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The Big Kahuna Festival

Holmbush Farm, Horsham
Passed

This event has been and gone.

A message from the organisers:

Dear Guests

It is with great regret and disappointment that we have to deliver the news that for reasons beyond our control the Big Kahuna 2016 will no longer be going ahead.

Following the granting of our licence in April and after extensive meetings with the council, it has become apparent that a small but vocal opposition to the event has meant that insurmountable hurdles have been put in place.

As a result the continued promoting of the event would be irresponsible to our suppliers and ticket holders.

Those of you who have purchased tickets have been sent an e-mail regarding your refund. Obviously we are bitterly disappointed to be bringing you this news, after months of hard work to bring what we believe would have been an outstanding event to the area. I am very proud of the team and what they achieved and would like to thank everyone who has supported this event.

If you have any questions please e-mail info@bigkahunafestival.co.uk

Headliners

Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays appearing at this event

Originally signed to the influential Manchester label Factory Records, the Happy Mondays formed in 1980 with a sound that owed as much to northern soul and funk as it did rock and psychedelia. It was, however, the influence of the house music records beaming in from Chicago that had the most profound effect on the band. In 1990 they released the 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' album which collided with the acid house and rave movement that had swept the UK, firmly putting The Happy Mondays on the map as one of the most inspiring bands to come out of England in the early 1990s. And 30 years on from their debut album 'Squirrel And G-Man....', Shaun, Bez and the gang continue to be 24 hour party people.

See 30 tour dates featuring Happy Mondays

Paul Hartnoll

Paul Hartnoll appearing at this event

One of the legendary Hartnoll brothers who make up dance masters Orbital, taking a turn behind the decks.

See Paul Hartnoll tour dates

Marshall Jefferson

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.

See Marshall Jefferson tour dates

The Skimmity Hitchers

The Skimmity Hitchers appearing at this event

Weirdos of the West country! Hold up yer cider jar, grab thee badger and hitch a ride on that Skimmity wagon! You’ll be taken on the ride of your life along the back roads and byways of the South West – from fields to pubs, weddings to festivals and cider sheds to…..well, we don’t be leavin’ no cider shed! So, if you be lookin’ for proper job, cider swilling Scrumpy & Western music with humorous lyrics, a bit of saucy banter, a lot of p*ss-taking and a dancing badger, then we be the boys guaranteed to get your shindig shaking! Check out the skimmityhitchers.com/wordpress/ for further tour dates and to discover more about the West Country’s favourite reprobates.

See The Skimmity Hitchers tour dates

Black Friday

Black Friday are a Celtic punk band who formed in 2006 when singer and acoustic guitarist, Tomo, met mandolin player 'Party' and bass player 'Melon'. They later added a tin whistle, some drums, electric guitar and a fiddle to complete the lineup. They were spotted by BBC Radio 2 DJ, Marc Lamarr, who invited them to record at the famous Maida Vale studio in London for his show. The band are also listed in the Guinness Book of Records for performing the most gigs in one day - 30 gigs in 12 hours!

See Black Friday tour dates

Holmbush Farm

  • Horsham
  • RH12 4SE