One of the founding fathers of hip-hop - the legendary Grandmaster Flash - will be getting behind the decks at a three day music festival in Peterborough later this month.
The festival is part of the Product Earth expo at Peterborough Arena from June 24 to 26.
Flash, the first DJ to physically lay his hands on the vinyl and manipulate it in a backward, forward or counter clockwise motion, back in the late 1970s will be playing an hour-long set on the Saturday night.
He is perhaps best known commercially for a string of hits with his group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five such as “The Message.” “The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel”, “Superappin,” “Freedom,” “Larry’s Dance Theme,” and “You Know What Time It Is.”
Punk and new wave fans were introduced to Flash through Blondie, who immortalized him in her hit, “Rapture.”
And in 2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Also appearing on the Saturday night are UK Garage act DJ Luck and MC Neat ( A Little Bit of Luck) and Mike Skinner, the Birmingham rapper who found fame with a string of hits including Dry Your Eyes and Has It Come To This? in 2004. In a decade behind the musical phenomenon The Streets he won an Ivor Novello and a Brit.
The music starts at 10pm on the Friday until 3am, and starts on both the Saturday and Sunday at 11am.
For the full line-up of music and ticket details go to www.productearthexpo.com