Stormzy announces second edition of #MERKY festival

The two-day event will take place at Ibiza Rocks

Stormzy has confirmed that he’ll be returning to Ibiza Rocks 2018 to host his own #MERKY festival, for a second year running.

Extended to a two-day event in July, Mercury Prize nominated rapper J Hus, South London’s Ms Banks,  and Birmingham grime artist Jaykae are all set to play, along with Suspect, New Cross MC P Money, and Star One. YBE, Kiss FM DJ Majestic, and hip hop DJ Tiffany Calver.

Krept x Konan, London’s Not3s, and chart-topping pop newcomer Mabel also join the bill for the second day of the event, as well as Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey, London artist Ramz, and rising DJ Rachael Anson. Stormzy is set to headline the Tuesday event on Jun 3.

Taking place at Ibiza Rocks Hotel on Jun 2 – Jun 3, #MERKY promises poolside sets, secret parties and multiple stages.

Limited day tickets are now on sale for Stormzy Presents #MERKY Festival at Ibiza Rocks Hotel  from www.ibizarocks.com

Stormzy quit Twitter last month, and fans are speculating that he is currently ‘in hiding’ working on the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’. However, the grime star, who previously tweeted under the handle @Stormzy1 has now dismissed this on Instagram.

“It’s come to my attention that a lot of you weirdly thought that I went into hiding because of recent events,” he posted in a series of updates on his Instagram story. “Just wanted to let you know 1) that’s a lie 2) how can I even hide from any of you you’re all quite neeky.”

Meanwhile, the South London artist has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award.