First Street Festival HOME Opening Weekend Sunday

Update: Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, the planned performances from AMP (Accessible Music Projects) and DJ Califace J are cancelled. 

Young Identity will be performing at 14.30 as planned.


Join us for day four of the First Street Festival launch weekend, curated by HOME, and meet some of the artists who have been making work in our building.


13:00 – AMP (Accessible Music Productions)

14:30 – Young Identity

16:00 – DJ Califace J



Sam and Alex, known from their work on AMP (HOME’s Accessible Music Project) present Cats in Costume, performing an electric, mesmerizing, and joyous collection of tracks from their highly anticipated debut album Wonder Cats. Followed by a guest appearance from AMP’s resident DJ Alex Webb, bringing you a nostalgic, happy, uplifting vinyl set that will pay tribute to the legacy of the Hacienda mixed in with contemporary beats that will bring Manchester nostalgia to a family audience. AMP is an inclusive project for music lovers and makers with different abilities and additional needs in Manchester. Amp provides a platform for disabled artists to make and showcase music. This is a set not to be missed for all the family!

AMP (Accessible Music Productions) is HOME’s project for music lovers, makers and shakers aged 18-25 with different abilities and additional needs. Working in partnership with Venture Arts, AMP includes monthly music workshops that will support musicians to write, play and create music from an eclectic mix of sounds plus House Party, a quarterly club night with open mic, live music, DJ’s and dancing ‘til late.

Young Identity
Young Identity are HOME’s Resident Artists. Young Identity’s voice cuts through the noise. We believe in the transformative power of the arts. Our mission is to develop literacy, critical thinking, and active citizenship for young people, through experimenting with the combined arts. A dynamic and innovative organization that nurtures the talent of tomorrow.
Our mission is to empower those who are at risk of being excellent to fulfill their artistic potential.
Young Identity has worked with artists such as Lemn Sissay, Saul Williams, dub poetry legend Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ted Hughes Prize Winner Kae Tempest and the late Amiri Baraka. Providing poets for and collaborations with Apples and Snakes, BBC, HOME, RFK Human Rights Foundation, National Theatre, Royal Exchange, Manchester Histories and Manchester International Festival with poetry show – ALPHABUS.
Young Identity poets have performed all over the UK, from the South Bank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Hay Festival as well as internationally; The Schaubühne in Berlin, Frankfurt ‘Youth Poetry Slam’ in Germany, and Nuyorican Poetry Café in America


DJ Califace J
DJ Califace J is a native of L.A. and a resident of Manchester. Started getting into Hip-Hop in 1987. Landing in the U.K. in 1992 his ears were intrigued with sounds of rave and jungle music coming from cars of local lads. Soon he met some locals lads and shared their musical taste together. Started DJing in mid 90’s with friends, buying records and expanding musical taste. Califace J has also been blessed to DJ for a number of rappers, parties, charities, venues, events, festivals and theatre’s over his 25 years of DJing. You can expect good vibes music, wicked basslines and nice melodies in the form of dance, reggae, hip hop, soulful, funky chill out and many more delights.

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