MC, producer and rapper Dizzee Rascal will headline Bedford Park this Friday night (August 5).
Dizzee Rascal has thrived within the UK garage scene since the early 2000’s, spanning genres from hip hop and grime to dance and bassline.
Colourful collaborations with music makers including Calvin Harris (with the chart topper Dance Wiv Me), Arctic Monkeys and Florence & the Machine, have seen Dizzee evolve from his grime and garage roots into the mainstream scene, which has found him featured on the bill for festivals like Glastonbury and Radio 1 Big Weekend numerous times.
His huge hits include I Luv U and Fix Up Look Sharp, which went straight into the UK top 20 single charts.
Other chart-toppers include Holiday, Dirtee Disco and the fave-rave Bonkers, which he sang at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics.
A few of you might remember it - he played to an estimated worldwide audience of nine hundred million!
Dizzee will joined at the event by West London’s finest pirate radio station Kurupt FM.
Starting out on Youtube with their own DIY webisodes, it came to the attention of Roughcut, the producers of The Office.
Shortly after a pilot was picked up by BBC3 to a massive response and Kurupt FM had cultivated a cult following.
Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status, JME, Example, Annie Mac, Big Narstie, Maisie Williams, Doc Brown and David Hasslehoff are all fans.
English grime MC and rapper Wiley, the so-called ‘Godfather of Grime’ is also on the bill.
Wiley is considered a pioneer in the English underground music scene with a prolific work rate' He's a versatile music artist with many crossover hits.
Wiley has continued to make grime music while also releasing mainstream singles, such as the top 10 hits ‘Wearing My Rolex’, ‘Never Be Your Woman' and his UK number one ‘Heatwave’.
Jaguar Skills are confirmed too. Honing his craft and love of music for the last 20 years Jag has remained true to his school and kept a mysterious edge to his character; with details of his real name, age and home town etc left largely unconfirmed…
One thing is known though. He has been responsible for some of the most exciting musical projects of the past few years.
Completing the line-up is rapper, songwriter, recording artist, producer Ms Dynamite, a Mercury prize owner, he is also the winner of two Brit awards and three Mobo awards.
Tickets are £35 and booking now at www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk/thepadpresents