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WIN tickets to Hunstanton Soul Weekender




An award-winning soul music celebration is coming to Hunstanton – and two pairs of lucky Lynn News readers could be there free of charge!

The Soul Family Affair (SFA) – a runner-up in the prestigious 2019 Soul Survivors awards – takes place over the weekend of February 28-March 1 at the Searles five-star leisure resort.

It’s the brainchild of East Anglian DJ promoter Jamie Trundle and the weekend will be hosted by Lynn’s very own Mark Purdy along with Essex DJ legend Ian Reading.

Soul Family Affair at Hunstanton Searles (28344926)
Soul Family Affair at Hunstanton Searles (28344926)

The weekend will feature memories by the bucket-load with music from the heyday of clubbing in the 80s and 90s, along with generous helpings of today’s big club hits and dance floor fillers.

SFA attracts hundreds of people and this year’s special guests are Phil Fearon from Galaxy – one of the biggest disco acts from the 80s responsible for many dance floor favourites – plus ground-breaking radio and club DJ legend Greg Edwards.

Greg has helped to bring a new sound and approach to broadcasting, originally on Capital Radio, later BBC Radio One and now Mi-Soul Radio, and was instrumental in bringing soul music to the UK on a large scale.

Phil Fearon is at the Soul Family Affair (28344935)
Phil Fearon is at the Soul Family Affair (28344935)

Phil’s first chart success came with the Top 5 hit Dancing Tight in 1983 and over the next 15 months he chalked up a further four UK Top 40 singles, including the Top 10s What Do I Do and Everybody’s Laughing.

Phil’s last appearance in the UK Top 10 was with a cover version of Tony Etoria’s I Can Prove It in 1986.

He was also a member of pioneering Brit funk band Hi-Tension.

A selection of the UK’s finest DJs will be on hand to support Phil and Greg.

To book on site accommodation packages please call Searles directly on 01485 534211.

Weekend and day passes are also available, call 07950 468011.

We have two pairs of weekend passes up for grabs in our competition – worth £84 per pair. To stand a chance of winning, answer the question: In what year was Phil Fearon’s last appearance in the UK Top 10?

Send your answer on a postcard or sealed envelope – together with your name, address and contact details – to SFA Competition, Lynn News, 17 Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 1JN, to arrive by first post on Wednesday, February 12.

You can also email your answer to newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk and remember to put SFA Competition in the subject line.

Our winners will be contacted by the SFA organisers with details of how to take up their prizes.


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