To celebrate the opening of the new Boxpark Croydon, the pop-up mall being built next to East Croydon station, there is to be a two-day music festival happening on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2016 in partnership with Eskimo Dance and NME.
The giant indoor market under a transparent roof will have an atrium capable of holding 2000 people, and two rows of 'box' shops will follow on from it's sister site in Shoreditch, hosting over 40 food & drink traders including MeatLiquor, Chilango, Mama Lan, Breakfast Club and many more.
On Saturday Eskimo Dance will play host to a line-up including Wiley, Ghetts, Novelist, Solo45, Elf Kid, President T, P Money, Flirta D, Cadell, Merky Ace, Blakie, Splurgeboys, MistaJam, Preditah, Maximum, Rude Kid, Hatcha, and Sian Anderson plus a secret guest and a special guest to be announced.
On Sunday NME will host a free showcase celebrating the future sounds of London with the best up-and-coming musical talent with A2, Alfa Mist, Barney Artist, Club Kuru, Nova Twins, andTailr.Mde.Lvn all confirmed with more acts joining the line-up announced soon.
Saturday tickets start from £15, and Sunday tickets are FREE but must be registered for.
Stephen Campbell from Eskimo Dance said, "We are ecstatic to be teaming up with Boxpark for their launch festival in Croydon. Following our recent successes touring across the UK and after the incredible Red Bull Culture Clash we're excited to bring the grime sound home to London. Expect grime legends span across an energetic all-dayer!"
NME editor-in-chief Mike Williams added, "At NME we’re passionate about championing emerging talent, grassroots scenes and the venues that nurture and support them. Partnering on the launch of this great new music space is the perfect opportunity for us to put that support into action. It’s an exciting event, and we’re proud to be a part of it."
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