A pair of wind up gramaphones will make an unlikely appearance at Creamfields, this August Bank Holiday weekend.
Naomi Kashiwagi will be performing in this years new Residents Bar alongside the likes of Cream residents Andy Mac and Gareth Wyn - but will be using the gramaphones and some old 78's for her exclusive old skool set.
Naomi studied fine art at Manchester University, gained a distinction in her MA and has exhibited at Manchester's Cornerhouse and at the British Artshow. She was also shortlisted for the nationwide Mercury Art Prize in 2005.
Festivalgoers should expect an eclectic mix, as Naomi's favourite records are Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley and the Comets, In The Mood by Glen Miller Orchestra and Pinky & Perky - The Theme Tune!
Naomi says: "Gramaphones have now been replaced by more advanced technologies and are therefore obsolete. The 78rpms are no longer made and therefore represent a specific era.
People are intrigued at what is involved, so rather than just listening to the music, many people like to watch the process of winding the gramaphones, changing the needles and changing the records.
Its my take on DJ'ing giving them a new modern function as turntables and im really looking forward to DJing at Creamfields, winding it up for the weekend with 1940's and 1950's classic dance music to get the crowds rockin' around the clock."