Ex-pirate radio station and UK dance music institution Rinse FM is 18 years old next month.
To celebrate the occasion – and they’ve certainly earned themselves a good knees up or two – a populous cast of Rinse regulars and friends will be performing over two nights on the weekend of September 28-9.
On Friday 28, Rinse will descend on Manchester for the inaugural night of this year’s Warehouse Project. The packed line-up will cover pretty much every facet of the Rinse sound: chart invaders Katy B [pictured] and Skream will top the bill, alongside guests Diplo and Lianne La Havas; dubstep’s originators will be out in full force, with Loefah, Kode9, Youngsta and Artwork among those appearing; grime will be amply represented by the likes of Boy Better Know, P Money and new-school figureheads Elijah & Skilliam; as will UK Funky, by Roska and Marcus Nasty; and Ben UFO, Jackmaster and Pearson Sound will be flying the flag for the current what-do-you-call-it crop.
The following night, Saturday 29, will see an equally packed bill at Brixton Academy. A similarly comprehensive roster of Rinse DJs will be joined by Modeselektor, Claude Von Stroke, Ms Dynamite and more.