Noise of Art and Ipswich Borough Council presents Ipswich Weekender #1 with Danny Rampling and friends
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, Hollywells Park, Ipswich IP3 0PG
From, 14:00 hrs in the park followed by events at Pump and Grind, 1 Great Colman St, Ipswich IP4 2AA and The Music Room until the early hours.
Danny Rampling, Diesel (Xpress2 / Rocky & Diesel), The Woodentops, White Noise, Ben Osborne, Non Such DJs
Rodrigezz & MDL (Poland), The Normans, Peter Hepworth, Richard Haugh, Josh Lock, Blue Kubricks, David Freeland, Mole, Deben Collective, Aartwork and more.
Noise of Art is teaming up with Ipswich Borough Council to launch a series of annual Music and Art festival weekends in the beautiful surroundings of Holywells Park.
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Headlining the first event will be Danny Rampling, the internationally renown DJ who kick-started the acid house explosion in London with his seminal nightclub Shoom.
As a leading light of the original Balearic and acid house scene, Danny was amongst a clutch of DJs that recognised the unique cross over potential of the Woodentops, the first band to be respected by both the dance and indie guitar scenes.
The Woodentops headlined Glastonbury and paved the way for bands such as the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream. Despite this shared history, this will be the first time Danny Rampling and the Woodentops have appeared on the same bill.
Diesel, half of Skint signed act Xpress 2 and former member of the Ballistic Brothers, has been responsible for underground classics on labels such as Junior Boys Own, as well as chart topping hits, such as Lazy – featuring Talking Heads singer David Byrne.
White Noise were responsible for the UK’s first electronic LP, An Electric Storm. Their members also helped introduce electronic music to such late Sixties icons as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and David Bowie via their shows at Arts Lab, while their members were also behind the seminal early electronic theme tune for Dr Who.
Amongst the other acts announced in the first wave are several rising local acts. The Normans are a new Suffolk based afrobeat /acid jazz band, Peter Hepworth is a bubbling under singer songwriter, Aartwerk combine traditional sea-folk music with cutting edge electronica, The Deben Collective play unique, improvised electronic jazz funk, Richard Haugh hosts BBC Introducing in Suffolk, David Freeland is a respected rare groove DJ, and Non Such DJs are Ipswich’s foremost Soul DJ tag team.
As well as curating the event, London and Suffolk based Noise fort founder, Ben Osborne will be DJing, playing a trademark eclectic set that Time Out magazine has described as encompassing everything from ‘shimmering electronic delights” to “dance floor bombs”.
The event will also host techno DJ Rodrigezz jetting in from Poland.
The event is being programmed by Noise of Art, which in the past has worked with such leading institutions and festivals as Latitude, Tate Britain, the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall), Big Chill Festival, The Great Escape, Convergence Festival, National Portrait Gallery and British Film Institute, as well as international acts such as Coldcut, Laurent Garnier, Booka Shade, Groove Armada, The Beatles , Andrew Weatherall, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Andy Barlow (Lamb) and many more. Noise of Art also launched Woodbridge Art and Music Event in Suffolk.
The event takes place in Holywell’s Park and Pump and Grind.
Holywells Park is a natural site for the festival. It received a grant of £2.8 million in 2012 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, to restore the Park’s heritage and improve its facilities to attract a wider audience to the Park.