House of Fun Weekender

Now we know your thinking, Madness, that’s not in keeping with the usual daily dose of electronic music happenings we normally get from Plain and Simple, but bear with us, as this event managed to grab our attention.

Camden’s own Nutty Boys, the legendary Madness, are taking over Butlins Minehead this November, curating a sensational line-up of bands, DJs and comedians. Handpicked by the magnificent seven themselves, the House of Fun Weekender will showcase the hottest up-and-coming acts, alongside old favourites across three-days of festival fun by the sea.

What caught our eye with this one, is not the chance of seeing Madness play at Butlins (it’s hardly Bloc territory is it), but the rather the tasty line up of DJ’s and acts they have curated for support. (No offence to madness, your just not our normal musical focus).

The weekend features a plethora of fine music from the likes of Beardyman, Norman Jay, Mr Scruff, Dan Le Sac vs Sroobious pip, Doorly, The Correspondents, Rob Da Bank and Toddla T & MC Sercee. Non to shabby, add to that Andrew Weatherall, Justin Robinson and The Whip and this is shaping up to be a tasty weekender. Hats off to madness for selecting some pretty credible dance music to support the live bands, comedy, and (no really, it’s on the line up) darts.

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”

Full line-up



Paul Heaton

Dan le sac v Scroobius pip

The Cuban Brothers

The Whip

The Correspondents

Man Like Me

Missing Andy

The Milk

Barry Peters

Brass Roots

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

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