Shindig Festival 2020

at Dillington Park Estate, Ilminster

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Kickstarting summer, Shindig is the first and funkiest festival in the West Country. It offers a soulful dose of relaxation and revelry to funky warriors and their families.

Shindig Festival is a glorious mash up of a gig, a house party, a circus show, comedy night, a wellbeing retreat and a kid’s party. No main stages, just a beautiful arrangement of stretch marquees, so you can be in amongst it, or sitting on the grass supping something cold.

And your kids can be learning to DJ – scratching, mixing, breakdancing and spraying paint, Each area has been carefully curated to pique its audience’s interest and make it impossible to move on.

Combining old-skool legends with rising stars, the seventh edition of Shindig Festival (21st-24th May 2020) is going to be the finest yet. The revelry will commence in a stunning new location: Dillington Estate in Somerset, beautiful parkland surrounding a 16th Century house and hotel.

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2 Bad Mice

Old school outfit and breakbeat originators.

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A-Skillz appearing at this event

Brighton-based DJ / producer who fuses funk, hip-hop and breaks with his own highly innovative take on scratching, sampling and mixing. A long-time collaborator with Krafty Kuts.

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Altern-8 appearing at this event

'Top one, nice one, get sorted!' Whether you loved them or h-8-ed them, no-one could ignore the yellow mask-wearing and industrial overall-clad DJ duo in the early 90s, as they produced a string of top 20 hits including 'Activ-8', 'Evapor-8' and 'Hypnotic St-8'. Watch yer bass bins.

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DJ Andy Smith

DJ Andy Smith appearing at this event

Top West Country dance and hip-hop DJ from the band Portishead, now playing a mix of northern soul tunes.

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B-Side appearing at this event

B-Side has been a regular on the Southampton club scene for a number of years now, honing his impeccable mash-up skills in the city's coolest venues, crossing funk, breaks and hip hop in his own unique way as a dancefloor destroyer! His residency with Featurecast at AAA has seen his reputation as a true party player sky rocket, with recent appearances alongside A-Skillz, Nick Thayer & DJ Yoda.

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Chali 2na

Chali 2na appearing at this event

Formerly a member of Jurassic 5, and an original member of Ozomatli, Chali 2na now performs as a solo artist.

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Chris Tofu

The king of the Balkan beats and electro swing scene.

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Danielle Moore (Crazy P)

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Danny Krivit

Danny Krivit appearing at this event

Music maestro from Body & Soul, New York.

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DJ Leroy

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The Dutty Moonshine Big Band

The Dutty Moonshine Big Band appearing at this event

After a whirlwind tour of the UK in the Autumn of 2018, Dutty Moonshine Big Band are back on the road with an abundance of dates, a brand new stage show and bags upon bags of new and unheard bass driven treats. 2019 witnessed the biggest and baddest festival season for the 14-piece onslaught and saw them conquer stages at the likes of Wilderness, Beatherder, Glastonbury and Valleyfest with a unique take on 1920’s jazz that has been fused together with future sounds from the bass music underground and fronted by two of the UK’s best MC’s, Maria Laveau and Hyperman Sage.

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Ed Solo

Ed Solo is a British DJ and record producer of electronic and dance music. He has worked with artists including Blak Twang, Deekline, MC Det, Fatboy Slim, Roots Manuva, Shy FX, DJ Swift, DJ Trace and Eliabeth Troy.

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Evil Twin

Bristol based band.

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AKA Lee Mintram, Southampton's answer to Timberland. Described as 'Nu Funk's very own Mr Midas', Feature Cast has proved himself to be a leader in his field as he looks to conquer the world. From DJing to producing, this guy is a juggernaut tearing down the scene with his impressive catalogue of chart-topping releases and his skills on the decks being showcased globally.

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The Freestylers

The Freestylers appearing at this event

A heady blend of brash, hip-hop-inspired grooves, underplayed by breakbeats, the band aren't tied to any set sound, with the likes of drum 'n bass, dancehall vocals, house rhythms, electro and hip-hop all employed in the mix.

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Goldie MBE

Goldie MBE appearing at this event

Seminal player from Metalheadz, former graffiti artist, breakdancer, godfather of drum'n'bass, occasional visitor to Albert Square and a resident of Celebrity Big Brother, briefly. The legendary UK dance music guru, Goldie, has been at the cutting edge of the drum and bass and jungle scene since it began over 20 years ago.

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Graham S

Modern beats and funk.

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Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson appearing at this event

Greg made his name at legendary clubs The Hacienda and Wigan Pier during the early 80's. Largely recognized as one of the first DJs to bring the electro-funk sound from New York to the British scene. "A genuine old skool innovator from back in the day' -Norman Jay MBE.

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Gypsy Unit

Gypsy Unit are a genre defying Live Hip Hop collective from Bristol. Pioneers of the Gyp-Hop sound, armed with beats, bass and violins they are on a mission to bring bass to your area!

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Hong Kong Ping Pong

Big beat and funky breaks DJ crew from Falmouth.

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House Gospel Choir

House Gospel Choir appearing at this event

House Gospel Choir is an electrifying House meets Gospel experience that never fails to get audiences singing, dancing and raving along! House Gospel Choir is the place where spirituality and the euphoria of the dancefloor come together. Founded by Creative Producer & vocalist Natalie Maddix, HGC is a home for anyone who has ever found themselves lost in music at a festival, or in a night club… or on the tube on the way to work. The choir brings together outstanding singers, all passionate about music and performance and dedicated to giving a great show. HGC have been performing their high energy shows for the past three years across the country and beyond. They also have a history of working with homegrown and international talent having been a part of sessions and live performances with: The Kooks, Annie Mac, Riton, MNEK, Wretch 32, Gregory Porter, Stormzy, Labrinth, Gorgon City, Honne, Gérgoire Maret, Naughty Boy & Katy B, to name a few. House Choir shows are amped up even further by a full house band and DJ with percussion from the one and only Dezy Bongo, creating an effortless live fusion of the biggest house and gospel tunes that never fail to raise the roof.

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Howla appearing at this event

Howla has been tearing up parties in the south west for years. His first passion is smashing out huge dubstep / drumstep tunes, anyone who has seen howla live will remember the ultimate 'bassface' this man holds! Although he has been producing dubstep for years with releases out on noise cube records, he has recently turned his hand to producing some seriously funky beats, breaching glitch hop and hiphop to drum and bass and ghetto funk. Keep your eye on this guy – he's gonna go far!

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Huey Morgan

Huey Morgan appearing at this event

Hugh "Huey" Morgan is the frontman of the New York rock / hiphop band Fun Lovin' Criminals. Huey is also an author, podcaster, a radio presenter on both BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music and a much in demand club and festival DJ. His extensive record collection has seen him DJ around the world spinning the very best in Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco and stone cold classics.

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Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine appearing at this event

Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro. Weird and wonderful folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's Ibibio tongue, form the creative fabric from which the band's unique musical tapestry is woven. Evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape by producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton give the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping across the globe.

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Jay Cunning

Breakbeat DJ based in London working with Global:beats and Break FM. Muzik Award nominee and co-creator of Patchwork.

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Jazzie B

Jazzie B appearing at this event

DJ, music producer, entrepreneur and a founding member of Soul II Soul. Although Jazzie B and Soul II Soul will always be connected, both spiritually and substantially, that has never been all Jazzie has been about. For years he has built a parallel career away from the collective, one that allows him to advance his own ideas and character. Among his more eclectic achievements as Jazzie B, he has been a regular on London radio since Kiss FM was a pirate, and also does a variety of voice-overs for radio and television. He has had a spell running Motown in the UK, designed a sneaker for the Lacoste Legends range and presented James Brown with the Diesel U Music Lifetime Achievement award – an honour the late Mr Brown would accept in person on the one condition that it was Jazzie who presented it to him!

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Brighton based DJ playing drum’n’bass and jungle. Signed to Pandemic Records JFB is renowned for his scratching technique and eclectic style, he is a UK DMC champion.

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Jinx In Dub

Jinx In Dub appearing at this event

#JINX IN DUB - DJ and producer Joss Jinx, is widely regarded as the one of the top rankin' Dubwise breaks producers. Over the years he's become a versatile producer, starting his career in the Nu skool Breaks camp back in 99'. Since then his sounds have become a wide variety of bass music with all styles and tempos of electronic roots, dub and dancehall style rhythms which have been smashing up clubs and major festivals in the UK and aboard.

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Joel Culpepper

Joel Culpepper appearing at this event

Soulful singer-songwriter.

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Krafty Kuts

Krafty Kuts appearing at this event

Resident DJ at Supercharged, aka Martin Reeves looks like your uncle but is in fact a prolific producer, remixer, DJ, label boss and record shop owner. His up tempo hip-hop and furious funk has driven him into DJ Magazine's world's top 100 DJs poll three years in a row. Finger Lickin' good.

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Mark Anderson

Found on wax at Switchblade Records and in residence for Elixer at Moles.

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Mark Rae

One half of 'Rae & Christian' and one of the top hip-hop producers in the UK. Hip hop one minute, reggae the next, Rae's music is eclectic but always soulful.

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MC Xander

Brick Lane's beatboxing veteran. This conscious Hip-hop beatboxer is known for making sick beats with just his voice and a loop station.

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Nightmares On Wax

Nightmares On Wax appearing at this event

Producing the genuine article is the prime motivation behind Nightmares' music. That's why is can't be classed as trip hop, dope beats, or be included with any of those fakers regurgitating and abusing classics. It's all about staying true, but taking the sounds of soul innovators to the new sound plateaux.

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Norman Jay MBE

Norman Jay MBE appearing at this event

Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture. Awarded an MBE for services to DJing and music, he recently compiled his most eclectic compilation to date, ‘Good Times Skank & Boogie’. He continues to tour around the UK, converting generations of clubbers to the cause, championing new sounds, yet never forgetting his musical roots, thus guaranteeing nothing but ‘Good Times’.

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Odyssey appearing at this event

Odyssey's UK top 10 classic hits include Native New Yorker, Use It Up And Wear It Out, Looking For A Way Out, Inside Out and Going Back To My Roots as well as the rare groove soul anthem Don't Tell Me Tell Her. Now fronted by original member Steven Collazo, musical director and son of the founding lead vocalist Lillian Lopez, their fusion of soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and latin-caribbean rhythms continue to make them popular around the world. In the great tradition that has made them famous, Odyssey's new releases carry their classic sound forward as "old school meets new school meets old school".

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Pete The Temp

Mr The Temp is a poet, a lover and a fine administrator. His act combines high octane spoken word with musical comedy and audience participation.

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Phil Hartnoll

One half of the ambient techno-acid tinged dance genius that is Orbital, with a solo stint behind the decks.

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Plump DJs

Plump DJs appearing at this event

Leading lights on the breaks scene. Plump DJs take their name from a certain top-shelf publication and make sure that their beats are equally classy.

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Raf Daddy

Party-thrower and vinyl-troubler from Brixton.

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Roast Beatz

Roast Beatz appearing at this event

A multi genre DJ who concentrates on more than just beat matching and looking fancy. Bringing hiphop, turntablism, funk, ghetto funk and mashups to crowds all over UK, it's a name that's amplifying through the ranks! With a DJ career spanning over 14 years Roast Beatz has had considerable experience rocking crowds.

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Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers appearing at this event

The legend of jazz funk who gave us the classics Everybody Loves The Sunshine and Running Away. The Los Angeles funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player has enjoyed a long career since the 1970s, releasing on labels including Atlantic Records and Polydor. Along with live performances, Ayers can be heard as the host of the fictitious radio station 'Fusion FM' in Grand Theft Auto IV, and a documentary film is in the works about the many hip hop producers who have sampled his music and artists who have been influenced by him.

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Seize The Day

A radical Eco-folk band with global roots. They have a commitment to World Change with lead singer Shannon. They have toured internationally and their powerful lyrics and haunting melodies have supported a variety of direct action campaigns. Whatever needs to change or be defended in this world, they sing to make you laugh about it, cry about it, dance about it - maybe even inspire you to believe that you can DO something about it!

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The Stanton Warriors

The Stanton Warriors appearing at this event

AKA Dom and Mark with a great mix of two-step and their own brand of breakbeat. Nominated for Best Compilation and Best Breakthrough DJs at the Musik Magazine Dance Awards.

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Canadian DJ Stickybuds loves to create and play dance floor friendly music of many different tempos. His sets are filled with Funk, DNB, Glitch Hop, Reggae and Breaks all intricately woven through countless hours in the studio.

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Terry Farley

Terry Farley appearing at this event

An integral part of the UK dance community since the late 80s combining muscular, sleazy house grooves with soulful New Jersey garage.

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The Cuban Brothers

The Cuban Brothers appearing at this event

The Cuban Brothers are a unique entertainment proposition. Born of the loins of seventies Havana, nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes and inspired by the beats and breaks of a thousand B Boys - they're the only act that truly combines music, comedy and dancing for the more discerning crowd...

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Warmduscher appearing at this event

Indie supergroup made of members from Fat White Family and Childhood.

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Also Appearing

Alice Firefly, Bingbag Wisdom , Birdee, Blatant , Born On Road , Challi-Source , Cloe Rose Laing , Cozzie Watt , Daytoner, Detta, Dizralie, DJ Libby, DJP, Father Funk, François K , Funk Ferret, Goodgroove, Gorilla Tactics, Hattie Hat Star, Hippo Sound System, Indian Man, Jessie G, Kathika, Kengo Oshima, Kittl Liv, Kurnel MC, Loveboat, Luke Stereo, Mafia Kiss, Martin Badder, Midnight Zu, Mr Bruce, Ms Dmtree, Ms Radida , Natty Speaks, Nick Halkes, OMC Takeover, Ozone Breakdown, Pauln 'Fistfunk' Cowley, Profit, Sammy Senior, Shades Of Rhythm, Shaka Loves You, Simian Sounds, Simon Lloyd, Situation Sounds, Slynk, Streetwise , Symphonica, Mr Switch, T>i, Tobyone, Too Many Ts, Wbbl , World's Tallest DJ, X-Ray Ted

Dillington Park Estate

  • Ilminster
  • TA19 9DT