The ultimate festival calendar featuring events from over 600 festivals across the UK and Europe. Updated daily – if your event isn’t listed just fill in our form.
- This event has passed.
POSTPONED Southport Weekender 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 11:30 pm UTC+0
SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER POSTPONED – REVISED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.
Dear Southport Weekender Family,
First of all I would like to sincerely apologise for not writing to you sooner. I hope you understand we have all been under the kind of pressure we have never felt before; not knowing what to do, or when, whilst all the while knowing how many people this will affect as well as the impact it will have on our suppliers and by extension of that people’s livelihoods. We have also had considerable contractual and, as much as I hate saying it, financial obligations to try and fulfil. Following the UK Government & health experts advice late Thursday afternoon that it was effectively all systems go, we had to continue. Who were we to argue? We are just promoters & avid music fans like yourselves and were merely following advice from the experts at a time when it must be remembered that many venues remained open, not least the world famous Cheltenham Festival which had hundreds of thousands of people passing through their turnstiles.
I have the deepest sympathy for all our many friends from all over the world who even before this announcement had their beloved Southport taken away, & much as its been very hurtful to us, we totally understand your frustration. This thing has just moved so quickly that we haven’t been able to keep up with developments, which have changed the landscape on a daily basis. Please bear in mind we already were under significant pressure even putting an event of this size on without the latest national and international situation. My apologies once again go out to all of you for our silence, we just couldn’t actually cope. We are after all only human and these are totally unprecedented times.
Late Friday afternoon when the whole world went crazy; football closed, event after event shut down, and even before the USA ban on flights to the UK, we all knew what we wanted to do despite the expert advice at the time, & that was to postpone Southport Weekender until a later date when we could put on the real deal, the real Southport Weekender, where we can all give each other the biggest hugs, the biggest smiles & dance together as one in musical heaven in an unbelievable location.
Following the government announcement last night regarding social distancing which was ambiguous, to say the least, we have continued to be locked into negotiations with Butlins who have worked with us to put forward a plan that we hope you appreciate.
Butlins, all the agents, the artists, in fact everybody is behind us to give you the party of parties on its return. The line up will be as close as possible and possibly even better than the one you expected. You know we will deliver!
We will be writing to you before the end of the week with everything you need to know. Please be gentle with us for just a few more days, we’re not going anywhere, we just need to be 100% able to give you all the assurances and information you need.
The most important thing at this tremendously uncertain time is for all of us to protect our family, friends and loved ones.
Please stay safe and be kind to each other, we are all family.
Alex Lowes and
The Southport Team, Slammin’ Events and everyone involved.
Signup here: https://southportweekender.co.uk
We’re just back from a fantastic meeting at Bognor Regis yesterday & we are absolutely buzzing on just how good this site is, from amazing venues to theatres & Cinemas to its brand new £40 Million pound swimming complex (yes we will be doing a couple of pool parties), restaurants, pubs & brilliant accommodation including 3 massive Hotels & the real beauty of Bognor is is so compact with nowhere too far to walk to the main entertainment area.
Bookings will be going live at the end of the month, but only to people who have signed up for Southport weekender 2020. Everyone who has signed up will get a 48hr exclusive period so you can pick the accommodation of your choice & over the next couple of weeks we will be sending you full information accommodation details, including hotels, apartments, standards & numbers.
We just can’t wait to get going on putting together a true Southport worthy line up embracing the past, but very much bringing in what is so good in today’s music scene, with a tasteful eye on the future.
This is going to be very much a 3-night affair with the Sunday night included for everyone, unlike the past where numbers were limited on Sunday.