Friday 27th - Monday 30th September 2024 @ Sandford Holiday Park (Parkdean) Near Poole, Dorset


Prices from £129.00 per person - 3 nights Accommodation at Parkdean's, Sandford Holiday Park with wristband for entry to the superb Showbar with Large Dance Floor & The Very latest Technology in Sound & Lighting making this one of the most sought after entertainment venues on the South Coast.

A Quality Rock & Roll Weekender in the heart of Dorset and accessible by Car, Bus & Train - call or email for details.

ONE OF OUR BIGGEST LINE-UP EVER ANNOUNCED FOR A VENTURE AWAY WEEKENDER 8 Live Sessions of Music from TOP UK Rock & Roll Bands including, The Super Talented "The Jive Aces" of Britain's Got Talent Fame, 

The Firebirds, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight, The Jets, The Kingcats, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, Rockin' The Joint & Thee Un-Named plus DJ's Teddy Boy Ty & Compere Glenn Darrren, Dance Tuition from Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah), Clothes Stall & More - Book Now for September 2024 - Deposit = £50 per person

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce a BUMPER 3 Night Rock & Roll Party Weekend in September 2024.



Check out the local area of Poole including the fabulous Harbour & Quay plus shops or take a boat trip to Brownsea Island, you could take a train trip from Wareham on the Classic Swanage Steam Railway, visit Corfe Castle, then there is Swanage itself, plus the spectacular Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove or venture a little further afield to the magnificent seaside resorts of Bournemouth & Weymouth all within 30 minutes of Sandford Holiday Park. 

All accommodation prices below include the wristband needed to access the Showbar for the weekend.






Join us in 2024 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The 4 Star Rated Sandford Holiday Park near the much sought after area of Poole in beautiful Dorset. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Showbar which has a Large sized Dance Floor ideal for the event.

Sandford Holiday Park

You can relax during the day in the Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi. Plus there are other activities including mini golf. Every Caravan has heating throughout the bedrooms and lounge as well as Fully Fitted Kitchens so you can self-cater and make your own food during your stay or you can visit The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant for an array of meals during your stay.

In addition to the bands & dance tuition with Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah), there will be a record stall as well as Vintage clothing/record stall present as well.

Eight Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Sandford 2024 including:

The Jive Aces

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video Bring Me Sunshine and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain's Got Talent, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band.

The in-demand sextet average 300 shows a year and have worked with Van Morrison, Keely Smith and performed for Her Majesty the Queen. They headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall and thousands of festivals, theatres, dance halls, etc, in 35 countries, including Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival, Trafalgar Square for the Olympics and major theatre tours in the USA.

The new albums "Diggin' The Roots Vol.1 Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" and "Vol.2: Hot Jazz" are a journey into the two branches of music that makes up the Jive Aces signature sound, proving that vintage music is very much timelessly classic.

Their performance at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival was listed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the festival's highlights.

The Jive Aces wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent with their show-stopping version of I Wanna Be Like You, which famously cheered up a grumpy Simon Cowell. Their BGT appearances have been seen by over 20 million. Their most popular music video, Bring Me Sunshine, is a viral hit with well over 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It is so uplifting that it has actually been prescribed by a doctor!

They've made hundreds of media appearances, including a residency on BBC Radio London and TV shows such as The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Strictly Come Dancing, Children in Need and Good Day Los Angeles. See videos and more at

What people are saying: Absolutely Brilliant!
That really put me in a good mood - Simon Cowell
True Showmanship! - Daily Telegraph

The Jets

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.

The Firebirds

A True 4 piece Rock & Roll band recognised as one of the finest Rock & Roll Bands in Europe. The Firebirds; Jim Plummer, Dan Plummer, Rich Lorriman and Paul Willmott are four first class musicians/vocalists able to cover the complete spectrum of music from the 1950s and 1960s, including rockabilly, doo wop, instrumentals and ballads.

Over the years, the band have a built a reputation in the country as the go to act when it comes to 50’s rock ‘n’ roll. This has led to the band being invited to perform alongside Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lonnie Donegan as well as the Holliday Sisters (Elvis’ original backing singers) to name but a few.

As well as being incredibly popular in the UK, they continue to enjoy success on the European rock ‘n’ roll scene and are regularly invited to perform at Europe’s top rock ‘n’ roll festivals as well as headlining sell-out tours.

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.

With the global commercial success of their back catalogue on music streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes, the band have embarked sell-out theatre tours across the USA as well as performing at music festivals across the country.

In addition, they have performed on tours of South America to packed out dance halls.

Their self-penned single ‘59 Ford has reached over 5 millions hits on Spotify and is recognised as a staple in any rockabilly collection.

The Kingcats

One of the UK's favourite Bands are making there way to Sandford in 2024.

This Five Piece band loves the music they play, and this is highly demonstrated when they are on the stage. The Kingcats know well how to keep a dance floor filled, in fact the only complaint might be from the dancers wanting a break.

There sound takes you back to the Sun Studio era, the Kingcats are not just a 50’s cover band, from from it. Their delivery of Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent classic to name but a few, as well as tracks of the lesser known artists of the time will have you thinking you are in Memphis 55’ but what sets The Kingcats apart is that when they strike up there self-penned numbers you will not be able to tell the difference.

No wonder this band is known as one of the hottest rock & roll bands around.

Rockin' The Joint

Rockin' the Joint are a 3 piece comprising members who have come together from other long standing premier rock and roll and jive bands.

Between them they bring a wealth of talent and experience playing in the UK and overseas. Band leader, founder member and lead vocalist Mike possesses a fine voice and ability on the guitar.  Drummer Jason also takes on some lead vocals, being an avid Elvis fan, and provides harmony vocals on many numbers. Newest member Gary on slap bass and harmony vocals, is also a great guitarist and songwriter. 

The group plays material from the 50's and 60's covering all the great artists from Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran to Elvis, plus some self penned tunes composed in the 50's style. The repertoire includes jive, strollers, ballads and doowop, plus a sprinkling of rockabilly. The set is designed to fill a dance floor! 

Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz

Venture Away is delighted to welcome back this fabulous band with their charismatic leader Glenn Darren, the Krew Katz are certain to get you on your feet dancing the night away. This quality Rock & Roll band from Nottingham is known and loved by many. 
This band are regulars at our Blackpool & Skegness weekends and we are delighted they are joining us in Sandford for another great performance. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Thee Un-Named

Thee Un-Named are making there debut at Venture Away Music Weekends at Sandford in 2024 - highly recommended by our Good Friend Glenn Darren - who are we to argue with Glenn's opinion on great up and coming bands??

Three Piece Band from Nottingham that are going to fill the Dance Floor for sure.

Make sure you do not miss this bands debut appearance at Sandford.

Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight

Good Rockin’ Tonight have established themselves as the UK's & all across Europe the No.1 rock ‘n’ roll show and a sensation wherever they appear. Their track record in show business over the last nineteen years speaks for itself.

This classy, fully professional four-piece group with the amazing talents of John O’Malley (vocals/lead guitar) regarded by fellow musicians to be one of the finest guitarists around today, Kurt Simms (vocals/double bass) and Daz Leggatt (vocals/drums) — have captivated audiences up & down the country and abroad with their very comprehensive range of rock ‘n’ roll music which includes commercial, Rockabilly, 3 part harmonised Doo Wop and of course their own compositions.




Dance Tutors

We are pleased to announce that Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah) will be in attendance throughout the whole weekend at Sandford. Join in the lessons from Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah) at Sandford Holiday Park & your lives could be transformed forever. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate dancer Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah) will teach you to move to the music. Venture Away are delighted to welcome Cool Moves Dance (Matt & Sarah) to Sandford in 2024 - dance tuition is Friday from 4pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm & Sunday 2pm - 4pm.

DJ FOR 2024 - DJ Glenn Darren & Teddy Boy Ty

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce that DJ's Glenn Darren & Teddy Boy Ty will be joining us at Sandford for the whole weekend playing all your favourite classic Rock & Roll tunes. Glenn & Ty are regulars on the Rock & Roll scene and are sure to fill up the dance floor till the early hours.

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Accommodation - Caravans

Sandford Holiday Park is a high class holiday park with excellent accommodation plus facilities for everyone. All the accommodation comes with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, bed linen, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, lounge with TV, Dining Table. The accommodation is a modern fleet of caravans and there is heating throughout each unit of accommodation. Please bring Towels with you for this weekend.

Prices - Sandford Holiday Park

Bronze Caravans - Standard accommodation with all the basic facilities needed to enjoy the weekend
Bronze Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £179 per person 
Bronze Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £159 per person
Bronze Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £149 per person
Bronze Caravan - 5 persons sharing = £139 per person
Bronze Caravan - 6 persons sharing = £129 per person

Silver Caravans - Newer versions of the standard caravans with Double Glazing and Central heating throughout - Great Value for money option for the weekend
Silver Caravan - 1 persons = £279 per person - Limited Availability
Silver Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £189 per person 
Silver Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £179 per person
Silver Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £159 per person
Silver Caravan - 5 persons sharing = £149 per person
Silver Caravan - 6 persons sharing = £139 per person

Gold Caravans are the top level caravans - many Gold caravans have Veranda's, En-Suites and are some of the latest models - for that added level of Luxury then this is the choice for you.
Gold Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £209 per person 
Gold Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £199 per person
Gold Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £179 per person
Gold Caravan - 5 persons sharing = £169 per person
Gold Caravan - 6 persons sharing = £159 per person

Luxury Lodges - Top of the Range Lodges with Veranda's, EnSuite Master Bedrooms and a high level of fixtures and fittings
Luxury Lodges - 2 persons sharing = £269 per person
Luxury Lodges - 3 persons sharing = £249 per person
Luxury Lodges - 4 persons sharing = £229 per person
Luxury Lodges - 5 persons sharing = £215 per person
Luxury Lodges - 6 persons sharing = £199 per person


To make a booking for any of the 2022 Venture Away UK music weekends 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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