A British MC with one of grime's biggest hits to his name has just been announced to play at two summer festivals.

Big Shaq has joined the line-up for both, Gisborne New Year's festival Rhythm & Vines and Tauranga's Bay Dreams festival on January 2.

The rapper recently scored one of grime's biggest ever hits with Mans Not Hot, a song that takes the mickey out of grime cliches.

The song's video has had more than 65 million views on YouTube.


Other acts added to the R&V bill today include Client Liason, Tiga, Willaris K and Javi Bora.

They join already confirmed performers Schoolboy Q, Muru Masa, Giggs and Baauer, as well as Kiwi acts P-Money, Savage, SWIDT, PNC and Theia.

Rhythm & Vines, now into its 15th year, is held from December 29-31 at Waiohika Estate in Gisborne.

But if you can't make it to Gizzy you'll be able to catch the Big Shaq heat when he performs in Tauranga at Bay Dreams on January 2.

They have also just announced SWIDT, Stickybuds, PhaseOne, Montell2099, Ruse and Lee Mvtthews to the bill.

To cope with the added extra demand an additional 2000 tickets have just been made available at theticketfairy.com

So unless you want to be left out in the cold you'd best get your shuffle on.