| Beck , with his first new album in three years, returns to the UK for an exclusive festival appearance at Homelands 2005. Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, leads an urban contingent into the countryside - alongside Roots Manuva, Audio Bullys and Kano - for some original UK business. |
‘It was one of the first festivals we ever played at back in 2003 and the set was brilliant. Top crowd, top atmosphere. This year we’ve got loads of new tunes to test out and a fresh new show.’ Audio Bullys
The Human League and The Bravery further extend the boundaries of the dance festival, bringing the sounds of rock, pop and electro. And Mylo’s live act is sure to inspire summertime grins before the night’s out.
To name just a handful from a huge list of exemplary names confirmed for this year’s Homelands, Felix Da Housecat,2 Many DJs, Dimitri from Paris, Scratch Perverts, DJ Marky, Richie Hawtin and Black Strobe will prove that DJ culture is alive and well in 2005. Moving the crowds all night long in the mix of arenas, let’s not forget that it’s still the DJs who provide the heartbeat to this year’s Homelands festival.
“Last year was really, really good… the energy was quite incredible. So for this year… it will be more of the same... heavy distorted electronic funked up beats, abstract noises and synths that rock!!!” Black Strobe
Groove Armada will bring rays of sunshine to the new Outdoor Stage. Their fusion of high-octane house and the heaviest breaks, bass and beats along with the other DJs and performers will create a carnival in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.
“We've had an amazing live gig at Homelands. We've DJed in 3 different tents, and from the top of a bus! We've seen Homelands from all angles, and it always looks like a party organised by party people" Andy Cato, Groove Armada
And, of course, who could forget songwriter and poet Pete Doherty, with his new band Babyshambles. A moment of Homelands history is in the making!
So, ten arenas and 17 hours of creative, cross-genre programming that reflects the way dance music culture is changing. Homelands has its own unique message in 2005. It is where a new definition of dance music lives, breathes and parties. Mean Fiddler, We Love… & POD Presents HOMELANDS
Saturday 28 th May 1pm-6am
The Bowl, Matterley Estate, Nr. Winchester, Hampshire
Tickets £ 56.50 ADV (each ticket subject to booking fee and conditions)
Max Booking Fee - £7.00
National Credit Card Hotline: See Tickets, Wayahead : 0870 060 3775
The entire line up: Live Arena
Homelands biggest arena. It has been the stage for unforgettable performances from The Scissor Sisters, Faithless and The Music in previous years. It returns this year with a world class portfolio of live acts.
The Streets, Beck, Roots Manuva, Mylo, The Bravery, Audio Bullys, Babyshambles, Buck 65, Live Arena DJ - Jason Bye Arena 1
A cross-genre collection of the biggest and best names form the Who’s Who of current talent.
John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, 2 Many DJ's, Miss Kittin, Darren Emerson, Plump DJ's, Danny Howells, James Zabiela, Hernan Cattaneo, Robbie Butler Arena 2
House music all day long and then house music all night long. It’s all about the-four-to the-floor in this arena.
Dimitri From Paris, Layo and Bushwacka!, Felix da Housecat, Ben Watt, Joey Negro, Nic Fanculli, Tayo & Frank Tope (Rooty), Tania Vulcano, Jose de Divina, Paul Woolford, Loco Dice, Cliff Lay
This is the fifth year Movement have represented at Homelands, only a club of this calibre could keep bringing line ups like this to the table.
PA Hour: Conrad - Golden Girl, Potential Bad Boy - You're mine, Fats - Drop it Down, Darrison - All that Jazz, Jocelyn Brown – Sing
DJ's & MC's: DJ Marky, Bryan Gee, Bukem, Andy C, Calibre, Dillinja & Lemon D, Fabio, Hype, Krust, Friction & Zinc, Die, Jumpin' Jack Frost, Pendulum, Artificial Intelligence, Ray Keith, Ruffstuff, Dynamite MC, Conrad, IC3, Moose. Stamina, Fats, Foxy, Darrison, Fun Arena 4
This arena’s hip hop extravaganza proves Homelands commitment to building as broad a programme as possible.
Jazzy Jeff + Madd Skillz, Grandmaster Melle Mel + Scorpio (furious 5), Scratch Perverts, Kano, Kentaro (DMC World Champion), Skinny Man + DJ Flip (Mudfamily), Mitchell Brothers, Rodney P + Skitz (Hyperman set), Arena 4 Hosted By Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM)
An A-list of revolutionaries who bridge the gap between the underground and the mainstream, between basement, backroom and major-league venue.
The Human League (Live), Tiga, Tiefschwarz, Blackstrobe (Dex n Fx), Radio 4, Ewan Pearson, Dan Ghenacia, Damian Lazarus, Annie Mac, David Philips, The Youngsters (Live), Spektrum (Live), Performance (Live)
Groove Armada (DJ set) feat. MC Mike and Patrick Dawes on percussion
Plus a crucial mix of DJs, acts and performances to bring a little bit of carnival to our countryside!
Groove Amada (DJ set), Steve Lawler, Norman Jay, Infusion (Live), Phat Phil Cooper
A selection of electro-punk-funk, kooky eclectic mixes and four-to-the-floor disco flavours.
David Guetta, Rob da Bank, DJ Coolof (The Knife - DJ Set), Kid Carpet, Justin Robertson, Caged Baby, Medicine 8, Hot Chip, Kris Bones
As part of the Homelands festival experience, the Bacardi B-Barwill play host to a diverse range of world renowned DJ's
Bugz In The Attic, Giles Smith, Tortured Soul (Live), Loose Cannons, Eddie Temple Morris, Phil Asher, Benji B, A Skillz, Mark Hughes, BlackIIBasic Sound System The Strongbow Rooms will be back with a line up carefully crafted by Sunday Best Head Honcho Rob Da Bank. Here you can watch the nu breed spin along side old favourites and no doubt Rob himself will be making an appearance spinning a fresh mix of soulful funked up beats and enjoying a refreshingly cold pint of Strongbow.
Check out www.strongbowrooms.com for the latest info
What a better way to start off the 2005 festival season than with the dynamic party that the Bacardi B-Bar has come to embody. The legendary Bacardi B-BARwill blend the Worlds finest DJs with the country’s leading bar staff to serve up quality BACARDI Rum cocktails including the Bacardi Rum Mojito, creating the ultimate festival experience. The Summer Festival season starts off at Homelands & is one part of a lively music schedule for the BACARDI B-BAR, which will also host a number of memorable parties at the UK festivals all around the country.
Check out www.bacardi.co.uk for the latest info