Jungle and Beaty Heart perform at Heineken Ignite at London’s Battersea Power Station

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Last night, the FAULT team were lucky enough to be in attendance as Jungle and Beaty Heart jammed their way through a Heineken-fuelled Thursday night special at London’s Battersea Power Station. The party was held in a space that has been used as a pop-up cinema by the Everyman Cinema company throughout the Summer but which was turned into a mini-festival arena for this special, ‘one night only’ event.

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The Dutch beer giant enlisted two major up and coming London-based music acts to ‘ignite’ the evening. Jungle, in particular, have been heralded as part of a trailblazing new breed of contemporary soul artists, and the duo, backed by a hefty entourage of backing dancers and vocalists self-described as a  ‘collective’, certainly proved their worth during a smashing set punctuated by funky beats and smooth, sensual singing throughout.

Photo: Matt Crossick/PA
Photo: Matt Crossick/PA

The bands played to a backdrop of gourmet street food stands set up in a psuedo-festival style along the banks of the Thames. On the other side, of course, the Power Station itself loomed over proceedings like a sleeping giant. An extravagant light show projected onto the iconic towers set up the climax of the evening – aided in no small part by the hundreds of interactive light-up beer bottles that were being slung around by an enthusiastic young London crowd.



The Ignite London event was part of Heineken®’s ‘Cities of the World’ campaign aimed at inspiring men to cross borders within their city and to explore parts of the capital they wouldn’t normally visit. Through star treatment.co, Heineken provides access to the city’s hottest events and by hailing a complementary Star Cab, Heineken fans can be driven across London to discover a different part of the city for free every first Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit www.heineken.com/gb/oyc/home.asp

Images by Charlotte Page (unless otherwise stated)