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Sat 2 Mar 2024


Ultramagnetic MC's

+ MoYah

Lantern Hall

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£23.98 incl. booking fee

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Ultramagnetic MC’s are an American hip hop group based in the Bronx, New York. Originally founded by Kool Keith in 1984, the group currently consists of Keith, Ced Gee, TR Love and Moe Love. The group’s work was associated with unorthodox sampling, polysyllabic rhymes, and bizarre lyrical imagery.

The group released their debut single ‘To Give You Love’ in 1985, but it was their 1986 single ‘Ego Trippin’ that garnered them success. The record is notable for being the first to sample Melvin Bliss’ ‘Synthetic Substitution’ drum break sample, which is now one of the most sampled songs of all time. Their debut album Critical Beatdown introduced many new sampling techniques and thus became important to the golden era of sampling.

After a brief hiatus, the group returned with Mercury Records to share Funk Your Head Up (1992) and The Four Horsemen (1993), which became their final album for fourteen years. During this time, Kool Keith went on to record numerous solo albums under the aliases Dr. Octagon and Dr. Doom, before Ultramagnetic MC’s reunited in 2007 to release ‘The Best Kept Secret’.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Format: Standing

Age: 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Extravagant [and] extraordinary – hip hop from another dimension.”

The Quietus

About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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