The setting for this once in a lifetime gathering is special, with a stunning natural backdrop and the gorgeous dunes all ready and waiting. Pontins Camber Sands is one of the largest holiday parks in the UK and has recently undergone a huge refurbishment. The park offers a full spectrum of facilities including 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.
The big news is that Pete Tong is to play a landmark soul set for the first time in 30 years. The man is best known for championing new music, which he has done for decades on Radio 1 via his iconic Essential Mix and various other influential shows. But he actually has roots in soul music that go way back. In his earliest years in music he worked as part of the Kent “Soul Mafia” bringing soul weekenders to seaside towns such as Caister-on-Sea and Prestatyn and in 1979 was even an advertising sales assistant for Blues & Soul Magazine. As such this music runs deep in his bones so to hear him play a very personal selection of soul for the first time in three decades will be magic.
Performing on the same night will be the one and only Norman Jay. An icon since the 80s, he has very much shaped the soul, disco, funk, acid jazz and rare groove scene over the years and that is reflected with his MBE status. What he doesn’t know about these sounds isn’t worth knowing so expect a real masterclass. Meanwhile, bringing more world class rhythms will be David Rodigan, the original reggae and dancehall selector and soundclash champion. He is known the world over for his impeccable taste and long radio station presence on the likes of Kiss 100 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. As well as these headliners, there are more than 40 further acts all lined up to keep the good times flowing all weekend long.
As well as the music, the whole site will become an adult playground with a fitness program devised by Troy Dureh from FightKlub, Yoga, Roller Disco, traditional seaside fun and games, Tribe Tug of War, Hopelessly talentless competition, five a side, aqua aerobics, The Pool Party, Bingo, Drunken Doddle Contest, The Platinum All Star Band, National Limbo Championships, Mr & Mrs Platinum and much more.
A Covid Policy is in place which means you can dance safely and your money is protected if the event does not go ahead due to Covid restrictions.