Essential Festival (Bristol) 2002 line-up and rumours

Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2002
Ashton Court, Bristol, England
£35 plus £3.50 booking fee
last updated: Sun 12th Jan 2003

(C)=officially confirmed, (TBC)=to be confirmed, (SR)=strong rumour, (R)=rumour

Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) hosted by Tim Westwood
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Adam F
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) ADF
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Adrian Sherwood Soundsystem
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Afro Celt Sound System DJs
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Afro Celt Sound System DJs
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Aim
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Alec Empire
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Amos
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Andrew Weatherall
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Andy C
Mon 6th, Bacardi BBar(C) Ashley Beedle
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Aspects
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Athlete
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Badmarsh and Shri
Sat 4th, Bacardi BBar(C) Basil Black II Basic
Sun 5th, Bacardi BBar(C) Basil Black II Basic
Mon 6th, Bacardi BBar(C) Basil Black II Basic
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) Baz
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Billy Nasty
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Blak Twang
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Blue States
Sun 5th, Bacardi BBar(C) Bobby and Steve (Soul Heaven)
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) British Sea Power
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Busta Rhymes
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Capdown
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Carleen Anderson
Mon 6th, Bacardi BBar(C) Chris Bangs
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Cinematic Orchestra
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Courtney Pine
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Crazy Penis
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Culture
Mon 6th, Bacardi BBar(C) Dave Jarvis
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Dave Pearce
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Dave Seaman
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) De La Soul
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) De La Soul
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Dennis Alcapone
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Dirty Vegas
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) DJ Die
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) DJ Goldfinger
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Doctor Moody
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Dog
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Doug E Fresh
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Dreadzone
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Earl 16
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) Earl Brutus
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Easyworld
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Ed Harcourt
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Ed Rush
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Fabio
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Fat Tuesday
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Fat Tuesday
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Fila Brazillia
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Freq Nasty
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Funk D Void decks n fx
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Gemma Hayes
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Gerrard
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Gilles Peterson and Earl Zinger
Sun 5th, Bacardi BBar(C) Glen Gunner
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Grooverider
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Guttermouth
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) Halo
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Heather
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Hell is for Heroes
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Herbaliser
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) Herbaliser
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Hi and Mighty
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Horace Andy
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Hotrod Circuit
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Hundred Reasons
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Hype
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Iration Steppas
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) James Brown
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) James Taylor Quartet
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Jello Biafra
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) John Stapleton
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Johnny Clarke
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Jon Carter
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Judge Jules
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Kenny Ken
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Kinobe
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Kitachi
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Krafty Kuts v Soul of Man
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Krust
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Lamb
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Layo & Bushwacka!
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Leaves
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Lee Scratch Perry
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Lenny Fontana
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Levellers
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Levi Roots
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Lisa Lashes
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Lisa Pin Up
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Lost Witness
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Luke Vibert
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Mad Professor
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Magikstar
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Mark Styles
Sun 5th, Bacardi BBar(C) Martin Morales
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Max Romeo
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) MCs Dynamite, GQ, Junior Red, Skibadee, Magika, Moose, Foxy, AD
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Michael Prophet
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Mr Craig
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Mr Hermano
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Mr Scruff
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) My Vitriol
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) Nitin Sawhney Sound System
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Norman Jay
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) Nucleus Roots
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Onedice
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Paul Daley (from Leftfield)
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Pete Wardman
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Pharoah Sanders
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Pharoahe Monch
Sat 4th, Bacardi BBar(C) Phil Asher
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Pitchshifter
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Plaid
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Plump DJs
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Qool DJ Marv
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Rahzel
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Rahzel
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Randall
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) Randy
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Richie Hawtin
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Rob Luis
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) Rocket from the Crypt
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Rolando
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Roni Size
Sat 4th, Bacardi BBar(C) Ross Allen
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) Royksopp
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) Sahara Hotnights
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Scratch Perverts
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Scuttle
Sun 5th, Backlash Arena(C) Seafood
Mon 6th, Mojo Main Stage(C) Seventh Son
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Shed Seven
Sun 5th, Sidewalk Arena(C) Sick of it All
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Simian
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Simon Jordan
Sat 4th, Bacardi BBar(C) Simon Lee
Mon 6th, Voice Mag/Sleazenation Arena(C) Sista
Sat 4th, Slam/Elite Arena(C) Slam
Mon 6th, Hip Hop Connection / Hussler Arena(C) Smut Peddlers
Mon 6th, Jazz Arena(C) Snowboy
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Sonique
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Stanton Warriors
Sat 4th, Blowpop/Jockeyslut Arena(C) Stereo 8
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) Supergrass
Sat 4th, Mixmag Arena(C) System 7
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Tali
Sat 4th, Pussycat Club/Scream Arena(C) Tall Paul
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) The (International) Noise Conspiracy
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) The Bellrays
Sun 5th, 13 Artists Arena(C) The Beta Band
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) The Dirtbombs
Sun 5th, Sleazenation Arena(C) The Soundtrack of our Lives
Sat 4th, Breakinpoint Mag Arena(C) Tom Middleton
Mon 6th, Keep It Unreal Arena(C) Treva Whateva
Sat 4th, Legends of the Dark Black, Knowledge, Full Cycle & Driveby Arena(C) Trex
Mon 6th, Global Arena(C) Zion Train

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