sheffield, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets from £13 to £17.