After the exciting announcement that saw Stormzy being announced as the first headliner for Detonate Festival 2016, we have now been treated to the names of the other two headliners who will be heading there to headline alongside him. Detonate Festival 2016 gets underway on Saturday the 4th of June at Colwick Country Park in Nottingham.
A favourite of Detonate and still one of the most exciting duos in British dance music is Chase & Status, who are the first of these two names. Hailing from the capital, Will and Saul have been making top-notch bass music since their debut album Take Me Away that became an instant classic in drum & bass. The pair have developed their sound over the years to integrate a number of others things, with their style today being one of the most dexterous they have had. You look over the development in Chase & Status' sound through the years through our feature.
Craig David has been a popular music idol for a very long time, however he has recently been throwing some rather special parties at his Miami penthouse every Sunday, which gave birth to the name TS5. Now streaming on Capital and KISS FM, the parties having given Craig a DJ reputation that has won him gigs all over the country, with this appearance at Detonate Festival being the most anticipated.
Already announced, Stormzy is the star of the UK grime revival that is coming to its peak at the moment. Having appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge recently he has resonated with the whole country. Stormzy’s tracks Shut Up, Dude and WickedSkengMan 4 have been the highlights of his music career as of yet, however you can expect to see a lot more of him this year as he has become one of the most in demands rappers of today.
Stay tuned to hear who will be joining these three in the rest of the line up very soon.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Craig David