Now some of you may know or those that have stayed with us at Snooze before will know that we love our Soul Funk & Disco music, the vinyl record sleeves that adorn the hallway walls are testament to this. Despite our often hectic lives between running the hotel and being with the family, myself & Paul try and squeeze as much musical activity in as we can. We host 2 monthly radio shows, regularly DJ and we are continually collecting and digging for records. So we were delighted to learn that a whole 3 day weekend of this music is taking place on our doorstep literally about 10 mins away right on Brighton Beach and in several venues around the city. So we thought we’d share this news with you as what better place to stay than with us if you’re going to go!
From 17-19th May 2019, The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender https://www.funkandsoulweekender.com/ returns for another year of celebrating the very best that these two seminal genres have to offer. Firmly rooted in genre mainstays like Northern Soul, Disco and Big Brass Sounds while exploring the very best of Neo-Soul, Hip Hop Beats and the UK’s flourishing Jazz scene, The Funk & Soul Weekender offers a carefully curated blend of some of the world’s finest music paired with a timetable of extra events and an exceptional location.
Following two sold out years, The Funk & Soul Weekender 2019 is moving to a brand new location on the iconic Brighton Beach. This very special festival site will offer a buzzing centre of music venues, food and drink stalls and social spots all upon one of the UK’s most famous beaches to create the ideal summer atmosphere.
Day 1 on the Friday the line up includes a live headline performance from US Hip Hop group The Pharcyde alongside DJ’s including Craig Charles and Norman Jay!
Day 2 on Saturday some great live acts including neo-soul rap duo Children of Zeus, Yazmin Lacey, the Hackney Colliery Band & Brighton’s own fabulous Alice Russell. DJs on the day include Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan both from BBC Radio 6 Music and Hip Hop don Pete Rock!
Finally Day 3 on the Sunday live Music from Funky Soul maestro Lee Fields & The Expressions, Smoove & Turrell (signed to Brighton based label Jalapeno Records) & the much respected new Jazz sensation Kamasi Washington. Plus a great line up of DJs including The Allergies and DJ Yoda. The final day is also hosted by the 1BTN the Brighton based specialist Radio station where you can get to hear us once a month! http://1btn.fm/dj/viva-soul/