Reviews of Southport Weekender Festival
Taking place on Saturday 10th June at the iconic Finsbury Park we present some of dance music's most diverse sounds from US House to Techno, from Soul to Disco, from Hip Hop to Funk plus UK garage and even more styles of the music we all love and have grown up with, than ever before!
In true Southport & SuncéBeat style expect a festival produced with love, care and an unrivalled wealth of event experience.
The Southport Weekender started life way back in 1987 as the brainchild of one soul music obsessive, Alex Lowes began hiring out back rooms in bars just so he could play some soul music out loud for the public. With his finger firmly on the pulse, and a unique ability to preempt dance culture movements, what was to become Southport Weekender was born, and has since grown into one of the soul and urban music events of the year.
With lineups including the likes of Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Trevor Nelson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Norman Jay and Jazzie B to name just a few, you get the idea of what sort of world beating artists the weekender attracts. For lovers of the soulful side of dance music, Southport Weekender has an absolute masterclass waiting for you.
The Southport Weekender also regularly showcases a stunning lineup of live acts all with a distinct soul tip, including Jill Scott, The Brand New Heavies, and Soul II Soul as just some examples.
With the event moving from Southport’s Pontins venue, where it had been for a massive 21 years, the weekenders relocation to Butlins in Minehead, Somerset was well received yet ultimately stopped in 2016. Luckily for Southport fanatics this was only a short hiatus and the subsequent move to Finsbury Park in London for 2017 is proving to be highly anticipated.
It's great to have them back!
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below