Hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter DJ Target and stand-up poet Laurie Bolger, Words First Live is an opportunity to come face to face with the future of spoken word.

Over a period of 6 months, BBC 1Xtra and the Roundhouse have scoured the country for the freshest aspiring spoken word artists, rappers, MCs and poets.

Following a series of workshops across Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and London, six artists aged 16-25 were chosen to receive mentoring by some of the leading talent on the spoken word scene.

The final six – Isaiah HullAsma ElbadawiSolomon O.BAmina JamaLiam McCormick and Reuben Field – will perform alongside leading spoken word artists Kate TempestGeorge the Poet and Kojey Radical.

 

  • George the Poet
  • Kojey Radical
  • Solomon O.B backstage
  • Isaiah Hull Reuben Field, Asma Elbadawi, Amina Jama, Solomon O.B and Liam McCormick
  • Reuben Field, Amina Jama, Asma Elbadawi, Liam McCormick and Solomon O.B
  • Ian McCormick and Isaiah Hull backstage
  • Solomon O.B backstage
  • Reuben Field and Isaiah Hull backstage
  • Ian McCormick backstage
  • Asma Elbadawi
  • Asma Elbadawi
  • Reuben Field and Isaiah Hull backstage
  • Solomon O.B
  • Solomon O.B
  • Ian McCormick
  • Kojey Radical
  • Kojey Radical
  • Reuben Field
  • Reuben Field
  • Isaiah Hull
  • Isaiah Hull
  • Amina Jama
  • Amina Jama
  • Amina Jama
  • Kate Tempest
  • Kate Tempest
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