Eskimo Dance have postponed their Halloween performance at Boxpark Croydon due to licensing issues they blamed on the management of the pop-up shopping and leisure centre, according to a statement on Twitter last night.
Eskimo Dance was set to headline a show this Halloween along with some of the biggest names in grime such as Ghetts, D Double E and Frisco. The show was due to come a year after their explosive performance at the opening of the food and culture hub.
The collective, who said they will announce an alternative date and location, said: “We have been grossly let down by the venue and their internal delays to resolve their own issues with the necessary authorities.” Boxpark said the postponement was due to “unforseen circumtanceses” in their statement on Facebook.
The collective, founded by godfather of grime Wiley in the 00s, played a big part in the success of grime during the decade before going on hiatus in 2006. Since returning in 2012, they have joined forces with current grime icons such as JME, Jammer and P Money to re-introduce the roots of the genre.