Moovin Festival “Early Bird” Weekend Tickets starting at just £85 are now on sale. Visit www.moovinfestival.com
- Soul II Soul,
- Big Daddy
- Inner City,
- Lee Scratch Perry,
- Nightmares on Wax,
- Horse Meat Disco,
- Fabio & Grooverider,
- Soul Clap, Ozomatli,
- Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts,
- Stanton Warriors,
- Dj Hype,
- Marshall Jefferson,
- Awesome Tapes From Africa
Big names, booming basslines, a boutique festival in a bull field… it can only mean one thing… Moovin Festival is back for 2019 and promises to get you dancing to a music lover’s mix of bass, funk, soul, reggae, house and d&b until the cows come home.
Now in its fifth year and from the humble beginning the small cow barn party that started with a few hundred people has organically grown to completely sell out last year and has now well and truly established itself as THE place to party on August bank holiday weekend
Not far from Manchester, yet feeling like another world, Moovin takes place at the eco-friendly Whitebottom farm in the stunning countryside in Compstall.
Through a magical canopy of trees, past lakes with waterfowl to greet you and with a breathtaking gorge welcoming you at the entrance, and that’s when the special weekend adventures really begin.
“At the bottom of a tree-lined valley, a hay barn with a fat sound-system. A freewheeling crowd, no VIP red ropes, no hassle from the authorities, just music and good vibes” 90s free party? No. Moovin’ festival, Manchester,” – GROOVE ARMADA – 2018
Whilst the line ups are big the capacity is purposely limited its something the promoters continue to believe in as to keep it friendly. This results in a compact and personal festival that is still raw and independent round the edges but all done with real love and care.
This intimate affair has a counter-cultural feel and a devotion to booking the freshest acts, as well as surprisingly big names for a festival of its size.
It offers a laid back way to see or if you feel like it get up close and personal with your favourite acts, as well as discovering a diverse array of quirky bands, local talent, drumming outfits and deep digging DJs from across the musical spectrum.
With walkabout performers, fire shows, morning gong baths and yoga classes and a refreshing attention to details only touching the surface, there is a whole lot more to explore and a unique free-spirited vibe at this party that you just can’t quite put your finger on. Moovin Festival really is like no udder!
This year line up sees the legendary Soul II Soul bring all their years of soul and funk experience to the festival. Real game changers who drove the scene forward and have turned out plenty of seminal tracks and albums, there’s a reason Soul II Soul are so revered.
Also amongst the headliners are D&B heavyweights DJ Hype and Fabio & Grooverider, a rare UK appearance from the exceptional lyricist and hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane and Belgium genre mashers and celebrated dup 2manydjs fitting perfectly into Moovin Festivals anything-goes ethos.
Elsewhere Detroit house music pioneers Inner City are also performing with a full Live band, commemorating 30 years and sure to guarantee some “Big Fun”.
Moovin’s eclectic mix of musical worlds covers a wide spectrum, sees a diverse range of bands from trip hops Morcheeba to the Eastern-influenced Transglobal Underground to Latino funksters Ozomatli, performing with Jurassic 5 frontman Chali 2na.
There’s a healthy sprinkling of dub with the welcome return of Lee “Scratch” Perry, also Dreadzone and the Dub Pistols, alongside a host of word class DJ’s including the Godfather of House Marshall Jefferson, Nightmares on Wax, Soul Clap, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Awesome Tapes from Africa and many more.
Next, to these huge names, there is a real focus on local talent and up and coming acts so keep your ears out for plenty of fresh new talents.
“I’ve been at Moovin Festival from its inception in one way or another and it’s great to see how it’s grown and still maintained a certain vibe that’s something very very special. 808 closed the barn stage in 2017 and was by far one of our highlights of the year.“ ANDY BARKER 808 STATE
While Moovin 2019 will be the biggest yet in terms of headliners and weekend experiences, the personal feel is retained once again so for more adventures in the fields than ever before, make sure you head on down.
Moovin Festival “Early Bird” Weekend Tickets starting at just £85 on sale www.moovinfestival.com