Boiler Room is launching a festival in London later this year. The Boiler Room Festival will take place at Peckham’s Copeland Park between 9th -13th October. The four-day event will celebrate a different underground scene kicking off with jazz and followed by rap, bass and club.
“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,” says Boiler Room CEO Blaise Bellville. “Partnering with the emerging DJs, artists and collectives who are shaping contemporary club culture, and giving them the biggest stage we can.”
The festival will be broadcast on Boiler Room’s digital platforms.
Jazz – Wed 9 October
Jazz programming is set to be curated by critically acclaimed South London artist collective, Steam Down, trailblazing live music project Church of Sound, Peckham born Rhythm Section, tastemaker trio Winds & Skins alongside Brilliant Corners, and community rooted Balamii.
Rap – Thursday 10 October
Leading youth culture collective Bone Soda, underground titans Elevation Meditation X Nine8Collective, grime luminaries Lord of the Mics, NYC to London broadcasters Know Wave and Boiler Room’s own project Low Heat presents: Gelato X Acrylic will take the wheel on the festival’s Rap curation.
Bass – Friday 11 October
Bass curation will be driven by heavyweight dub selector and soundsystem Aba Shanti-I with Mixpak and Deep Medi, scene innovators FWD>>, youth-led Reprezentgenre-melding More Time alongside percussion experimentalists Bass & Pecs and party champions Hyperdub Ø.
Club – Saturday 12 October
Club curation will come from the inclusive and WOC empowering BBZ, Sao Paulo’s own Mamba Negra with the Berlin-based queer femme and non-binary forward collective Room 4 Resistance, female-led Foundation FM and charismatic party collective Herrensauna.
For more details about the event, head to Boiler Room’s website.