The Southport Weekender continues to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the calendar of music connoisseurs, dancers and DJs from all over the U.K.

Artists to have appeared at previous weekenders, like ‘Little’ Louie Vega, Norman Jay, Bob Jones and Gilles Peterson, are now near enough permanent fixtures for the twice yearly celebrations of soulful dance music. Every DJ that covers black dance music, whether it be jazz, funk, soul or house based wants to play. The arenas contain world class sound systems, stunning lighting rigs and fantastic visual effects that set the whole mood of a room, from the glamorous and thrilling sensations of the Powerhouse to the soft, intimate and refined air of the Connoisseurs Corner.

And that’s without mentioning the luxury of a Pontins bungalow!