Fri, June 21, 2024 - Sun, June 23, 2024

Blackpool International Soul Festival 7

Blackpool International Soul Festival 7

The 7th Blackpool International Soul Festival takes place over the weekend of June 21st-23rd 2024 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.


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Conceived in 2016, since then the festival has attracted many Northern Soul superstars from America, including Patti Austin, The Impressions, Little Anthony, Eddie Holman and Dee Dee Sharp.

For next year, we have a welcome return to the 3-day, 7-room weekender of the iconic female vocalist, Bettye Lavette.

Right now, the award-winning singer is busy promoting a brand new album, touring around the States to great acclaim and we are delighted to be able to bring this sensational vocalist to Europe.

Bettye’s show will consist of her in-demand recordings from the 1960s and 70s for labels including Calla, Karen, and Epic with several numbers never heard ‘live’ before!

Bettye will be backed by the excellent musicians, Snake Davis and the Suspicions who themselves will play a concert on the Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of being together!

The musical menu from the skilled team of DJs will range from fans’ favourites to the most esoteric sounds to thrill both dancers and connoisseurs alike.

For the 7th festival, we have added a brand new room featuring R+B from the sixties and that will run alongside our other rooms featuring Northern Soul, Motown, Jazz-Funk, Soulful Dancer, Rare Groove, Mod and Ska.

We will also continue with the very popular reunion sessions for legendary North-West clubs, The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca and the Manchester Ritz All-Dayers.
In the Opera House we have some surprises lined up to go alongside our ever-popular Q+A session and film show.

Advance 3-day tickets are now on sale from priced at £69 each for standard tickets to £149 for the limited edition VIP ones – please note that booking and restoration fees apply.

Just added! A special guest appearance

From Modern Soul sister, Connie Laverne! Connie will be performing her 1974 Modern Soul anthem ‘Can’t Live Without You’ live on stage for the very first time! 


A limited number of VIP tickets are available and include. 

  • Priority access
  • Private bar
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Meet the artist after the show (2 items only per guest can be signed)
  • Superior viewing from the North balcony 


Book an exclusive VIP package before it’s too late. 


A limited number of Wigan Casino Brochures are available to purchase.

Order yours today for just £7.50 including P&P

2023 Festival

Photos below: Richard Oughton

Photos below: Ian Davies

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Dates & Times

Fri, June 21, 2024

Sat, June 22, 2024

Sun, June 23, 2024

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