Dust Junkys to star at Streetlive

Madchester music legend MC Tunes will be bringing his Dust Junkys collective to the Star on Saturday for the Streetlive festival.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:59 pm
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The festival, which has been set up to raise money for local charity Streetlife, will run from midday to midnight.

MC Tunes, who’s a legend on the house scene for his work in the 1990s with 808 State and a Guy Called Gerald, will be performing a headline DJ set with the Dust Junkys.

Known for tracks such as ‘Living in the Pocket of a Drug Queen’ and ‘Rinse (Beatbox Wash)’ which was sampled in Fatboy Slim’s number three charting hit ‘Gangster Trippin’’.

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In addition to the Dust Junkys, there will be an abundance of up-and-coming Blackpool talent such as Eye The Bomb (pictured), BoothBoxers, Razorrawks and Owen Holt,

Streetlive has been set up after Streetlife, which provides support and shelter for young people between the ages of 16 and 25, had their funding cut in 2014.

Ric Hulme, the local music promoter who came up with the event, said: “Streetlife was an obvious choice of charity for me with it being Blackpool based and hearing the cuts in funding to the charity really sealed the deal. A good friend of mine introduced me to the charity when he started organizing his own collection for Streetlife.

“Blackpool’s music scene is on the up with more live music being put on and I hope StreetLive will be the first of many such events to grace the many stages at pubs across the resort.”

Jane Hugo, Chief Executive of Streetlife added: “We are confident this festival will help with the funding as we seek to raise £120,000 every year to keep the charity going.”

For tickets visit streetlife.nutickets.com