Into The Trees. Saturday — 20:00
2017 is the year dancehall set the mainstream world ablaze. The Heatwave are the crew who have been steadily adding fuel to that fire for the last 13 years. While everyone may be talking about dancehall, no-one is doing dancehall quite like The Heatwave.
Experiencing The Heatwave live is something totally unique: taking the Jamaican sound-system formula and adding their own London twist, Gabriel and Benjamin have created an explosion of authentic, outrageous and joyous hype. For the last decade The Heatwave has been building a loyal following of hardcore dancehall fans. In 2016 those fans are now buying their tickets in the tens of thousands. "The Heatwave stands at the forefront, leading the dancehall revolution” MTV
Of course, it's not easy to prove yourself in the world of Jamaican dancehall. Against the odds, The Heatwave have built a formidable reputation in the most fierce and competitive scene around. Not since David Rodigan made his name in the 1980s have English DJs made such a splash in Jamaican music. The Heatwave, two Londoners obsessed with sounds from the Caribbean, are turning the heads of rudeboys, dancehall queens and the mainstream alike. "The Heatwave are the most exciting new luminaries of London's dancehall scene" Time Out
Whether it’s a sold out solo show at KOKO in Camden or a rammed out freshers party in Nottingham, when The Heatwave play the room comes alive: real dancehall connoisseurs with enough whistles, horns and strong rum cocktails to channel the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival pulsating through the speaker boxes.