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Whitby Weekender(Yorkshire's Original) SOLD OUT! - Whitby

       

  The Pavilion, West Cliff     Whitby   YO21 2NE   GB

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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. Since 2002, the fastest selling Weekender.
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 Two* other Goldsoul run venues in the town!
The No.1 Coastal area in North Yorkshire.....Beautiful scenery !

 

STYLE OF VENUE
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

DATES
July 7-10th, 2017

Running times Friday 3pm - 6pm(Early bird check in) and 9pm - 3.30am, Saturday 2-6pm and 9pm - 3.30am, Sunday 2-12 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, Mick H, Soul Sam, Chris King, John Poole, Chris Box, Snowy, Sean Chapman,Ozz, Steve Woomble, Sean Hampsey,Tony B, Dennis Bradbury,Sam Evans, Phil Kingswood, Derek Mead, Andy Bellwood, Steve Luigi, John Barker and guests. The Marketplace with Julie/John and guest spinners.

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, 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, 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

ADMITTANCE;

NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES.

INFO ON EVENT RECORD DEALERS / MERCHANDISING:
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 www.goldsoul.co.uk or www.whitbypavilion.co.uk 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
Directions
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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The Pavilion, West Cliff , Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NE, United Kingdom

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Guess Kev & Snowy will surely be honoured by the Whitby Chamber of Commerce for the business and economic uplift they generate every year to co incide with this weekender with literally 000s descending, selling out all the accommodation and packing the shops, restaurants, pubs etc. 

 
Boy was it busy !
 
 Away from the shenanigans in the town, the official Goldsoul Weekenders seamlessly ran along side each other incorporating the 3 roomed Pavilion, the newly refurbished Met Ballroom and Lounge and the Rifle Club all within a few minutes walk from each other. Good to see the 'Alternative Weekender' option for those who missed out on the Pavilion tickets.  
 
Massive upsurge in popularity of the Met Ballroom,  restored to its Victorian splendour - curated by Terry Finn and had on Saturday night fabulous Allnighter tunes with an RnB tinge - what an atmosphere on Friday night - even the heat was authentically re created ! Venue perhaps best described as 'hard core/edgier/Allnighter Northern, electric atmosphere with none of the fancy dress tourists and not mirroring the Pavilion main room. Highlight for me, Simon Hunt , who was on fire  -  with the likes of Leo Price & Band  'hey now baby'(Up-Down) - as with the rest of set, well chosen, great dance floor reaction and applause ! 
 
Elsewhere the Rifle Club, curated  by Sheffield's Gary Smith was the venue of choice for those who favour X- over & sweet soul - many going nowhere else over the weekend, it's that good ! 
 
The Market Place sessions in the Pavilion are always rather special for me. Hosted by Julie H, the sheer variety was astounding - from 'Modern' to 'Mod', soulful rocksteady  to rare soul and all soul genres in between starting cumulating with a 7ts & 8ts club groove session from Kev Roberts and Sam Evans. Particularly enjoyed Andy Baskett's 7ts /Modern/X-over plays. 
 
Downstairs of course the excellent Modern Room and spectacularly, the 1000 that graced the dance floor for the Northern classics in the main room. That said, tinged with more than a little sadness to hear of the impending Whitby djing and elsewhere retirement of Sean Hampsey. One of the greats on the scene for over a decade, he always brought something rather special to Whitby, this year being no exception, a personal inspiration to me and many others and above all knowledgeable without being anal and a good all round egg. We'll sorely miss you at future Whitby's Sean. 
 
Personally,  the downside to 3 official venues, 5 rooms was that I wanted to be everywhere and some difficult choices had to be made ...and as a consequence missed out on catching some great djs, sessions and seeing so many friends in the process - sorry . Life's hard lol. 
 
Pavilion had its usual niggles with the bar queues, but once punters had found the extra Theatre bar and the additional bottles bars any irritation disappeared.
 
As said elsewhere, this weekender now sells out in adv. earlier and earlier each successive year. Much of the accommodation for the corresponding weekend next year (2018) has already gone - so be quick and the event tickets have just gone on sale. 
 
 
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This was our 7th year at Whitby (Only regret is that we were not in from the start)! The whole event seemed better this year, even the bar queue in the main room actually moved quicker than other years. The atmosphere in the town for us was electric (Not sure what Andy's shenanigans refer to?). The Middle Earth and Abbey Wharf were bouncing at times, we did not manage to get into the Buck (Charity weekender) as it was rammed every time we passed but a lot of money raised i believe, for a good cause! Follow Andy's advice ..... BOOK EARLY or be disappointed! Our accommodation is booked on the basis of "We are coming until we tell you otherwise". Great PARTY on Sunday evening whether you were in the main room or the Market Place but particularly in the Met Bar later! Finally a big Thank you to Snowy for allowing those with a disability (My wife included) to be admitted early into the Pavilion. This made a massive difference to us, as it had become increasingly difficult for her to stand on those steps queuing! Counting the days until next year! KTF

 

 

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On 15/02/2017 at 12:17, Goldsoul said:

SOLD OUT- Do not travel without a prior booking.

Incrediable , the earliest adv. sellout yet ...well done Kev & Snowy .

Recon lots didn't anticipate this and will have missed out .  

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On 22 March 2017 at 13:54, andybellwood said:

Just heard tickets for the official Alt. Whitby weekender (Met Ballroom & Lounge and Rifle Club) selling well . Terry Finn has a few left , contact 07743 449091/email allnitetex@hotmail.com

Just had an update from Finny - be quick he's just got a few tickets left . 

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If you cant make the Whitby weekender, I think I've heard you cannot sell on, is this correct?

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Not long now to the Yorkshire original soul weekend guaranteed great music great company and always fantastic weather in a beautiful seaside town feel so privileged to spin a few tunes can't wait safe journey everyone arb yocky and Mandy 

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Best fish & Chips in Whitby ? Generally can't be beaten . 

Lots to choose from.  Traditionally we use Trenchers http://www.trenchersrestaurant.co.uk
or where the locals recommend, 'Royals'  in Baxtergate. http://www.royalfisherieswhitby.co.uk/home/
However this time we'll be also trying the new Star Inn the Harbour for a bit of fine dining fish n chips.
Any other recommendations ? 
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17 hours ago, constellation161 said:

Trenches for us but keep it to yourself or we won't get in, have a great time everybody.

As with most things in life Mick , it's down to the timing . 

Looking forward to our catchup and now traditional natter. Guess you'll be spinning a few of your excellent tunes in the Pavilion Market Place again this year ? 

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Looking forward to Whitby book,t our cottages ages ago our nighter

Friends are comming three more sleeps and Whitby here we come market

place Friday then the met bar Saturday Night bring it on.xx:thumbup:

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Many thanks to Julie and Kev for inviting me back to spin a few tunes for what will be my third year running, very chuffed and very proud of that fact. Also, i'm allowed to play exactly what I want so if you fancy hearing gems from todays Mod scene and my very own Clarence Beat-cluB in York, then why not join me saturday night in the Market Place at 12 midnight.

cheers

dekka

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2 hours ago, andybellwood said:

As with most things in life Mick , it's down to the timing . 

Looking forward to our catchup and now traditional natter. Guess you'll be spinning a few of your excellent tunes in the Pavilion Market Place again this year ? 

Yes, looking forward to a catchup nearly said ketchup, in the marketplace Saturday.

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35 minutes ago, yockyman said:

Think I might just do that dekka safe journey pal 

Cool my brother, great line up all night in the Market Place

 

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On 3 July 2017 at 19:54, dekka said:

Cool my brother, great line up all night in the Market Place

 

It certainly is Derek. In fact from Friday afternoon right through to late Sunday the  Market Place sessions at the Pavillion will be buzzing with fabulous vinyl being played 'freestyle' across the Soul genres - very much djs choice and hosted by John & Julie H . Added to which the record dealers and sales makes it all quite magical . Roll on Friday afternoon. 

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What a fantastic fun weekend loved every minute highlight of the weekend just about everything but Saturday night from 12 clock was absolute heaven dekka and Sharmo smashed it big thanks to Julie and John for letting me spin a few that very rarely see daylight the market place is unbelievable to the very polite young lady from London I'm not on Facebook but I will post my playlist on here atb the yockmiester 

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A superb weekend ... so good to see how this is developing as an event. The coverage of music is as impressive as the quality of the selections, and while I can still wish for a more adventurous policy in the modern room, this year we had some nice surprises ... The Dells' "Your song" as played by Chris Box, Inner City's Frankie Knuckles mix of "Whatcha gonna do with my lovin" played by Steve Woomble, and Phil Kingswood mixing it up with a nice selection of upfront and familiar. Even more adventurous was Julie H who was dropping Kylie Auldist and Mario Biondi's brand new single.

Sean Hampsey announced that this was his final Whitby as a dj, and gave us a fairly jazz-funk heavy set, including Coke Escavedo's I wouldn't change a thing ... appropriate sentiments indeed.

In the main room almost every time I walked in Ginger seemed to be on the decks and there was a good mix of familiar and not so obvious. The floor was constantly busy, and new boy Steve Luigi played some great tunes on the Sunday afternoon.

The marketplace is an amazing concept that should not work at all, but feels like such an essential part of the event - it wouldn't be the same without it. Once again the sound technicians did a great job of ensuring a solid performance throughout, and the jocks went through the spectrum of styles ... special thanks to Mick Perrins for Freddie Hubbard's " You're gonna lose me", so good to hear that played out.

Among the stars of the weekend were The Sams. Sam Evans played solid sets in the modern room, when she wasn't tearing it up on the floor. And her double act with Kev Roberts on Sunday evening was brilliant. Meanwhile Soul Sam just goes from strength to strength, finding new tunes and never losing his appetite and enthusiasm for the music and the people who enjoy it. His modern set on Friday was a masterclass in mixing fresh and unfamiliar with more known classics, while in the marketplace he was in his element, delivering one exciting new find after another and dancing away behind the decks for hours. The Sunday evening session there was a blast, with the other Sam dancing away like crazy. His Sunday afternoon main room set was as always great to hear with lots of less obvious Motown tunes like Edwin Starr's "running back and forth" and Cleethorpes classics.

The closing session on Sunday in the marketplace is a stroke of genius - the number of people dancing away to party classics testifies to that. A big thank you to Kev Roberts for reading my mind and sticking on Hamilton Bohannon's "Let's start II dance", which I haven't heard played out in 30 years - fantastic to dance to that, and all the way through. And great to hear Neil's version of "Rapper's delight", wonderful :thumbup: Meanwhile Snowy and friends were in the main room rounding things off with the absolutely appropriate "Stoned love" and "Do i love you". Perfect.

One last thing - this is such a friendly event, with a great warm atmosphere. Combine that with the venue and the music and no wonder it's always completely booked. Our tickets for next year were purchased this morning. 

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7 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

A superb weekend ... so good to see how this is developing as an event. The coverage of music is as impressive as the quality of the selections, and while I can still wish for a more adventurous policy in the modern room, this year we had some nice surprises ... The Dells' "Your song" as played by Chris Box, Inner City's Frankie Knuckles mix of "Whatcha gonna do with my lovin" played by Steve Woomble, and Phil Kingswood mixing it up with a nice selection of upfront and familiar. Even more adventurous was Julie H who was dropping Kylie Auldist and Mario Biondi's brand new single.

Sean Hampsey announced that this was his final Whitby as a dj, and gave us a fairly jazz-funk heavy set, including Coke Escavedo's I wouldn't change a thing ... appropriate sentiments indeed.

In the main room almost every time I walked in Ginger seemed to be on the decks and there was a good mix of familiar and not so obvious. The floor was constantly busy, and new boy Steve Luigi played some great tunes on the Sunday afternoon.

The marketplace is an amazing concept that should not work at all, but feels like such an essential part of the event - it wouldn't be the same without it. Once again the sound technicians did a great job of ensuring a solid performance throughout, and the jocks went through the spectrum of styles ... special thanks to Mick Perrins for Freddie Hubbard's " You're gonna lose me", so good to hear that played out.

Among the stars of the weekend were The Sams. Sam Evans played solid sets in the modern room, when she wasn't tearing it up on the floor. And her double act with Kev Roberts on Sunday evening was brilliant. Meanwhile Soul Sam just goes from strength to strength, finding new tunes and never losing his appetite and enthusiasm for the music and the people who enjoy it. His modern set on Friday was a masterclass in mixing fresh and unfamiliar with more known classics, while in the marketplace he was in his element, delivering one exciting new find after another and dancing away behind the decks for hours. The Sunday evening session there was a blast, with the other Sam dancing away like crazy. His Sunday afternoon main room set was as always great to hear with lots of less obvious Motown tunes like Edwin Starr's "running back and forth" and Cleethorpes classics.

The closing session on Sunday in the marketplace is a stroke of genius - the number of people dancing away to party classics testifies to that. A big thank you to Kev Roberts for reading my mind and sticking on Hamilton Bohannon's "Let's start II dance", which I haven't heard played out in 30 years - fantastic to dance to that, and all the way through. And great to hear Neil's version of "Rapper's delight", wonderful :thumbup: Meanwhile Snowy and friends were in the main room rounding things off with the absolutely appropriate "Stoned love" and "Do i love you". Perfect.

One last thing - this is such a friendly event, with a great warm atmosphere. Combine that with the venue and the music and no wonder it's always completely booked. Our tickets for next year were purchased this morning. 

Great read , well informed review . Top tip in final para 

'One last thing - this is such a friendly event, with a great warm atmosphere. Combine that with the venue and the music and no wonder it's always completely booked. Our tickets for next year were purchased this morning.' 

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