Moovin Festival 2019: Soul II Soul, 2ManyDJs, Morcheeba, Big Daddy Kane, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Inner City, Ozomatli, Nightmares On Wax, Horse Meat Disco, Soul Clap & more
Moovin Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the eco-friendly Whitebotham farm in the stunning countryside in Compstall (Just 30 minutes from Manchester), you find it through a magical canopy of trees, past a lake with waterfowl greeting you, and a breathtaking gorge welcoming you at the entrance.
Whilst the line ups are big the capacity is limited as to keep it friendly and personal as we feel this is what makes our little festival special .Stages include the Barn Stage, a large open sided cow shed with bales of hay to relax and chill on, as well as sound systems throughout the site that are guaranteed to knock your festival wellies off.
Independent throughout and with a counter cultural feel and devotion to booking the freshest acts and performers, Moovin Festival is a laid back way to catch an ecelectic mix of favourite acts as well as exciting new artists. It’s about making new mates and discovering new sounds; it’s a place to enjoy ethically sourced foods and cocktails, to try some holistic healing treatments and enjoy circus performers, festival fun and surprises to help you forget the outside world for a magical weekend.
So get Moovin, get your tickets and see you in the fields!
Visit www.moovinfestival.com for more information.
Soul II Soul have been producing memorable quality music since the late eighties. They've sold over 6.8 million albums in 35 territories across the globe and appeared on over 100 compilation albums. Their Club Classics Vol. 1 album was named one of the top 50 British Albums Ever by Q Magazine.
They began as a sound system in the early 80s, playing at various house blues parties, street parties and local youth clubs, adopting a unique style which became known as 'Funki Dred'. Soul II Soul signed to Virgin Records, and the rest is history. Tracks such as 'Keep On Movin' and 'Back To Life' have stood the test of time.
Soul II Soul tour dates
Belgian funk DJs (aka rockers Soulwax) whose eclectic bootleg mixes have endeared them to clubbers across Europe and propelled them to A-list status on the world's DJ roster. Destiny's Child mixed with Nirvana? Royksopp mixed with Dolly Parton? Oh yes!
2ManyDJs tour dates
Funky soul trio consisting of founder members Paul and Ross Godfrey together with the incredible vocal talents of Skye Edwards.
Morcheeba tour dates
The Brooklyn, New York MC who undisputedly defined the term 'lyricist' in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane has endured a substantive music career, with several gold albums and endless music accolades including a Grammy award.
Big Daddy Kane tour dates
The godfather of dub and the high priest of reggae. Bob Marley's producer and a truly original musical innovator. From 1970s Jamaica to the present day his music has been consistently excellent and his influence consistently enormous.
Lee 'Scratch' Perry tour dates
Inner City is an American house and techno group, formed in Detroit, by Kevin Saunderson, considered to be one of the most influential dance acts of all time. They enjoyed two huge top ten hits in the UK in 1988 with 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life'. Led by founder Kevin Saunderson, widely credited as one of the landmark figures in techno and dance music, joined by the soaring vocals of Paris Grey and Kevin's wife Ann Saunderson, now joined by Kevin’s son and creative protégé Dantiez as a new addition to the group.
Inner City tour dates
Ozomatli are an American six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles – including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others. The group formed in 1995 and has since released seven studio albums.
Although the band has had many member changes over the years and has sometimes had as many as ten members, the current six members have been in the band since its debut album.
In 1998, Ozomatli released its self-titled debut album, and soon after opened for Carlos Santana on his Supernatural world tour. The group released Embrace the Chaos in 2001, followed by Street Signs in 2004. Don’t Mess with the Dragon followed in 2007, which saw the band experimenting with a more diverse array of musical styles.
Ozomatli tour dates
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.
Nightmares On Wax tour dates
Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife, acclaimed London DJ collective that bring together classics, italo disco, oddities, punk funk,80s boogie, electro, fresh edits and all-new dance- floor discoveries. Dedicated to human happiness, Horse Meat Disco is for everyone.
Horse Meat Disco tour dates
Jamaican dub, reggae and dancehall master Yellowman's material is an strong as ever, both engagingly comic and totally convincing. Bursting with a seemingly unlimited amount of stage energy, this albino dancehall star was at times the biggest reggae artist after Bob Marley, and he still has it in abundance.
Yellowman tour dates
DJ Hype (aka Kevin Ford) has been a master of drum n bass since the early nineties and still pulls in huge audiences today. Blending drum'n'bass, breakbeat, hip hop and jungle, his eclectic style and attention to detail have earned him Best Male DJ and best DJ Radio. He is also the founder of jungle label Ganja which hosts fellow DJs Krome and Zinc.
DJ Hype tour dates
Formerly a member of Jurassic 5, and an original member of Ozomatli, Chali 2na now performs as a solo artist.
Chali 2na tour dates
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.
Krafty Kuts tour dates
One of the country's top reggae and dub acts, founded in 1993 by Greg Roberts and Tim Bran. Their debut album 360° set the stage for the follow up, Second Light, to be cited as a favourite of John Peel's and saw them play at Glastonbury just one year after their formation. Continuing to record and release new music, Dreadzone for many years hosted Dubweiser at Notting Hill Arts Club. Their most recent album, 2017's Dead Times, entered the UK top 40 album chart. Their continued popularity remains a testament to their presence in British music.
Dreadzone tour dates
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.
The Stanton Warriors tour dates
Fabio and Grooverider, the Godfathers of Drum & Bass and legends of modern music who are idolised worldwide. Industry heavyweights, fans and artists regardless of genre will readily respect and praise the ongoing influence of the two.
Fabio & Grooverider tour dates
The original fusionists Transglobal Underground are the collective that first fused club culture and world music into a whole new onstage experience.
Transglobal Underground tour dates
Marshall 'Godfather of house' Jefferson, one of the originators of the house scene from Chicago. As a solo act, he recorded 1986's 'Move Your Body' - sub-titled and unanimously acclaimed 'The House Music Anthem'. Jefferson also helped record Phuture's 'Acid Tracks', the first and best acid-house single. He grew tired of the sound and moved into a more spiritual form of music later termed deep house; along with Larry Heard, he became one of its best producers. Jefferson spent much of the 1990s remixing and DJing, and did record under his own name for the 1997 album Day of the Onion.
Marshall Jefferson tour dates
Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ he brings the blog to life with sets that blend folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems and hip-hop bangers he's collected on African marketplace finds.
Travelling from club to festival to DIY space, Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ sets celebrate the music and musicians whose cassettes Shimkovitz has collected over the years.
Awesome Tapes From Africa tour dates
Dub Pistols have done everything it's possible to do in a band and still want more. Fronted by infamous Londoner, Barry Ashworth, they have toured the world more times than most of us have changed channels, they have spent years breaking America down into tiny, eager pieces via extended jaunts with punk-rock roadshows, whilst remixing the likes of Moby, Korn, Limp Bizkit and a host of others along the way. Simply one of the best live bands in the UK.
Dub Pistols tour dates
Bethlehem Casuals are a 7 piece ‘DIY world music’ Band, a collaboration of instrumentalists ranging from welsh folk cello, Bulgarian percussion, jazz saxophone and a range of rock and pop.
Bethlehem Casuals tour dates
Legendary Detroit house DJ, best known on these shores as the driving force behind dance outfit Inner City in the late 80s whose seminal hit ‘Good Life’ will never grow old.
Kevin Saunderson tour dates
Serious Trouble blurred as punk-funk elasticity and enough four-track smarts and panache to catch the attention of a varied selection of DJ s from Andy Weatherall to Soulwax, and leave most of his peers eating hot dust. Where 90% of dancing music is created on computer by people who can't play any instruments, here was someone crafting something sonically adventurous and soul-stirring with a bedroom full of musical tools (man-made and Zongamin adapted).
Zongamin tour dates
Regarded as the first female star in the male-dominated world of Jamaican dancehall, Sister Nancy continues to blaze new trails 35 years after the release of her first and only album. Recently recognised by Pitchfork as The Best Dancehall Song of All-Time, “Bam Bam” has been sampled, quoted and referenced in tracks by Lauryn Hill, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and most recently Jay Z.
Sister Nancy tour dates
A legend of the music scene. Schooled on the Hacienda dancefloor, Justin is a man in demand, regularly found rocking dancefloors across the globe. Over the years, the former Lionrock mainman has remixed such luminaries as Manic Street Preachers, Bjork, New Order, Felix Da Housecat, The Stone Roses, Stereo MC's and Chemical Brothers. His 2001 Revtone album saw Justin throw another sound curveball, taking its cue from the disco-fied New York sound of late 70s Talking Heads, weaving in melodic techno influences to create an intriguing new sound. More recently he has enjoyed great success and a new generation of admirers with the moniker The Deadstock 33s. Everything he touches turns to gold.
Justin Robertson tour dates
AK/DK are Graham Sowerby and Ed Chivers. They both play drums and synths. The shows include improvisations; ranging from the chaotic to the beautiful. Their mix of abstract electronics and raucous energy has already earned them support slots with artists as diverse as Fujiya & Miyagi and Three Trapped Tigers.
AKDK tour dates
Musical Mechanical has recruited a rabble of mischievous northerners to form Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, a traditional New Orleans Second Line. However, this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson.
Mr Wilson's Second Liners tour dates
Winner of the DMC Scratch Championship 2000 and current holder of the DMC World Team Scratch Championship with The Scratch Perverts. Mr Thing never fails to engage the crowd with his winning combination of hip hop and funk spiced up with his legendary mixing and scratching skills.
Mr Thing tour dates
An eight-piece Afro-Funk juggernaut that seamlessly brings together all the elements above in an explosive live show that has to be experienced to be believed. Powerful grooves overlain with enticing rhythms, irresistible refrains and precise cuts all providing the perfect soundscape to accompany conscious lyrics ranging from the personal to the political, with a heavy emphasis on party. Less a slavish Afro-Beat copy, more a re-fix with today's influences mixed to a similar recipe, let Afro Cluster move you.
Afro Cluster tour dates
You just don't get more rebellious than legendary Manchester DJ Hewan Clarke. Hewan has been DJing in Manchester for well over 20 years, having cut his teeth at some of the most legendary clubs the city has ever seen including The Hacienda and Rafters.
Hewan Clarke tour dates
A unique, vigorous 20 piece drum collective, bringing mammoth grooves to the dance floor.
Drum Machine tour dates
DJ Woody aka Lee Woodvine is one of Britain's most respected scratch DJs and one of the hottest battle DJs in the world. Having scooped two major UK titles (UK Vestax and UK ITF) and getting second place in the UK DMCs, Woody went on to make history by becoming the first ever Brit to take the coveted World ITF (International Turntablist Federation) Championship title in San Francisco.
DJ Woody tour dates
The Drop are a 9 piece roots, rock and Reggae outfit based in and around London. They are part of the small but significant front line of British new-wave Reggae bands. They are pushing with a sincere awareness for the British Reggae revival that has been a long time in the coming.
The Drop tour dates
Former resident DJ at Tangled who has been DJing since his mid-teens. He now plays all over the UK.
Herbie Saccani tour dates
This exciting project that has already been getting rave reviews and massive accolade from some of the industries biggest critiques. A collective of the biggest voices in house & garage music over the last 20 years with a staggering 8 UK top ten hits between them and records in excess of over 10 millions sales including Sweet Female Attitude, KKlass, Axwell, Bob Sinclar, Cassius, Michael Grey, Full Intention, Herd & Fitz, Chris Lake, A.T.F.C plus more.
Guest vocalists have included Leanne Brown (Sweet Female Attitude), Steve Edwards, Lisa Millet, Bryan Chambers, Sheena Winchester (The Weekend) & Jermaine Dalrymple, delivering freshly created, unique versions of their well known songs.
Accompanied by De-Tronic – a 9 piece funk infused collective of highly successful musicians with a wealth of industry experience and achievements to say the least.
De-Tronic tour dates
MC Tunes came to fame in the 1990s when he enjoyed chart success for collaborations with 808 State such as The Only Rhyme That Bites and Tunes Splits the Atom.
He received massive critical acclaim for his his band the Dust Junkys who were famously sampled by Fat Boy Slim on his smash hit, Gangster Trippin'. Following a self imposed absence from the music industry Tunes is coming back with vengeance.
MC Tunes tour dates
An inspirational and experienced dancer, singer and teacher from the Cassamance region of Senegal, West Africa. He performs and teaches both choreographed and freestyle dance, drawing on the heritage of his tribe, the Jolla. He is also artistic director of the performance group Kajamor Family.
Sens Sagna tour dates
On a one-man mission to introduce Hip-Hop to the Queen's English, Mr B is delighted to present Chap-Hop. Having spent the best part of a decade bringing some manners back to popular culture, this dopest of fellows will entertain and amuse you with his ingenious stylings. Aiming to dazzle with dignity, Mr B takes to the stage with his Banjolele and stiff upper lip to perform ditties of pipe-smoking, high society, Cricket and sexual misadventure, as well as some more well-known pieces from the world of Hip-Hop, re-worked in true Chap-Hop fashion.
'There has never been a rapper like Mr B' (The Sunday Times).
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer tour dates
Moon Boots has gained notoriety through his remix of Bondax's 'Gold' and the Chicago producer / DJ has never looked back with subsequent re-rubs of CHVRCHES and the king of disco himself, Nile Rogers.
Moon Boots tour dates