Dizzee Rascal is at Tramlines and it’s going to be insane

Boy in da corner was one of the best albums in the last 15 years

UK grime star Dizzee Rascal has been confirmed as one one of the headline acts for Tramlines festival in July. And, luckily for Sheffield, anyone who has seen Dizzee Rascal live before can be safe in this knowledge it will be sick.

You might not be a huge fan of Dizzee, or you might think he’s past it. But obviously, you remember (and still go mad for) that Bonkers song that was massive about seven years ago. And there were a few others that were inescapable, too – that Dance Wiv Me collaboration with Calvin Harris was the sound of more than one summer.

So don’t for a second turn your nose up at this headline announcement. It’s going to be fire.

It’s time to refresh your memories. Take a musical journey all the way back to 2003 when Dizzee moved swiftly from grime crew Roll Deep to release his first solo album Boy in da Corner. If you haven’t heard this album, what is wrong with you? The 17-year-old’s album was applauded by music critics everywhere, winning numerous awards, and more importantly, Boy in da Corner gave us absolutely fire tracks such as Jezebel, Fix Up, Look Sharp and Jus’ a Rascal. Defining songs of our generation.

In the 13 years between then and now, Dizzee transformed from an underground grime artist to a global pop-star, producing three more albums and a mixtape, with four number-one hits. He also paved the way for other grime artists such as Stormzy.

Along with Toddla T, Trash and other Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, Tramlines is already boasting an impressive back catalogue of emerging new artists for 2016. And let’s not forget that we have two more headliners to be announced as well as all of the night time events. If they can pull Dizzee Rascal out of the bag, then who knows what else is in stock for the festival-goers.

The whole line up so far is set to be lit, but there’s no doubt that when half of Sheffield are off their faces and hears the opening few seconds to Dirtee Cash or Fix Up, Look Sharp, everyone will be losing their shit to Dizzee Rascal.

The festival is on the 22-24th July and tickets are a mere £42 for the whole weekend, so it would be rude not to get a ticket.