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SANCTUARY FESTIVAL 2008 -

Reported by Tristan Ingram on April 22, 2008

SANCTUARY FESTIVAL 2008

Friday 8th-Saturday 9th August The Matterley Bowl, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW

Over 200 artists across 14 arenas. The ultimate weekend festival with camping for those who like the harder edge of dance music.

Weekend Camping tickets available from just £45 / Saturday Day tickets from just £30

Here we go again! Sanctuary Festival is back for 2008 and it’s going to be bigger, better, louder and sunnier (fingers crossed!). Last year’s event was launched during what was widely thought of as one of the wettest summers ever in the UK, but 10,000 of you still attended, showed true spirit and made it one of the highlights of the calendar. We all lived to tell the tale so here we are again….

We return to what we are convinced is one of the most amazing festival sites in the country – the Matterley Bowl, a natural amphitheatre which is absolutely perfect for what we are creating for one mad weekend in August. Great surroundings, great weather (we hope), and because of the shape of the site, the ability like virtually no other festival to crank up the sound and have a party!

Last year almost half of you that came brought your tents, your sleeping bags and your mates and stayed for the entire weekend, definitely the best way to do it and make sure you don’t miss out on anything at all. This year we anticipate even greater numbers of campers as everyone goes into full-on ‘festival mode’ and takes a whole weekend off from reality – there’s nothing like it. We’re even running coach services that can take you from your hometown to and from the site for the weekend or just for the Saturday – the choice is yours.

So what’s new this year? We’ve got more artists, more big tops, more supporting club brands, more attractions and more facilities in order to make this the ultimate party this year. Friday night sees 4 arenas plus an Outdoor stage, whilst Saturday is 16 hours of pure entertainment with the Outdoor stage running from early afternoon into the evening, plus 8 more tented arenas of the best in the harder dance music styles. Drum & Bass, Hardcore, Hard Style, Hard Dance, Trance, Old Skool, Club Classics, Hard House, European Techno, Hard Trance & Hardcore Techno - beat that!

Last years’ event gave us a whole load of experience and all-important feedback from you that will no doubt be implemented in the running of the event this year. Attention to detail counts, so we’ll be adding loads of new stuff such as a campsite bar and music arena, a better variety of food, better camping facilities, an outdoor stage viewing platform and so on.

If you like the harder end of dance music you have truly found your Sanctuary. Come and join us….

www.slamminvinyl.com or 0871 2887 250

ARENAS LIST

Friday ARENA ONE: OUTDOOR STAGE ARENA TWO: DRUM & BASS hosted by PLAYAZ ARENA THREE: HARDCORE hosted by HARDCORE HEAVEN ARENA FOUR: EUROPEAN TECHNO hosted by MARK EG & FRIENDS ARENA FIVE: CLASSICS hosted by EPIDEMIK

Saturday ARENA ONE: OUTDOOR STAGE ARENA TWO: DRUM & BASS hosted by ONE NATION ARENA THREE: HARDCORE hosted by HARDCORE HEAVEN ARENA FOUR: HARDSTYLE / HARD DANCE hosted by BIONIC ARENA FIVE: OLD SKOOL hosted by FANTAZIA ARENA SIX: TRANCE hosted by SLINKY ARENA SEVEN: HARDCORE TECHNO hosted by HARDCORE HEAVEN EXTREME ARENA EIGHT: DRUM & BASS hosted by NEW NATION ARENA NINE: HARD TRANCE hosted by RESONATE

FRIDAY NIGHT This is how we kick it off on Friday night! The outdoor stage opens up early on Friday evening for the first session and with that the weekend begins….the other arenas open up soon after and carry on into the early hours. And when it’s done, you can wander back to your tents and get ready for the next day’s action! Please note there is no one-day admittance for the Friday – Weekend Camping tickets only.

OUTDOOR STAGE LTJ BUKEM & MC CONRAD HIXXY & MC SHARKEY MARK EG & M-ZONE featuring MC RIBBZ

ARENA 2: DRUM & BASS – PLAYAZ DJ HYPE PASCAL HAZARD DILLINJA G-DUB BROCKIE ALIX PEREZ TAXMAN

MC’S EKSMAN, IC3, SKIBADEE, SHABBA D, TONN PIPER, LOWQUI & JAKES.

ARENA*3: HARDCORE – HARDCORE HEAVEN RE-CON BRISK HIXXY PARTYRAISER (Holland) BREEZE DJ KURT SHARKEY & DRUID DJ SUPREME

MC’s STORM, WHIZZKID, SHARKEY, SPENNO, ENEMY & SCOTTIE B

ARENA*4: TECHNO – MARK EG & FRIENDS MARK EG DAVE THE DRUMMER CHRIS LIBERATOR SPACE DJZ PET DUO WRAGG vs RIBBZ MUCKY BEATS

ARENA*5: OLD SKOOL – EPIDEMIK BILLY ‘DANIEL’ BUNTER JC CUTTER VINYL VERA

MC’S SPENNO & CUTTER

SATURDAY

OUTDOOR STAGE ANDY C & MC GQ DARREN STYLES & MC STORM DJ HYPE & MC’s SKIBADEE & SHABBA D ALEX KIDD DJ SY & MC WHIZZKID FRICTION with MC EKSMAN ZANY DOUGAL & GAMMER

ARENA*2: DRUM & BASS – ONE NATION MAMPI SWIFT GOLDIE DIESELBOY vs NOISIA SUBFOCUS TC b2b CLIPZ NICKY BLACKMARKET FRESH, MALDINI & VEGAS COMMIX CHASE & STATUS XAMPLE SIGMA GARRY K RUFFRIDE b2b NETWORK

MC’s SKIBADEE, EKSMAN, SHABBA D, FEARLESS, DYNAMITE, IC3, GQ, FATMAN D, DET, SP:MC, BASSMAN, STAMINA, PRESHA, MASTER X

ARENA*3: HARDCORE – HARDCORE HEAVEN JOEY RIOT SCOTT BROWN SQUAD-E KEVIN ENERGY OUTBLAST with MC RIBBZ CHRIS UNKNOWN FORCE & STYLES featuring JUNIOR SEDUCTION MARC SMITH ROBBIE LONG JB PROJECT DJ EXALT

MC’s STORM, WHIZZKID, WOTSEE, MARLEY, SMILEY, CASPER & ODYSSEY.

ARENA*4: HARDSTYLE & HARD DANCE – BIONIC TECHNOBOY SHOWTEK ALEX KIDD ZANY CALLY & JUICE MARK EG ED REAL b2b KEVIN ENERGY KUTSKI b2b ORGAN DONORS DARK BY DESIGN CALLY GAGE & FRISKY BRIAN M vs MCBUNN JON THE BAPTIST & CHUCK-E

Hosted by MC SHOCKER

ARENA*5: OLD SKOOL – FANTAZIA DREAM FREQUENCY LIVE ANGIE BROWN (Bizarre Inc) LIVE SLIPMATT LENNY DEE SCOTT BROWN ALTERN8 PHANTASY STU ALLAN SEDUCTION BRANDON BLOCK

Hosted by: MC ROBBIE DEE MC RIBBZ MC SCRATCHMASTER TECHNO

ARENA*6: TRANCE – SLINKY MARCEL WOODS JOHN ‘00’ FLEMING RANDY KATANA RICHARD DURAND JOHN O’CALLAGHAN DAV GOMRASS

ARENA*7: HARDCORE TECHNO – HH EXTREME LENNY DEE PRODUCER SCORPIO ANDY VORTEX JAY PRESCOTT DOLPHIN ADDICTION TONES BIG WORM

MC’s RIBBZ, SQUIDGY B & SI THE SIGH

ARENA*8: DRUM & BASS – NEW NATION DISTORTED MINDS GARRY K RUFFRIDE NETWORK PROPHECY KLIP TEX

MC’s DVS, KOMBO, BENSTA, SHINOBI, SPEECH, PRESSURE

ARENA*9: HARD TRANCE – RESONATE SAM PUNK ORGAN DONORS vs DR WILLIS DJ SLIDEOUT IAIN CROSS B2B BENEYE SL-DJ MAJOR TOM b2b WRAGG LOUK

MC’s RIBBZ & SI THE SIGH