Homelands Festival

May 3rd, 2005

For the second year running Hip-Hop will be on the menu at the Homelands Festival at The Bowl in Winchester. Rightfully given its own space last year, the Hip-Hop arena was a runaway success and the organisers have booked another excellent line-up to continue its popularity among the festival goers.

Over in the Hip Hop arena and returning for the second year is Jazzy Jeff. He was one of the favourites last year and will again be chopping through some Hip Hop classics while Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio will need no introduction as they bring the old school flavour. Also dropping damage on the one's and two's are DMC champ Kentaro and The Scratch Perverts.

Live PA's for the day include grime mc Kano and Mike Skinner's first signing to his The Beats label, Mitchell Brothers. Representing UK Hip Hop to the fullest is Skinnyman with DJ Flip, and Rodney P and Skitz. Your host for the day is Kiss FM's Shortee Blitz.

The all day and night dance festival attracts a wide range of music lovers wishing to take in anything from Hip Hop to House and as well as a dedicated Hip Hop arena, Roots Manuva and The Streets will be performing on the main live stage.

The organisers also promise a special act yet to be announced who will be headlining the Hip Hop arena but are keeping the details of who it could be close to their chest at the moment. Tickets cost £56.50 and are available from www.meanfiddler.com The day goes on from 1pm to 6am so be prepared for the long haul.