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The Southport Weekender comes to London

HANDS IN THE AIR: Southport's legendary weekender is making its London debut this year

HAVING BID an emotional farewell to their long-standing event series back in 2015, the team behind Southport Weekender have announced its return with a one-day festival this summer.

Hailed as ‘the world’s friendliest party’ and one of the UK’s most musically diverse, Southport Weekender’s London debut at Finsbury Park on June 10 symbolises 30 years in the making and offers a line-up produced with a wealth of event experience.

Setting the tone for what promises to be a masterclass in house, soul, R&B, garage and disco, one of the most respected producers in the electronic music scene, Kerri Chandler, is among festival headliners as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff.

PIONEERS

Native New Yorkers Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Danny Krivit and Tony Humphries continue to head up a host of US pioneers on the bill, with the likes of Delano Smith and Derrick Carter also confirmed. Techno originator Juan Atkins and the sincere talent of Osunlade will deliver their game-changing sounds, while Dan Shake signifies a new wave of talent inspired by this classic house sound.

Elsewhere, legendary British selectors Jazzie B OBE and Joey Negro embody the festival’s soul and disco offering, together with slots from Detroit Swindle and South Africa’s rising star Culoe De Song that further prove Southport Weekender’s all-encompassing party ethos.

Godfather of UK garage, Grant Nelson and drum and bass musician LTJ Bukem are also scheduled, plus a live performance from the voice of Kings of Tomorrow’s Finally, Julie McKnight.

For more information and tickets to the event, click here.

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