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Boiler Room announce debut festival line-up for this October



Aba Shanti-I, Amy Becker, Biig Piig, Blawan, Bradley Zero, D Double E, DJ Stingray, Jammer, Nubya Garcia, Obongjayar, Sherelle, Steam Down and over 60 more artists to perform at the four day festival.

Boiler Room Festival
9 - 12 October 2019
Various venues across Peckham
Additional venues across London to be announced
Tickets from £18.50 per day

Bringing together the city’s most exciting emerging artists and collectives for a celebration of underground music and culture across London.

Stages curated by:
Steam Down, Church of Sound/Total Refreshment Centre, Rhythm Section, Brilliant Corners, Winds & Skins, Balamii, Acrylic, Bone Soda, DJ Neptizzle, Elevation Meditation, Nine8 Collective, Gelato, Know Wave, Lord of the Mics, Aba Shanti-I, Deep Medi, FWD>>, Mixpak, More Time, Bass & Percs, Reprezent Radio, BBZ, Herrensauna, Mamba Negra, Room 4 Resistance, Foundation FM

With Pernod Ricard’s Absolut Vodka, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, Beefeater Gin, Jameson Irish Whiskey

Following the announcement of the partners and stage hosts earlier this month, global music and culture platform Boiler Room have announced the line-up for the first instalment of Boiler Room Festival, taking place this October in London. Additional standalone events will be taking place throughout London from 9th - 12th October, with locations and line-ups all to be announced.

The festival will host four curated days of music, with each day focused on one of the UK’s most exciting underground scenes;

Wednesday 9 October - Jazz with Beefeater Gin
Thursday 10 October - Rap with Jameson Irish Whiskey
Friday 11 October - Bass with Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky
Saturday 12 October - Club with Absolut Vodka

With performances from some of the most legendary artists from each of the respective scenes, paired alongside some of the most notable emerging artists, Boiler Room Festival is a major celebration of underground music and DIY culture, a landmark moment that brings together London’s most vital underground talent.

The line-up of artists announced include: Aba Shanti-I, Blawan, Bradley Zero, D Double E, DJ Stingray, Jammer, Nubya Garcia, Obongjayar, Steam Down & many more.

The multi-event programme will focus on innovators, communities and emerging artists from the worlds of Jazz, Rap, Bass and Club. The festival will push the boundaries of a traditional festival format. Boiler Room aims to introduce new audiences to some of the most exciting movements in underground music in the way they are best experienced - live and in person.

The festival has been created with four of the world’s leading spirits drinks brands and all long-time champions of emerging and underground music talent and providing future facing music experiences - Absolut Vodka, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, Beefeater Gin and Jameson Irish Whiskey – who will be creating each create immersive experiences and unique moments over the four days in collaboration with Boiler Room.

Wednesday 9 October - Jazz - with Beefeater Gin

Bradley Zero, Children of Zeus, Debora Ipekel, Donna Leake, Ece Duzgit, Ill Considered, Lunch Money, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Resavoir, Soft Boy Records, Steam Down, Swindle, Obongjayar

Wednesday will feature artists and performers who have pioneered and been inspired by the broad contemporary spectrum of Jazz, from nightclubs to front-of-stage. From the jazz infused dance floor sensibilities of DJ’s such as Bradley Zero and Swindle, through to some of the most inspiring live acts of the past few years such as Steam Down, this day’s events will focus on the ‘movement’ around Jazz, rather than the genre, zooming out to shine a light on Jazz’s far-reaching contemporary influence and how this has shifted the beat of London’s dance floors.

Thursday 10 October - Rap - with by Jameson Irish Whiskey

Amy Becker, Biig Piig, Bone Slim, D Double E, Jammer, Jaykae, Lava La rue, Lord Apex, LOTM DJ's, Louis Culture, DJ Maximum, Rachel Anson, Rema

Thursday is set to showcase the underground Rap scene. Rap is riding the crest of a new wave in London, having been given the chance to evolve and find a new voice via the city’s underground. With appearances from legendary artists such as DJ Neptizzle, D Double E and Jammer, through to some of the most talked about newcomers such as Biig Piig, the Underground Rap programme will provide a platform for the champions of the scene who continue to change the tide.

Friday 11 October - Bass - with long-time Boiler Room partner Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky

Aba Shanti-I, Ahadadream B2B SNØW, Bryte (LIVE), Dre Skull, Geeneus, Horsepower Productions, Jubilee, Nidia, , Sicaria Sound, Slimzee, Youngsta

Friday focuses on Bass and UK sound-system culture. From jungle to dubstep, UK Funky to dancehall; bass music and soundsystem culture is part of the UK’s DNA. From forefathers of bassweight Aba Shanti-I, through to scene pioneers such as Slimzee and members of the new guard of bass cadets such as Sicaria Sound, Friday will unite DJs & collectives from a broad church of bass-heavy scenes for an evening of chest rattling music.

Saturday 12 October - Club - with Absolut Vodka

Batekoo, Blawan, Carol Mattos, Cashu, CEM, DJ Stingray, Luz, Mari Herzer, MCMLXXXV, Sherelle, Shy One, Sippin’ T, SPFDJ

Saturday highlights the vibrancy of electronic music in the UK today, zeroing in on Club music. Electronic music has never been so diverse & dynamic. Harder, faster, more political; it soundtracks the UK’s most radical spaces for reasons that reach beyond the dance floor. With Saturday’s line up ranging from Detroit mainstay DJ Stingray to Boiler Room’s own breakthrough artist Sherelle, Boiler Room Festival will be celebrating the DJs & crews who are pushing club culture forward, and re-shaping the sound of house and techno.

Founded in 2010 by Blaise Bellville, Boiler Room has since become a global phenomenon, firmly positioning itself as a cultural institution that supports underground emerging artists and provides a platform for them to reach new audiences on a global scale.

Tom Wiltshire, Head of Music, Boiler Room, says: “We’re really excited to unveil the line up for our first festival. Showcasing some of today’s most exciting underground talent, giving a real flavour of London’s vibrant music scene. We’re proud to bring this group of artists together for a celebration of the incredible talent available in this corner of the universe.”

Blaise Belville, CEO, Boiler Room, says: “With our first ever Boiler Room Festival we wanted to represent some of the most exciting music movements and underground scenes in the UK right now. Partnering with the emerging DJs, artists and collectives who are shaping contemporary club culture, and giving them the biggest stage we can.”

The festival programme will come to life across a mixture of much loved and never-before-used venues and warehouse spaces across Peckham and wider London.

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