VW Breakout Evening Entertainment*
A full line-up of brilliant party tunes and serious live music across 2 arenas. Whatever floats your boat, there’s bound to be something to make you boogie at VW Breakout, including live bands playing and DJs spinning the very best club dance anthems. (Fri & Sat)
Friday Stage: Mark Archer - Altern 8 (Headlining), Kev Allen
Friday Fuelers Bar: Hitsville Soul Stirrers
Saturday Stage: Foo Fighters GB
Saturday Fuelers Bar: Krafty Kuts (Headlining), Kenny Ken & MC Moose (Headlining), Dan Green, Mat Format, Trademark
*Free as part of your sporting event ticket.
Altern 8 were a joyous mix of some rather eclectic influences. It sounded so simple and fun and yet the music was deceptively complex. Altern 8 went interstellar with a bunch of hit singles and the album Full-On Mask Hysteria, which hit number 10 in the charts. For a while the unlikely lads from Stafford were jetting around the globe with the likes of Moby, as Altern 8 captured the imaginations of ravers everywhere.
Today, Archer can still be seen in the famous luminous mask as the resurrected Altern 8, although the name Mark Archer pulls crowds just as big, as seen in some massive performances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and EDC in Vegas amongst countless others. Archer is also a resident DJ at The Acid Experiment, Field Maneuvers Fesitval and Bangface.
Kev Allen is a DJ and radio host from North Wales who loves house music in all its forms! As well as being a regular at underground music events he's also played for Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi. You can catch his weekly radio shows on various stations which showcase the best house music from around the world. Being no stranger to the studio he has several unreleased tracks that have featured in his sets, watch this space!
As a long term VW owner he's a regular at many of the festivals, either behind the decks or on the dance floor :)
Hitsville Soul Stirrers deliver fresh and funky sets of classic Motown, Atlantic and Northern soul - to get your party up and dancing all night long!
Playing some of the greatest tunes ever written, Hitsville Soul Stirrers deliver upbeat and heart stopping sets of iconic Motown, Atlantic and rare Northern soul. With a flexible line-up and an infectious enthusiasm, Hitsville Soul Stirrers will bring the golden age of music to your event! With options to bring in a brass section and vocal backing group, you can have the big showband experience and sound, at a fraction of the cost.
Foo fighters GB are a tribute band who's goal is to provide a true-to-life reconstruction of a real Foo Fighters performance at any and every show. They pride themselves in bringing the true, authentic Foo Fighters experience to you.
Over the past 6 years and a few line up changes, the sound that Foo Fighters GB produce has been constantly refined. Having played multiple large festivals to tens of thousands of people, mean that Foo Fighters GB provide a groundbreaking, authentic experience at any and every show.
Mat Format has had a career spanning over 15 years which has taken him all over the world in support of some of the biggest artists of his generation. A talented session musician and singer, he has always taken his plethora of musical influences and applied them to his DJ sets. It is impossible for you to pigeonhole him.
"I have played alongside some of the greatest Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Funk and Soul and House legends of all time. I love playing and experimenting with all styles of music."
Holding residences at some of the biggest clubs in the UK and Europe including the world-famous Fabric and Ibiza Rocks he has won awards including Mixmag Club Night Of The Year.
‘I don’t DJ to look cool or far less be cool. I only want to entertain. I come with a disclaimer. If you haven’t come to dance, don’t come at all…’
Renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own.
One of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music on the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric and many more.
Continuously immersed in beat culture since forming his own b-boy break dancing crew in the late 80s, Krafty Kuts has had his own record store chain, run labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band Wicked City and performed to crowds of 40,000 alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy. Living, breathing and sleeping the funk without compromise.
Kenny was resident DJ at London nights, Sunday Roast, Telepathy, World Dance, AWOL, and in 1994 won the inaugural Jungle Sound Clas event. Between 1994 and 1997, Kenny had a show on London’s Kiss FM, and also appeared on BBC Radio 1’s pioneering One In The Jungle show in 1995. He rose to prominence with his first big track “Everyman”, and proceeded to launch his Mix & Blen’ label in 1997, followed by several releases on Planet Funk Recordings that he co-owned with DJ Mace.
More recently Kenny has been crowned soundclash Champion for a second time, as part of the “Jungle Warriors” collective, and continues to wow audiences Worldwide.
In 1988 his Brother took him to his first Rave where they were playing Acid house and Techno and this is where he first picked up the mic.
This was soon followed by bookings at Stush, Biology, Roast, Jungle Fever, Pirate club, Unit 4, Spread Love, with the likes of Fabio, LTJ Bukem, Mr C, Evil Eddie Richards, and Mark Moore from S Express to name a few.
Moose has never looked back and as one of the UK’s longest standing MC’s has performed at all the biggest and best parties around the World. Today he is still a regular at Fabric, Moondance, Raindance and Metalheadz due to his style. Moose has an easy style that’s suits the more musical DJ and with so many fast chat Lyrical MC’s this set’s Moose apart from the rest.
Dan has been a DJ for more than 20 years and at the age of 37 over half of his life has been spent behind the booth. In the early days Dan learnt to mix on technic 1210 turntables, and could be heard regularly on the Essex airwaves with his shows on radio stations such as Renegade Fm, Lush FM and more recently Vibe Essex. Having now adapted with the times Dan has brought his skills over from turntables to the ever more popular Pioneer CDJ set up.
Dan has played out at events and festivals across Essex and London. And also abroad in Magaluf, Gran Canaria and even Turkey. Dan plays versions genres but his uk garage and funky house sets are not to be missed. Dan has a good presence on the microphone and can hype a crowd and keeps them entertained all night.
To start from the beginning would mean a trip back to those hazy days of 88’, being a sweaty raver at Biology, Sunrise, Astoria, Camden Palace, to DJ-ing in front of thirteen thousand raver's at World Party. Having been involved with the scene from its birth, Trademark has well and truly come up through the ranks.
His versatility to drop killer Drum & Bass right through to his 88’-89’ classic House sets has helped him gain a legion of fans. We haven’t even mentioned his now legendary old skool sets.