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The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby. Anually packed and featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's. Yorkshire's original since 2002.
Offering you daytime sessions plus Soul nights spread over three days, we have chosen a different presentation for the weekend from the other 'Friday through  Sunday packages' which allows for a relaxing weekend break as well as the time-honoured soul experience.
Two huge rooms at the Whitby Pavilion offering Northern Soul Classics, Motown favourites plus current In - demanders on a superb dancefloor).

The admission price admits you to THREE* other Goldsoul run venues in the town!
The No.1 Coastal area in North Yorkshire.....Beautiful scenery !


A fantastic setting on the cliff top overlooking the bay. The Northern Soul room holds approx 1100 with a downstairs Modern room capacity at 400.  1,500 Capacity

July 1st-3rd 2016

Running times Friday 3pm - 6pm(Early bird check in) and 9pm - 3.30am, Saturday 12 noon-6pm and 9pm - 3.30am, Sunday 12-12 mid  plus a Social Soul scene gathering in the Record Sellers Marketplace with DJ's spinning 'underplayed Soul' most of the weekend. 
EXCLUSIVE DJ line up Kev Roberts, Ginger Taylor, Yocki, Nige Brown, Soul Sam, Chris King, John Poole, Chris Dalton, Snowy, Dave Evison, Sean Chapman,Ozz, Steve Woomble, Sean Hampsey,Tony B, Dennis Bradbury,Sam Evans, Phil Kingswood, Derek Mead, Andy Bellwood John Barker and guests. Plus SPYDER TURNER Live!

Note-A pre-Weekender Warm up takes place at the Fisherman's Club,Whitby*. THURSDAY before the event(limited entry). Free Admission and at The Pier Bar too. Join DJ's Snowy and Guests. Your admission fee also admits you to TWO other venues(The Rifle Club*(Modern, Crossover and 60's/70's underplayed gems) withGary Smith, Pat Bleasdale, Geordie Johnson, Steve Mannion, Little Av and Guests. and the MET** Ballroom (R&B, Northern Soul Underplayed Rarities) with DJ's Simon Hunt, Dick Krop, Sean Tasker, Dave Evison, John Barker. Mike Presswell, Finny, Ron Lavendar,Andy Bellwood. Both venues located close to the Pavilion*  **          *3 mins walk    **-5-7 mins walk  on same strip as the Pav



Any potential dealer must check in with us before the event. Selling / Trades are more than welcome but TABLE SALES must be reserved in advance. Email; sales@goldsoul.co.uk
Record Dealers/Merchandisers note; Goldsoul and the venues it promotes within cannot be held responsible for any illegal counterfeits, bootlegs and intellectual property right infringements that you may attempt to retail. Legitimate product only please.

NO STATURDAY PASSES Available  -All Weekend only.  Book your tickets on line with us or call 01947-458899.

Other agents selling passes are: TONY B(Sheffield area), TRACY MARSON(Middlesborough area), PHIL KINGSWOOD(Mansfield area), ROB SMITH(Nottingham) 

Get a taste...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfkrJGwTMIs

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Any questions, text us 07841-197874
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire   Road. From the South & York; M1, A1 then A64 to Malton; From Malton A169 to Whitby; The Coast Road; A171:Middlesbrough Whitby Scarborough. 
Sat nav YO21 3EP   Nearest Railway Station: Whitby(Whitby to Middlesbrough line)



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   3 of 3 members say helpful 3 / 3 members

The months in adv. sellout said it all and then delivered expectations in bucket loads and more. Djs at the top of their game  providing a wide range of tunes covering the broadest 'northern ' and soul genres - something and more for everybody. This Weekender is always rather special and having been to everyone since 2003, continues to evolve, hence its deserved success, popularity and longevity. 

Great to see so many of the returning regulars plus the newer informed generation and a fresh face or three behind the decks incl. Caverley Soul Club making their debut.

So many highlights but would be remiss of me not to mention some the sets I caught - Steve Mannion,    Sean Tasker,  Little Av and Pat Bleasdale in the rarer soul & x- over peripheral venue, The Rifle Club (curated by Gary Smith). Pat's funky c/u of Marvin's 'what's going on' - for me the tune of the weekend closely followed by Sapphire 'thank you' - part of a great set in the 'Market Place' from Andy Baskett. Whilst still in the 'Market Place' the captivating variety from the record decks was typified by sucessive sets from host (along with John Hearnley) Julie H (7ts/8ts), 'Dekka' (6ts British Beat & 5ts/6ts RnB), then Soul Sam pushing the boundaries in his own unique style !

 Elsewhere in the 'Market Place', plenty of happy record dealers, merchandisers,  buyers and banter. 

Northern floor fillers (Djs Kev Roberts, Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman, Dave Evison, John Poole etc - plus the Cleethorpes memories special with Soul Sam and Chris Dalton double decking)  in the main ballroom, 'modern' downstairs and the rarer Northern  & RnB in the other peripheral venue, the Met Ballroom (curated by Terry Finn) where I caught the impressive Dick Krop 'Northern rarities' session. 

Slight niggles for some with the traditional bar queues addressed by additional bottle bar in the ballroom and an almost empty Theatre Bar leading off the corridor from the 'Market Place'. 

The sun shone and reflected the mood of an excellent Weekender.  Wider in Whitby, the local economy certainly goes up numerous notches, using the occasion to successfully piggyback on the Pavilion event with 1000s  descending on this wonderful town, soaking up the other soul events, hospitality and associated merchandising which miraculously have sprung up almost everywhere, some blatantly opportunist and good luck to them, another laudably for charity.

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Mickey Finn

   2 of 2 members say helpful 2 / 2 members

Our third time at this event and the best so far. In addition to the organisers and jocks a special word of thanks to those responsible for the technical side of things, as the sound quality seems to get better and better. The market place in particular was very successful despite its obvious acoustic limitations. And the development of the Sunday evening programme seems to continue, with a fun session in the market place running all the way to close alongside the main room. 

Highlights included the Sunday afternoon Cleethorpes session, Phil Kingswood's modern selections, Sam Evans' ability to be everywhere at once when not spinning tunes (and maybe even then), Sunday evening in both rooms, and Spyder Turner's fantastic Sunday evening performance. Whatever age he is today his voice is in mint condition, and his impressions of other soul singers were icing on the cake - although he wisely didn't stay too long on Chuck Jackson...

Special hats off to Soul Sam for covering all the rooms with boundless enthusiasm and almost equally boundless range of tunes. His funk session on Saturday night in the market place was a blast. :hatsoff2::hatsoff2:

Constructive criticism corner: the "modern soul classics" concept is at risk of turning into a format for recycling the same thirty 70s tracks. It was disappointing to hear so much of Friday's playlist almost track for track again on Saturday. By definition "modern" should have a larger playlist than northern and yet we heard more "new" tunes upstairs than down. But with both upstairs venues playing such good stuff it wasn't such a problem.

The whole of Whitby seemed to be full of soul people and events running alongside the Pavilion action, which just makes the whole event even more special. As a venue it is hard to beat and it's easy to combine with a longer stay or just to take a breather during the event with a walk along the pier, a climb up to the abbey or some feasting on Botham's cakes.

Tickets and accommodation are already reserved for next year. :thumbup::thumbup:

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Andy Reynard

   1 of 1 member say helpful 1 / 1 member

A fantastic weekend of soul music has been ingested once again this year at the Rifle club in Whitby Dj's playing brilliant sets

old faces and new we're in awe at some of the records played a big thanks to all involvedannion, Little Av and Guests. and the Gary Smith, Pat Bleasdale, Geordie Johnson, Steve Mannion, Little Av and Chris Dalton sorry if I have missed anyone

Top Friday & Saturday nights at a lovely venue with lovely people

sorry to Chris Dalton for a 2 hour ear bending about records??

Atb Andy


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