Pete Tong to perform an exclusive Soul set for the first time in 30 years

Pete Tong & David Rodigan Headline the Uk’s Biggest Ever Soul & Reggae Event

Pete Tong
Pete Tong

Sunsets to die for, iconic white cliffs, and pristine golden sands. Pete Tong‘s incredibly rare soul set, David Rodigan’s lashings of reggae, Norman Jay’s endless funk and rare grooves, and world-renowned jazz trumpeter Tom Browne, as well as five different arenas and more than 40 other acts When the Platinum Soul and Reggae host the largest ever event of its kind at the newly renovated Pontins Camber Sands from July 16th to 19th 2021, you can expect all of this, as well as comfortable accommodations and welcoming atmospheres.

Platinum Weekender has enlisted the help of some of the world’s most influential DJs and artists to create something truly unique. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will cover all of the major music movements from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s while also showcasing new, fresh, and exciting contemporary sounds.

The setting for this once-in-a-lifetime event is unique, with a breathtaking natural backdrop and beautiful dunes ready and waiting. Pontins Camber Sands is one of the UK’s largest holiday parks, having recently undergone a major renovation. A convenience store, multiple restaurants, arcades, gym, swimming pool, four fully licensed music and entertainment halls, Go-Kart track, chill-out zones, and much more are all available at the park.

Pontins Camber Sands at Sunset
Pontins Camber Sands at Sunset

Pete Tong will perform a landmark soul set for the first time in 30 years. He is best known for promoting new music on Radio 1, which he has done for decades through his iconic Essential Mix and other influential shows. He, on the other hand, has deep roots in soul music. He was a member of the Kent “Soul Mafia” in his early years in music, bringing soul weekenders to seaside towns like Caister-on-Sea and Prestatyn, and even worked as an advertising sales assistant for Blues & Soul Magazine in 1979. As a result, this music is ingrained in his bones, and hearing him perform a highly personal selection of soul music for the first time in three decades will be magical.

Norman Jay, the one and only, will be performing on the same night. Since the 1980s, he has played a significant role in shaping the soul, disco, funk, acid jazz, and rare groove scenes, as evidenced by his MBE status. Expect a masterclass if he doesn’t know everything there is to know about these sounds. Meanwhile, David Rodigan, the original reggae and dancehall selector and soundclash champion, will bring more world-class rhythms. He’s famous all over the world for his impeccable taste and long radio appearances on Kiss 100 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. In addition to these headliners, there are more than 40 other acts scheduled to keep the party going all week.

Platinum Weekender artists and lineup
Platinum Weekender artists and lineup

Festival’s stages

With a daytime program jam-packed full of music, food, socializing, and dancing, the line-up has been carefully curated according to the time of day. There will also be special Sunset at Camber Sands sessions that will send shivers down your spine, as well as evening events across five different areas from 10 pm to 5 am, including the MAIN ROOM for big sounds from the pioneers, REGGAE ROOM for Reggae and Lovers Rock with an enhanced sound system, JAZZ FUNK SOUL ROOM for afternoon sessions and late-night gatherings, and THE UP-FRONT ROOM for early morning sessions and late-night gatherings. Special live shows can also be found in the outdoor LIVE SESSIONS arena, which offers a more relaxed atmosphere for soc.

The organizer about Platinum Weekender

The Platinum Weekender was created as an extension to our successful overseas events that have been experiencing huge growth year on year, mainly because of our cutting edge and diverse music policy. We welcome people from all walks of life and one of our biggest USP’s is our friendly crowd who know their stuff when it comes to music. Everyone is made to feel welcome and feel like part of the family by the time our events finish. Our team is made up of myself and Leemoore Smith, who have been hosting Soul & Reggae events internationally for the past 7 years and Rob Lawrence, who was involved in the very first Caister Soul Weekenders from the late 70’s. The response for our first Platinum Weekender has been unbelievable, as we look to deliver a weekender that will enable people to really let loose after an awful 15 months for everyone both in and outside of the industry – Director Jamie Costello

The team behind this stunning festival has been putting on events all over the world for the past seven years. They’ll be touring the United States for the first time this year, as well as hosting the Boogaloo Weekender in October. They have a wealth of experience and know-how, and they make certain that every last detail is attended to with the utmost care and attention.

A Covid Policy has been implemented, ensuring that you can dance safely and that your money will be protected if the event is canceled due to Covid restrictions. More info at the Platinum Weekender official website.

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