DIZZEE Rascal, Run DMC and Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley are heading to Somerset next month.

The acts will headline the main stage at the NASS Festival, which takes place at the Royal Bath & West Showground from Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8.

Just over a month from gates opening, organisers say the event - a music and extreme sports festival - is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, with a host of other top acts set to complete the line-up.

"Joining the three heavyweight headliners on the main stage, hip-hop royalty De La Soul will add to Friday’s proceedings, ‘Real Ting’ rapper Stefflon Don will bring the heat to Saturday’s music line-up and Jax Jones, who has amassed almost 350 million Spotify streams on his single ‘You Don’t Know Me’, will play a very special live set on Sunday," said a spokesman.

"The Southbank stage will be where revellers can expect to find some of the biggest players in drum and bass, including RAM head honcho, Andy C, hit-making production duo Sigma who will be doing a very special drum and bass set alongside Fred V & Grafix who will be performing live, as well as Wilkinson and Friction, who round off Sunday’s music.

"Over on the Warehouse stage, a diverse range of acts will throw it down across the weekend, including bass music man of the moment Holy Goof, who will head up the Friday alongside Birmingham born boss-lady Lady Leshurr.

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Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC and Damian Marley will appear on the main stage at NASS Festival

"Flava D and Darkzy will head up Saturday, while heavyweight genre-spanning label SIKA Records will showcase an array of talented MCs.

"A DJ and producer who has become synonymous with bass house music, Low Steppa will head up The Hangar on Friday alongside tastemaker T.Williams.

"For Saturday, one-third of ‘Butterz’ supergroup TQD, Flava D, will headline with Darkzy also confirmed and finally Defected favourite Sonny Fodera will also be at the event, joined in the Hangar by Eli Brown on Sunday."

Elsewhere, Hold Tight Records Showcase, which is powered by Firmly Rooted Soundsystem, are also announced to host the VIP stage.

Hold Tight is a collective of conscious musicians and selectas out of Bristol, with a passion for soundsystem music of all varieties. Ravers can expect to hear a blend of original productions and dub plates alongside some bass music classics.

Around 20,000 music and extreme sports fans are expected at the event, taking in some of the world’s top BMXers and skateboarders, as well as an eclectic array of live music performances and DJ sets across the fields of hip-hop, drum and bass, grime and more.

For more information - and to buy tickets - log on to www.nassfestival.com.