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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

New Funk/Soul Festival At Goodwood, West Sussex

VINTAGE @ GOODWOOD 13, 14, 15 August 2010

Just found out about this festival - looks a corker, right up our street GAZ MAN. Anyone up for a jolly ?

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The Soul Casino

Soul, Funk, Jazz and Reggae loom large in the nation’s psyche and Vintage at Goodwood have chosen a broad spectrum of classic artists and deejays to wet your tastebuds.
Soul Casino curator Eddie Piller is hosting two separate venues at this year’s Vintage Festival;

The SOUL STAGE , is a classic festival performance area where bands and DJs will deliver crisp and interesting sets loosely presented along genre lines.

Friday is REGGAE DAY – whether you dig ska, two tone, roots and culture or dub, we have something for you. Jamaican superstars Toots and The Maytall’s headline with a strong support bill that includes luminaries such as Pama International and The Trojan Sound System. UK chart regulars The Beat are special guests and the day features some exclusive ‘King Tubby dub-plate’ performances from old school Kingstonites You Brown and Jah Thomas. There will be vintage ska from original mod dj Dr Bob Jones, roots from The Tighten Up Crew and curator Eddie Piller will reprise his heavy dub set from Carnival and Glastonbury in the 90’s. Throw in some poetry from Tim Wells and the day is set for a Caribbean feast.

Saturday is down as FUNK DAY and who else could we bring you but Gil Scott Heron. The man has been off the radar for a while but a critically acclaimed new album due for the spring will see him back up where he deserves. His special guest is Salsoul legend Joe Bataan, who started his career with Boogaloo but worked his way through soul, jazz-funk and eventually disco – his latin heavy version of Heron’s The Bottle should provide an amazing conclusion. More than that though we present a live broadcast of the BBC 6 ‘Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show’, the festival debut from The Third Degree (who’s rework of Duffy’s Mercy was the radio hit of last year), the extraordinary Osaka Monorail, who’s unique Japanese take on funk is a spectacle on its own. On the decks we have the presenter of Kiss FM’s Funk Show, Ali B, television mod legend Martin Freeman, and turntable funk genius, Smoove.

Sunday could only be SOUL DAY, or SUNDAY SOUL as we choose to call it. Here we have turned to Curtis Mayfield protégé and legendary producer/performer Leroy Hutson for one of his extremely rare UK performances – he’ll be supported by super soul goddess Anne Sexton as well as on original Flamingo club set from Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames and the evergreen British soul legend Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band. On the decks Soul Stage curator Eddie Piller has promised to play one of his legendary two-step soul sets, whilst former Weller and Galliano producer Chris Bangs will be playing 70s alongside two festival debutants, Henry Storch from Unique Records and Dan De, the man behind Europe’s largest soul weekender, Baltic Soul.

The SOUL CASINO NIGHTCLUB is like something you will never see at a festival, ever. A replica of a mid 1970’s Mecca Ballroom with a sprung wooden dancefloor, the SOUL CASINO evokes memories of ALL of the best soul clubs there ever were. Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca, The Scene Club, Lacy Lady or The WAG. It boasts possibly the best collection of soul DJ’s ever assembled at a festival. Jazz-Funk – no problem, we’ve got the godfather Chris Hill, innovator Colin Curtis, Ian Dewhirst and Greg Wilson. Deep Funk? We’ve got Keb Darge, Snowboy, David Holmes and Lloyd Attrill. Northern Soul? 6T’s legend Ady Croasdale, Val Palmer, The Hipshaker crew and Corrine from Swing Out Sister. 6Ts R and B?? There’s 100 Club resident Dave Edwards, Paul Hallam and Richard Searle. 7os Soul? Festival organizer Wayne Hemingway is joined by Johnny Valatone, Lloyd Attrill and Bangsy. In short, I bet you’ll never leave the tent!

Confirmed Line-Up (SO FAR)

Gil Scott Heron
Joe Bataan
The Third Degree
Osaka Monorail

Leroy Hutson
Anne Sexton
Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames
Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band
Eddie Piller
Chris Bangs

Chris Hill
Colin Curtis
Ian Dewhirst
Greg Wilson
Keb Darge
David Holmes

General Camping

The Goodwood Estate is blessed with hidden glades, hollows, copses and hillocks with views to the beaches and across the South Downs. We are currently surveying the lie of the land, seeking out the perfect spots to pitch a tent.

The estate is on chalk down land which drains a treat, so it would take storms of biblical proportions for the campsites to become seas of mud like so many other festival events.

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