Home of the Unknown will be your one stop tent for all things interactive, hyper and jubilant. Be sure to leave your inhabitations at the door though, as here you’ll be immersing yourself in back-to-back entertainment in which YOU may well become the star of the show!
Not only will there be a roof raising DJ set from Dance of the Dead but we’ll also be bopping along to pop music quizzes from ‘Musical Bingo’ and ‘Sounds Familiar’
It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on a decade, genre or a just a random quirky topic. Unique cards are handed out whilst one of the fabulously entertaining compere’s introduce the rules and the prizes.
Then it’s over to the DJ’s Rapture and Jonny Unknown as they spin a quick fire medley of tunes while players simply mark ‘em of their bingo cards accordingly. Prizes are won for one, two and three lines, and finally the Grand Prize: The Full House! Oh, and If that wasn’t enough excitement already, then you can also expect some other little twists along the way, like the ‘multi choice mystery boxes’, and the chance to gamble your grand Prize winnings on the ‘Killer Question’ What will you decide to do?
THOM FOOLE’S HOUSE PARTY
Expect a truly immersive and absurd character comedy experience. It take’s the anarchic chaos of alternative acts and turns it into an interactive show with music, clowning, games and general tomfoolery!
Think TFI Fridays meets Live At The Apollo via Little Britain and you’ll have some idea of what it’s all about. For Blissfields 2017 Thom Foole’s House Party will be hosted by Quint Fontana and guests will include Michael Clarke, Peter Bazely, Roisin & Khiara.
SOUNDS FAMILIAR MUSIC QUIZ
Eyes down and ears open for this delightfully raucous, super-fun music-fuelled quiz, featuring rounds such as ‘Round of Cheese’, ‘Office Party’ and ‘Feel the Power Ballad’, plus prizes including mugs, medals, champagne and more, and DJ AL compering and spinning the tunes. Gloriously, silly fun and best of all, you don’t need to know loads (or indeed anything, really) about music to get involved.
DANCE OF THE DEAD
DOTD is the greatest funeral party you’ll ever have the pleasure of attending. Just like they do down in old Mexico, you’ll be gathered to celebrate the departed in one spectacularly wild and vibrant fiesta! Every song is from a deceased artist – as DJ’s Jonny Unknown and Rapture let loose some spine tingling remixes and rare bootlegs from the likes of MJ, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, 2Pac, Queen, INXS, Rick James, Buddy Holly, Joy Division, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, David Bowie and of course Prince (to mention just a few)
You’ll also find other shenanigans in the way of Day of the Dead face painting stations led by the glamorous ‘Sugar Skulls’, fiery Latino compere’s hosting party games such as: chilli eating competitions, Tequila Shots, Taco Battles and of course the piñata smash-up, as well as some cabaret performers embracing other ‘gone but not forgotten’ legends.
Ever wanted to sound like Tina, Stevie or Whitney on the mic? Well your dreams are about to come true, as GOSPELOKE is the capital’s 1st Gospel Style Karaoke knees-up, where you’ll be given the chance to perform alongside London’s hippest urban choir!
You can expect one euphoric ceremonial enlightening! Think Sister Act meets old School Assembly via Top of the Pops, with classics such as, Ain’t No Mountain Higher Enough, Blame It On The Boogie, Purple Rain and Say A Little Prayer.
This truly is one magical experience filled with unforgettable heart and soul. So what are you waiting for? Come raise the roof with us in true style, sass and flair.
UV PAINT PARTY
UV Paint Party is Blissfields neon take on the Holi Fest, expect painted boiler suits, glow sticks a plenty, banging tunes and neon powdered paint! This one will get messy as DJ Rapture helps us rave till the small hours to dance music, 90’s Brit-pop, RnB, old school hip hop and more!
‘Rockaoke are the UK’s original and best Live Karaoke band, inviting the Blissfield’s audience to “live the dream” by jumping on stage and giving a headliner’s performance at the front of their own live band. “Zero Effort – Rockstar Rewards” Time Out London.
JAINA MINTON WORKSHOP
Jaina Minton of Polka Dot Sundays, will be bringing her paper craftiness to the festival on Friday, to help you create weirdly strange but wonderfully bizarre head wear to flaunt in the sunshine. Expect tons of neon, eyeballs and glue guns.
Love singing? Why not join the Gospeloke Choir in chorus as they put you through your paces and get you in tip-top shape for any Sunday Service! Learn to sing in harmony in this fun-filled easygoing workshop hosted by London’s hippest choir! Group singing for all the family.
TASTE OF THE FRINGE
Taste of the Fringe is your opportunity to see some of Edinburgh Fringes’ biggest names live and in the flesh, hosted this year by Leo Kearse with headliner Mark Dolan (Host of ‘Balls Of Steel and star of ’The Jump’) and with more big names TBA this is definitely set to be one massive hour of comedy you won’t want to miss!
NIGHTSPOT CINEMA PRESENTS NORTHERN SOUL
Get your groove on at a screening of the 2014 film, followed by a high-energy soul party with DJ’s Victoria Maddox and Anna Tozer.
The first proper UK club scene, Northern soul swept the ballrooms of north-west England in the early ’70s and got thousands of young people high-kicking to obscure US soul records.
For Blissfields 2017 Nightspot Cinema are planning to transform the Home of the Unknown into the Wigan Casino for one evening, with a screening of the film introduced by Jack Gordon aka Shawn, followed by an after party where you’ll hear all the Northern soul classics (and some funk, disco and hip hop for good measure). We’ll also have some Northern Soul dancers showing you how to get down on the dance floor.
BOARD GAME BONANZA
Take a trip back in time and relive some nostalgic board games. With the help of one of our crazy and entertaining host’s we’ll whipping you all into frenzy with back-to-back board game battles! Such as Ghost Castle, Block Busters, Go For Broke, Game Of Life, Labrynth, Kerplunk, Downfall and Connect Four
WINCHESTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL: BLISSFIELDS EDITION
Kicking off the Saturday programming from 1pm -3pm Winchester Science Festival is proud to be bringing science to Blissfields once more! Explore the bizarre of the world around us and the Universe beyond in a series of short talks by local scientists, and try your hand at some fun experiments suitable for all ages! [Photo: Dave Hughes]
If all the dancing becomes too much then why not join us in The Back Yard where they’ll be rejuvenating toddler friendly ‘Disco Yoga’ as well as ‘Extreme Sports’, ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘Board Game Bonanza’ and other outdoor games including Sock Wrestling.
Do you like games? What about winning? Comedy as well?
…NO WAY, ALL OF THEM?! Then this show is for you! EXTREME SPORTS is a fun comedy game show where you the audience get to compete in newly invented games to claim your place in sporting history. Join host and official EXTREME SPORTS adjudicator James Hancox for a fun session of silliness and serious competition, as he takes the games you love TO THE EXTREME.
LAST MAN STANDING
Last Man Standing is the live, fast-paced and interactive game show that combines classic quiz shows with nostalgic party games and gives them a vibrant, 21st century twist. It’s a quiz like no other. It’ll test your nerves, your skill AND your knowledge. With plenty of audience interaction throughout, Last Man Standing is a rollercoaster ride of a quiz.
Join us during the day for some outdoors fun, as we get competitive! Hosted by Ben Hood games will include dodgeball, balloon battles, lucha libre thumb wrestling, pillow fights and everyone’s favourite sock wrestling. So be sure to come along, support your mates and frolic in the sun!
DISCO YOGA PRESENTS JUNGLE BOOGIE
From the team behind the latest fitness phenomena Disco Yoga® – comes a brand new Yoga class and this time around ’They’re doing it for the kids!’
Jungle Boogie is a playful yoga class designed for parents with toddlers and youngsters, and set to soundtrack of energetic and fun music. Through this 30 minute interactive class children will use their imaginations in a happy and creative environment as they take on yoga poses with animal and nature themes, engaging through sounds, stories and movement – all of which will build each child’s confidence and co-ordination. A pre D-I-Y faceprint and glitter station will be set up 30 minutes before the class begins to ensure your child embraces their inner wild thing and is ready for a Jungle Boogie!
Come shake off your festival hangover and reboot your cosmic karma with Disco Divas Sarah Hunt (Sarah Hunt Yoga & Nutrition) and DJ Darlo. Disco Yoga will reboot your booty and revive your spirits in a seamless session of flow style yoga to a dazzling disco soundtrack!
Don your spandex and pile on the glitter, it’s the most glamorous and fun way to bend and stretch. Blissful, energising sequences to a glorious mix of disco favourites like Diana Ross, Chic and The Jackson Five will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, ready for even more partying!
No experience necessary, all levels welcome, this laid back session will bring love, light and laughter to all you pure pleasure seekers.
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