The Heatwave

Booking team: Hannah Shogbola, Ishsha Bourguet
Assisted by: JOSHua Koram, Phoebe Robertson
The Heatwave's collisions of dancehall, soca, reggae, grime and UK funky are always future-minded but with a firm understanding of heritage

Fact Magazine


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 2017 those fans are now buying their tickets in the tens of thousands.

This remarkable journey from underground champions to crossover flag bearers has garnered consistent and considerable press interest – with frequent coverage from The Guardian, Independent, NME, Clash, Time Out and Metro – as well as countless blogs and tastemakers who continue to support the movement

Today The Heatwave are a bonafide ‘must-see’ feature of the UK festival circuit, causing mayhem in recent years at Glastonbury, Bestival, Lovebox, Boomtown Fair, Outlook, Secret Garden Party and many more.

Featured Track

The Heatwave
Closer To Me (feat. Stylo G)

Featured Track

The Heatwave
Walk Out Gyal (feat. Mr Lexx & Keida)

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