Boiler Room launches first Boiler Room Festival

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Peckham’s Copeland Park Estate will host the Boiler Room Festival this October.

According to its organiser, Boiler Room, the festival will be a “major celebration of underground music and DIY culture” and will bring London’s underground talent to the forefront.

The festival will take place over four days (October 9-12), with the festival “Basecamp” situated in Copeland Park Estate. The Basecamp will host four curated days of music, with each day focused on a different scene – Jazz, Rap, Bass and Club.

Centred around Copeland Park, Peckham, the four-day event will push the boundaries of a traditional festival format, the organiser said. The multi-event programme will focus on “innovators, communities and emerging artists”.

Blaise Bellville, CEO of Boiler Room, said of the launch: “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. Partnering with the emerging DJs, artists and collectives who are shaping contemporary club culture, and giving them the biggest stage we can.”

It is hoped that the festival will attract 20,000 people for parties and performances across a spread of interconnected warehouses and public spaces. Presented by drinks group Pernod Ricard, stages from Absolut Vodka, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin and Jameson are planned.