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
Due to circumstances outside our control The Noisettes cancelled at short notice but we are delighted to announce Sophie Ellis-Bextor as the new headliner for Saturday night's Main Stage.
|Friday (8pm - 11pm)||Saturday (8pm - 11pm)|
The South Info 9.45 - 11pm
Soft Tone Needles Info 8 - 9.30pm
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Info 10 - 11pm
The Talent Info 8.45 - 9.45pm
The Skatoons Info 7.30 - 8.30pm
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
Uncle Funk & the Boogie Wonderland Info 11pm - 1am
DJ Uncle Funk 8pm - 11pm
Doctor & the Medics Info 11.30pm - 1am
The White Trash DJ Info 8pm - 11.30pm
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
BCM World Tour Info 11.30pm - 1am
Molly Mouse Info 9.30pm - 11.30pm
Nunkii Info 8pm - 9.30pm
Jaguar Skills Info 11.30pm - 1am
Killa Kela Info 10.30pm - 11.30pm
Trademark & MC Flex Info 9.30pm - 10.30pm
OB1 Info 8pm - 9.30pm
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 2am)|
|Ramshackle Info||Silent Disco Info|
FRIDAY - Main Stage
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet... two years later 9 piece band, The South was formed. And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
Fast forward to 2017 and its all change. Some members moved on, Up stepped long time sax player Gaz Birtles to take centre stage and take over the male vocal duties along side singer Alison Wheeler and with the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’ and maybe even new material in the future too. Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless!
Soft Tone Needles
The Soft Tone Needles are without a doubt one of the UK's leading Soul Bands. Hailing from the east of England, the band specialises in their own particularly authentic blend of Northern Soul.
The band formed through a collective love of rare soul music, swiftly making a name for themselves on the live circuit. Their shows are packed with energy and fluid musicianship as they escort their audience through some of the finest stompers, groovers, movers and shakers that Soul has to offer.
For a band packed with relatively young musicians they have a collective CV any musician would be proud of.
FRIDAY - Retro Tent
Uncle Funk & the Boogie Wonderland
The UK's biggest and best party band! Between them, the members of Uncle Funk and The Boogie Wonderband have recording, performance and touring credits with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Take That and the National Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the band’s line-up can boast West End and theatre shows credits such as Jersey Boys, Evita and Wicked. Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband’s cast of musicians have also performed on numerous TV shows, including as Strictly Come Dancing, Sunday Night at the London Palladium and The Royal Variety Show.
DJ Uncle Funk
DJ Uncle Funk plays a heady mix of classic 70s disco and contemporary house, with a smattering of cool chart tunes.
Dressed like a cartoon caricature from the most outrageous era of popular music, DJ Uncle Funk will keep feet on the dance-floor and hands in the air with his ridiculous hedonistic set of dance tunes.
Expect some cheesy dance moves from the man himself before he joins his band for the headline live set to finish off the night!
FRIDAY - Dance Tent
BCM World Tour
The BCM World Tour was set to export the magical experience of Magaluf nightlife and that’s just what it has done.
In March 2010 we launched our first ever official Tour, when we landed in Oceana Southampton with a lorry full of decor, visuals and lighting equipment. After this we have become the most in demand Club Tour on the market.
Every tour event is musically driven by one of the BCM Resident DJs and we deliver unforgettable and glamourous musical journeys with amazing sets all across the world.
Since 1988 BCM has been by far the biggest, most famous night club on the island of Mallorca and remains in the Top 5 across the world according to DJ Mag. BCM has brought a spark to Mallorca’s nightlife with some of the world’s most elite DJs.
DJ / Producer. Resident Dj at BH Mallorca, Featured On Dj City, Deep Art, And 3000 Bass. Worked with and for - Ministry of sound, Pacha, BCM, Spinnin, Radio 1 Xtra.
Molly Mouse a London based DJ and producer, playing a variety of deep tech, house and disco vibes. Molly has been playing at her own events since 2007; with performances at several London nightclubs, squat parties and warehouse raves. In 2017 she played the Select Radio slot and her debut set at Amsterdam Dance Event. Molly’s played several hot spots in London; including residencies for Detach and La Divina After-hours, Cool Flo Social and debuts this summer for HotBed and Cafe Mambo in Ibiza !!
Nunkii is an Ibiza resident DJ who’s well known of the island for his innovative sets and consistent bangers. Holding a residency with the undisputed Eden Ibiza & Cool Flo Social his sets were unmatched. Previously supporting OC & Verde, Dale Howard, Leftwing & Kody and many more, he's set to warm up for Hybrasil in Amsterdam in the next few weeks for the first edition of the Ibiza Club News world tour!
FRIDAY - Fuelers Bar
Every single Friday at the infamous O2 Academy Bristol, Ramshackle hosts the biggest weekly rave! Their DJs are some of the most in-demand residents in the country alongside exclusive special guest DJs. Expect a filthy mix of the best house, D’n’B, Bassline, Hip-Hop and Grime!
SATURDAY - Main Stage
Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single Groovejet and then followed it up with Take Me Home and her worldwide smash hit, Murder on the Dancefloor.
Her solo debut album, Read My Lips was released in 2001 and reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and certified double platinum by the BPI. The album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Her subsequent album releases include Shoot from the Hip (2003), Trip the Light Fantastic (2007), Make a Scene (2011).
In 2014, in a departure from her previous dance pop albums, Sophie embarked on her debut singer/songwriter album “Wanderlust” with Ed Harcourt at the helm as co-writer and Producer. It proved to be a critical and commercial success : certified Gold in the UK and spending 3 weeks in the UK top 10 album chart and spawning the hit single “ Young Blood “.
Sophie followed this release and collaboration up with 2016’s Familia which saw her return to the dance floor with the radio hit “Come With Us“.
In the Spring of 2018 with Ed Harcourt as Producer and Amy Langley (of Dirty Pretty Strings) arranging, Sophie will release orchestrated versions of all her hits and past single releases.
The album is available for pre-order through sophieellisbextor.net.
The Talent is no ordinary party band, they have an energy on-stage second to none, an ever increasing repertoire (500 songs & growing), 4 amazing lead vocalists and the bands focus on entertaining make for a live performance of truly world class proportions. The band regularly perform 3-4 nights a week all over the U.K. & Europe.
The Talent has performed Flying Without Wings with Westlife, Let Me Entertain You with Robbie Williams, The Look Of Love with ABC and played Boogie Woogie with Jools Holland to name but a few.
The Skatoons is to Ska what stilton is to cheese. If you like your Ska in a big cheddary block then look elsewhere! The Skatoons perform a rich creamy blend of the classics injected with a deep pungent vein of Ska’d up party classics. It is a Special kind of Madness so why not take One Step Beyond and Enjoy Yourself with The Skatoons!
SATURDAY - Retro Tent
Doctor & the Medics
Dr and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s, by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson. The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are been best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was number 1 in 23 countries! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band of the year.”
The band’s last chart entry was “Waterloo” which they recorded with Roy Wood, in addition the band have recorded 5 albums. They have developed a unique and sensationally flamboyant live show which features many hits from the 80’s, all given the Medics unique treatment! Such is the power of their performance that they produced the shock result of the TV show “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” when they won the studio vote for best act against Jackie Graham, Belinda Carlisle and………………… SHAKIN STEVENS!!!
The White Trash DJ
Five years of DJing on the road for The Subways and also playing for the likes of Blur, Oasis, The Zutons, The Kooks …. The White Trash DJ now holds down residencies in Derby's Mosh Nightclub on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights. He plays a range of everything from Indie to Pop Punk to Hip Hop and RnB. Tonight he will be bringing you his "Shiny Happy People Set" playing the best and biggest sing-a-long Indie & Alt Rock tunes from the 80's, 90's, 00's and beyond.
SATURDAY - Dance Tent
Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who since 2002 has performed multi-genre, cut-n-paste style Djing mixes. He has released hundreds of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and has a weekly 10-minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show.
Arguably one of the worlds most talented and forward thinking Multivocalists. From song writing to producing, sound tracks to sound effects, KK is at the forefront of the beatbox culture.
Collaborations on stage & in the studio include - Switch & Major Lazer, Tinie Tempah, Snoop Dogg, Sami Delux, Dj Craze, Plan B, Bassment Jaxx, Swollen Members, Hadouken, Super Furry Animals, Faith SFX, N*E*R*D, Wiley, JackBeats, Alan Braxe, Rahzel, Trip, Shy FX, Dizzee Raskal, Prince, Nikka Costa, Clipz, Athlete, Martin Rushent, Jay Sean, Travis Barker & Dj AM (RIP), Justin Timberlake, Scratch Perverts, Bashy, TTC, Justin Timberlake, Leathel Bizzle, Dj Vadim, Eklips, Dwele, The Cool Kids, FrankMusic, Neneh Cherry, Root Manuva, J-Live, Supernatural, The Gorillaz Soundsystem, Jakwob, to name a few...
Trademark returns to Bug Jam fresh from his recent tour of the USA to drop one of his legendary Bug Jam sets. Having been established from the early days of the rave scene Trademark isn't just a Drum & Bass DJ, far from it, his unique DJ sets have sent him around the globe but when it comes to a good tune no matter what the genre you can bet your bottom dollar he’s got it. His love of the music, the scene and his unique ability to play eclectic sets covering a whole spectrum of underground music, from his killer Old Skool sets right through to his infamous Drum & Bass sets has helped him rock festivals from LA to, well, Wellingborough. To sum up Trademark, well we can only really describe him as one thing, an out and out DJ. His passion is to play music and to entertain, this drives him, he’s not in it for the fame and fortune, he’s in it because he loves it. It’s as easy as that.
MC Flex has been involved in the Rave, Jungle and Drum and Bass scene for well over 18 years. His Unique style lets the music breath and fully compliments the DJ's set, working along side the legendary DnB music magazine ‘ATM Mag’, with DJ Frenzic and also DJ Lennox at the long running ‘Oscars’ and ‘ARK’ nights as well as some of the biggest underground nights in London and the South East he has passed through many sets for many of the leading DJ's in the scene.
Old skool DJ, established in 1994. Began playing on various London radio stations including Don, Flex and Flight FM.
Began working for Metalheadz, Virus, Prototype, Valve and Infrared during the latter part of the 90's during the golden age of DnB. This culminated in eventually Managing the Metalheadz Label, Tours and Club nights.
Went on to resident at the Legendary Metalheadz Sunday Sessions and played various other gigs in the UK and Europe. Also released music under the OB1 alias on Metalheadz, Bingo, and Invaderz recordings. Including collaborations with DJ Kontrol and Calyx.
Have had a number of tracks featured on DJ Mix compilations including Andy C's "Nightlife 2", Chase & Status's "Bingo Sessions Vol.3" and DJ Frictions "Big Bad Bass".
Recently worked with Stealth on the track "Revival" which was released on the "The Alliance" EP on ProgRAM.
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).
*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.