The Enemy to headline Scotland's Homecoming

with Reverend and the Makers, Scratch Perverts, Jocelyn Brown, and many more

published: Fri 20th Feb 2009

The Enemy

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May 2009
Irvine Beach Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK MAP
£89 for weekend, add £10 camping, £49 per day
last updated: Thu 16th Apr 2009

Homecoming Scotland's newest dance music festival has announced The Enemy as headliners.

The Enemy


Reverend And The Makers


Lisa Lashes


Scratch Perverts


Evil Nine
Leading the announcements that round out the inaugural Homecoming line-up are indie band The Enemy, who will be taking a break from supporting Oasis on their 2009 summer stadium tour to the headline the event taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The main stage acts are further bolstered by new additions Reverend and the Makers, Scratch Perverts, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, South Central, Evil Nine, and Dan Black, with a few more names still to be confirmed.

The 'Soul Heaven' arena will host Frenchman Bob Sinclar, the man behind the international chart hits 'Love Generation' and 'World, Hold On'. The arena will also feature Soul II Soul Sound System, celebrating 20 years of Club Classics Volume One, and soul divas Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker, and India. Plus Masters at Work, Tony Humphries, Bob Jeffries, Yogi Haughton, Craig Smith, and Kevin McFarlane.

Joining the previously announced Armin Van Burren, who will play a 4 hour set in 'A State of Trance' arena, will be Gareth Emery, Menno de Jong, Rank 1, Jon O Bir, DJ Andy Duguid, and Lee Haslam.

Headlining the 'Erotique/Atomik' Arena is Lisa Lashes, with DJs including Tidy Boys, Anne Savage, Amber D, DJ Cammy, Jason Cortez, and David Forbes.

Shades of Rhythm top the bill in the 'Helter Skelter' arena with a live set featuring some of their biggest tunes and will be joined by Slipmatt, Billy Blunder, Ratpack, DJ Vibes & Livelee, Mikey B, and MC Charlie B.

The 'Twice as Nice' Arena will have a capacity of 6,000 and will be headlined by the previously confirmed Tiao Cruz and Tim Westwood (as announced last week). Joining them will be Jay Sean, Ironik, HtwoO, Scottie B, MC Reds, IBZ, Psycho, and other top names from the Scottish urban scene.

The 'Black Hole' arena offers trance music lovers acts like special guests Agnelli & Nelson, along with Ton TB, Mark Norman, First State, DJ Sam, Daniel Wanrooy, and Cor Finjneman.

Glasgow's The Box music venue will be looking after the 'Next Big Thing' arena over the two days. The line-up includes Urbnri, The Mode, Someone's Sons, Black Arrows, The Soviets, The Tenements, The Down and Outs, Jakil, The Streetlight Conspiracy, The Merchants, Da Capo, 4 Day Weekend, The 123s, The La Fontaines, and Easy and the Epidemic.

Grant Ruxton, the event organiser, said, "We're thrilled to be announcing these fantastic additions to the bill. We've already confirmed DJ sets from some of the finest names in the dance and indie world and we are delighted that we secured some of the best live acts around to headline our main stage. The return of Soul II Soul is a major coup in our first year. We have set out to ensure that we are offering music fans of all ages and tastes, a fantastic line up to satisfy them over the May Bank Holiday weekend.."

Previously confirmed acts include Dimitri From Paris, Krafty Kuts, Utah Saints, Dumb Blonde, Yves Klein Blue, and Kate Lawler. Plus DJ sets from the Pigeon Detectives and Snow Patrol.

The event will take place at Irvine Beach Park, Ayrshire, on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May. This new festival will play host to 12 arenas over two days and each day will run for 14 hours, finishing at 2am. Homecoming is part of a five year plan supported by North Ayrshire Council and Irvine Bay Regeneration Company.

Early bird weekend passes are on sale priced at £85. These passes are exclusively available until Tuesday 10th March when day passes will go on sale, priced at £55 per day. The weekend pass also includes other savings such as half price camping passes. To buy tickets, click here.

Homecoming will also offer festival goers a funfair, campsite, silent disco, comedy tent, and more. Travel to the event will be provided by a fleet of trains and buses, regularly ferrying festival goers to and from the site.

The event is strictly for over 18s only.


Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May 2009
Irvine Beach Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK MAP
£89 for weekend, add £10 camping, £49 per day
last updated: Thu 16th Apr 2009


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