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Special secret guest to appear at free live music event at Boxpark Croydon

Special secret guest to appear at free live music event at Boxpark Croydon
Nov 01, 2016 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published on The Croydon Advertiser on 11/01/2016

Special secret guest to appear at free live music event at Boxpark Croydon

A free live music event is coming to Boxpark this week which promises another special secret guest.

The park is venue to a dubstep event called ‘Heritage’ on Thursday (November 4) from 6pm to 9pm.

At the Boxpark launch music festival last weekend (October 29 and October 30), Thornton Heath rap group Section Boyz and grime MC JME surprised hundreds of fans with a special guest appearance.

Boxpark are promising “big things” from the handful of celebrated dubstep pioneers that are to appear at the event, including a “very special guest”.

The line-up includes MC Crazy D who has appeared on stage with the likes of Bob Marley.

The event also features DJ Chef, who has toured all over the world including New York, Amsterdam and Munich.

Award winning DJ and producer N-type completes the line-up, with the Coulsdon artist winning the best DJ award at the dubstep forum awards in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

 

Section Boyz made a special guest appearance on Saturday October 29 at the Boxpark launch festivalTony Newman, Croydon Council leader, said that the opening of the park can bring success to the borough through events like ‘Heritage’.

He said: “We’re delighted to be working with Boxpark to bring this exciting venture to Croydon.

“Its arrival is fantastic news for residents and is bringing with it new visitors, businesses and jobs.

“Boxpark Croydon is another important milestone for us in the regeneration of our borough – there’s so much happening here and we’ve got lots to be excited about.”

The two-day launch festival event, which was organised by Eskimo Dance on Saturday and NME on Sunday, featured more than 20 artists who took to Croydon’s newest stage.

The best pictures from the opening festival can be found here.

The 35 food and drink outlets officially started trading yesterday (October 31) and will remain open on a daily basis.

Roger Wade, Boxpark’s creator and CEO, said: “I’m delighted to announce the opening of Boxpark Croydon, our first food and drink only retail development.

“I would like to personally thank Croydon Council, Schroders, GLA and most importantly the local Croydon community for their support.

The Boxpark opening festival attracted hundreds of people over the weekendDubstep is a genre of electronic dance music formed in south London in the late 1990s, with the now closed Croydon Big Apples Records shop being a vital promoter for the genre in the area.

Tickets for Thursday’s ‘Heritage’ event are free, but require registration which can be done by clicking here.

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