Wednesday was a special night, as BBC 1Xtra put on a Late Night Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in the honour of Grime music. BBC 1xtra joined forces with Conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra to present a night filled with nothing but the sounds of UK Urban and Grime.
Wretch 32 headlined the event, but the line up featured the likes of Stormzy, Chip, Little Simz, Fekky , Lethal Bizzle and Krept & Konan.
If you missed out on this amazing event, here are 7 epic moments from the night below:
1) Stormzy opened with “Know Me From”, the first of the performances which had the crowd jumping and reciting every lyric. He then went on to then perform “Functions on the Low (Shut Up)”, which was the start of the major mosh pits in the crowd that were standing.
2) When Krept & Konan came on stage and performed their hit single “Freak of the Week” accompanied by Loick Essien, which was followed by “DWMT”.
3) Lethal Bizzle’s energy was crazy on stage and he took it old school by performing “Pow”, and he even had the Orchestra doing the Fester Skank!
4) The legendary Shola Ama joining Wretch on stage, as she sang the chorus for his track “Don’t Go”, a nice unexpected surprise. She then went on to sing the choruses of her classic track “You Might Need Somebody”, which had the crowd hooked.
Wretch performed 2 new tracks for the audience, one featured past collaborator Shakka. As the headliner he kept the night going by performing a track between each of the other performances.
Wretch 32 also gave his chains to Conductor Jules Buckley, a certified thank you for his hard work throughout the event.
5) Little Simz killed it on stage when she went from sounding soothing and intimate alongside the orchestra, to switching up her flow to pick up the pace.
6) Fekky came out on stage to perform “Way Too Much”, but when he performed “Still Sittin’ Here” the crowd went wild.
7) Kano graced the stage, alongside Chip, Wretch and Lethal Bizzle, and brought back the vibes of what Grime is all about. The classic era of Grime.
Wretch closed the night performing his hit “Traktor” with Shakka, then everyone came on stage and gave a final bow to the audience and a big thanks to the Orchestra, who were amazing throughout the whole night.