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Opening Weekend at The Bruntwood Stage

Join us at The Bruntwood Stage at Homeground for our opening weekend of entertainment.

The line up includes:

Fri 28 May
5.30pm: DJ Set – LoneLady

Sat 29 May
12.45pm: Mr Wilsons Second Liners
3pm: Tolu
4.45pm: Mr Wilsons Second Liners
5.30pm: DJ Paulette

Sun 30 May
1pm: ey5z
3.15pm: Berry Blacc
4.20pm: Jaydev Mistry
5.30pm: Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert  DJ Set

Mon 31 May
12pm: Beat Chics
2.30pm: Young Identity
4.30pm: Steve Varden
5.40pm: DJ Khanfu
7pm: DJ Clint Boon


About the Artists

Julie Campbell, A.K.A LoneLady, is a solo artist, songwriter, singer and producer from Manchester.

Her stark post-punk debut ‘Nerve Up’ was recorded in a derelict mill in Miles Platting, and released on Warp in 2010 to critical acclaim. The NME called it ‘’a unique, brilliant debut…we should celebrate LoneLady as the arrival of a fresh and invigorating voice whose talent transcends time, space and influence”.

Campbell wrote, recorded and produced her funk and dance-infused follow up Hinterland to near-completion in her bedroom studio in Manchester. She then travelled to Michigan to mix the record with with Bill Skibbe. Released in 2015 to widespread acclaim, The Quietus called it ”A vibrant and urgent combination of genealogy and vision – truly a masterpiece.” All four singles released reached the ‘A’ Playlist on BBC6 Music and Campbell received a Sky Arts nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist.

LoneLady’s new album ‘FORMER THINGS’ is out on 25th June on Warp.

Mr Wilson’s Second Liners
New Orleans meets 90s club classics…a rave funeral without the body.

In New Orleans, funerals are celebrated in style, with noisy brass bands processing through the streets. The main section of the parade is known as First Line, but the real fun starts with the Second Line, those who follow the band to enjoy the music, marching with the musicians and twirling parasols or waving handkerchiefs.

Welcome to Second Lining.

A rabble of mischievous northerners, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners form a traditional New Orleans Second Line. However, this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson.

These revolutionary genre bashers knock the First Line sideways, opting for upbeat dance tracks over traditional slow hymns. Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24 hour party people and get audiences dancing wherever they play.

The vision is an anarchic, street extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound, rallying impromptu raves on street corners and rousing audiences young and old into a joyful frenzy.

To!u is a Manchester-based Nigerian-blooded, spoken-word, hiphop soul artist and theatre performer, passionate about celebration, elevation and advocation of queer, trans and intersex people of colour (QTIPoC)

He co-organises ‘Rainbow Noir’ – Manchester’s QTIPoC peer support and community action group – and is frontman of six-piece soundscape and soul collective, Pieces of a Man, using wordplay, song, loops and verse to share stories from the margins.

DJ Paulette
Known worldwide from La Discotheque and Glitterbox to Hacienda and Homoelectric, from Reform Radio to Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide FM – Paulette brings the party as an effortless selector in any genre.

Ey5z is an emerging DJ with a keen interest in Hiphop and RnB as well as performing solo with guitar. Ey5z will be sharing some of her favourite tracks and a couple of her own compositions with Homeground.

Berry Blacc
Berry Blacc is a Manchester-born creative best known for rockin’ stages all across the UK and Europe. From sharing a mic with Kendrick Lamar to being the first rapper to ever grace the stage on BBC’s ‘Jazz Nights at the Quay’, Berry’s list of accolades is long. This self-produced vocalist mixes his wavy beats with smooth melodies and intricate rhyme schemes to bring you an experience you are not likely to forget.

Jaydev Mistry
Jaydev will be doing an electronic dub set blended with rhythms and melodies from the Indian sub-continent with a little ambient guitar thrown into the mix.

Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert
Stephen Morris is a founding member of Joy Division, a band who’s life was tragically cut short by the death of Ian Curtis.

Stephen went on to found New Order along with Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, they asked

Stephen’s girlfriend, Gillian Gilbert to join the band and the rest is history!

New Order went on to become one of the most successful UK bands, their hit, Blue Monday is the best selling 12” of all time and they have released 10 studio albums with countless top twenty singles.

Their most recent single “Be a Rebel” was enthusiastically received to critical acclaim and they continue to make music and play live.

New Order over the last few years have headlined Coachella, Glastonbury, played the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera house, Hollywood Bowl to name just a few highlights and are going to play in September one of the biggest gigs of their career at Heaton Park

Beat Chics
All vinyl female DJ duo spinning a range of funk, soul, disco, global grooves with a mix of current female fronted bangers and sassy music from around the world

Young Identity
Please join Young Identity for the launch of their new anthology as part of Homeground. The anthology includes writing on a theme from the three Young Identity writing groups, Contact Theatre with the Scalpel and the Sledgehammer, HOME with Myth Restoration and Old Trafford with Ecosystems of Fury, all written over zoom during our digital workshops across lockdown; as well as contributions from our year eight YI in the Community participants. The launch will include readings from some of the poets included.

Steve Varden
The Steve Varden Experience is a live performance DJ musical cocktail mixer of iPads, Kaossilators, synth’s and oddball midi-controllers that will defy you to sit still and snooze on a sunny afternoon!

Expect hypnotic and pumping dance beats, rhythmic loops and unworldly familiar random sounds from the depths of the after dark synthesiser.

DJ Khanfu
DJ KhanFu (Boom Bap And Breaks) will be providing a soundtrack encompassing Funk and Breaks mixed with classic Hip Hop music. One for everyone to enjoy.

Clint Boon
Clint Boon, is the Inspiral Carpets’ keyboard player/vocalist/songwriter who, since 2004 has become a permanent fixture on the airwaves of Manchester. He has worked as a radio presenter for several Manchester based radio stations, 96.2 The Revolution, XFM Manchester, Radio X, BBC Radio Manchester and XS Manchester. He has presented the drive time show on XS for the last 4 years.

For the last 25 years, Clint has also carved out a successful career as one of the UK’s most sought after club DJs. His weekly Saturday night at Manchester’s South Nightclub is now in it’s twentieth year, the longest running weekly club night residency in the city. He also DJs around the UK and internationally.

Since 1986, Clint’s work with the Inspiral Carpets has taken him around the world many times and resulted in a stack of hit singles and five highly acclaimed studio albums. The band are seen as one of the definitive ‘Madchester’ bands alongside Happy Mondays, James and The Stone Roses.

Clint has been instrumental in helping some of our most important bands achieve their success. He recorded Elbow’s first ever demo in his loft studio in Rochdale. He helped Gary Mounfield (Mani) become The Stone Roses bass player. He took Noel Gallagher around the world as a roadie for the Inspirals and introduced him to the music industry. In the late 90s he recorded two albums under the name ‘The Clint Boon Experience’ which featured vocals by an unknown opera singer from Fleetwood named Alfie Boe.

In recent years, Clint has hosted 3 successful podcasts. His first ‘Storytime With Boon’ won the bronze award for ‘podcast of the year’ at the ARIA awards in 2016, his first year as a podcaster. Since then, he launched ‘Set2go’ a podcast dedicated to upcoming, unsigned bands and, more recently ‘Humans of XS Manchester’, a podcast which looks at the spirit of the city. Guests have included Liam Gallagher, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Rowetta, Johnny Marr, Maxine Peake, Vernon Kay and many others.