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Edition No. 224

Date:- 24 October 2005

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NEARLY SOLD OUT!
southport weekender 37

november 4/5/6 2005
pontins holiday centre :: southport


southport weekender is one of europe’s best loved indoor music events, held twice yearly, this music festival attracts a 5000 capacity crowd to the indoor pontins holiday complex in southport, north west england. having evolved from it’s beginnings as a soul music weekender founded by hedonist, alex lowes, the 18 year old event now stands as the most musically diverse music weekender in the u.k. calendar. an intimate friendly crowd of dedicated dancers and discerning music lovers will be your companions at the event, which features four purpose built arenas featuring state of the art production and sound, each covering  all genres of the best soulful music around.

live acts

powerhouse
friday
tortured soul live in concert
this superb live 3 piece band from usa have already taken southport by storm last year, so what more could we do than get to them back!.. in the space where electronica and live music collide and the boundaries between current and classic dance music blur, you'll find tortured soul. it's a new concept in the world of house music: tortured soul perform completely live with a  sound  thick with layers of heartfelt soul and danceable grooves. they’re live soulful house!

saturday
stephanie cooke live pa
the queen of soulful house and wife of the legendary kenny bobien no less steps up to the mike for her southport debut to give us a little bit of magic.

marc evans live pa
marc evans is the lead vocalist on ron hall & the muthafunkaz record of the year "the way you love me". this will be the first ever uk live performance of the track.

sunday afternoon
peven everett live in concert.
peven is a worldly, multifaceted, celebrated jazz and soul artist, having performed a blinding set a few years ago he’s back once again by demand!

The Funkbase
friday
chanel live pa

Saturday afternoon
jaguar wright live in concert
one listen to this awesome lady and you’ll be hooked, jaguar wright is an advocate for
classy gut-wrenching soul music!

Saturday night
jon b live pa
songwriter, producer, vocalist, jon b brings a distinctive contemporary rnb flava of smooth melodies to the funkbase

Sunday afternoon
dwele Live
revelling in the success of his current album titled some kinda, dwele brings us a taste of his silky smooth sounds on his southport live debut

bacardi b - bar
saturday
heavy - live pa

heavy are busy breathing fresh new life into music with their vibrant synthesis of soul, pop, hip- hop and rock, already beeing championed by the likes of gilles peterson and the gang, this  american outfit are deffinately worth a punt!

dj line-up

the powerhouse
the largest of the arena’s with a 2000 capacity and jaw dropping production, featuring the very best in house music with a world class dj line up.

tony humphries
joe claussell
timmi regisford
kerri chandler
karizma
marques wyatt
norman jay
franck roger
neil pierce
hippie torales
scott bradford
jonathan

the bacardi b-bar
the hugely popular and forward thinking b-bar with classic cocktails and a great eclectic mix of music ranging from jazz to broken beats, drum n bass, hip hop and deep house with dj’s —

gilles peterson
dj spinna
theo parrish
electric souls soundsystem feat. una bombers, pete simpson (vocals) & cris cruikes (percussion)
domu
benji b
spiritual south
snowboy
kev beadle
bob jones
simon mansel
steve butler &
billy davidson
collin patterson

the connoisseurs’ corner
a quality selection of soulful music ranging from choice soul cuts, jazz funk, rare groove, nu soul & classics.
richard searling
norman jay
terry jones
andy davies
mike stephens
bob jones
snowboy
bob jeffries
baz maleedy
colin curtis plus special guest
keb darge’s deep funk session

the funkbase
the second largest of the southport arena’s featuring the cream of the uk’s rnb djs bringing you the best urban music in rnb, soul, hip hop and club classics.

steve sutherland
ronnie herel
shortee blitz
dj diggz
bigger
dj swerve
asha
the firin’ squad
fitzroy da buzzboy
steve wren
wayne c mcdonald
max rees

the so chilled room
djs tbc

vip room
hosted by favouritizm

We're also pleased to announce that Solar Radio  will be our official Radio Station at the Weekender and will be  broadcasting all the highlights not only live on the site but also  to the nation via sky digital, Channel 879 or on the web www.solarradio.com

tickets
advance tickets  - £110 per person includes self catering accomodation for 2 nights and 3 days
available from the southport weekender office :: 0870 990 1987 or online at www.southportweekender.co.uk