Southport Weekender 47 Festival
MAY 6.7.8 2011
BUTLINS HOLIDAY RESORT :: MINEHEAD, SOMERSET. UK
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Southport Weekender, one of Europe’s best loved indoor festivals, which without a doubt has been indispensable to the soulful music scene over the past 24 years is moving! After a phenomenal 21 year residency at Pontins in Southport, dubbing it the longest running event at the centre’s since 1990, Southport Weekender are excited to announce their move to a fantastic new location, Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, Somerset for their May 2011 festival.
"This will be our 5th different location for the Weekenders since we began way back in October 1987. Most of our events have been held at the Southport Pontins Site and we will forever cherish the memories, the many magical moments that have taken place there, along with the thousands of life long friendships made. However, there is always a time to move forward and grow, so to be given the opportunity to host The Weekender at the fantastic Minehead, Butlins site is very exciting and a move we look forward to embracing. I have absolutely no doubts that the wonderful crowd who have supported us over 24 years and the many new people who will be joining us will absolutely love it. We cannot wait!" / Alex Lowes (Southport Weekender)
”We are delighted that the Southport Weekender is coming to Butlins Minehead and we are looking forward to welcoming all of the weekender guests here in May for their exclusive event. Change is always a challenge for such established and respected events, but we are absolutely committed to supporting and hosting the Southport Weekender and all of its guests as the event grows and moves forward in its new home here at Minehead” / Richard Swift (Butlins, Minehead)
Initial tickets for Southport Weekender’s May 2011 festival sold out in just 2 weeks of going on general sale! But now with the event move to Butlins, which sports a larger capacity now sleeping 6000 party people on site, the festival will be putting up a further 1500 tickets on sale! There is a vast range of accommodation on offer, from 2-berth upwards to 8-berth, with a choice of self catering and room only.
Prices are £175 pp For self Catering & £165 pp for room only.
TICKETS GO ON SALE AS OF FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY 2011 AT 1PM GMT
AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SOUTHPORTWEEKENDER.CO.UK or 0844 879 7210 or +44 1207 549 223 (from overseas)
Butlins is a truly beautiful landscaped resort situated near the rolling hills of Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, with lovely beaches and the harbor town of Minehead. The resort offers 4 purpose built venues that will play home to the Weekender’s legendary and lavishly decked out Powerhouse, Beat Bar, Funkbase and Connoisseurs Corner music arenas. As well as the venues, the resort itself has a variety of fantastic facilities including; the amazing Splash Waterworld, Multi Sports Courts, Cinema, Go Carting, Funfair, 10 Pin bowling, a range of dining outlets including Burger King, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee & more, Shops including Spar supermarket, bakery, launderette, newsagent and Hairdressers, Bumper Boats and 3 other on site pubs among other facilities to enjoy.
THE DJ LINE-UP CONFMIRMED SO FAR:
With May’s event taking place over the 6.7.8, the SPW team get ready to lay on yet another World-class line-up for a devoted crowd from all over the globe. At the time of going to press the team have barely completed 75% of the line-up, but with many more to follow they are pleased to announce the following:
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE
RUB N TUG
The team are busy working away on the Live Artist bookings as we speak and will be announcing those soon. As always you can expect to see some major artists on the bill!
Southport Weekender – A 24 year history
Southport Weekender festivals was founded by hedonist, Alex Lowes along side cohort Dave Gardner, with beginnings in 1987 at a caravan park in Berwick–Upon-Tweed as a Soul Music Weekender. Southport Weekender, now 24 years old, stands as the most musically diverse music Weekender in the UK party calendar. Regularly attracting an intimate friendly crowd of dedicated dancers and discerning music lovers, featuring 4 purpose built music arenas featuring state of the art lavish production and quality sound. The 4 Arena’s boast a heavyweight selection of cutting edge and classic soulful music right across the board from House, Jazz, Broken Beats, Drum n Bass, Hip Hop, RnB, Soul, Jazz Funk, Rare Groove, Nu Soul, Afrobeat and Disco and a hefty portion of classics. Showcasing amazing performances from the world’s DJ Elite, Live acts and PA’s, spliced with up and coming new talent too.
Since it’s inception, the event has welcomed world class DJ guests to it’s arenas including:
Aaron Ross, Andy Ward, Angel Moraes, Ashley Beedle, Blaze, Bob Sinclar, Brian Tappert, Bugz in the Attic, Benji B, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Cash Money, Charles Webster, Copyright, David Harness, David Rodigan, Danny Rampling, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Dennis Ferrer, Deep Dish, DJ Meme, DJ Premier, DJ Spen, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Spinna, Erick Morillo, Fabio, Franck Roger, Francois K, Frankie Knuckles, Grant Nelson, Greg Wilson, Goldie, Halo, Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero, Jamie Lewis, Jay-J, Jazzy Jeff, Jazzie B, Jihad Muhammad, Jimpster, Joe Claussell, Joey Negro, Jon Cutler, Karizma, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, King Britt, LTJ Bukem, Martin Solveig, Marly Marl, Masters At Work, Matty Heilbronn, Marley Marl, Miguel Migs, MJ Cole, Moodymann, Mr Scruff, Nicky Siano, Osunlade, Ame, Larry Heard, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Phil Asher, Quentin Harris, Ralf Gum, Recloose, Roger Sanchez, Roni Size, Ron Trent, Sandy Rivera, Simbad, Simon Dunmore, Studio Apartment, Tedd Patterson, Teddy Douglas, Theo Parrish, The Fanatix, The Martinez Brothers, Tim Westwood, Timmy Regisford, Todd Terry, Terry Hunter, The Unabombers, Tony Humphries, Yass, Zed Bias among many others..
With live acts and PA’s including:
A Tribe Called Quest, Ananda Project, Angie Stone, Angela Johnson, Adeva, Alexander O'Neil, Arnold Jarvis, Ann Nesby, Azymuth, Bah Samba, Barbara Tucker, Ben Westbeech, Beverley Knight, Billie, Byron Stingily, Carleen Anderson, Ce Ce Rogers, Craig David, Crazy P, Christian Prommer’s Drum Lesson, Dajae, Damage, De La Soul, Drizabone, Duanne Harden, Dwele, Eric Roberson, Galliano, Gangstarr, Gloria Scott, Gwen McCrae, Henrik Schwarz, Incognito, India, India Arie, Innercity, James Taylor Quartet, Jay Sean, Jazzmataz featuring Guru, Jazzanova, Jazztronik, Jocelyn Brown, Jody Watley, Jose James, Joyce Simms, Judy Cheeks, Julie McKnight, Kathy Brown, Kathy Sledge, Kele Le Roc, Kenny Thomas, Kim English, Lady Alms & Marc De Clive-Lowe, Leroy Burgess, Lemar, Linda Clifford, Loleatta Holloway, Loose Ends, Lynden David Hall, Marc Ronson, Marc Evans & The Muthafunkaz, Mark Morrison, Marlena Shaw, Martha Wash, Mica Paris, Michael Watford, Montell Jordan, Monique Bingham, M-People, Ms Dynamite, Nathan Haynes, Nu Colours, Omar, Peven Everett, Phyllis Hyman, Rashaan Patterson, Reel People, Robert Owens, Ron Carroll, Roy Ayers, Sara Devine, Shaun Benson, Shaun Escoffery, Sisqo, Soul II Soul, Shola Ama, Sounds of Blackness, Sybil, Ten City, The Blackbyrds, The Fatback Band, The Sunburst Band, Terry Callier, Tortured Soul, Ultra Nate, Will Downing and Wookie to name only a few..
To view and listen to live performances and interviews from Southport Weekender from 41 - 46 events visit:
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