Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender is back for it’s second year in 2017 with an impressive line-up which is guaranteed to get those feet dancing.
Combining a true love for all things Funk & Soul orientated, they return with their roots firmly placed in big brass sounds, hip hop beats and future soul. Mixing tropical, afro-beat & world performances with disco, the right kind of house & all things in between. 2017 promises to be the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent across 3 days.
This event is offers more than just great music including a plethora of activities, games & exercise such as:
Echoes Disco Yoga / Jazz Dance classes / Glitter / Groovy Hula classes & shows Funkadelic Block parties / Tropical Pool parties / Nightspot Cinema / Disco Dodgeball competitions / Secret Activities
Not only are they developing the musical and festival experience, they are also proudly working alongside Mind, Lovespecs & Support Act in a bid to push feel good values as far as possible, creating more awareness and opportunities for the projects which need it most.
The 2017 headliner is none other than GEORGE CLINTON with PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC. Simply one of the greatest and most important artists to have lived. George Clinton one of the inventors of funk music is one of the last of the A-list in a catagory of greats that includes James Brown, Bob Marley, Prince, Otis Reading, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti! And guess what – he still has one of the most electric live shows out there! Playing with the 16 piece Parliament Funkadelic, one of the tightest bands in history, expect all the big tracks!
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. What you hear is not a test, the mighty Sugar Hill Gang will be in town! No doubt their performance of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ will be a massive highlight.
Another game changer coming to Camber is The Sugarhill Gang – although credited as being one of the groups to have actually invented hip hop in the late 70’s, you listen to records like Rapper Delight and it could equally stand up as a straight-up funk record! This is a chance to see genuine pioneers, with the surviving original members. A piece of history featuring some of the biggest dancefloor bangers performed live!
Good times ambassador Norman Jay rejoins us along with the undeniable Mr Scruff both of whom made last year such a special debut! Ensuring they bring 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 alongside Akua Naru, delivering her undisputed live show. Old meets new as we welcome some of the frontrunners in the modern era. Jordan Rakei and Taylor McFerrin will supply you with some of the freshest sounds in the genre today.
Completing the lineup, we have also invited some our 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!
With so much more still to be announced it is recommended to secure your place for 2017. 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. If good funk & soul is for you, join the love train and book your super early superfly tickets now!