Maverick Sabre and more added to House of Fun Weekender

Genre-refusenik Maverick Sabre adds his own inimitable flavour to the House of Fun Weekender, with a cross cultural collision of Reggae, Hip-Hop and Soul. After receiving high praise for his “The Travelling Man” mixtape and collaborations with Professor Green and Chase and Status, Maverick Sabre stepped out on his own, with his ethereal vocals and sublime guitar propelling him into the Top 20 with his debut single “Let Me Go”. Spontaneous and dynamic, Maverick Sabre’s live show has been turning heads, making him one not to miss.
Also joining the bill for the inaugural House of Fun Weekender is Baxter Dury. Currently enjoying critical acclaim for his third album, “Happy Soup”, Baxter’s kitchen sink vignettes and seaside psychedelia are about as perfect as it gets for a good old knees-up. Intrinsically linked to the nutty world of Madness, Baxter’s unmistakable intonations and cutting observational tales of failed romance and real lives lived run deep in his blood.
To book the House of Fun Weekender, or for more information, call 0845 070 4730 or visit (The maximum call charge is 2p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary)
Full line-up
Maverick Sabre
Paul Heaton
Dan le sac v Scroobius pip
The Cuban Brothers
The Whip
Baxter Dury
The Correspondents
Man Like Me
Missing Andy
The Milk
Barry Peters
Wagon Tales
Jerry Dammers dj set with Dennis Alcapone, Roger Beaujolais, Harry Brown & Damian Hand
Rob da Bank
Mr Scruff – keep it unreal
Norman Jay
Jaguar Skills
Andrew Weatherall
Craig Charles funk and soul show
Greg Wilson
Don Letts 
Toddla T & MC Serocee
Justin Robertson
Marc Roberts
Squeaky Hill
Bob Mills
Ben Norris
Nick Wilty
Marcus Birdman
Al Barrie

Gordon Southern
Kevin McCarthy
Michael Smiley
Junior Simpson

Wayne Mardle
Peter Manley

House of Fun Weekender

25th-27th November 2011
Madness said of the event. “Life is a series of beautiful moments, this weekend is a moment in time where you can, we hope take some beautiful moments home with you. Please endeavour to introduce yourself to as many as possible, make new friends, dance, sing, laugh, give support, create joy, be decent, spread the love and most of all enjoy yourselves as much as you think is possible, you know it makes sense”
With their tenth album currently in the works, Madness will be playing a career-spanning extravaganza over the weekend, with a few extra-special surprises up their sleeves.
The weekend will be packed with top class performances from the likes of the mighty los hermanos Cubanos, The Cuban Brothers, DJ Jerry Dammers, beatbox superstar Beardyman and a set from eclectic powerhouse DJ Andrew Weatherall. Heavyweights The Whip will bring the party, and Norman Jay MBE will be providing yet another classic set. Mr Scruff will grace us with more than three hours of freestyle beats,whilst Squeaky Hill, Marc Roberts and Toddla T & MC Serocee will provide the bass driven rhythms. Check out some arcade-electro rhymes from Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, and digital-ska maestros Man Like Me.
We have a wealth of comedy acts on show, who will provide side-splitting entertainment just for your pleasure! The amazing talent we have for you includes Bob MillsJunior SimpsonNick Wilty, Al Barrie, Kevin McCarthy and Ben Norris with 8-piece horn and percussion ensemble, Brassroots, Wagontails. As if our stellar musical line-up wasn’t enough, we’re also treating you to some of the best comedians around!
The amazing ex-Housemartins and Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton will be one to see, along with Marcus Birdman, Gordon Southern, Michael Smiley and incredible improv-rapping with Abandoman. Halifax Hospital Radio’s very own Barry Peters will make a special appearance, with zoot suited soul flavours from The Milk, electro-swingers The Correspondents and Radio 1’s leftfield master Rob da Bank. Don’t miss DJs,Justin Robertson & Greg Wilson or Brit-Rock Poppers Missing Andy. Watch legendary darts players Wayne Mardle & Peter Manley for something a little bit different, or check out late night treats from Marc Roberts and a ninja-mash-up from Jaguar Skills. DJ sets from Don Letts and erstwhile Specials kingpin Jerry Dammers are sure to get you dancing.
Future garage don Doorly will be unmissable, along with Marc Roberts and Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show. We are in for a treat from El Thommo in the form of Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra and the Irish Bar will host odd-ball merriment from Squeaky Hill and sing-along japes with Rockaoke all weekend long. You can score a strike with the Bowling Disco plus there will be a very special Madness Pool Competition.
To book the House of Fun Weekender, or for more information, call 0845 070 4730 or visit (The maximum call charge is 2p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary)