Shiiine On Weekender has announced its latest line-up additions to the 2016 edition of the hugely popular festival. Following the sell-out success of the Shiiine On Weekender 2015 – still the only festival to showcase the best of indie and dance music alongside the best up and coming new bands – further quality has just been added to its already packed line-up…
Also joining the bill are the double platinum selling band Dodgy, whose performance will mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘Free Peace Sweet’. The band were all over the airwaves around the release in 1996 with the huge tracks ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’ and ‘Good Enough’. Get set for a mass sing along.
Sean Dickson – AKA Hifi Sean – will be bringing his unique DJing skills to Shiiine On for a Sunday night set. Sean is an expert in providing the soundtrack to other people’s lives. From his beginnings as singer, songwriter and producer in his band The Soup Dragons (a multi-million selling act whose worldwide hits include ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Divine Thing’) to the critically acclaimed band ‘The High Fidelity’, from which his DJ moniker is drawn and whose collaborations include the legendary BBC presenter John Peel and Mickey Finn, he’s currently a highly successful, much sought-after London based DJ, remixer and producer.
Following their performance with The Stone Roses at their huge Etihad shows this week, next up for the newly reformed Audioweb will be a Sunday evening performance at Shiiine.
The band crossed the psychedelic sound of Madchester house with deep dub, dancehall and reggae influences, earning a sizable following in the UK during the late ’90s. Unlike many of their peers, they weren’t given strong support from the weekly music press, primarily because their music was considerably different from the prevalent Brit-pop and its many mutant genres. Nevertheless, the group earned a handful of influential supporters, including Ian Brown and U2, helping make its 1996 debut album ‘Mother’ a hit which included their top 10 hit ‘Bankrobber’.
This year’s exhibition will come from the legendary designer Brian Cannon. He is best known for his Microdot graphic design company and its work in the 1990s, which created the album cover for Oasis’ record breaking debut album, Definitely Maybe. He is noted for “his grandiose, ridiculously time-consuming (photo) shoots” and has produced a number of record sleeves for UK number one albums including ‘Urban Hymns’ (The Verve) and ‘1977’ (Ash) along with two further Oasis albums ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’ and ‘Be Here Now’. He has also designed record sleeves for Ruthless Rap Assassins, Suede and Super Furry Animals.
His Microdot exhibition showcases some of his finest work since Microdot’s inception in 1990, and there will be a pop up shop on site too to pick up some rare items.
Last but certainly not least, Happy Mondays legend Bez will be returning this year to host another pool party. Those who witnessed this last year are still talking about it to this day and we fully expect another riotous party on our hands. Bez in a swimming pool and acid house tunes – only at Shiiine!!
Limited tickets available HERE