Sussex Festival - Treasure Island presents: Annie Mac

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The headline event this Freshers Week: Sussex Festival! Join us for our very own Treasure Island, with three stages of entertainment, and the best bands and DJs from Brighton and beyond, this one is not to be missed!

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TREASURE ISLAND MAIN STAGE

ANNIE MAC

Annie Mac’s career as a ‎globally renowned DJ and broadcaster goes from strength to strength. Now Radio 1's ambassador ‎for new music, the successor to Zane Lowe and John Peel, Annie has consolidated her position in the music industry as one of its most powerful tastemakers. Annie presents a primetime weekday evening show on Radio 1, while maintaining huge success as a live DJ in demand from headlining festivals to playing the world’s best clubs.

Annie's AMP live events series has grown from humble beginnings at the small third room in London's Fabric nightclub, to curating stages at some of the world's biggest festivals from Lovebox to Creamfields in the UK, to Ultra in Miami and Dalt Vila in Ibiza and a Coachella festival pool party in Palm Springs. AMP has also embarked on nationwide tours in both the U.K and the U.S hosting events in London, Paris and New York. Not to mention Annie’s very own AMP 'Lost and Found' festival in Malta, now in its fourth year.

Original Dodger

Mark Hill and Pete Devereux were the original duo to use the UK garage moniker Artful Dodger back in the 1990s, but after a split in 2001, they're now back together as Original Dodger.

Hailing from Southampton, the duo, as the Artful Dodger, were at the forefront of the UK garage scene in the late 90s, and were responsible for bringing garage music into the mainstream with timeless hits under their belts such as €˜Re-Rewind€™, €˜Movin' Too Fast, Please Don'€™t Turn Me On€™ and Woman Trouble, as well as pumping out some bangers with Romina Johnson and other notable artists. They also helped propel Craig David to superstardom.

With artists like The Streets, and Jack Garratt, not to mention Craig David, naming them as influences, the duo'€™s impact was undeniably massive on the UK scene.

Tropicalé: Baloo & Drumwork

To close proceedings, Baloo & Drumwork will be bringing their renowned carnival-themed club night, Tropicalé, to Sussex Festival 2019! Known locally for their diverse and eclectic sets, which can stretch across numerous forms of global dance music, you can expect anything from UK Funky and Dancehall to Salsa, Afrobeat and Soca.

Tropicalé is Brighton’s answer to seminal party starters Elrow, albeit with a soundtrack influenced more by the vibrant rhythms of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, alongside the burgeoning UK Bass and Grime scenes. Set up a few years ago by popular local selectors Movement, Baloo & Drumwork, Tropicalé has gone from strength to strength. Recent bookings on their line-ups have included Afriquoi, Roska & London Afrobeat Collective. With an explosion of colour, confetti and bubbles alongside a fully immersive decorative experience, it is definitely not a party to miss.

Bklava & Henna (SpinSuga)

Born and raised in South London, Bklava has grown up listening to a wide range of musical styles that has formed her sound today and also shaped her vocals and writing. Her love of dance music began when she was played Lebanese music as a child and her family would dance together at parties. Bklava, a genre-defying DJ, producer and singer, has recently played with the likes of M.O.A.D, Conducta and Roska in a month long residency with Wookie at Camden Assembly as well as supporting El- B, Dan Shake, Zed Bias and Kurupt FM. Catch Bklava on Rinse FM, Trickstar or Platform B radio every month.

Henna made her entrance onto the Brighton DJ scene in March 2017. Since then she has won over various residencies all over the city as a highly established DJ, including a weekly resident slot spinning at one of Coalition’s most renowned nights. Her style focuses on hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul and future sounds, accompanied by an unmistakable soft spot for the nineties.

Together, Bklava and Henna bring you Spin Suga, a promotion-based platform supporting female/non-binary DJs, as well as hosting DJ workshops and panel talks for young aspiring DJs/producers. They are now regulars on Brighton’s Platform B radio.

Sam Bloore

For the opening set, we welcome one half of The Bloores Brothers, Sam Bloore! A regular on the Brighton DJ scene, Sam has been mastering his craft for a number years, and was one of the first to hold a residency at the hugely popular Midnight Funk Association, held at Patterns. Since then, the duo have worked hard to set up Rotation Policy, the now renowned club night that has since grown to a number of cities all over the UK.

Rotation Policy is a club night ran by twin DJ duo The Bloore Brothers. Rotation Policy have run events in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol and London over the last 5 years. With a passion for collecting and spinning records spanning all genres of funky and/or soulful dance music, you can expect to uncover a gem or two during their set.

PARADISE COVE STAGE

Latenight Honeymoon

London’s ability to continually inspire generation after generation has manifested once again as Latenight Honeymoon introduce themselves with their debut AA singles ‘Live Your Life Without Me’ & ‘Lost On You’. They arrive overflowing with energy and verve, encompassing the hallmarks of a bold new band ready to serve up big tunes on the biggest of stages. Exponentially building momentum after a massive slot supporting Bloc Party in June, it has been no surprise to see Latenight Honeymoon on various major festival line-ups as one of London's hottest exports in recent years. Hotly tipped as one's to watch in 2020, they are set to finish an already outstanding year with a massive UK support tour to be announced in September.

Moby Slick

Your ride is here! Moby Slick come from the grooviest of planes to put the funk back in your brain. They’ll guide you through the wormhole and show you the place they call home: The Funkth Dimension. It don’t matter if you got ten toes or tentacles, join them as they take you lightyears away and show you a brand new way to get down!

Giant Peach

Giant Peach are a four-piece indie band from Brighton. Meeting at Sussex University through various music projects, they formed Giant Peach in early 2018, exploring sounds that merge psychedelic grooves over canorous melodies and tightly packed harmonies, creating an indie-pop blend of fuzz-driven guitars and levitating 80s synths.

They released their debut single 'Melatonin' in June 2018 via Beth Shalom Records. In October 2018, they were shortlisted out of 600 applicants for the Firestone Road to the Main Stage competition. They were also shortlisted for the Isle of Wight New Blood competition in 2019.

"As a unit, Giant Peach are incredibly tight live. They all stand out very well as individuals and work seamlessly as a team. They don’t focus on stage antics and don’t exchange much with the crowd. They let the music speak for itself... Giant Peach are very much a band worth your attention and worth getting excited about." Brightons Finest

The Isle Of CC

THE ISLE OF CC brings an ambient and compelling sound to whisk the listener away on an adventure. Influenced by Erykah Badu, Ravyn Lenae and Kelela, she combines original lyrics, electronic neo-soul goodness and distinctive harmonies. She worked with the talented Pandaux and Ollie Foreman on her debut EP called Agoraphobia. Her EP Release show was February 22nd 2017 at the Brunswick where the physical copies were released.

Since the release of her EP she has supported Leah McFall runner up on The Voice UK, for her for 'INK' tour. Sung at Isle Of Wight, headlined the Night Garden Festival and had a Live BBC Introducing Session with Melita Dennett. In addition to this her debut single 'Losing' was aired on BBC Radio 1 Huw Stephens show May 5th 2017.She will be supporting the amazing The James Taylor Quarter (JTQ) in 2019.

Bangers & Mash

TBC.

PIRATE RADIO STAGE (hosted by University Radio Falmer)

Deep within the woods, a secret broadcast will be there for those who can find it... URF's Pirate Radio Stage will be bringing back the best of pirate radio, from cheesy hits to club classics!

Arthur Hutchinson

Milo Nash

RAF

LEGEND SLOT -The Mixed Grill

DiGGERS

Larry The HedgehogV

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