Find DJs and bands in Room 3 (Wylam’s room) this year at IMBC 18. Below is the roster. Also look out for pop-up live acts in Victoria Baths and aural entertainment curated by room sponsors – each room, as ever, shall have its own feel.
THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER | 5.30pm – 11pm
Kickin’ Pigeon & DJ Mega
Wet Play in the house! We have none other than Kickin’ Pigeon and DJ Mega going b2b all night long bringing you Thursday night party sounds. Matt Ward (aka Kickin Pigeon) is a staple of the Manchester music scene, working for Piccadilly Records since the dawn of time Matt is an impeccable house & disco DJ guaranteed to get any party started. His partner in crime for the evening is DJ Mega (aka Randy Brunson aka Pharaoh Brunson aka Alvin T. Thwomp aka Tameside Jimmy aka DJ Monopoly Widge…..). DJ Mega is a long standing friend of Matt’s and together with others they run the hugely successful and influential night Wet Play. These guys are the creme de la creme of the Manchester party scene and sure to get IMBC off to one hell of a start.
You know you hear those stories about those Northern Soul DJs who have a record which is worth more than your car? Yeah, well these guys have 5,000 of em. Phill & Alan are ‘ultra heads’ of the Northern Soul scene, they went to all the original parties at Wigan Casino and were up at ‘all nighters’ whilst you were still in your nappies. Their love for the genre is only matched by their love for sharing it with people, guaranteed to take you back to the best Twisted Wheel night you never went to.
It wouldn’t be IMBC without some good ol’ fashioned Live Entertainment. This year on Saturday night we have Secret Admirer (featuring members of Former Bullies and Wedding) playing covers including some R.E.M smashes. We are delighted to invite hitmaker Francis Lung back to the festival for a big band extravaganza. Wizard King returns to fire it up. A King who just so happens to be a Wizard / A Wizard who just so happens to be King. Alongside these great acts we have IMBC DJ stalwart Jeff O’Toole playing records before, between and after.
SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER | 1pm – 7pm