Many of the genre's artists have their Eskimo Dance initiation to thank for kickstarting their careers. Its nights have seen most of the heavyweights appear as guests, in competitions and rap battles since it was founded by Wiley in the early 00s. It offered up an alternative to the poppier, mainstream grime that was in the charts.
Having returned in 2012 after a 6 year hiatus, the iconic party is showing no signs of slowing. The Eskimo Dance NYE line up ensures only the very best in emerging grime talent is expected.