Brit actor Idris Elba to DJ at Freeze Festival on Clapham Common

Wandsworth Guardian: Idris Elba loves to DJ Idris Elba loves to DJ

The UK's biggest winter sports festival takes place this week.

Freeze Festival, which has moved from Battersea Power Station to Clapham Common, is a five day bonanza of winter sports and live music.

On Saturday the music line up includes French house producer Madeon, Idris Elba and electronic music duo AlunaGeorge.

Elba, who starred in BBC's Luther, plays legendary South African President Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which premieres in London next week.

But the 41-year-old, who rose to fame after starring in American cult TV classic The Wire, still loves to DJ, often under the stage name 7Wallace or 7Dub, and performed in South Africa earlier this month.

Clean Bandit, Toddla T and Nicola Bear will all be performing on the Ibiza Rocks in the Snow Stage.

Professional winter sports athletes are set to compete in the Hail The Rail competition, battling out to win the £14,000 prize.

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Freeze Festival at Battersea Power Station yesterday

There will be five themed alpine bars including Dicks Tee Bar, Bavarian Haus, Metro House, La Folie Douche and Krazy Kangaroo.

Throughout the week winter sports films will be screened in the Bavarian Haus cinema.

Bratwurst, crepes, fondue and mulled wine will be on offer to keep people warmed up through the cold.

Freeze Festival, Clapham Common, November 27 - December 1, ticket prices range from £8-54, visit


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