Fresh from a sell out carnival stint, the event will see a tantalising line-up of cutting edge acts from the full spectrum of dancehall, grime, garage and jungle, culminating in an unmissable show. Some of the biggest names in the business including Shy FX, D Double E, Donae’o, Crazy Cousinz, Benny Page & Sweetie Irie and more will take to the Boxpark stage, bringing a taste Jamaican heat to Croydon. 🔊
Founded in 2016 by legendary producer Benny Page and manager Hal Hudson, the night was set up as a home for real lovers of Jamaican music right from its roots in the carnival, inspired dancehall and reggae anthems that were on rotation on sound systems around the country, with a huge mix of bass-heavy electronic sounds thrown in for good measure. Previous shows have seen the like of Congo Natty, Gyptian, Frisco, AJ Tracy, Toddla T, Logan Sama and many more perfrom to sell out crowds throughout the UK.
The undisputed king of DnB Shy FX will be taking the reins for the Boxpark Croydon exclusive, bringing his inimitable Digital Soundboy rhythms to eager crowds. D Double E, widely seen as one of the greatest UK MCs to have graced the mic will perform, as well as London collective Crazy Cousinz, Benny Page & Sweetie Irie and many more.
It’s 2001. Garage is the anthem of the UK. Nadia feels like it’s her time to shine.
A hot summer’s night of love promises endless possibilities. Swept up in drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed… Nadia will make decisions that will determine the rest of her life.
Rhythmically underscored by your favourite UK Garage bangers. This is theatre you can rave to.
Sabrina Mahfouz brings all those garage music memories flooding back in her hit theatre show With A Little Bit of Luck. Following a sell-out run at The Last Word 2016, the show returns to the festival, this time turning our Main Space into a full-on garage rave with the help of sets from UK Garage legends DJ Luck and MC Neat, Mighty Moe of The Heartless Crew and DJ Steady.
Back for a bumper summer special with old favourites and all round garage legends, DJ Luck & MC Neat topping the bill, alongside Rinse FM’s Slimzee who will be performing with microphone champion and godfather MC Creed. Another Rinse FM cohort Plastician will also be in attendance laying down an exclusive UKG set. All this with and the usual host of residents providing the hip-hop, R&B and bashment in room 2, once again this is not one to miss…
A star studded affair of UKG talent celebrating 20 years of House and Garage. The event takes place at The Coronet Theatre London with 15 hours of UKG spanning across six arenas packed with over 200 DJs, MCs, PAs and attractions.
Celebrating 20 years of UK Garage 1994-2014.
Matt Jam Lamont
Norris Da Boss Windross
DJ Luck & MC Neat
Sparks & Kie
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Liminal Sounds are teaming up with Big Eyes, Little Soles to celebrate their 2nd birthday.
Ouzo (GET SOME)
Hosted by Crazy D
@ Camp Basement, 70-74 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y 2BJ
With a strict music policy of UK garage and a bit of old school grime, this night is all about 2-stepping to classics, rare duplates and all things bubblin’. Merk Chicken have enlisted the UK garage legend Sticky to fill the headlining slot and do what he does best – hype up the dance! Kiss 100’s Logan Sama the prolific grime selector will be playing an old school garage set. Resident DJs Alruii, White Tyson, Dozy and Collapse unite in their passion for garage.
RWD magazine is turning 10 years old, to celebrate they have teamed up with loyal supporters Adidas to exhibit ground breaking images that document the rise of UK Garage, Grime and Dubstep on 15-21st October at Shoreditch Underground.
As well as an outstanding display of exclusive never seen before photography, Shoreditch Underground will also house a custom built installation housing video footage documenting underground music and culture over the past decade.
Toddla T’s ‘Watch Me Dance’ Album Launch is presented by Trouble Vision, with TODDLA T & friends.
Friday 26th August sees the Launch of the new album. Toddla enlists some fellow cohorts from the record to help get the party started.
In Room 1 alongside T Weez himself, we have Coldcut head honcho Jon More bringing the selection. UK Garage legend Zed Bias will keep things bumping unil the early hours and Shola Ama will be performing a rare live PA.
This will be a truly unmissable way to kick off carnival!
This Friday will see the creation of the most ridiculously banging party. With one of the best FUNKTION 1 systems in London and a whole host of killer DJ’s the ALL LOVE crew will be bringing you sounds old and new.
In honour of the Royal Wedding.
A history of UK music from 1990 – 2011
(Classic House/ Old School Garage/ Ragga & Dancehall/ Jungle/ Future House & Garage)
SECRET GUEST (one of ninja tune’s finest)
MATT (Darksky) RAY FOXX
JOE (OI YOU)
KOYEJO (Disrupt:on inc)
ADAM OPPENHEIMER + LUCAS LAFONE (Bass To The Face)
ALPHABET PONY (Walk The Plank)
Room 2: Organic & Natural Sounds of Hip Hop & RnB, old and new:
HOSTED BY ZULU NATION