The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender returns for 2017 with its roots firmly placed in Big Brass Sounds, Hip hop beats, Future Soul, Tropical, Afro-beat, World, Disco, House, and everything in-between. Set to be the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent across 4 days.
Newly announced are a host of funkadelic block parties including the Soundcrash official chalet party with Norman Jay, alongside 6 other events hosted by Tuckshop, Turf x Feelings, So Fresh So Clean, Dom Servini and more.
“Without a doubt the parties are a festival highlight- Can’t wait to be back there playing sunshine sounds in the chalets. I think it definitely makes the festival what it is.” – Tuckshop
This years headliners are none other than George Clinton, one of the inventors of funk music, and one of the best in a category of greats that includes James Brown, Bob Marley, Prince, Otis Reading, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti.. Playing with the 16 piece Parliament Funkadelic – one of the tightest bands in history.
Coming straight out of New Orleans will be none other than Tru Thoughts’ own Hot 8 Brass Band, bringing the original big brass sound to this year’s weekender. The Sugarhill Gang are credited as being one of the groups to have invented hip hop in the late 70’s. This is a chance to see genuine musical pioneers, with the surviving original members. A piece of history featuring some of the biggest dance-floor bangers performed live.
Joining this year’s incredible line up are two time Grammy award winning and 5 time Brit Award nominated group Soul II Soul (live). Caron Wheeler and Jazzie B will bring the full live band to throw down such classics as Back to Life and Keep on Movin’ for the funk and soul crowd.
DJ, Broadcaster, producer and owner of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson hosts two million global listeners on his weekly Saturday afternoon radio show. Bringing you an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, house and hip hop, he will be joined by the original UK disco legend, Greg Wilson. The headliner from Soundcrash’s recent Albert Hall Show will be in attendance; Submotion Orchestra will provide their very special dub influenced, electronic soul sound to this year’s weekender.
Also joining the bill are hip hop crew The Mouse Outfit, electronic act XOA, the undeniable Mr Thing, Brighton’s DJ Format, and Tru Thoughts’ Werkha.
Good times ambassador Norman Jay rejoins the festival along with the undeniable Mr Scruff, both of whom made last year such a special debut. Bringing a taste of global and tropical selections, the psychedelic quintet taking the UK by storm Flamingods will also be providing a spectacular live performance with Wormfood’s United Vibrations & Nubiyan Twist.
It doesn’t get more soulful than UK legend Omar, who adds his signature sound to the bill with an exceptional new album due to be launched this month, alongside Akua Naru, delivering her undisputed live show. Old meets new as Soundcrash welcome some of the frontrunners of the modern era; Jordan Rakei will supply some of the freshest sounds in the genre today.
Completing the lineup, Soundcrash have also invited some its favourite UK brands which include:
Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah Records, BBE, Band On the Wall, Strut, Mahogany Sessions, Fever 105, Sofar Sounds, Soundway, Tuckshop, Mr Bongo, Banana Hill, So Fresh So Clean, Total Refreshment Centre, Shut The Front Door, Kings Head/Kane FM, Leftfoot, Soul Jam, Stevie Wonderland and many more.
If that wasn’t enough, the festival is pushing the boat out to create one of the most immersive projects ever. Feeling good is more than just music so expect a plethora of activities, games & exercises including: Echoes disco yoga, Northern Soul dance classes, groovy hula classes, funkadelic block parties, tropical pool parties, nightspot cinema, secret activities & loads more.
Soundcrash are proudly working alongside Mind, Lovespecs & Support Act in a bid to push the feel-good values as far as possible, creating more awareness and opportunities for the projects which need it most.
From Funk to Soul, to Latin and Afrobeat to Northern Soul, Ska and Swing, a touch of the right Hip Hop, House, Future Soul and everything in between, this new event on the festival calendar is an intimate affair, with a capacity of 3000, created for an audience that truly loves its music.
Soundcrash Chalet Party Feat. NORMAN JAY
TURF X FEELINGS
SO FRESH SO CLEAN
DOM SERVINI & RUSS RYAN
WORMFOOD x SOUNDDHISM
Full festival line up:
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Soul II Soul LIVE
Hot 8 Brass Band
The Sugarhill Gang
Mr Scruff / Greg Wilson / The Mouse Outfit / DJ Format / Mr Thing / XOA /
Norman Jay / Omar / Jordan Rakei / Crazy P Soundsystem / Flamingods Retrospective for Love / Resonators / Nubiyan Twist
Mr Thing / Werkha / Harleighblu / United Vibrations / Lakuta / Cheeba / J-Felix / Tenderlonious / Dom Servini / Peter Adarkwah / Scrimshire / Jeen Bassa / Dennis Ayler / Boba Fatt / Tom Central / Russ Ryan / Dat Brass / Big Martyn / Manu & Ando / DJ Tappa / Some Juan.