Elijah has consistently wowed fans with his original and unpredictable style whether on the Glastonbury stage or Wembley Arena.
Now the Brixton-born songwriter and producer is booked in at Esquires on a night when Bedford talent will also take centre stage.
Warren, of The Sound Temple, said: "It has been a long time since I have put on a gig in my home town in this capacity.
"I’ve definitely wanted to get back involved and put on live events and I thought it would be good to get out there with a live show in support of all the fantastic local talent I showcase weekly on my radio show. The support acts are all artists I’ve championed in the last 12 months on air.
"Esquires have been fantastic, I’ve known Gareth Barber for a number of years and when I reached out to him he was super accommodating.
"Obviously Esquires has a great reputation for live music so it was a natural fit.
"Genesis has a solid and well-earned reputation in the music industry and again the relationship I have with him is one that’s been built over years and as a genuine fan of his, coupled with fact it’s been a while since he graced a stage in Bedford. I thought who better to headline what will hopefully be the first of many events."
The rapper will be backed on Friday, July 9 by up-and-coming acts Carlito Daboy w/Mini Man, Geo Gritz, Wkd Whisperz//All in Ent.