Mercury Prize winning pioneer of grime, Dizzee Rascal announces his eagerly awaited return to Australian shores for three headline shows in February. The platinum chart-topping UK MC and producer will indulge fans with a headline performance at Perth International Arts Festival on Saturday, February 17 and two special one-off shows at Melbourne’s The Forum on Tuesday, February 20 and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, February 21.
Since the breaking reception of his self-produced debut single, “I Luv U” at age sixteen, to the now considered grime classic Boy in da Corner, which won the Mercury Prize in 2003 – Dizzee Rascal has kept the UK garage and hip-hop scenes alight as a prolific rapper, collaborator and producer. Maintaining top position in his field across the world ever since Rascal has won BET, Brit, NME and Urban Music Awards for a back catalogue that spans six full-length albums – many platinum selling – and includes number-one hits like “Dance wiv Me”, “Bassline Junkie” and “Bonkers”.
As a figurehead and pioneer who continue to play a role in shaping the evolution and story of grime for many of today’s up-and-coming artists, don’t miss the chance to see this celebrated British MC in peak form.