Franc Gooding AKA Kid Fiesta has been immersed in the dance music scene since the early 1990’s, growing up on a staple diet of hip hop and early house in Manchester clubs such as The Hacienda. Landing his first residency at an underground house night in Bradford West Yorkshire, Kid Fiesta cut his teeth alongside UK House Pioneer Darius Syrossian with the two playing monthly events at one of the north of England’s largest raves between 1994-97.
From there he moved on from organising underground events across London, to launching Bloom Festival - a multi-faceted music and arts festival brand which showcased a range of live acts and DJs across 3 days with main stage performances from Florence and The Machine, Roisin Murphy, Stereo MCs, Roni Size ‘Reprazent’, Cold Cut, 808 State and Zero7; complimented by DJ sets from the likes of Ame, Pendulum, Terry Farley, Tom Middleton, and The Nextmen.
In 2010 Franc introduced a new space to Standon Calling Festival entitled Kid Fiesta’s Groove Garden – a space dedicated to soul, raregroove, disco and house. Now coming into it’s tenth year this special stage has hosted performances from DJ Maseo from De La Soul, Crazy P, Dr Packer, The Reflex, Luke Solomon, Eli Escobar and Pete Herbert.
Now residing in Singapore, Kid Fiesta is the man behind the hugely successful Silent Disco Asia events that have been mushrooming around the island state, and the newly launched event brand The Foundation – a new night dedicated to putting the nu disco and disco edit scene front and center in Singapore. Events so far have included guest DJs sets from Ray Mang, Faze Action, Dicky Trisco and Alan Dixon from Midnight Riot Records.
Another recent accolade includes a stunning mix put out on the official Ministry of Sound that’s racking up thousands of hits: https://soundcloud.com/ministryofsound/soundof-kid-fiesta
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