Prestatyn Weekender 08-11 March - A preview of the first one
Other day got asked from a friend who was attending an pre-event meeting at the Prestatyn Sands Holiday Centre, concerned with the forth coming weekender, if fancied coming along.
He asked us along as live close by and so could see the facilities at first hand and pass on to those interested my view on it all.
Anyway have heard that this venue is purpose built for a weekender, with facilities, infra-structure and all, and is going to be one that will take these events to another level, true or hype ? Well hit read more for my quick view on it all
Well first of all as seems to happen with all events, sometimes the odd ill founded rumour starts doing the rounds and one heard someone passing on was definitely put to rest. If anyone tells you that there is no live backing band , just reply bollocks. Have been assured that a top quality backing band has been jacked up, well worthy of the calibre of these artists.
Well it certainly seems good news for those who have booked as ...first impression is very impressive.
As the venue is actually Pontins Prestatyn Holiday Sands Centre, well the name should tell you that it seems we are talking another level up from other close by similar events.The whole infra structure is up, working and proven, access, roads, parking, all seem more than ample for the even. Other facilities on offer are the normal holiday centre type things, a supermarket, 4 different style food outlets, swimming pool and more, check out Pontins leaflet at Holiday Agents for full info.
The actual Chalets sound thayt they are up to a good standard, Not 100% sure difference between normal and club class but know the club class does includes video, microwave, and sky TV and more.
The 24 hr radio seems to have been given a lot of thought, with professionals from neighbouring stations involved and the output set up to run into each chalet thru the TV system so seems like should be rock solid and clear.
So from what I heard and seen on the facilities all seems of a very good standard and very impressive.
On the actual hall, well as said has been described as purpose made for a weekender and after seeing it have got to agree, seems more like a cinema with large foyer stairs and s on, a well large sprung dancefloor, (no sledges required ) and a large proper stage making up the main bits of the main room, plus as a bonus at the back of hall theres tiered seating, so a good view of the live acts is available.Then next to the floor theres the large bar area and large record dealers area.(Was told that still room left for more - phone for details) All looked pretty smart and spacious. Didnt get to see modern room but was told of same standard.
Live acts as per flyers - Tony Middleton Ray Pollard in main room plus also
Shabazz in modern room.
Live band - Most definitely a live backing band, have been told be a top class supporting band
Thats about it, just a quick heads up, from what saw and heard today. Gotta say to me after looking first hand at the facilities, dj line up, acts,
organisation and all seems like definitely going to be a winner. Then with the low pricing, and also after hearing future plans think this is going to
be one popular and regular event
Its on 08-11 Mar 02, web site at http://www.soulweekenders.com
Tel 08705 331199
No connection at all to event. Mate asked me along as live close by, so could have a look and pass on my view on what I see.I was impressed.