Beenie Man has announced his first UK show in over a decade for this summer’s inaugural Yam Carnival.

The King of the Dancehall will make his long awaited return to these shows next month as he graces the stage on August 28 for London’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture.

It’s been 12 years since Beenie Man performed live in the UK, but the iconic musician will be back over the Bank Holiday weekend for a special one-day event at Clapham Common in London.

In a press release, Yam Carnival said: ‘Representing the Black experience and influence around the world, featuring the most exciting names from Africa, from the British, American and Canadian diaspora – now Beenie Man adds to a phenomenal crop of artists.

‘Expect a host of classic dancehall hits from a whopping catalogue stretching back to his early breakthrough days as a Jamaican sound system deejay, through to his first major chart-topping hits in the 90s, and collaborations with everyone from Janet Jackson to The Fugees.’

Fans were delighted by the announcement, with one punter tweeting: ‘BEENIE MAN AT YAM CARNIVAL??????????? WE WON BRUV

Another excited fan wrote: ‘Yooo Beenie Man confirmed for Yam Carnival. It’s lit’

And a different festival-goer added: ‘Beenie man at Yam Carnival? So glad I booked’