17.07.2016 :: MAIN STAGE
Goldie is a total original, a multi talented shape shifter, who’s sold more than 3 million records worldwide. He is a music pioneer, contemporary/graffiti artist, drum & bass icon, DJ, actor and producer. He transformed an underground British sound into a mainstream international movement with the evolution of drum & bass, collaborating along the way with major pop icons.
In 1992 he got the taste of ‘Jungle’ and its energy and wanted more. True to form he put himself in the driving seat and created the incredible and hauntingly dark tune, ‘Terminator’ – the originative piece of work associated with Goldie’s invention of time stretching. In 1994 as Goldie oversaw the birth and growth of his drum & bass label Metalheadz, he found time to craft a debut album, his epic creation ‘Timeless’, which sold 250,000 copies. It was around this time that he launched the far-famed ‘Metalheadz’ night – a party that will go down in history as one of drum & bass’ most important. Goldie moved outward on all fronts, even expanding into TV and acting (‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’, ‘Snatch’, the James Bond classic ‘The World is Not Enough’ etc.). A two-part BBC documentary called ‘Classic Goldie’ followed, portrayed his amazing talent. He also put his fame to good use to raise awareness of the vital role of social work in our society and helping young people who had been faced with huge challenges in their lives. Constantly evolving and reinventing himself Goldie’s life weaves many tales of urban blight and spiritual faith. Goldie is self creativity, new life, mystical union; otherwise known as alchemy.