East London superstar Dizzee Rascal has been confirmed as a headliner at this summer’s Eden Sessions. He will play at the home of the famous Biomes on Saturday June 21.
Dizzee, also known as Dylan Mills, released his fifth studio album The Fifth in September last year and it became his fourth consecutive record to peak in the top ten in the UK. The Fifth spawned the top ten singles Goin’ Crazy, featuring Robbie Williams, and Something Really Bad, featuring will.i.am.
To date, he has released four number one singles, all from his fourth album Tongue n’ Cheek. These included his massive collaboration with Calvin Harris and Chrome Dance wiv Me and Bonkers, a track featuring dance megastar Armand Van Helden. His BRIT Awards mash-up You’ve Got the Dirtee Love, performed at the 2010 ceremony with Florence and the Machine, made it to number two in the UK.
Known for his collaborations, Dizzee has also made songs with Shakira, Jessie J, Basement Jaxx, DJ Fresh and many more.
Boy in da Corner, Dizzee’s 2003 debut, won that year’s Mercury Prize, an award for which he was nominated again in 2007 for his third record Maths + English and in 2010 for his follow-up album Tongue n’ Cheek. In 2010 he was named Best British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards.
Confirming his place at the top table of UK music, Dizzee was one of the artists to perform at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games in 2012.
Dizzee joins Ellie Goulding on the 2014 Eden Sessions bill with more headliners to be announced soon. Ellie will headline a show on Tuesday July 8, tickets for which go on general sale at 4pm on Tuesday February 4.
Rita Broe, Eden’s Marketing Director, said: “Dizzee Rascal is one of the UK’s top urban artists and we’re very excited to be able to confirm him for the Eden Sessions. With more than 10 years at the top of his game, he shows no sign of slowing down and last year’s The Fifth was one of his best records yet.”
The Eden Sessions enter their thirteenth year in 2014 following an acclaimed series of gigs in 2013 headlined by Jessie J, Sigur Ros, The xx, Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Izzard.
Last year also saw the launch of Eden Sessions TV, a dedicated free-to-view online channel featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs’ finest shows, including recently-uploaded footage from Muse’s legendary 2006 show (http://youtu.be/X0_yJ9VXu6U). The channel also live-streamed the second night of Jessie J’s sold-out double-header and has already had more than a million views since its launch.
The Eden Sessions Inside Track club returns for the 2014 season with members getting a guaranteed pair of tickets to each forthcoming show in the week before they go on general sale. Inside Track memberships are available now and cost £15.
Tickets to the Dizzee Rascal Eden Session cost £35 plus £5 booking fee and go on sale to Inside Track members today (Tuesday February 4), and on general sale at 6pm on Tuesday February 11.
To buy Inside Track membership, go to: www.edensessions.com. Sessions gig tickets can be purchased online or through the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972.