Doodlebug DJ Set
Location: The Freetime Stage at the Seven Brothers Stretch Tent
Saturday 3:45pm – 6pm
Suitable for: All ages, step-free
Emma describes her speciality as ‘chunky, funky disco house music’. Rising to prominence within the Leeds free party scene in the late 90s, Emma is a founder member and House DJ of the underground club night Riff Raff which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020.
Emma also collaborates with the Bump City collective who have residency at Beatherder Festival, has appeared twice at Burning Man in the Nevada desert and now performs at club nights and festivals all over the UK.
Michael Barnes-Wynters (aka Barney Doodlebug)
Stepping into Madchester from his home town of Bristol back in 1989, Barney has been an ‘unsung hero’ and crucial instigator in Manchester’s club and arts scenes since his arrival playing past, present, future eclectic Black music.
His Hoochie Coochie nights at Oscars, Dry 201 Bar and Atlas Bar launched the careers of numerous DJs whilst nurturing the likes of Mr Scruff and Andy Votel and platforming female DJs. His Doodlebug ‘detonations’ (Manchester/London/Tokyo) at numerous clubs/unsanctioned spaces including the likes of The Hacienda and Hoxton Square’s Blue Note, have become folklore.