May Bank Holiday events

by Modculture 21 April, 2008

Here is a round-up of events happening this coming May bank holiday weekend.Yeh_yeh_2

Blackpool on Friday the 2nd sees a great line-up of mod bands at Riffs (Station Road) -Yeh Yeh, The 5 O’Clock Heroes and The Wrong Box. Tickets are £6 in advance from [email protected] The party starts at 8pm and finishes at 2am.

Staffordshire hosts Modrophenia on Sunday the 4th, a party with DJ Louca spinning northern soul and ska, plus live music. The venue is The Palace in Tamworth, times are 7pm-1.30am. Tickets available from the venue website here.

Over in Wales from the 2nd to the 4th is the National Scooter Rally in Llandudno. You can expect all the usual scooter rally activities: live bands, DJs, custom show and parts fair. For more info visit

In Leicester on the Saturday (3rd) The Buzz gang continue their recent hosting of the second room at Brighton Beach at Leicester University, playing a mixed bag of 1960s sounds. Doors are 10pm-2am, entry is £5. See more at the Brighton Beach website here.

Another Saturday event is the Cambridge Soul Collective do at the Fulbourn Sports and Social Club in the city. Resident DJs Max and David spin northern, modern soul, and R&B alongside guests Big Jon and Dave Halsall. Times are 8pm-1am, and its £5 entry.Tune_may_web_3

London can expect another dose of the Tune Up allnighter @ The Cellars, Newington Green Road. After the success of the first installment Smart Phil and Giordano once again spin plenty of ‘maximum strength boilers’ of the soul and Jamaican variety, with guests Dave Edwards, Dom Cater, Mischief and Paul Leney joining in the fun. 10pm-6am, £8 entry.       

And finally in Brighton on the Sunday is the Ska Jamboree at The Barfly (Gloucester Place). Live music comes from Crunch (featuring members of Madness), 80s girl-group The Dance Parade, and King Fu.  Special guest DJ is Preston of The Ordinary Boys, and photographer Gavin Watson will be doing a book signing. Doors are 7pm-3am; tickets are £8/10 From and the usual outlets.