HOMELANDS NOT PULPED

Clubbers are reassured following the news that London superclub Home has gone into receivership...

Organisers of the HOMELANDS FESTIVAL – the first of the major UK festivals this summer – have reassured clubbers that it will take place, despite the owners of LONDON superclub HOME going into receivership yesterday (April 11).

Melvin Benn, managing director of Mean Fiddler, promoters of the event which takes place at Matterley Bowl, Winchester on May 26, said: “It’s business as usual. Homelands is not in doubt. It is a Mean Fiddler administered and operated event. Darren Hughes and Home have always programmed the musical style and DJs for the event, and will continue to do so. We at the Mean Fiddler will continue to plan the festival and operate the business side in the way that we always have and Homelands has no vulnerability as a result of the difficulties that the Big Beat Group [owners of Home in London and Sydney, The Tunnel nightclub in Glasgow and Media in Nottingham] have found themselves in.”

As reported on NME.COM yesterday [to read previous story, click here], it was announced that the firm had gone into receivership after the London club had its licence revoked following arrests for possession of drugs.

The festival line-up includes Pulp, Orbital and Artful Dodger as well as a host of top DJs.