2019 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender


ROCKIN' @ THE SAVOY - 4th Annual Blackpool Weekender

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November 2019

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£169.00 per person - 2 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 5 Live Sessions of Music, DJ, Dance Tuition, Razzle Dazzle Clothes Stall & More - Book Now for 2019 - Deposit = £50 per person



Come & Join Venture Away Music Weekends at Blackpool for a Great Rock & Roll Weekender. We have booked 5 of the very best Rock & Roll Bands available in the UK today. Bands already booked to appear include - The Firebirds, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, The Downtown Daddyo's, The Jets & Debra June & The Rockin' Tunes - this is a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 250 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2019.

In addition to all the Bands we have a specialist Rock & Roll DJ for the weekend with superb music from DJ - Big Dave from Nottngham throughout the weekend, plus dance tuition on Friday (4-5pm) & Saturday (10am - 1pm) from Strictly Jitterbug. We are pleased to announce that DJ Big Dave plus Strictly Jitterbug will be in attendance in 2019.
Join us in 2019 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool & the hotel is located on Blackpool seafront. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Warbreck Ballroom which has a good size Dance floor ideal for the event.

In addition to the bands & dance tuition there will be a record stall as well as Vintage clothing/record stall present as well - this is being provided by Razzle Dazzle..
Five Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool 2019 including:
The Downtown Daddyo's - Returning by Demand

THE DOWNTOWN DADDYO'S - joined Venture Away Music Weekends for our first Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool back in 2016 and put in a scintillating performance, the band returned again to Blackpool in 2018 and once again put on a brilliant show, they are quite literally one of the very best Rock & Roll Bands in the UK today.  Don't miss another show stopping performance from this superb band.

Based in Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool, UK The Downtown Daddyo's perform songs from the 1950's from memorable artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Carl Perkins, Johnny Preston, Bobby Darin, Johnny Ray and Louis Prima to name a few.

With a wealth of knowledge on Rock'n'Roll music the band endeavour to play their songs with the intention of making you either tap your feet or get up on the dance floor and jive the night away whilst enjoying the music of a much appreciated and well followed era. 'The Downtown Daddyo's have already received much acclaim from Rock'n'Roll clubs, weekend festivals, and all-day events where they have played and have had superb reviews in the rock'n'roll music press

The Firebirds

Recognised as one of Europe’s top Rock n Roll bands The Firebirds are Jim Plummer, Dan Plummer and Jason Bryant three first class musicians/vocalists able to cover the complete spectrum of music from the 1950s and 1960s, Rockabilly, Harmonised Doo Wop, Instrumentals, Ballads, and self-penned number’s.

 To date, the band have released three singles and twelve albums. The last five recorded in their own studio and on their own label ‘Rockville Records’ include a Rock’n’Roll Special with Linda Gail Lewis the sister of ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee, and two Doo Wop albums – the second featuring guest vocalist Den Hegarty of ‘Darts’ fame. All our merchandise and albums are available worldwide as well on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

In 2000 the band made their first trip to the USA playing venues in Memphis and Las Vegas, and in 2002 were honoured to be invited back to play at the Carl Perkins Civic Centre in Jackson, Tennessee. This huge event marked 50 years of the Sun record label and the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis.

The Firebirds have played the Paris Music Festival and Corporate functions in Switzerland, Italy and Denmark.   At home, the Corporate events, amongst others, saw the band entertaining guests for the Priory Group, the David Lloyd Leisure Company and the Royal College of GP’s Annual Ball. 

More recently, the band visited South America for the first time playing to sell-out crowds across Brazil. this tour coincided with the release of their latest album in which the band have emulated the original sounds of the 50’s and 60’s with jukebox classics.

All albums including the latest album release, ‘High Fidelity’ are now available from Rockville Records

The Jets

THE JETS secured a major recording contract with media giants EMI, achieving phenomenal success. Scoring hit records around the world, " Love Makes the world go round"," Yes tonight Josephine" "Rockin around the Christmas tree" appearing on hundreds of TV shows, and featuring in national BBC and ITV Dramas. The ultra talented Cotton Brothers, have thrilled audiences professionally since 1980. Having performed alongside Sir Cliff Richard, Shakin Stevens, Meatloaf, the Police, Boy George, Madness and even Led Zeppelin! With over an amazing 2000 live shows to their credit, THE JETS never fail to deliver a sensational show.

Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz

The Charismatic Glenn Darren Leads this superb band who are returning to Blackpool by demand after there excellent performance in 2018 - the band will be opening the weekend with some Good Old Classic Rock & Roll Tunes. Glenn will be ably supported by his other 4 backing members. Glenn always delivers superb vocals and is sure to pack the dance floor out once again.


Debra June & The Rockin' Tunes
Band Members
Debra June,Colin Smith,Simon Neale,Jo Neale.Robin Hill,Mal Burgess


Dance Tutors
We are pleased to announce that Alistair Fitzgerald from Strictly Jitterbug will once again be in attendance throughout the whole weekend at Blackpool. Join in the lessons from Alistair at Blackpool & your lives could be transformed forever. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate dancer Alistair  will teach you to move to the music. Venture Away are delighted to welcome back Strictly Jitterbug to Blackpool in 2019 - dance tuition is Friday from 4pm - 5pm & Saturday 10am - 1pm.

NEW DJ FOR 2019 - DJ Big Dave - Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce that DJ Big Dave from Nottingham will be joining us at Blackpool for the whole weekend playing all your favourite classic Rock & Roll tunes. Big Dave is a regular on the Rock & Roll scene and is sure to fill up the dance floor till the early hours.

All rooms in the hotel are En-suite and come with Colour T.V, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Biscuits, & Towels. All rooms are available on a Half-Board basis so breakfast & evening meal is included. Choose from a wide range of breakfast from the buffet in the mornings, and a selection of hot and cold food for a 3 course evening meal.
Enjoy a 2 night stay on a half-board basis plus all the above entertainment for just £169.00 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit = £50 per person.
No single supplements for the first 15 single rooms - £30 per room thereafter
Seaview Rooms £20 supplement

To book please call 01305 750797

All Deposits are non-refundable. All balances are due 8 weeks prior to the event, we are unable to refund final balances that have been paid within 8 weeks of the event.
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