Manchester Soul Weekender
Just a quick news post to inform Soul Source readers about the upcoming fabulous Manchester Soul Weekender.
An international, multi-cultural festival of soul music in the heart of the city of Manchester. Over 40 hours of music, by 24 DJs in 7 venues. Playing tunes they believe in and all under the soul umbrella.
Music genres include: Northern and Rare, Deep, Gospel, Rare Grove and Ghetto Funk
Marc Forrest (Germany) Greg Belson (USA)
Henning Börm (Switzerland) Magnus Rams (Sweden)
Geoff Rudd Brian Phillips
Johnny Vegas Stuart Raith
Jimmy Randall Scott Molyneux
Mark Howell Dave Girdwood
Lynne Girdwood Mark Rickards
Finlay McDermott Calvin Lee Hughes
Ollie Lailey Jake Lingwood
Darren Sykes Neil Higson
Plus Different Strokes residents
Steve Cato Matthew Hill
Friday 30th June
Revolution Whitworth Street Deansgate Lock (downstairs) 8pm – 3am
Saturday 1st July
Jimmys Newton Street (basement) 12pm – 5pm
Cottonopolis Newton Street 12pm – 6pm
Dimitri’s Campfield Arcade, Deansgate 12pm – 5pm
The Nags Head Jackson Row/Lloyd Street (off Deansgate) 5pm – 3am
Lock 91 Century Street 12pm – 5pm and then 8pm to 3am
Sunday 2nd July
Cottonopolis Newton Street (with a brunch menu available) 10am – 4pm
Ark Whitworth Street West (the whole venue and big finish) 4pm – 4am
Weekend wristbands - £30 each includes entry to the Ark on Sunday and separate Sunday Day tickets for the Ark - £12 are now available to purchase.
Wristbands can be purchased through Paypal (friends and family) via Manchestersoulweekender@hotmail.com
An email will be sent confirming your purchase with details of wristband collection.
Cheap hotel in central Manchester, easyhotel, Bradley House, 33 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF http://www.easyhotel.com . Three nights including 1pm checkout on the Monday - £105.00 per room for 2 people. This is a brand new hotel that is opening at the end of March.
International Guest DJs
In the line up from Germany, is one of Europe’s leading soul DJs Marc Forrest (Hip City Soul Club Berlin). Marc has to be one of the prominent rare soul DJ's on the scene. He has plied his remarkable skills all over Europe, at some of the biggest all-nighters and weekenders on the soul scene for many years. Blending heavy hitting rare soul bombs with up front funky style sounds.
From the USA, Greg Belson has to be gospels soul music authoritarian. Greg is a pioneer for gospel soul. His far-reaching knowledge extends from modern to northern, which blended with supreme gospel funk dynamite 45’s, puts Greg at the cutting edge of this incredible dance scene.
Henning Börm from Switzerland, is one of Lucerne’s rare soul craftsmen and an instrumental part of the Swiss Soul Club.
Northern Soul DJ Magnus Rams, known as DJ Munken (translated to “the monk”), from Sweden and resident DJ at Soul in Stockholm.
Different Strokes DJ Matthew Hill, Steve Cato and Richard Penrith introduce a refreshing concept of a broad diversity of music originating from rare black ghetto music.
You will find no gimmicks, elitism, snobbery or attitudes, just music full of soul and backbone played with love and appreciation.
more info to follow...