Chase & Status Live, Wu-Tang Clan & Little Simz headline NASS Festival UK 2023

After a sizzling celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX last July, NASS festival today announces the first drop of artists for 2023. NASS will be back at the Bath and West Showground, nr. Bristol, from 6 – 9 July 2023 with an epic line up bringing together some of the world’s most exciting artists, including all three headliners – CHASE & STATUS (LIVE), WU-TANG CLAN and Mercury Prize winning LITTLE SIMZ.

Trailblazing drum’n’bass duo CHASE & STATUS LIVE will be heading to NASS festival in July, headlining the main stage for what’s set to be a masterclass in electronic music. The duo have been at the cutting edge of dance music for 20 years, remaining a force to be reckoned with record-after-record remaining timeless classics. CHASE & STATUS are ready to delight fans with an unmissable live set packed with their biggest hits, Blind Faith, End Credits, Mixed Emotions and much more.

NASS’ Saturday headline act is considered by many to be the greatest hip-hop group of all time. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1993 album ‘Enter The Wu (36 Chambers)’, which, now a triple-platinum release, famously delivered some of their biggest hits including Protect Ya Neck and C.R.E.A.M., WU-TANG CLAN will be crossing the Atlantic and heading to NASS festival next summer. With a catalogue of critically acclaimed, era-defining work, every Wu-Tang Clan show is a celebration of prolific careers as individuals and especially as the most storied group in hip-hop history. These rap megastars will be one of NASS’ biggest headliners ever, and an act not to be missed next summer.

Sunday will see LITTLE SIMZ bring NASS to a monumental close. Recently crowned with the prestigious Mercury Prize for her fourth studio album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, LITTLE SIMZ is the Brit rapper who’s been tipped by the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Stormzy in recent years. Truly multi-talented, Little Simz has burst through our screens as well as our speakers, with a recurring role in Top Boy. Already enormously acclaimed for pushing boundaries through her creativity and powerful lyricism, with hits including I Love You, I Hate You, Woman and Venom, LITTLE SIMZ will provide NASS festivalgoers with a truly spectacular closing set, from the very best in British rap and hip-hop.

NASS Festival UK 2023 first announcement poster

There’s something big in the works from a maverick of drum’n’bass and producer who needs no introduction. NASS festival will be treated to SHY FX: SPECIALS – all will be revealed in due course but NASS promises a truly unique show, complete with surprise guests.

Two huge names in drum’n’bass collide with AC13 B2B DISRUPTA set to deliver an electrifying set. Also joining the bill will be first permanent female host of Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show CHARLIE TEE, 0207 Def Jam’s South London songstress and Is This Real Love? hitmaker  DEBBIE and EASY LIFE who are currently riding high after the release of  their latest album ‘MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE’, earlier this month. Quickly becoming one of the most exciting names in rap, FINN FOXELL is heading to NASS this summer and it’s set to be a lively one. The West London rapper, who has just released his new single What’s Your Poison, will be bringing a hazy blend of hip-hop, electronic vibes to NASS in July.  Don’t miss FLAVA D B2B S.P.Y as two of the biggest names in d’n’b join forces, taking NASS by storm to headline the Southbank warehouse on Sunday night – expect a heady mix of jungle, drum’n’bass, bassline and garage from these two powerhouses. They join drum’n’bass supergroup PROBLEM CENTRAL who’ll headline Southbank on Friday night.

Bristol’s very own GARDNA also joins the line-up. The South-West lyricist and MC burst onto the scene in 2019 and has been firmly making his mark ever since. 2022’s album release ‘Time & Space’ is a glimpse into the high-energy set he’ll be bringing to NASS festival next year. Also joining the bill is JOE UNKNOWN who’s fast become known and loved for his eclectic sound inspired by Sleaford Mods, The Streets and Slowthai, plus R&B sensation and homegrown talent, singer PIP MILLETT will be bringing her soulful sound to NASS festival, along with and Balling hitmaker VIBE CHEMISTRY.

Plus, in July NASS will welcome the biggest names in skate and BMX, who’ll battle it out with international competitions taking place across the four days of the festival. What’s more, the most talented UK street artists will be creating and displaying their work throughout the NASS festival site for fans to enjoy.

Tickets for NASS 2023 go on sale from 10am, Friday 28th October, with the 24h fan pre-sale live from 10am on Thursday 27th October!