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Boiler Room Festival 2021 Announced

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Three cities. No headliners. Live-streamed to the world.

As parts of the world emerge from the pandemic, Boiler Room announces a trio of festivals in London, New York City and Barcelona in 2021 — an evolution of its debut edition in 2019.

The triad of events aims to give as much space to emerging artists as established names. No headliners.

Once again Ballantine’s will be there with a line up that puts the spotlight on the power of local collectives and music communities around the world, supporting their diverse talent.


Festival Dates


New York City — 10 September

Boiler Room Festival commences in New York City on Friday 10 September with a day-into-night takeover of Knockdown Centre. The programme will feature some of NYC’s most vital artists, DJs and collectives, alongside special guest live performances and a video installation commissioned by 4:3—Boiler Room’s platform for underground film.


London — 13 – 16 October

From Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 October, Boiler Room Festival returns to London following its stand-out debut edition in 2019.  The ambitious programme will unfold over four nights, shifting focus to explore four scenes and sounds: Live & Uncut, Pass The Mic, System Sound and The Club.


Barcelona — 26 – 27 November

Staged over two nights—26 – 27 November—at Nitsa, Boiler Room Festival BCN will feature the city’s most essential artists, DJs and collectives – as well as special guest live performances and video installations.

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True Music Studios

In Conversation With The Evolution of Cameroonian Music

Don’t miss our first Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios party in Cameroon, with “Afro Dance-Hall Queen” Kameni, Mbolé-pioneer Happy, Yaoundé mainstay DJ Cyrius Black and more, programmed by Aveiro Djess.

True Music

Boiler Room

Over the last ten years we’ve partnered with Boiler Room, the world’s biggest broadcaster of new underground music, with a simple mission – showcase & celebrate the most credible music scenes & stories from around the world.