Reviews: South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests | Garon Park Southend-On-Sea  | Sat 25th May 2019

South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests tickets

Garon Park in Southend-On-Sea

Saturday 25th May 2019

2:00pm til 11:30pm (last entry 10:00pm)

No age restrictions

One of the World's biggest ever Soul groups SHALAMAR come storming to Southend for a massive concert!!

 

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

The event was perfect only have 1 gripe that it some people are allowed to take food and drink in and others are not this should be 1 rule either you can take food and drink in or you can't which ever re it is that one should be enforced

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brilliant absolutely loved it best time ever atmosphere was great

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Ticket prices and atmosphere amazing
The cost of food and drink at the venue over over over priced

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Absolutely brilliant especially light of the world. Only complaint was the bar was expensive very little choice and to run out of beer was totally unacceptable

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

paid £30 for my ticket only one tent with music not as good as last year when you had 2 or 3 tents with music in. rip of

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Had a great time, music, atmosphere. didn't seem enough beer tents, and drinks were crazy prices. would definitely go again though.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

the sound for Shalmar was terrible. Howard Mike was very low. the band was too loud overpowering the singers. really sad

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

I think the costs of food and drink is too high we should be able to bring our own. I was really lucky to have been given a free ticket and loved the acts shalamar were amazing

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

the show was brilliant great music... but the prices of the food and drinks not to great.. ie. bottle of water £2.50

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

excellent event,loved the atmosphere and people

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

well organised great acts decent choice of food and drink

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The while day was fabulous. Venue was well laid out. Weather held up which was a bonus. People were very friendly. Met sone great people there. Only issue is the prices of food and drink. Bottles of soft drinks were being sold for £7.50 which is expensive but far cheaper than a glass at £3. A friend was charged £7 for a bottle of c**e which had a price tag of £1.49. She challenged this and got her money back. This would be a trading standard issue. When they realised they were losing money on the side drinks they stopped selling the bottles. Which is fair enough.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

had a great day, venue was excellent with easy access and parking facilities.
overall the festival was big enough to create a great atmosphere but not so big that you couldn't see the bands...this was my second visit, looking forward to going again later this year

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

drink prices to high and cans werent cold other than that it was perfect

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Exceeded all expectations. Fantastic day. Well organised, the place was kept clean all day. Shame some of the vendors ran out of food& drink.
My only comment is that before the event, some more information on timings throughout the day would have been helpful . The phone number listed for help, never answered and voice messages not replied to.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The Bands were Fab.
The VIP wasn’t worth it.
Blocked Toilets,Not enough Seats or shade
and Bar ran out of Drinks!!!!!!!!
Ian Reading and Crew were entertaining👯♀
More Food Stalls ☕

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great event although badly catered for wheelchairs. No disabled toilets, no walkways & no area for wheelchairs to enable a view. Drinks very expensive & food outlets were mostly unable to accept cards

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great time had by all and easy to get to very special moment seeing one of my favourite groups....

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a great time but felt the drink price was to hight and querring was bad.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Great show
Great venue
Prices are outrageous

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Great absolutely brilliant night

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Lovely event , be back next year

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great night

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Drinks 5 a can. Ran out of beer.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Prices for food and drink were a joke....again!! Toilets in VIP broke and queues outside for non VIP guests to get a drink were ridiculous....you dont need to charge 2.50 for a small bottle of water....I saw some stalls charging 4!!! If you dont let people bring in their own booze or food.....dont take the mick and charge a fortune!! And at least cater for the amount of people going... drinks ran out fairly quickly and not enough jugs for people wanting Pimms. It's such a shame... could be a really great event.. organisers need to step up!!

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Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

The best performer on the day was Harry Cambridge by far. The acoustics were so bad that you couldn't hear the vocals from shalamar at all. 5.00 for 440ml can of beer/cider is a complete rip off. There were not enough food outlets so the queues were far too long. Waited for 45 mins to get a pizza. The drinks ran out an hour or so before the bars were do to close. This is the second event that I have been to run by this group - both have been pretty poor. Wont be wasting my time and money again

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Love the venue music and atmosphere drinks a bit pricey and shocked how quickly they ran out ... needed another drinks tent as 2 not enough as huge queues .. . A few more food stalls and variety would be better too as seemed to be lots of chips!! Venue is awesome though with fab sound system

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Warm beer disgusting

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great venue

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

This is the 2nd year running that my friends and I have been to a festival at this venue and I shall certainly be going again next year! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, great venue and a fantastic happy atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and good. Loads of clean toilets.
The only moan is that the alcohol prices were a little high considering we were not allowed to bring in any of our own. Also, please please can you allow us to bring some picnic food. It is a long day and I am sure people will still buy hot food from the vendors.
We have been very lucky to have good weather on both days. Well done and THANK YOU.!!



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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

great atmosphere but why you cant take your own food seems pathetic .. Im at slimming world & dont want to eat fatty burgers & chips .. Toilets a free for all but typical of that kind of event .. drink prices just plain extortion but that again expected of events of this kind .. big shame as people really shouldnt be ripped off !

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

I received a complimentary ticket, which I very much Appreciated.
So made the whole experience even better.
Thank you.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great venue and atmosphere, security was good. Food and drink a bit pricey

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good gig, lots is seating - benches and hay bales which was good. More food vans would been better jacket potatoes etc, but the bar ran out of Prosecco and beer at 4pm! Crazy! That the the biggest and only let down x

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Lovely live music event. But not enough food variety and the prices for drinks where not even close to acceptable. 2.50 for a small bottle of water. 3.00 for apple juice. This was not somewhere you could have gone if your on a tight budget

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great venue and fab atmosphere, drinks were expensive and a rip off. Would be great to see more music events at this venue rather than having to travel miles.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Brilliant event definitely come again!

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I did not attend this event as I was miss sold this ticket it clearly advertised David Essex will be there then after I booked. They changed the line up. And couldn't get a refund.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Excellent show, but beer and drinks a bit pricey and ran out of most too early

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Only issue was that you are not allowed to take your own drinks into the event and yet the bars ran out of alcohol by 7.30 .

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Ridiculous queues for drink, which they ran out of.at 7.00pm of Prosecco and beer. They did get more couriered in after a while. Very expensive. Music wasn’t brilliant....

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

25 for a bottle of wine!

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

It was well organised however there was not much food or choice considering you couldn’t take your own and it started at 2. The bar run out of drink twice the second time at 9.30 and was not restocked they also run out of ice twice! However the toilets keep blocking up and staffed worked incredibly hard to sort out the problem. On the whole though had a fab time and would go again

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Bar was appalling and very overpriced

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

had a good day, but prices for alcohol were expensive,food price very good

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

It was a fantastic day because of the weather and company. The deck chairs in the VIP area were all taken up by staff who had saved them for family and friends. The bar didn’t have enough beer and ran out early evening, the toilets were blocked and didn’t flush.

The support act Odyessy, and the dj sets were great as for Shalamar. The sound was poor and I did not understand or recognise a word they were screeching.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Fantastic day/night. Drink prices ridiculous, 7.50 for a large bottle of lemonade!

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Unfortunately it wasn’t as good as last year. There was no DJ tent, and they ran out of beer at 7pm. Also, the beers in one bar were warm.

Musically it was excellent.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a great day with friends. Great music good food. A great time . See you next year. Thanks.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Good day long queues for drink and food and expensive

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Drinks were very expensive- i’m sure people would buy more if they were more reasonably priced.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great day/nite brilliant music fantastic atmosphere £5 for a can of cider!! 🤔

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Great day, great music just disappointing not to be able to take our own food and drink. Therefore, get ripped off once you’re inside!

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Run out of beer at 7am terrible

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Onsite services were not good enough. Food prices and food quality was terrible. Bar prices and waiting time for a warm can of beer was a joke. Paying extra for VIP was of no real benefit

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Fantastic look forward to coming every year . At least 2 times every year.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

VIP was very expensive for what you got compared to normal price

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Good people good music food ok

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great family time. We had a terrific time. Ages from 12 -73.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Can’t take own drink then only offer ONE lager for FIVE POUNDS that tasted horrible :(

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Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Shalamar were late on stage and didn't do well know numbers until too late and after the park had started to empty. Disappointing, lack-lustre performance.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

3rd year at this event. Even though Soul II Soul couldn't perform due to a technical hitch. It didn't stop us attending last year and again this year. Noticed a few changes in that only one tent playing music... Thumbs up from me on this. Shame you did not allow any re-entry. Maybe go back to allowing people to bring in picnics... No alcohol. And you just provide a bar.....Also I wished I knew that I could have claimed for a refund when Soul II Soul should have played. It was a brilliant day this year. All the live acts were amazing. We do The Soul Lounge in Ipswich and have a good following. It's hard work so to come to an event and enjoy it all is a real treat for us. Look forward to next year. We'll done to you all. Kindest regards Dawn

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

It is a lovely day out although if you use it as a family day out it is INCREDIBLY expensive. Bearing in mind this year you were not allowed to leave the park once you entered, it was impossible to bring kids who need food and drink all day. 4 glasses of C**e cost me 12!!!! Yes 12. Four potions of chips cost 16!!!! and there was about 15 chips in the very small container. It doesn't make it a great day out when you are forced to eat and drink extortionately priced food and drink. It could be so much nicer if we could even bring picnics (even if it meant increasing the price of the entry ticket. As I said, music and atmosphere was great but monopolising on food and drink in an extortionate manner left a sour taste in my mouth...

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Great day out but drinks very expensive and they did run out of beer.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Unbelievable bar and food prices 2.50 for a bottle of tiny water which you could get 24 bottles for that price, 7 and over for a can of beer... Never again

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The sound system was poor with lots of distortion,vastly overpriced food and drinks of substandard quality .with 40 min queues.we really felt the greed of the organisers this year and given that we will not attend again and opt for more relaxed venues ..Djs pretty poor compared to last year .shalamar were slick and professional..others were ok but nothing too special ..

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Had a great time. I thought the event was well organised and the atmosphere was mainly good. Would go again if it was my kind of music

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great day. Well organised. Good location not just site but location for transport links. Ample parking much appreciated. Sufficient clean facilities and the site was kept clean and tidy all through the day. Great staff at the bars, on-site, and throughout the venue. Food stalls could have been more variety but what was there was good. If you like soul check out it out.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The music was ok but the music and atmosphere was much better last year. Having the extra tents and djs was a huge difference. Everyone was fed up with how late Shalamar came on stage and lots of people left before they performed.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day/night

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

This was a free ticket plus 1 as it was my birthday. The atmosphere was electric and the performances were awesome.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Fantastic!

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Overall rating: 4.5

Fantastic Music & Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them!

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Overall rating: 4

Fantastic Music & Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them!

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Overall rating: 4

Fantastic Music & Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them!

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Overall rating: 4

Fantastic Music and Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them! No Prosecco, no Pimns and to run out of beer is ludicrous . Get it sorted otherwise people won’t come again.

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Overall rating: 4

Fantastic Music and Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them! No Prosecco, no Pimns and to run out of beer is ludicrous . Get it sorted otherwise people won’t come again.

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Overall rating: 4

Fantastic Music and Atmosphere - but come on - running out of drinks is just not acceptable!! You know how many people are coming so make sure you cater for them! No Prosecco, no Pimns and to run out of beer is ludicrous . Get it sorted otherwise people won’t come again.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Would be better if you could take snacks in as I am a veggie and not much choice

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Queues were awful. Drinks were overpriced, warm and ran out of beer at 8pm. Such great music and location, but would struggle to want to return with such poor arrangements. Talking to people this was better than last year - OMG!

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Lucky with the sunshine again this year but line up not as strong as last year. Shalamar excellent but running out of beer early evening wasn’t expected...

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

A great gig. I've followed Shalamar since the
the early eighties. They never fail to deliver a great show. Thank you.

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Not as good as the previous year. Only 1 marquee this year, last year there was a 2nd with other dj's playing. The queue's for drinks was a pain. They also ran out of beer and tonic water. And 5 for a tin of red stripe that wasn't cold was a joke. Won't be going next year.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

More food stools

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I bought a bottle of Diet C**e from one of your selected vendors and was disgusted that they was allowed to sell this for 7.00 when there was a clear printed price on the bottle
This is illegal and I have photographed the purchase

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Everything was good, But drinks were a bit to expensive, especially when i couldn't bring my own in, you would have thought with this weather we could bring bottles of water in.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Another excellent event - 3rs year on the trot for this event now for me, this one was tops. I follow Shalamar wherever they are fairly locally to me, but the other acts were brilliant too. Loved Odyssey.
Great day!

Chloe

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Brilliant day but organisers need to make sure the drink and food suppliers have enough stock next time as its very frustrating queuing for ages only to find they have no wine or beer or pizza .
But the music and atmosphere was great and we will definitely be back next year .

Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Queues at the bar were far too long,and the food was not of a good standard.
The music was excellent though.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

I was lucky enough to receive a free ticket as I have been to the venue for previous events. My friends all got tickets for 5, so it was an EXCELLENT day out for a very low price. The toilets were kept very clean too which is not easy for portaloos. My only criticism was that they were not consistent regarding their food and drink policy - there was large family group next to us that had managed to bring in a picnic - not fair when it says strictly NO food. The Chinese stall was very good value for money :)

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

We all had a really enjoyable time, the live acts were amazing, looking forward to next year's event already.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Prices are too high
No crisps n snacks...joke.
Weather made the day

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5

Yet another great gig and southend is a great place to have these gigs well done to everyone.xx

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5

Yet another great gig and southend is a great place to have these gigs well done to everyone.xx

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day with friends and family. Excellent atmosphere.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

overpriced ripoff would not recommend ... bottle of wine 25 quid for a 5-pound bottle of plonk.. 5 half can of beer fosters or red stripe only , And the bands went on too long and sang other peoples songs light of the world bore off didnt stay for shalamar so no comment the luther vandros tribute act was the best odyssey were ok .

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Artists were good, especially Shalamar who were excellent. My only issue is that you are not able to take in alcohol and are therefore held to ransom over the high prices and lack of choice available in the venue. As I was not prepared to pay the high prices I drank water which certainly reduced my enjoyment of sitting in the sun, enjoying music with a long drink of choice. Once I have attended Village Green this year, already have tickets, I very much doubt I will attend another of your festivals unless it is an artist I desperately want to see, which is highly unlikely.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Extortionate prices for food and drink. 7.50 for Diet C**e and 3.5 for small bottle of water 35 for preseco if you don’t let people bring food or drink in then you should make prices more reasonably priced. We had golden circle tickets and enjoyed being able to get to the front stage easily. Very well organised with a few hitches with toilets and bar but O can’t wait till next year.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Was an amazing day the music was off the scale and the bands first class..
Fabulous atmosphere and all for 22.. 👌🏻👌🏻👌 995;👌🏻👌🏻

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Had a great time, felt safe as security were there as soon as any trouble happened. Great venue, drink choice not great, would go again.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

a fantastic day !

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

If you love great 80s music jazz funk and soul, I would highly recommend for good times

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Everything about the day was great other than the prices at the bars. 5 for a can of Fosters & 25 for a plastic bottle of wine was extortionate, especially when neither of them was cold. Neither bar had any chilling cabinets to keep the drinks at a cool temperature.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Prices for drinks was totally out of order

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Excellent nostalgia gig at the once again great venue.
Keep it up!

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Whilst the music and the acts were excellent and, main stage areas was well thought out. The event was let done by the bar which served some cheap brands at inflated prices and beer and cider was not even cold or kept at a cool temperature. and to make it worse one of the bars ran out of beer! The queue were very long and even though the staff served as quick they can, people came watch, dance and sing along to the entertainment and not waste their time in long queues. Hot food i only chips because im fussy and tasted one the pizza which was laden with salt. Suggestion.. let people bring a picnic and soft drinks. One thing i did notice which was excellent was the staff, clearing up keep the toilets tidy and replenishing the toilet rolls etc etc.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

djs not loud enough beer rip off prices c**e rip off prices

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day in an excellent venue, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Music was fantastic!

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Brilliant festival although bringing your own food & drink would be great, the prices a huge rip off, 25 for a bottle of wine & 115 for a bottle of spirits!!

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

I have been to a view of these events now and thoroughly enjoyed them all, however I do expect to pay a lot more for drinks in venues like this but to run out of lager at 6.45pm is a joke. Then to run out of ice at 7.30pm is even a bigger joke. Lager was then available warm at 5 per can which had just been purchased from ASDA, you expect to pay more at these events but a chilled one at that price would have been a lot more palatable and a lot easier to swallow. Warm flat diet c**e at 3 per cup out of a litre bottle that was sitting in the sun that only cost a 1 that a is a very big mark up again may have been easier to swallow if cold, fizzy and with an ice cube. Totally unrecognisable brands of wine and cider at equally shocking prices 6 for warm wine & 5 warm can of cider. Everyone may consider driving to the next event in August and just not bother buying drinks when clearly that is what you make your money on. Suggest may be an idea to sell branded products served chilled which you would then expect to pay higher amounts at these events.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Sunshine over us and a well organised event. Friendly event and great acts. worth every penny. Thank you.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Brilliant festival on a well run site . . Light of the world ,& Shalamar were great & I highly recommend this venue in general . It’s family friendly & easy parking . We went last year to In The Park & we had the best time

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great day had by all

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great day and music!

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Nice festival. lovely atmosphere, good parking. lovely staff fast bar ques but bar prices were very over priced.

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Review of South East Soul Presents Shalamar plus Special Guests

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The price of food and drinks were extortionate and you should be allowed to bring your own. £5 for a can of cheap cider and £30 for a bottle of cheap wine!! Then the venue ran out of most drinks a third of the way through the night. Total rip off!!!!!

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