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Southport Northern Soul Weekender Launch Sept 2011


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Southport Northern Soul Weekender Launch Sept 2011 magazine cover

Southport Northern Soul Weekender Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2011.

The traditional autumn weekender at Prestatyn has found a new home at Pontins in Southport.

The dates for this will be Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2011. Due to the change in venue there will be a slight change in format but no reduction in the quality of the music on offer.

The main room is bigger and; dare we say; better than Prestatyn and will feature two all-dayers and two all-nighters. The all-dayers will showcase the York Soul Club on Saturday and the team from the Monaco Ballroom and Bolton soul club on the Sunday.

The all-nighters will look to deliver the best in nighter sounds from the last 40 years and quality rarer and underplayed tunes We are working to secure the best available line-up of quality DJ's from all over the country.

Confirmed so far we have Soul Sam, The Willinghams, Keith Money, Dave Welding, Pete Hullatt, Dave Rivers, Karl Rhodes, Stu Cheetham , Ged Parker,Kev Murphy,Ian Cunliffe,Wigan Paul,Phil Threfnall,John Poole , Dolly, Mark Speakman and the Burscough boys, with more being added all the time.

Prices and booking details to follow shortly.




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with living in southport looking forward to this :thumbsup: ...any idea of prices for just the allnighters on the friday and saturday...

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Is this just a Northern weekender or a multi room event?

Asking as it is the same weekend as the Soulful Dance event just up the coast at Lytham St Anne's.

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Dave will deffo try to get to this what a crackin line up - well done hatsoff2.gif

Dont forget my cd for Burnley pls :thumbsup:

Sandy

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was supposed to be 2 rooms but the manager to camp bookings by mistake so they had to have what was going to be the rare room back for holiday makers use.

next year will be 2 rooms.

dave

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I'm sure the 'holiday makers' would appreciate a Rare Room :thumbsup:

I was 'toying' with the idea of the one in Spain on at the same time, but after seeing this line up.......... thumbsup.gif NOW if you could just guarantee the sunshine...................

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Unfortunatley pontins dont do session only passes at weekenders,i will post accomodation details as soon as i have em confirmed.

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music starts 5 pm fri straight thru till 8am sat mornin,12 noon sat straight thru till 8am sun mornin and a sunday afternoon session.All within a 1min walk from your chalet.

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Will you get the numbers,considering it is only 2 months away?

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Late start down to pontins,already pre booked the whole camp sept 2012 regardless of nos this year.

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Are Pontins still running Southport?

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The camps are run under the pontins brand by brittania.Had a very good response so far,perfect camp for wkenders.

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The camps are run under the pontins brand by brittania.Had a very good response so far,perfect camp for wkenders.

Andy,

What's the 2012 dates? Also...any plans to have live acts at all?

Regards,

Dave

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Yes,I know.Used to go to The Modern Soul Weekenders-back in the 90s.They have now re-located to Minehead.They are probably hoping you will take over,where they left off,Bar wise.

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2012 date 3rd wkend in sept dave,no acts djs only.I do a little bit for john poole at prestatyn,thats were u will see the best acts every march :lol:.

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Brittania Hotels have managed to f*ck up a Weekender,that reached it`s 10th Anniversary.A lot of hard work had gone into those Weekenders at Prestatyn.Mark Fletcher got the sack after the last one(I am a Friend of Mark).They cut a lot of money off the Budget-thus Live Acts were cancelled and Arenas stopped-this was replaced by a Room,where you thought you were dancing in the Kitchen(next to the Restaurant).Another of their gripeswas not enough Revenue was taken behind the Bars etc.

I have no doubt in your ability to run a Weekender.I just want you to know who you are "getting into bed with".Southport has ran for many years Alex Lowe is a Millionaire.They moved to Butlins-before the Present Management took over Pontins.The Bars were always very busy .

Mind you Back Mate.

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Ive worked at the southport camp for 6 yrs running the soul niters at the june scooter rally,and also work at prestayn for john and mark.None of the big holiday camps or venues do it for the love of the scene they are ALL in it for the money,thats buisness.We will do the best we can to work with the new people at southport,to be honest at this years scooter rally they were fine.Mark fletcher is a real gent but in todays buisness world anybody can lose their job, hope he is still involved with the march promotion as part of the midnite hour trio.

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I was involved in Prestatyn-I ran Channel 6 Radio Show(with Mark Randal).I believe Mark F will not be running the March-if there is one.Nothing has been heard about that yet.I agree about the Business side of things,but the way they came in and undid a lot of work- was not Professional.Lets face it,if it wasn`t for the various Weekenders up and down the Country,they would have empty Camps.

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Its no different at any of the weekender venues ive worked at and thats a few ,all we can do is try to keep them running with good djs and the best value for money deals we can get.Cause when there gone ,there gone.

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That is true.Will be interesting to see the Ticket Prices-as that was a main moan.Also the risiing Prices of the Stalls.

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Price wise think it will work out cheaper than a lot of events were you need to find accomodation here there and everywere,plus your wkend pass.But lets see, if its a good event people will come if not they wont.Stall wise have already raised the issue,so lets see.

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DJS booked for this event

soul sam

carl and maria willingham

keith money

dave welding

pete hulatt

dave rivers

carl rhodes

kev murphy

ged parker

phil threlfall

wigan paul

john poole

stu cheetham

ian cunliffe

soul clubs showcase include,

york soul club

burscough british legion

bolton soul club

monaco soul club thumbsup.gif.

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A splendid line up of spinners does this mean that the event has more of a rare soul emphersis ? as apposed to more traditional northern soul oldies situation ? who do we contact about sales tables ? many thank's Sy.

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You should be able to book thru www.pontins.com/soulweekender.Like i said am talking to them about stall prices,hopefully we can get em to listen.Music policy will be good djs allowed to do what they do best,with no restrictions from us.We will be working very hard not to have the dreaded repeat [5 or 6 spins]of everyday oldies,but with this line up im sure it will be a cracker.

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I'm sure the 'holiday makers' would appreciate a Rare Room yes.gif

I was 'toying' with the idea of the one in Spain on at the same time, but after seeing this line up.......... :thumbup: NOW if you could just guarantee the sunshine...................

We will be in Spain........................no contest thumbsup.gif

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We will be in Spain........................no contest :thumbup:

Each to their own...................enjoy!!! thumbsup.gif

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We will be in Spain........................no contest :thumbup:

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We will be in Spain........................no contest :thumbup:

Certainly isnt a contest thumbsup.gif.

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We will be in Spain........................no contest thumbsup.gif

Not sure why you posted no contest we have some of the uks top soul spinners at a crackin little camp,but each to his own.

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Not sure why you posted no contest we have some of the uks top soul spinners at a crackin little camp,but each to his own.

Not sure why you posted "each to his own"? but I did post "no contest" because we were in Mojacar,Spain, last year and really enjoyed the weekender along with great deejays,music and fellow soulies all topped off with superb weather,the organisers also published this year's dates almost nine months ago which gives prospective attendees the chance to make plans,book flights etc.which is great.

Not doin down your event whatsoever,we did the annual Prestatyn northern and modern weekender this year as we have done most years and are disappointed that it was the last,we wish you all the best with this new event in Southport.

Oh,almost missed this out,I refer to WE,this is me and the wife,she has been at my side on EVERY rare/northern event since 1997,so the "his own" statement slightly out.

Peace and best wishes,John Elias. biggrin.gif

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I replied because i wasnt sure why you posred on a thread for an event you are,nt attending.I still cant see why you added no contest or even posted on this thread,but have a great time were ever you go.

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I replied because i wasnt sure why you posred on a thread for an event you are,nt attending.I still cant see why you added no contest or even posted on this thread,but have a great time were ever you go.

Let me clarify...you've posted up in the rare soul forum,not events o.k..Any member can comment,that's why it is in forums,correct? I was quoting comments re..Spain made by ss member nightfiler!

We can't attend because you are running Southport the same weekend as Hitsville weekender,Mojacar,Spain where we are booked in,so no contest biggrin.gif

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Let me clarify...you've posted up in the rare soul forum,not events o.k..Any member can comment,that's why it is in forums,correct? I was quoting comments re..Spain made by ss member nightfiler!

We can't attend because you are running Southport the same weekend as Hitsville weekender,Mojacar,Spain where we are booked in,so no contest biggrin.gif

OOOPS! Am i in trouble...........again? rolleyes.gif

Come on guys its just a 'little misunderstanding' i'm sure we'll all have a great time where ever we go. thumbsup.gif

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OOOPS! Am i in trouble...........again? rolleyes.gif

Come on guys its just a 'little misunderstanding' i'm sure we'll all have a great time where ever we go. thumbsup.gif

No bother I'm sure,it's all for great music,would go to both but don't have a time machine laugh.gif

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No need to clarify anything,pretty sure your aim was to promote another event on a thread about southport.Which isnt a problem,but i think im entitled to reply.

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WOW !! Just look at the line up ! ! All premier league players who kno there onions .:thumbsup::lol:

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Hi,

My Brother-In-Law lives in Burscough and we are seriously thinking of attending this weekender and staying at his house, hence not needing accommodation at Pontins.

Could you please advise how much a Weekender Pass, "Without Accommodation" will be.

Cheers, Bridgey

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Hi,

My Brother-In-Law lives in Burscough and we are seriously thinking of attending this weekender and staying at his house, hence not needing accommodation at Pontins.

Could you please advise how much a Weekender Pass, "Without Accommodation" will be.

Cheers, Bridgey

As with all pontins weekenders they dont do passes only im afraid.We have spoken to em about it but ,have had no joy so far.

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as said earlier

we are starting a comments are closed after a certain time on front page event news

thinking is that such a window will avoid duplication and helps keep things relevant

eg this news item is mainly about the actual launch than the actual event

the thread for the first of these weekender events can be found here

cheers

mike

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A bit of good news,weekend passes are now available for this event which is a first for pontins.Single nite pass is £15 and 2 nite pass is £25 :thumbsup: .

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