Bug Jam Evening Gig Guide*
Bug Jam hosts FIVE music arenas including the Main Stage, Dance Tent, Retro Tent, BugWam and Fuelers Bar, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, catering for all tastes from indie and dance djs through to live bands and tribute acts.
No under 13s allowed in the Dance Tent after 11pm.
Evening Line Up
|Friday (8pm - 11pm)||Saturday (8pm - 11pm)|
Reverend and The Makers Info
South Church Info
Lightning Seeds Info
The All New Blues and Soul Revue Info
The Kubricks Info
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
Motown Gold Info
DJ Trademark Info
Daft Punk Tribute Info
The Acid Brothers Info
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
|Clubland with Flip & Fill, Micky Modelle and Chris Henry (Ulltrabeat) Info||Ministry of Sound with Tom Buwler and Harriet Jackson Info|
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 2am)|
|Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! Info||Silent Disco Info|
FRIDAY - Main Stage
Reverend and The Makers are an indie electronic band based in Sheffield, England and are signed to Cooking Vinyl. The band is fronted by Jon McClure, nicknamed “The Reverend” and comprises Ed Cosens, Laura McClure, Joe Carnall and Ryan Jenkinson.
The band’s debut album The State of Things helped them gain success, as well as spawning UK Top 10 single “Heavyweight Champion of the World”. The band released their second album, A French Kiss in the Chaos, which led to the band being invited to support Oasis on their last ever tour. The band’s third studio album entitled @Reverend_Makers after the band’s Twitter handle, was the band’s third top twenty album.
Reverend & The Makers’ output has been delivered strictly on their terms, While the conversation surrounding the band since their 2007 debut ‘The State of Things’ has often occupied a realm of goofy hysteria, the releases themselves have raided the charts with incrementally mounting intensity.
Wham!Duran were formed in 1993 due to demand for a classic 80's band. People were only just getting used to a 70's revival, and most didn't believe the 80's would be hip again. Wham!Duran has proved those doubters wrong, taking the University circuit by storm and being in hot demand ever since by combining the two ultimate 80's bands combined in one blockbusting show!
This is one of the most danceable tribute bands, as every song is a guaranteed teen anthem including "Edge of Heaven", "Young Guns", "Everything She Wants", "Freedom" and "Bad Boys". Attention to detail is everything, with even the crickets at the start of "Club Tropicana" being faithfully reproduced! Male and female vocalists mean they carry off "Wham Rap" perfectly, and bring the party to a rousing conclusion with an epic "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go".
The hysteria of the eighties wouldn't be complete without the hits of Duran Duran on the same stage - "Rio", "Notorious", "Girls on Film", "Hungry like the Wolf" and many more. The six piece band cover all the tracks with the greatest authenticity, from the girl backing vocals to the live brass section, even featuring ex-Duran Duran session musicians, this is so close it's almost the real thing!
Southchurch are a fresh young band from Southend with an indie garage sound that combines haunting voices, organic instruments and garage grooves. Working alongside renowned producer Livingstone Brown they have developed as accomplished musicians and UK beat makers.
Southchurch have released 5 singles; We Touchin’ Now, Can We Just Try, Stand and Fall, The Drop, and their current single Fading ft Maxi Priest’.
'The Drop' saw Southchurch collaborate for the first time with singer Sonna Rele and rapper Jords to produce a melodic and infectious slice of summer pop grooves. Fading, their second collaboration, features the worldwide respected Maxi Priest and has had attention from various radio local and mainstream stations including Capital Xtra, BBC Introducing Essex and Funky SX.
Southchurch will feature on a summer single by DJ Sponge called 'Weekend Love'. The track is already receiving radio attention from Charlie Hedges & the Dixon Brothers of Kiss FM with the release set for later this year.
FRIDAY - Retro Tent
Motown Gold celebrate the finest songs from the Tamala Motown and Classic Soul era. Experience songs made famous by musical ‘giants’ such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and The Jackson 5.
Older and younger generations all enjoy the classic songs. And that’s because they were written by some of the most legendary songwriters of all time - So we think they really are timeless.
You’ll be thrilled by the distinctive harmony of up to three singers, and an authentic brass trio that transport you back to the 60s, when Motown made it’s mark.
Motown Gold have received rave reviews, and outstanding feedback.
FRIDAY - Dance Tent
Clubland are the definitive Dance Music brand of the decade.
Clubland consistently delivers the biggest and best dance act's and releases through it's Clubland Album compilations, Clubland TV Channel and Clubland Events.
Micky Modelle has been Producing & Djing Around the World now for many years now and is considered as the top Irish DJ and producer having won the coveted title of Best Irish DJ 4 times now and is Irelands best selling artist with 8 top 20 Platinum albums under his belt.
Flip & Fill are a Manchester-based dance act, consisting of prolific Mancunian producers/remixers who also have their own DJ show on Manchester’s Key103 radio station, DJs Graham Turner and Mark Hall. They are signed to the All Around The World record label.
Chris Henry is a DJ and producer from Liverpool, England, most
famous for being in Ultrabeat. He has also part of the M&C Project with Mike Di Scala, and the 3 Amigos along with Lee Butler. He produced and wrote many of the songs on Ultrabeat The Album.
FRIDAY - Fuelers Bar
A fabulous night of 70s & 80s soul, funk and disco for people who remember the tunes the first time round & still want to party & everyone else who loves a good boogie.
Our playlist features Aretha Franklin, Chic, Sister Sledge, James Brown, Sylvester and all those songs that have us turning up the volume, reaching our arms in the air and boogying around the kitchen or doing embarrassing in-car dancing whenever we hear them - including, of course, the 1978 hit by UK band Gonzalez after which we take our name.
SATURDAY - Main Stage
Ian Broudie originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” and creating Zoo Records which would later feature the bands Teardrop Explodes and Echo & The Bunnymen.
In 1989, Broudie returned to his songwriting and“Pure” was released under the name "Lightning Seeds". In 1990 with the release of the Album Cloudcuckooland the Lightning Seeds were truly off and running. In 1991 Broudie started on the second Lightning Seeds album ‘Sense’. The song "Sense" along with "The Life of Riley" became the most memorable recordings and pointed the way to the future sound of the band.
Following the release of the Sense album, Ian produced artists such as Dodgy, Alison Moyet, Terry Hall, Sleeper and The Frank and Walters. He also provided free time for some fledgling artists, including The Divine Comedy.
In 1996, The English Football Association asked Ian if he would write a song for the England team. He had the idea of collaborating with two comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. 3 Lions ’96 became a number one single, selling over a million copies in the UK. Another version of the song, 3 Lions ’98, also topped the Chart two years later.
The album Dizzy Heights was released in 1997 and contained many of the group’s most successful hit singles. The last Lightning Seeds album "Tilt"was released on epic in 1999 and was followed by a long hiatus. During this break from the Lightning Seeds, Ian returned to his hometown Liverpool and started helping to develop two unsigned bands The Coral and The Zutons.
Ian is currently writing and recording the first Lightning Seeds album for many years.
The All New Blues and Soul Revue are one of the UK’s leading Blues Brothers Tributes. Complete with 8-piece band, Jake and Elwood will take the crowd on a high-octane rollercoaster ride through all of the classic hits from both cult movies, and the show also involves audience participation, comedy, acrobatics and, of course, the trademark crazy dancing! Established in 2002, the band have performed extensively across the UK and Europe, and even further afield, including high profile performances in Malawi and Dubai.
Action packed fun from start to finish and great entertainment for all ages. A successful recent appearance at Big Bang puts the band in great stead to take BugJam by storm!
The Kubricks return in 2017 with their new album, 'The Heist'. Released digitally to exceptional reviews, 'The Heist' soared to No.1 on the iTunes reggae chart.
“A very strong contender for the title album of the year.” Do The Dog Music, UK
“The Kubricks bring something surprisingly refreshing to the table. A gem of an album that makes ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends.” 8.5/10 Bucketlist, Canada.
Produced by Toby Davies (Gentleman’s Dub Club, Maverick Sabre), 'The Heist' brings 12 new tunes including ‘Hold Us Down’ – featuring reggae legend Horseman and rapper Alex Osiris from Monster Florence, ‘Better Of Me’ with the immense Sharlene Hector on vocals, and lead track ‘Down With The Dogs’.
As well as their own headline shows, the band have supported UB40, Bad Manners, The Toasters and Buster Shuffle, with festival slots alongside The Skints and DJ Fresh.
Their independently released debut Wasters & Wannabes, produced by Andrew Tulloch (The Charlatans, Madness), started to gain traction in 2014 with support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, and BBC 6Music, after Huey Morgan featured the band’s single, 'Self-Help Wannabe'. Tom Robinson chose new track 'Rave With the Rebel' for his show, leading Horace Panter (The Specials) to champion the band, claiming, “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…”.
SATURDAY - Retro Tent
For one night only relive the golden era of dance music, Bug Jam presents the Electronic 90’s.
Acid house brought house music to a worldwide audience, but by the 90’s we had trance, techno, hardcore, big beat, jungle and drum & bass, we had super clubs and raves like, Fantazia, Raindance, Cream, Gatecrasher, World Dance and many more, each were filled to capacity week in week out, we had the DJ’s: Carl Cox, Sasha, Pete Tong, Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Hype to dance the night away to, we also had the acts: Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Leftfield, Goldie & many others who were to become legends in the years to come. What started in the U.K was soon to connect Amsterdam, Berlin, Ibiza, Detroit & New York. Generation X was born, the dance music revolution had started.
As our favourite landlord of the “Queen Vic” once said:
The weekend has landed. All that exists now is clubs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man. I'm gonna blow steam out my head like a screaming kettle, I'm gonna talk rubbish to strangers all night, I'm gonna lose the plot on the dancefloor. The free radicals inside me are freakin', man! Tonight I'm Jip Travolta, I'm Peter Popper, I'm going to never-never land with my chosen family, man. We're gonna get more spaced out than Neil Armstrong ever did, anything could happen tonight, you know? This could be the best night of my life. I've got 73 quid in my back burner - I'm gonna wax the lot, man! The Milky Bars are on me! Yeah!
So dig your old rave clobber out and lose yourself once again in that golden era !
Having been DJ-ing in the scene since the 90’s and having played at some of the biggest parties around and fresh from the recent Moondance Festival and the Club UK reunion party the Acid Brothers will take you on a serious journey of 90’s anthems, expect two hours of hands in the air classics, a perfect start to the evening.
The Daft Punk Tribute show is currently the world’s leading Daft Punk Tribute Act having sold out shows not only in Ireland but the UK, Germany, Belgium, Bucharest, Portugal and Russia to name but a few.
With an appearance on the UK Channel 4 hit TV show ‘Lookalikes’ Daft Punk Tribute have caught the eyes of many major international companies with enquiries and bookings flooding in for the twosome from all over the globe.
Daft Punk Tribute put on an authentic live DJ set fitted out in state of the art, illuminated helmets and all the rest you would expect from a high profile tribute act. Immerse yourself in an incredible performance of a full Live mix of a LED DJ show which will have you dancing throughout the night.
Since first performing at World Party in May 1991 DJ Trademark has been flexing his skills all over the world ever since, last year saw his return to Los Angeles to DJ at Insomniac Events “Nocturnal Wonderland”, where no less than 70,000 people passed through the gates over the weekend period, the Bug Jam favourite returns to drop a 90’s History of Rave set, from hardcore to rave to Jungle this he promises will be an epic set of all proportions.
SATURDAY - Dance Tent
Opening on 21st September 1991 and inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Ministry of Sound was the UK’s first nightclub dedicated to house music, the first club inspired by rave’s Second Summer of Love and, most importantly, the first club built from the ground up to be dedicated to sound.
To this day excellence in sound is what we stand for. As we spread the dance music gospel around the world. For a quarter of a Century we’ve been throwing the biggest and best parties in the country. At Ministry of Sound there has only ever been one rule: the music comes first.
Tom Buwler - Tom is a deep thinker where all sounds you hear are flickers of his life and experiences. The snippets of world cultures, feelings, and people he has met over time have shaped his outlook on the world. Upbeat in outlook yet tainted with darker, inquisitive curiosity brings out moods and grooves on the deeper side of electronic music. He is a collector at heart and his record collection spans three decades so expect to hear some bumps, 2steps, and curveballs in his always lively and purest sets.
Harriet Jackson - South East London born DJ Harriet Jaxxon plays across the genres. Starting out a few years ago playing strictly bashment, trap and hip hop she has since progressed onto mixing across a wider spectrum of music with sets featuring house, ukg, drum and bass and jungle. Expect to hear quick, high energy mixing with heavyweight basslines, catchy vocals and a carnival influence.
SATURDAY - Fuelers Bar
Everyone in the bar is given a pair of headphones on entry. 2 DJs play at the same time on separate channels and you can choose which DJ to listen to, and adjust the volume on your headphones accordingly.
Party with friends in the most unusual way ever. Take off your headphones and you will hear no music, but simply the vocals of many happy, lively people (some great, most not-so-great).
Music options TBC.
*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.