Stormzy was just one of a series of surprise appearances: J Hus, D Block-Europe, Burna Boy and Headie One also took to the stage with Dave during the gig.
Yesterday, (May 3), ‘Vossi Bop’ became Stormzy’s first ever UK Number One on the Official Singles Chart. Helped on by impressive streaming figures, it amassed 12.7 million listens, meaning Stormzy recorded the biggest week of streams ever for a rapper – smashing the previous figure held by Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ by over two million streams.
Gig goers in Brixton excitedly shared the moment the two appeared together on stage. You can see footage and more reaction here:
@stormzy made a surprise appearence tonight as well!
Big congratulations for scoring a No. 1 hit with "Vossi Bop", he performed that live. pic.twitter.com/yJ3o0N9tm9
— Sam Wren (@SamEnglishGamer) May 4, 2019
Somewhere behind all those phones is Stormzy and Dave. They both seemed very nice pic.twitter.com/QyDlj1Ozl7
— Alex Marshall (@alexmarshall81) May 3, 2019
— O2 Academy Brixton (@O2academybrix) May 3, 2019
Gonna be honest. @Santandave1 provided me with one of the best nights of my life. Emotional & excellent. Paid for Dave and got him, Stormzy, J Hus and more. A night I will remember forever. 🙌🏻
— Owen (@OzNozHD) May 3, 2019
Best Show Ever.
— SANTAN (@Santandave1) May 3, 2019
— Kathryn Bromwich (@kathryn42) May 3, 2019
Dave in Brixton O2 was something else today. how did he bring out Jhus , Stormzy, D block and Headie One all in one night. My life is on a downhill from here 😪 pic.twitter.com/rwg7ESxGjV
— र u ब i (@rubu97) May 4, 2019
— Harry Smith (@_harry_smith_) May 4, 2019
Dave brought out Stormzy AND J Hus? Sorrrrrry what???
— Amy Jade (@amy_jadee) May 4, 2019
— Patrick Hough (@phough) May 4, 2019
“Words don’t really do it justice,” Stormzy said about achieving his first number one yesterday. “I’m genuinely, for once in my life, speechless! My supporters have had my back like crazy – this is all you guys, thank you so much.”
Meanwhile, in less than two months, Stormzy will be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday night at Glastonbury.
Speaking about those who have douted his ability as a headliner, Stormzy said: “There were so many doubters being like, ‘Oh he hasn’t got no number one song’ or, ‘Oh he’s got one album out, he’s not ready’,” he said in an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Dotty. “I’m there because I’m a serious musician.”
Reassuring festival-goers that they’re not going to be let down with his performance, he continued: “If you think I got booked for Glastonbury headline to come there and not give you an iconic headline performance, you’ve gone crazy.”