Tech Styles – the ultimate Hip Hop event – comes to Kala Sangam, Bradford

Watch some of the best break-dancers, graffiti artists, inspirational talks, MCs and DJs from around the world battle it out at Tech Styles 5.

On Friday 19 October and Saturday 20 October, Kala Sangam and Tranquil Productions present Tech Styles 5. Experience the best breakin (breakdance) the UK has to offer as Bboys, Bgirls and crews from across the country gather together in the centre of Bradford to battle it out. Dancers will be joined by international guests from around the globe, street artists, local musicians and the best DJs around. In the run up to the event there will also be amazing workshops where you can learn to dance.

On Friday get ready to be inspired and learn more about what Hip Hop has to offer. Legendary guest speakers MC TRIX and TRANQUIL speak about the culture and give unique insights into breakin and their Hip Hop journey. Watch graffiti artists go to work live and hear music from some of the best local Hip Hop artists. After all this, the night will finish with a jam session with talented cyphers and DJ’s to keep you moving in preparation for the main event the next day! Kala Sangam is bringing it all to you at the Tech Styles 5 opening event.

Saturday is Battle day – be part of the audience for one of the most incredible live experiences, as some of the best break-dancers battle it out to be champions! Alongside live music, art, inspirational talks and breakin, witness the return of the amazing B.TACTICAL™ BATTLE. There will be 3-5 breakers per crew, a £250 Prize sponsored by Tranquil Productions and a 2v2 under 16s battle. Participants that are aged 16 and over can enter too. Participants are travelling from far and wide including West Africa, Leeds, Derby, Newcastle, Bradford, Pontefract, Halifax and Derby – to name only a few! If you’d like to battle it out too, register by writing your name, city and crew on Kala Sangam’s Facebook event and by sending an email to: techstylesdance@hotmail.com. Don’t miss the jam sessions by some of the best MCs and DJs from the urban community throughout the day.

Whether this is your first time at a Hip Hop event or you’re a long-standing member of the community, this will be a life-changing experience for all ages – come alone, with friends or bring the whole family. Visit Kala Sangam on Friday 19 October at 7pm and Saturday 20 October from 1-7.30pm to experience the intense energy of urban street culture in Bradford! Day tickets are £7 and weekend tickets are £10 – so why not make a weekend of it? Secure your tickets at www.kalasangam.org/tech-styles-5, call 01274 303340 or call into Kala Sangam in person.

Visit the Facebook event for the latest announcements.