Tribute to DJ Stuart
HUNDREDS of people turned out to enjoy music together in memory of a popular Swindon DJ who lost his fight with a mystery disease last year.
The family event in Queen’s Park on Saturday was organised by Dale Colsell – otherwise known as DJ Cybernetic – in memory of friend and fellow DJ, Stu ‘Kambalicious’ Campbell.
“I just wanted people to enjoy the event for what it was and I know that that’s what Stu would have wanted,” said Dale, 43.
“That’s what he was all about and I think that’s what’s more important than raising the money for Prospect Hospice.
“It’s about sharing time with your friends and enjoying the music.
“Everybody who went knew Stu. We just want to raise as much as we can for Prospect.”
Around 400 people turned out between noon and 8pm to enjoy Cybernetic’s Summer Vibes, which was packed with music from five of the town’s best loved DJ’s including DJ Para, Loon Dog, Cee Double-e and DJ Mark Devlin.
Stu spent his final days in Prospect Hospice before he died at the age of 38 on October 30, 2012.
Dale added: “He was a nice person. People always say that about people who have died but Stu genuinely was.
“He loved people, he loved music and he loved putting out the music to people.
“He played in most of the clubs in Swindon.”
Fellow DJ, Mark Devlin said: “It's no sugar-coated flannel when I say Stu was one of the most selfless and friendly people you could meet in an industry not renowned for its pleasant characters.
“He had a great sense of humour and an impeccable taste in soulful music, and I have happy memories of sharing many great gigs with him.”
Dale decided to run the event on the bank holiday weekend after holding a similar event earlier this summer.
Dale said: “I did an event about two months ago in a spontaneous way on an afternoon to get the music to the people. It was pretty successful so I decided to do another one.
“The park is a nice place for people to meet.”
Visitors also enjoyed live graffitti from Raw Crew, a breakdancing show and children’s games as well as face painting and a bouncy castle.
Refreshments were provided by the Community Café in Queen’s Park and sold by Riffs’ Bar, Syrups Cocktail and the Coffee Gang.
To donate in memory of Stu, visit www.justgiving.com/remember/41903/Stuart-Campbell
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