East Preston is a small village of around 5,500 people, situated on the Sussex coast roughly halfway between Littlehampton and Worthing.
For over 30 years the village has held an annual festival. Last year there were 98 different events held throughout the 10 days, raising a total of £24,500 for the local community, organisations and charities.
This year we would like to introduce a new event – an amateur DJ competition. We hope that this exciting new event will complement the existing programme and stimulate a greater inclusion of the slightly younger part of the community.
The competition will be free to enter. We are expecting to run around 3 knock out sessions, with the grand final being held during the festival on 7th June 2014. We have the fantastic prize of a live club set in London for the over 18 winner and a live set on Optical radio in London for the under 18 winner.
The sessions will be held in either the village hall or the East Preston Football Clubhouse and will last for about 4 hours. A full speaker and lighting set will be provided courtesy of AWOLsound system hire and the DJ equipment is being provided courtesy of Sussex DJ Equipment Hire. We will charge a nominal admission charge for spectators to contribute to the festival fund, of just 50p for the knock out sessions, and £1 for the final.
We have an awesome line up of professional judges for the panel for each session, who will be kindly donating their time to support this event. Oh and I almost forgot the core of volunteers actually doing the rest of the organizing, printing etc.
What do we need from you? In order to run this as a free event for the local community we need a few more sponsors. Anything that you could give would be hugely appreciated. What do you get other than a nice warm feeling? A mention in the festival programme, possibly even a half page advert if you are really generous! There are over 4,000 copies printed and distributed every year.
Please turn over to see who is already kindly supporting this event:
DJ Gizelle ‘Rebel Yelle’
Celebrating 25 years of DJ-ing as a pioneering female DJ artist on the London underground scene, Gizelle ‘Rebel Yelle’ started playing music from the days of Acid House in the late 80’s in London. She has been part of the Stay Up Forever family since 1994 and made her mark as resident DJ for the legendary ´Immersion Sound System´ playing every weekend on the free party scene in London and producing music under the guise of ‘Rebel Yelle’ for the Stay Up Forever dance label. She has played worldwide over the years and enjoys playing a mixture of techno and all things acid. Gizelle also loves experimental electronica, breaks, jungle, deep house, dub reggae, funk & disco, ska, punk music and much more, which reflects in her musical vibe. You can catch her monthly Rebel Yelle show on Optical Radio with special DJ guests every month.
DJ Louise +1
Since the 90’s Louise has built up a solid reputation as a cutting edge DJ artist on both the London and UK underground dance scenes – not only as a great DJ playing a broad range of quality old skool sounds, but also as someone who believes in the music and who is very productive promoting underground parties showcasing the best of old skool dance. Louise now plays on OriginUK.net, one of the UK’s largest Underground internet radio stations, and also co-runs Distant Planet.Spinning everything from Acid House to Jungle and from Electro to Techno, she is extremely versatile and will rock any dance floor.
Biri is a classically trained, multi instrument musician from Portugal, who discovered electronic music in 1996 and has been hooked ever since. He moved to London not long after that, and has continued to make a place for himself on in the London music scene. As well as being the resident DJ, playing anything Techno, he also runs and promotes the hugely successfully monthly Smash Techno event at Club 414, and is also the founder of Extreme Vinyl and the co-founder of U.F.O. recordings.
Originally from Italy, DJ Core became involved in the emerging dance scene in London in the early 90’s. He was played a big part in the beginnings of the free party scene and the development of sound systems, setting up Checkpoint Sound, and helping with many, many others. Since then he has been a familiar face behind the decks on the party scene, mainly spinning a mix of acid techno to keep your feet moving.
Optical Radio www.opticalradio.net
Optical Radio is an internet radio station with a focus on entertainment and culture, showcasing new talent and encouraging interaction with artists and the audience, based in the Old Police Station, New Cross, London.
Sussex DJ Equipment Hire http://www.sussexdjequipmenthire.co.uk
AWOLsound system hire
Your local sound system, available for that complete private party hire.
The local newsagents and festival box office.
Mr Gary Osbourne
Renowned songwriter, musician, and local resident.
And of course this event would not be possible without the support of the East Preston Festival committee, East Preston Football Club, and East Preston Parish Council.