Liverpool Disco Festival celebrated the 30th anniversary of Southport Weekender on our city’s thriving quarter, the Baltic Triangle.
After LDF’s success in October 2016, the World’s friendliest party, the Southport Weekender, teamed up with Hustle and SUNcéBeat to better Liverpool’s debut disco festival and mix it up with what makes the Southport Weekender so special.
On Saturday 6th May 2017, Camp and Furnace, Constellations and Hangar 34 played host to a weekend of disco and it was nothing short of electric.
Shanie, a festival goer, said: “I go to Southport every year.
“The vibes are amazing but Liverpool’s atmosphere is by far the best.
“I’ve met people at these festivals and I’m still friends with them now.”
Live performances from D-Train, Ultra Naté and a line-up of spectacular DJs from around the world helped set the vibe playing RnB, Soul, Jazz and Underground dance music.
Camp and Furnace showcased an iconic Southport Weekender powerhouse takeover with an epic performance from Ultra Naté and her dance anthem ‘Free’.
DJ Tony Humphries put on a four hour legendary Zanzibar show for the audience which without a doubt had everyone on their feet.
People from around the country travelled down just to spend one night celebrating with crazy 70s outfits, glitter faces and alcohol.
Included in the spectacular line-up was Ibiza party and world famous, Glitterbox, who performed in Camp and Furnace alongside their performers and dancers.
Constellations Garden opted for soul, boogie and house music presented by SUNcéBeat Croatia but the audience were spoilt with jazz-funk, reggae and deep house playing inside.
The festival was not short of the world’s most famous DJs.
Grammy winning DJ and producer, David Morales, performed an after party house set at Hangar 34 and in an interview with DJ Mag, he said,
“It’s a pleasure to be able to play some disco classics, happy feel-good records. It’s something that is missing from today’s music. I also threw in a couple of my disco reworks – it was fun recording the mix.”
The DJ has worked with stars such as Michael Jackson, The Spice Girls and Madonna, and he knew how to get Liverpool dancing until dawn.
The festival – which started at 12pm – went on until midnight and after parties included ‘Ghetto Disco’ at Constellations and ‘Hustle & Deep into Soul’ at Hangar 34.