Junior Jungle was created by potty party people – DJ Nick Terrific and MC Rocky Patch, as the antidote to ‘baby raves’. Functioning on the pillars of; No pop, No Diznee, Just proper tunes and real ravin’ for kids and adults together.
At a Junior Jungle Party you can expect only the finest cuts of Ragga-Jungle (vetted for age appropriate content), all expertly mixed live by Nick Terrific.
You can also expect to dance, a lot. MC Rocky Patch will lead the charge making sure all partygoers are jumpin’ and skankin’. There will be dance offs and battles. Who will win? The Jungle cats? Or The Mashup Monkeys.
Junior Jungle’s mission is to get parents dancing WITH their kids, not just watching them or goofing about slightly embarrassed, but properly losing it to the music with the tiny dancers. This where MC Rocky Patch steps in. Leading from the front to structure the party. Rocky ensures that small children feel safe in what can seem like an adult environment and parents feel safe throwing shapes in a way they may not have done for a number of years.
Junior Jungle has been a firm favourite of Colston Hall’s Hoo-Ha! festivals every time they have performed and their special morning rave performance on our concourse as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017 got all the commuters raving!
Now in it’s fourth year Colston Hall’s Hoo-Ha! festival is an annual weekend of fun for all the family packed full of music, dancing, workshops and fantastical performances.
The first festival in 2015 saw hundreds of young people take over Colston Hall’s foyer spaces for a host of free events as Ready Sheddy Disgo taught the coolest kids disco moves, Conductive Music made musical instruments out of vegetables, and Cardboard City let young creative imaginations construct beautiful works of art with nothing but cardboard and glue. Meanwhile Kid Carpet, Schlomo, Mark Grist and Tim Clare filled The Lantern with music, poetry and fun for the festival’s ticketed shows.
Brian the bookworm slid into Colston Hall’s foyer in 2016 for readings of all your favourite children’s books through the weekend. The British Sinfonietta took us on a very special Bear Hunt, Bakehouse Factory led us through the jungle to meet Marvel the Elephant and other Wild Things, we got our skates on for the BUMP Family Rollerdisco and both parents and young-uns alike showed off their moves to Junior Jungle Rave!
Our Hoo-Ha! 2017 festival was the biggest yet as we celebrated Colston Hall’s anniversary with Colston Hall’s Nifty 150 Birthday Bash with Andy Day and DJ Cheeba . Legends of children’s TV Dick and Dom kick off the weekend with their madcap show while Bristol Zoo walked down the hill to visit with some colourful characters and cretaceous creatures to present Dino School. We revelled in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, relaxed to some beautiful classical music for babies and toddlers with the Lilliput Concerts and flew into outer space with our free Explorer Dome Inflatable Planetarium.
Now as Colston Hall undergoes it’s ambitious transformation, Hoo-Ha has expanded our of the foyer and across the city into The Folk House on Park Street and beyond.