GIG NEWS: The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, 12-14th May 2017, Camber Sands Holiday Camp


This weekender is out of our usual area but if you fancy a weekend away with some great music then this looks to a great event to attend.

The Line-up

This year’s headliners are none other than Geaorge Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic. George Clinton one of the inventors of funk music is one of the last of the A-list in a category 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 gamechanger 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 along with the undeniable Mr Scruff. 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: 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  to be announced!

With so much more still to be announced, get down on it & 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!


Please note this event is 18+

Tickets include your festival pass and chalet accommodation. Prices are available for 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 berth chalets, and range from £119 – £160pp.

Chalets with disabled access are now available, please contact or to discuss further.

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