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March 19, 2014 @ 7:06 am

Weekends Matter 59: Sonny Wharton (Bitch)

Sonny Wharton is Skiddle royalty. A firm favourite and friend of the business for an eterity, he's been with us at some of our key junctures over the past velkeven years as a DJ and supporter. A perennial choie for our sessions in the Bass Camp at the Wickerman Festival, he returns to Manchester to headline Bitch's March party at Venus on Saturday 29th March, our key event. Get your teeth into this full frontal mix of house, electro and techno to whet your appetite for that.

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January 9, 2014 @ 10:16 am

Weekends Matter 55: Greg Wilson (Wickerman)

January is a barren, bleak month. NYE becomes a distant memory, you start to change your life (for a week at least), plan ahead and swerve fun. Horrible really isn't it? Well we'd suggest lifting some of that gloom by focusing one one far flung future philosophy; Festivals.

It might be months off but planning your summer now is the best way to get organised and lift the gloom, and there's more options than you think nestled in our festival Finder. We've decided to dedicate our latest podcast to a handful of some of the options on sale at present, with our pick going towards a soiree we've been a part of for nine years; The Wickerman Festival.

We've been behind the Dance Arena at the festival since that point (head here to read up on your history), and the podcast mix is a recording of the headliner from 2013's edition, Greg Wilson. You can next see the legendary disco doyen at Homoelectric on 8th February, and of course get excited about and get tickets for the Wickerman here.

As ever we've rounded up five other selections for you to get your teeth round, so the other five festivals 

Electric Elephant - 10-14th July, Tisno, Croatia

GlobalGathering - 25th-26th July Startford upon Avon

Kendal Calling - 1st-3rd Aug Penrith

Leeds + Reading Festival - 22nd-24th Aug

Latitude - 17th-20th July

 

 

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May 30, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

#14 - Wickerman Festival with Ginny Koppenhol

The fourteenth instalment of the Skiddle.com Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

This week's exclusive podcast celebrates a festival that is very close to our hearts, Wickerman Festival

Wickerman Festival happens every year in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway. Skiddle.com has played host to the Bass Camp dance village for the past 5 years with guests such as X-press 2, Hot Chip and Danny Rampling gracing the decks.
This year Steve Lawler will headline the '2012 - A Bass Odyssey Tent' and over the weekend he will be joined by Yousef, Crazy P, Sonny Wharton, Jordan Suckley, Ki Creighton, Funkademia DJs, D.O.D, Organic DJs, Dance Lady Dance and this weeks podcast musical provider, Ginny Koppenhol.
Ginny Koppenhol won the Skiddle resident DJ of the year in 2010 with the prize being a set at the festival alongside Sonny Wharton. She returned last year and will be back this year with her trademark uplifting house sound.
As well as Bass Camp Wickerman Festival also has 9 other stages with Scissor Sisters, Texas, The View, Mike Skinner (DJ set) and many many more playing. Buy tickets for Wickerman Festival here

The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening across the UK this weekend. Let us know what you think about this episode on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skiddleuk and buy tickets for all events at www.skiddle.com

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