Liverpool Disco Festival are proud to reveal their next artists starring on Saturday May 6th, joining forces with the 30th anniversary of the legendary Southport Weekender. With local disco exponents Hustle and Croatian icons SUNcéBeat, they have all come together to present a beautiful weekend of music in the city’s resplendent Baltic Triangle.
The Southport Weekender remains a seminal and celebrated event which has helped shaped the UK’s festival scene, one of the most influential festivals whose influence and music-blueprint extends around the world. They have booked pretty much every essential live act and DJ across the house, disco, jazz, funk and soul spectrums, and are weaving their magic – embracing all three decades of it this year – into the Liverpool Disco Festival’s second event in the city. Set in the Baltic Triangle – Liverpool’s thriving cultural quarter – the festival takes place at Constellations, the Camp and Furness, Great Baltic Warehouse, New Bird Street Warehouse, Hangar 34 and 24 Kitchen Street.
Taking over the Camp and Furnace, Glitterbox is one of the world’s most flamboyant and hedonistic parties. The club experience is enhanced by dancers and performers, but the crowd are always the true stars of the show – open-minded, passionate, and encompassing all ages, colours, genders and sexual orientations. In 2016, Glitterbox reached a new high in Ibiza, with Fridays at Space seen as the very best nights on the island. Over in London, Glitterbox continues to sell out Ministry of Sound and the party is returning to We Are FSTVL and Defected Croatia this summer. Glitterbox is making a rare adventure outside of London and coming to Liverpool for a very special show.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s first superstar DJs, David Morales grew up during dance music’s most influential era and frequented its legendary clubs such as The Loft and the Paradise Garage in NYC. He has remixed and produced everyone from Mariah Carey to Michael Jackson and the Pet Shop Boys to Jamiroquai, with a unique mercurial touch which has influenced his long running Def Mix label and agency. David is playing a disco set and after party house set at the festival, illustrating his vast depth of knowledge between and across the genres.
Next up is DJ Jazzy Jeff who has been wowing the world with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility for many years. The revered multiple Grammy and American Music Awards nominee is a pioneering turntable tactician, famed for his technical ability as much as his tune selection; he is most certainly a magnificent addition to the weekend.
And the beating heart of Glitterbox himself, Simon Dunmore, also joins the festival. The founder of Defected Records, one of the world’s longest running house music labels, continues to develop both brands in new and exciting ways. Simon himself continues to spin across the world, bringing his decades of acumen and experience to Liverpool.
They join the already announced D-Train and Ultra Naté live, plus DJing are Tony Humphries (4hr Zanzibar set), Joey Negro, Jellybean Benitez, Danny Krivit, John Morales, Nicky Siano, Mr Scruff, DJ Spen, Karizma, Rahaan, Al Kent, Lenny Fontana, Graeme Park, Jamie 3:26, Red Greg, Mark Seven, Get Down Edits, Neil Pierce, Craig Smith, Ronnie Herel, Terry Jones, Bigger, Andy Davies, Paul ‘Bozak’ Morrissey, Davide Fiorese, Mark Stone, Paul Stuart, Natasha Kitty Katt, James Morgan, Jimmy Allen, Gavin Kendrick, Kamma, Masalo, The Queen and Disco, No Fakin’ DJs, Groovement Soul and Ghetto Child DJs.
The Baltic Triangle is a historic city central area, which is enjoying a burgeoning renaissance, and is now the city’s thriving cultural quarter. Just a stone’s throw from the Albert Dock – Liverpool’s World Heritage Site – and an abundance of fine bars, restaurants and shops, the Triangle has been reclaimed and resurrected by a growing colony of creative people and independent venues. Many boutique hotels and apartments are nearby for anyone wanting to stay over during the festival. Get your tickets here