Southport Weekender is the world’s friendliest party.

Every year, over six thousand members of the worldwide Southport family spend three unforgettable days at the UK’s most important black music event. Our passionate Weekender team transform Butlin’s Holiday Resort in Minehead into four arenas hosting a world class line up of artists and DJs covering the whole spectrum of classic and contemporary soulful sounds. Having evolved from its beginnings as a soul music weekender, the 25 year old event now stands as the most musically diverse weekender in the UK festival calendar.

An intimate crowd of dedicated dancers and discerning music lovers will be your companions at the event, featuring four purpose built arenas featuring state of the art production and sound, each covering a different strand of music.

From the R&B, soul and hip hop of The Funkbase and the main room dance sounds of The Powerhouse, to the soul aficionados Connoisseurs’ Corner, the eclectic styles of The Beat Bar, and the terrific Dalmatian flavour of the SuncéBeat Dome, Southport Weekender will treat you to a feast of the world’s leading DJ talent, accompanied by party starting live acts and guest PAs.

Unlike many three day events Southport Weekender provides warm, comfortable accommodation for Friday and Saturday night, in the form of self catering apartment or room only accommodation, for each of their attendees. As this is included in the ticket price it’s a strong argument for The Weekender being the best value for money weekend event around.

Don’t miss out! Why not feel free to ask any of our many thousand dedicated FB page members what makes Southport Weekender an event that they all have to keep coming back to time after time.

If you come once, you may never miss another!