Maldon Promenade Park in Maldon
Saturday 24th July 2021
12:30pm til 11:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)
No age restrictions
A lifetime celebration of Soul & Disco featuring four decades of legendary performers
Review of Soultasia
Would you recommended: Yes
Was a fabulous day and night please do it more often
I thought the sound quality was very poor & there wasnâ??t enough bar or food venues for the capacity of the event
Would you recommended: No
More bar stalls queues were too long
was a fab night one of the best festivals I've been too well done for organzaing it so well x
The queue for the bar was an hour wait at least and the sound from the stage was very tinny
Very good, some of the acts were not very good anymore, Alexander o Neil & odyssey need to be dropped, Jocelyn brown was excellent & Kenny Thomas was very good
A brilliant line up of artists, music and atmosphere was fantastic. Not enough food stalls, had to queue over an hour for a drink and food.
Music and venue great. More choice of food would be nicer especially for those with dietary requirements. Would be far better if picnic food was allowed in and drink prices were reasonable
Fantastic to be back in a festival atmosphere but not enough food outlets
It wouldâ??ve been good if I couldâ??ve had some information Iâ??m disabled and had a job to find where to sit apart from that that was a good show
Very well organised just wish they had more b/b in the area
Absolutely the best day
Well run abs good value
Absolutely fantastic !!!
Feet are aching I havenâ??t danced so much !!
Music good, VIP waste of moneyâ??s seats were to squashed! VIP bar only few staff serving, we came out of VIP and sat in main arena! Queued for food 3 different places and then to be told sold out! All in all 2 hours queuing and didnâ??t even end up with nothing!! Been to much better where you can take your own food and drink!!
what an amazing event!
Excellent day and evening entertainment
Great fun amazing atmosphere act where brilliant excellent day ð?¥°
Brilliant day & night but bar prices ridiculous
Totally amazing want to do it all again
The event was good. Needed more food kiosks & prices were too high. Should have had rubbish bins out as there was a lot of rubbish left on the ground.
Fantastic day !!! , only complaint would be that if you arenâ??t allowing people to bring in food than make sure the food outlets can cope with the number of people, food & drinks queues were huge
Looking forward to Fantasia next weekend
Brilliant line up
Overpriced drinks and food
A fantastic afternoon/evening of music . Well organised ð??
Could not see the stage from the VIP area, absolute joke. Over priced Â£5 for a can of amstell lager with a minimum 60 minute queue. Disgusted by the whole event.
sound system.cpulf hsve been louder snd more round the venue
Great to be out again. Queues for food were unacceptable. Not enough stalls and service too slow. Had to go out to eat. Great, friendly staff at entrance, bars and security. Music a slight let down.
Google atmosphere and good music. had a great time.
Great atmosphere and good music.
Fantastic loved every second
Great venue, great music & line up. Plenty of toilets which were clean & well stocked. Shuttle service excellent. Sadly the bar & catering was a disappointment - it took us 1 hour to get our first drink and a lot of the food ran out early. Overall though we had a fantastic time and it was great value for money!
Really enjoyed. Venue great. Toilet facility good. Bar facility poor.
Qâ??d for an hour for drinks, which meant we missed having a good dance to some of our favs whilst in the Q! Was very disappointed.
Q for food for about 30 mins but spuds ran out and then limited at others.
Shuttle service v. Good.
However. Looking forward to the next one with hopefully an extra bar facility.
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just got home, what amazing night,For the acts that weâ??re on tonight and the cost of the tickets great value. Venue was great looking forward to going southend
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some acts were better than others.....I think Jocelyn Brown should headline and Kenny Thomas should be higher up the running order. Rose Royce were ok but brought the whole thing down coz set was too slow. DJ set should also be more upbeat to keep atmosphere and vibe more positive. I say this as constructive comments overall I really enjoyed the day.
amazing atmosphere. fab music. sadly the lines for food and drink were too long and the prices were way too inflated.
Well organised but should have been allowed to bring in food as there were not enough stalls to cater for 11000 people and the prices of drinks and food were too high
Miss H K Cook
Very well set up, had a great time
Absolutely blooming fantastic!!!!
Great event great music lovely to get back out and have a dance
Shame food was so slow
Bar service was appalling in the vip area other than that a great day ð???
All good. Thnx. ð??¶ð??
Ashley Ri Hards
One of the best days Iâ??ve had in the last 18months
What a great event, had a brilliant time. Only one thing was the queues for food etc which were right across in front of us nearly the whole time. Everything else was run very well with lots of smiley happy people. Thank you will be doing it again.
had a great day out soultasia was well organised friendly atmosphere and great acts
except for the ridiculous queues to buy over priced cans of beer as a severe lack of staff so logistics should of been easy to serve people quicker. the music snd atmosphere was excellent
Still queuing when artist started ridiculous bar prices and not a very conjusive crowd
JASON DAVID LEA
LISA JOANNE GRIGGS
queue for the bars to long, need more bar stalls.
The entrance was confusing , not enough staff the vip area wasnâ??t signed not enough bars and food stalls
Although the staff and atmosphere were great
The ques for food and drink were horrific, they ran out of drink, not enough vendors selling food, the ques were over 1 hour. Venue brilliant, buses put on were great
Fantastic atmosphere, great price, great music and very lucky with the weather! Please come to Rochester next year although would definitely travel further afield if needed too â?ºï¸
Really great day great atmosphere friendly well organised. Kenny Thomas was excellent, so was Harry Cambridge Jocelyn Brown, Loose ends , - Alex O Neal was terrible and embarrassing to watch.
Great evening and great vibe absolutely loved Jocelyn Brown she was tops for me
Every thing was good but the beer prices-and the time to to get one was not the best per hap allowing to bring in some sort of drink may have helped also iknow that there has to be a profit made so you could limit the amount of booze that one person brought in
Brilliant, what more can I say!Look forward to the show next year. Such long queues to get drinks though. That was the only trouble
couple of good acts, would have been better with more live music, not just good singers with someone pressing play on the backing track
absolutely brilliant day my one and only criticism is how it ended as rose Royce finished and we didn't have any other music or hear from Ian Reading again it just ended so that was a bit of an anti climax at the end!!!
Absolutely great night â?¦ but needed more food and drink vendors
Absolutely amazing day and night canâ??t
Wait for next year
Good mix of people with no
Trouble. Music was very good and in between good mix of Dj tunes. Good vibes. Bar was busy and a bit of a wait but good day, good venue, good tunes.
Did not actually go in following checking out earlier. I was dismayed at the size of crowd in the arena, given the current infection rate from looking on the outside there was a complete disregard from the crowd. I realise that months of planning went into event, but the possibility of enlarging the arena to allow more space should have been considered. We had looked forward to an event in our home town but, far too many people crammed in. We have several friends who left because of lack of consideration from others.
This was my first Soultasia event and loved it! Great value for money too. However, more bars and a variety of food stalls were needed - especially for non-meat eaters like myself.
Front of stage over an hour queuing to buy a drink whereas elsewhere not so long. Not sure what I paid the extra for on this occasion and I was there for the music
the acts were amazing. it was well managed. cab service was second to none
Fab day/evening loved the music, host loved the sound of his own voice, just play music, Food and drink were over priced and to long to wait.
Would you recommended: ?
Bar was bad
Queues were over an hour at all of them utter rubbish
Something Maldon needs and brilliantly organised too
Great event Kenny Thomas and Jocelyn Brown where amazing
Excellent day and great value for money seeing some great artist in a whole day event
Had an amazing night.
The acts were superb and total legends. The tunes playing in between acts were spot on. We had such a great time. There was no trouble that we saw, everyone was in good spirits.
Music was great but the acts chosen always show up and deliver.
As for the bar, facilities etc they were not fit for business. An hour queue in the VIP area is not acceptable and I missed a lot due to this. The security staff were aggressive and gas lighting and trying to provoke people. No VIP queue on entry and when we did get through no one told us we’d need a wrist band. Just a shambles. Lots of lessons need to be learnt .
More bars and food needed in VIP
Shouldn't have to go outside to eat
N qued 1 hour 20 mins for drink in the vip area
Patricia Ann Stockdale
Fantastic afternoon/evening, clean toilets, pleanty to eat and drink venues. Very well organized.
Brilliant day, all acts we're fantastic. We went V.I.P.
Very well organised ?.
The only complaint there wasn't enough bar staff and had to que for over an hour ????.
Sound system poor quality especially at the beginning and the stars of the show are too old now and their quality of singing has degenerated to such a degree I felt both sad and sorry for them. The only good old star was Kenny Thomas who could even walk into the stage unaided!
To top it all the price of drinks were outrageous! Charge more for the tickets and let people bring in their own food and drinks would be a suggestion.
However, one good point was the arrangement of shuttle buses to the nearest train station was very good.
Personally I think the up beat artists should have been on later get the party rocking not that I didn’t like the other artists just the balance of mood changed too much up and down. Great day evening out though look forward to next years line up ?
Venue organisation and music was all great
Great to be back out have attended many events over the years this one didn’t do it for me music acts good DJ music not that good to be honest most people didn’t have a clue what he was playing terrible queues technical issues at entry forty minutes in a queue just to get in the food wueues the worst I have EVER experienced 1 hour 45 minutes to get food 11000 people 4 food outlets madness 50 minutes at bar Marshall’s and security guys and girls fab sort these issues out before you take it country wide
Free shuttle buses, easy free parking
Regularly run, quick and easy.
Nicely set out inside venue and security and health and safety all in place making it a great fun day out with safety in mind during these weird times.
Looking forward to 2022
Fantastic day at a good local venue ?
An hour in the queue for the bar is unacceptable,. Running out of lemonade knowing there’s 11000 people coming! Perfect day apart from this
Bar and food concessions were the only downside. Bar needed twice as much staff
Really well organised, security at the bar to prevent crushing ! Fabulous day
the organisation was a shambles. the VIP are was overcrowded and a joke. queiungbover an hour for drinks. people paid less to upgrade on the day than I did for my original VIP tickets. we were told theres wasnt a separate queue for VIP entrance so waited for ages in the general queue. It ruined the day. I've never had such an awful VIP experience at any festival before. The VIP area were packed in like sardines so much so that the chairs given out at the start were taken away. It was an absolute nightmare and I shall be making an official complaint
Absolutely amazing. Food little expensive
The sound could’ve been better but we were right at the back. The line up was great but would like to see more musicians, not just singing to backing tracks
Queuing for food and drink took ages and really overpriced
Absolutely brilliant! Well def go again!
Great day/evening , hope it’s at Maldon again next year
Fabulous show, great acts and music.
Fantastic day out, great artists and non stop all the way through the day and evening.
Excellent night , thoroughly enjoyed ourselves would definitely be interested in other gigs .
Great atmosphere with enough food outlets for many tastes nothing to moan about .just ache today from constantly dancing ?
The venue did not cater for the crowds in terms of food or drinks (at the bar). Minimum queuing was 45 minutes and 2 of the food venues closed shop before 9pm because they had sold out. You needed at least double the amount of caterers and these needed to be situated all around the venue instead of one side of the grounds.
In the VIP area we had to queue for a hour and half to get a drink which was very annoying for most people, surely to have another bar would have been profitable and pleasurable to both the organisers and punters.
Lots of people complaining
Not enough bars or food outlets.! Who wants to go to an event like this and spend two hours of it queuing!! Really really disappointed by the facility s been to better village fetes with easier access to food and drink !
Great event , well organised
Really great event!
But....paid for VIP but still had to queue for nearly 2 hours for the bar missing three sets!! And then when we got there, there was no ability to pay contactless as the website said. Also, no food stalls in the VIP area which meant queueing again for hours to get something to eat when you couldn't take find in with you.
Shame, other than that the event was brilliant
Great day out. Bands were great. Well organised
Harry Cambridge is a legend!!
Great gig other than in vip section had to wait ages in the queue for the bar inadequate staffing they spent most of the time making pimps c**ktails and would be nice to have a draught beer on tap plus no food vendors in the vip other than that great day ??
Amazing day , shame that we had to que for so long to get drinks though , one time we waited in que for an hour , loved the day though
Fab day and well organised
Price of ticket was very good. Drinks and food were exceptionally expensive. £5 for a tin of Amstel!! Queue took longer on phone than paper tickets as their scanner took a while to pick up QR codes. Shuttle buses worked well but more info could've been given on timings of bus runs.
Overall a great day but not enough food stall for the amount of people with some selling out. Some of the musician weren’t as good as expected but Kenny Thomas and Jocelyn Brown stole the show. Very impressed with the amount of toilets snd how clean they were kept and well stocked with loo roll
Had a fantastic day, but definitely need more food stalls, ques were horrendous
The only criticism I would say was waiting an hour or more in queue to get a drink and food.
Brilliant day out. Acts were really good and Zero radio amazing. Great atmosphere. Only moan was the queues for drink and food.
Not enough food outlets as queues were over an hour long most of the day . Not enough trained bar staff as queues also too long . Poorly organised staff at entry but not to do with the delay getting in .
Absolutely brilliant day. Great venue..VIP area was superb, lovely staff and artists were soooooo good... From start to finish...a well organised event. Well done....Looking forward to the next one.
Great day look forward too next one
Great night and music only spoilt by the queues for food and drink. The bars need to be improved as about 20 taking the money but three or so mixing on each station didn’t work ?
Great atmosphere, Greg Edwards got the place bouncing, brilliant shame he wasn't on for longer...... wished lurther tribute had been on a bit later! The courtesy buses so easy loads of them very well organised.
The only thing would have changed would be more staff on the bar!
Needed more food ridiculous wait for the food vendors!!!!
All in all Brilliant day, can't wait for next year!!!!
My partner and his friends had a great time and I’ve only heard good things about this event!
Great event only down point was massive queue for the ridiculously overpriced bar
Great music, great atmosphere
Absolutely brilliant…. A well thought out event.
Ran out of some drinks with 4 hours still to go and there wasn’t much variety of drink on offer. Good variety of food stalls but not enough to cope with volume of people. Good line up. Good atmosphere. Clean toilets
Mrs Lisa Smith
A great day out!
Could do with more food stalls & another beer tent!
Amazing !! friendly atmosphere! well done to all that organised ð??ð?¼
Great atmosphere and great live music, great value
Fun day out.
We had an amazing day. It would’ve been even better if we could’ve taken a picnic. Too many queues for food!
Thoroughly enjoyed the event, some of the acts were a bit ropey, atmosphere was fantastic.
Not enough bars or food outlets for the 11,000 people attending.
Kenny Thomas was the best, Harry Cambridge was great too.
Will definitely go again, we’ll done to all involved ??
Excellent event, good time had by all…queues for the bar were too long though
Absolutely amazing day.
Fantastic day and wi ked vibe
Fantastic event, brilliant line up, well organised with the shuttle buses to and from venue. My only criticism would be may be more food stalls, there was a good selection but with 11,000 people to cater for the queues were horrendous. I'm already looking up the next event.
Great day, very well organised. Drink/food, far too expensive!
lager is not my first choice of beer !! and not at £5 a tinny !
Excellent event but you seriously need to sort the bar situation out , we all waited for at least an hour which is a first and we go to many festivals
Very badly managed
It was a fantastic day and very well organised all round. My only criticism would be the queues for food and drink which were between 1-2 hours.
You more food stalls and more bar staff
Had a fantastic night with friends brilliant atmosphere acts was fantastic well needed laugh dancing and seeing everyone enjoying there selfs can't wait till next time
Had the best night music was brilliant. The venue was good but needed more bars and food stalls
Please do this event again . Really loved it . Great music . Want it to be the same music and the same next time . Thank you .
Radio Essex Staff
Fabulous event all round !
Needs to be a bit more organised at the gates
Also need another bar
Toilets were very clean and well stocked
Staff were friendly
Look forward to next July great day out with a fantastic atmosphere
Absolutely brilliant show great atmosphere well run. The music was fantastic brought back some great memories. Lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves a great tonic after what we’ve all been through!
Great day out. Few more food and drinks vans would have helped, but great day out.
Concert was brilliant only downside was no food was allowed in so expensive to buy anything and very long queues. Should be allowed picnics in and not forced into buying from their food outlets. Apart from that an absolute amazing day.
Only downside was the massive queue for the bar in VIP Section need to get that sorted
But great night
Usually when we have events on in maldon the roads are gridlocked but your organisation of the event with all the park and ride available on the outskirts locals were able to still go about their daily lives.
The venue was amazing. The sounds incredible as was the atmosphere. Thank you
Long queue at all bars and food
A fabulous event great artists , well organised.
Queue for drinks was a little long and I think needs more staff but all in all a great experience.
Was easy getting in and we paid extra for VIP. That area was brilliant and had fab views of the stage.
We got there around 4 so saw Odyssey onwards. The music was excellent and so were the DJs from Zero.co.uk.
The VIP toilets were excellent but was just one bar, which took over an hour to get to the front (was 2 hours in main area) to be told that the contactless system was down! This was the same for food, the burritos were good but shouldn't have to wait and hour!
People said they gave up, left the event and went to the pub!
Excellent concert, but need to speed up the bar and food, as really inefficient.
Mr N A Constantinou
Very good festival, it's one of the only festivals I have been to where all the acts turned up, and performed on time. Sound was really good front to back.
Only bad thing was the bar needed a lot more staff as most of the day you had to queue for an hour for a drink. You could still see and here to performers so it wasn't the end of the world.
All in all a great day!
Really good day
Just the bar choices were limited they had nothing I drink & prices were expensive ! £5 for a can
A fantastic day would of liked to of seen a few singers with there bands instead of Solo
Only issue was the long long wait to get food and drink . Fabulous day though !!
The wait for drinks at certain times was too long. The quality of the audio wasnâ??t the best at some points (needed more bass.) But it was a great experience, overall.
Soultasia was absolutely brilliant .
Only criticism is that bars were over an hour to get served an heavily priced drinks !!!!!
Fantastic thanks event - even the toilets were spotless!
Only downside was the very long queues for food snd drink!
Event was overshadowed by the ridiculous Qâ??s severe lack of Food & Beverage facilities in VIP
Excellent event right size crowd, we were further back from the stage than some so the vocals didnâ??t carry as well as the DJ sets but still had a cracking day.
This would have been better if they’d organised the bar staff to be more effective. Queuing for an hour and a half is ridiculous and definitely kills the moment
All good except that in the information it said we couldn’t take our own food or drink but when we got there lots of people did take in their own. Also purchased 4 bottles of wine to save wiring but all tops were removed and they wouldn’t let us have them so wine got spilled. Just maybe review that but great day
It was a great event, ?with great acts and music but sometimes the music choice was a bit strange.. slow and a bit of a mood killer (but maybe that was intentional?) but nonetheless everyone we encountered were super friendly.. only downside was drink prices.. extortionately over priced ?would recommend and go to another one!!
Mrs Debra Westacott
Great atmosphere ,
Queues were awful for drinks ,but stood & danced while we waited
Great day out
What a fantastic event so well organised, great line up and a fantastic atmosphere
Poor supply of food and drink
Finally, a place with no queue for the loo! Great music, great atmosphere. An all round FANTASTIC time!
Couldn’t get any food bar prices a bit steep
Fantastic day of music, thank you!
Great day loved I was eighteen again. Only slight negative the headline acts were passed their sell by date but none of us are getting younger although it did feel like it today 5*
Mrs Sharon Wade
Had a lovely time, would go again
Just at to wait over 1 hour to get drink at bar , when did get served they run out of Pimms and lemonade , , or maybe price the tickets more like £35 ,00 pounds and you can bring a picnic and your own drink , But we loved it , toilets where so clean and always people there cleaning and putting toilet rolls and hand Sanitiser
Had to sit down and rally good atmosphere
Couldn’t fault the day… excellent music and atmosphere. Will definitely book again.
It was a fantastic concert, the DJ was excellent too so the music in-between the acts really got the crowd going and singing along. The queues for food and drink were too long so that was they only negative.
It was amazing to see smiley happy people all around enjoying the music and soaking up the atmosphere.
Excellent day, well organised, however drinks were very expensive
A brilliant day out, the only draw back was queuing for hours for both food and drink.
A great day out and nice to be able to mix again. The only downside was the way the entertainment was organised. The groups were in the wrong order and the last couple of hours were way too slow.
Great day out, the venue was really good, £5 for a can of Amstel or cider is a bit steep though.
Alexander O’Neil may aswell not have bothered seamed to have sung every other word.
Really good atmosphere and no trouble to be seen, as it should be ?
Great venue and music and well organised. Plenty of toilets . Having to queue for 45 minutes for drinks and then paying £5 for a can of lager was not so great. Queuing for an hour and 15 minutes for food was also not great - food prices definitely on the high side - eg £5 for a pasty. Overall a great day out but the food and drink makes it pretty expensive.
Had a fantastic time, only though was the music wasn’t quite loud enough but I’m guessing you have restrictions
Fantastic fun day, exceptional, went with a group of friends, we loved it, atmosphere well catered for everyone, facilities for everything, definitely go again, can’t wait for another event like this
Had a great time…..packed venue but plenty of room to move (if that makes sense) . Drink prices extortionate was only down side.
Jacqui St Pierre
What a fantastic day! Great music from our era, and good to see everybody having a good time, especially after the last year!
Good to see no covid restrictions in place and people not worrying about enjoying themselves. Thank you for a brilliant day and night, we danced our way through the whole event and can't wait for the next one!
Ok event not enough bars or food retailers
Badly managed as had to wait over a hour to get in past opening times
Festival food and drinks far to expensive
Should allow to bring in own food
Absolutely fantastic day, couldn't fault it. Great acts and great atmosphere. One of the best festivals I've been to. Looking forward to the next one.
The show was brilliant.The atmosphere was out of this world great people having a great time.The only only problem was the amount of time spent queuing for drinks and snacks which put a bit of a damper on it .But we still had a great time would definitely go again.?????
Had a great time would highly recommend!
Only problem need more food stalls as had to queue hour half and need another bar apart from that was excellent all rounder
Very good app and a great event soultssia
Very very long queues for the bars, even in the VIP area. It took over 30 minutes to queue for drinks. In the VIP section. More bars needed for that many people. Queues for food outside the VIP area much worse with people reporting having to queue for over an hour. Vastly more food stalls needed and some in the VIP area would’ve helped helped.
The event was brilliant, really could see people were so pleased to be socialising outside again.
One of my gripes is the exhorbitant prices of drink as well as not enough bar areas. People were lining up for ridiculous amounts of time.
Not eough food outlets especially when you can't take anything in. We lined up for burger and chips for an hour.
Friendly atmosphere, great music, clean portaloos. Could have had more bar staff /food stalls for that size crowd as the queues were very long
Fabulous event . Very well organised. Toilets so so clean , a very welcome change . Prices at bar totally overpriced . Didn’t need to be that inflated .
We had a fantastic day at Maldon. It was well organised but could have done with more bars and food outlets as the queues were too long at 45+ minutes at some points. No queues for the loos tho! Loved the DJ who played in between bands so atmosphere kept going. Great day out and good ticket price.
Drinks were far to expensive for an all day event when you are unable to take in anything if your own to start with
What a day!! This was undoubtedly one of the best days we had. Everything was so well organised, thr music was just amazing.
We were there for about 8 hours it’s seemed like 5 minutes we danced and sang all day.
Well done Skiddle can’t wait for the next time
Brilliant day out,music was amazing,venue was great as we could sit on the grass as there wasn’t a mud patch to be seen,one bad bit though was the bar queue was 30-40 mins long,almost two hours to get two rounds in,music was ?
An enjoyable day with some good music.
Amazing. Great to dance again. And be out with friends.
Great to be out again !
Not enough bar staff - had to queue up for hours to get a drink even in the v I p area need to think about different ways to cater for people who need a drink and food disappointing
Queues for food and drink horrendous, and after queuing twice for an hour , once for food and once for drink , the bar had run out of pimms at 5pm and the food van had ran out of food , had to join another que for food for another 45 mins
Fantastic event, my only criticism would be that the VIP area was not as well organised as I have previously experienced.