Suzi Dixon from BournemouthNews.info rounds up the best places to go this big weekend
Masterclass: Todd Terry at Canvas
Tonight’s live music offering at Canvas on Poole Hill is a sure-fire summer party starter. Todd Terry is a Grammy nominated DJ who has crossed over from clubland to the charts and back again. The Brooklyn native hit the big time in England in 1988 with classic tracks A Day In The Life (released on Ministry of Sound’s label), Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies and Royal House. A deal with Mercury Records led to the creation of the dance anthem Keep On Jumpin’, featuring super-divas Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown.
If that doesn’t get your heart pumping and your feet Jumpin’, I feel sorry for you.
Welcome to the church of house music presided over by Todd the God. Are you a believer?
Tickets are sold out but check Facebook and Gumtree for resales for this annual extravaganza of sporting celebrities and party people. There are 12 arenas housing 30,000 revellers, some of whom will be glamping for a unique festival experience. In the V.VIP Lounge you can snack on chicken and sip cocktails while you enjoy pitchside views. Good luck with the ticket hunt!
Bank Holiday weekend is a marathon, not a sprint, so Saturday is traditionally family day. But be sure to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! We recommend being one of the first to sample Mighty Claws Adventure Golf, 18 holes of fun themed miniature golf at Playgolf, near the hospital. Afterwards, jump on a bus to Poole and head to Taco Bell on the High Street. Its new menu launches at 3pm and the fiery tacos, burritos, crunch wraps, loaded fries, Quesadillas and nachos will lift your spirits and give you a boost for the rest of the weekend’s activities. Tacos start at just 99p so you can feed your whole crew for less than the price of a shop sandwich.
Bump N Hustle is a Bournemouth nightlife legend, 25 years and counting… and its thriving in its relatively new home of Bar So, with Bank Holiday Sunday events that people look forward to all year. This May, there are three rooms of funk and dance, featuring Groove Assassin; Angelo Ferreri, DJ Bigger; Simon Schoolboy Phillips, Kevin Fernando and more.
The Fun Lovin’ Criminals are just back from a successful UK tour; but frontman Huey Morgan can’t get enough of the Canvas crowd on Poole Hill. He will be continuing celebrations of the 21th anniversary of their debut album Come Find Yourself with a funk/blues/soul/latin set that boasts a sound that is uniquely timeless three decades on.
Frontman turned Sony Award winning BBC radio broadcaster Huey said: “Of course we want everybody to come along for the ride, we wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for the fans. Bigger the party the better, so come join us!”
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