Sounds of the 60s Seaside Party
Pontins Pakefield, Suffolk Coast

4 Days

8th Mar 2019 - From £159 pp

MS3

Half price drinks

Great entertainment

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Overview

The Fortunes, Union Gap, The Moondogs, memories of The Four Tops and Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich are preparing a Spring blast at Pontins Pakefield, on the Suffolk coast, as we rock the weekend away to the sounds of the 60s. You’ll enjoy non-stop entertainment from Friday evening to Sunday evening and half-price drinks at this rockin’ party weekend. Over 40s only

Entertainment


The 1960s changed the world forever with bands like the Beatles, Stones, Hollies, Kinks and many more leading a musical revolution. One band who stood out for their colourful stage gear and inventive style was Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich. Between December 1965 and May 1969, when Dave Dee left the Group, they spent an incredible 141 weeks in the UK charts with 13 major hit singles. They really hit the big time early in 1968 with the flamenco guitars and the cracking of a whip in The Legend of Xanadu which became a No1 hit, charting for 12 weeks. Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich are still Touring in Europe and the UK and their much-praised stage performance is as dynamic as ever and they are truly one of the best vocal bands to come out of the 60s era.

Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett gained worldwide recognition when their first combined release Young Girl hit No.1 in the UK and No.2 in the USA in 1968. After several more hits, in 1971 the band parted company with Gary Puckett. In 1974 Young Girl was re-released in the UK and the new Union Gap was put together to promote the record which was yet again a smash hit. Eventually the band went their separate ways until in 1996 they relaunched the New Union Gap with Tom Harding on bass guitar and lead vocals. They were an instant success on the 60s circuit playing all the major festivals, theatres and holiday centres throughout the UK. The boys have worked extensively to put together a repertoire of classic songs from the 60s to 90s, which they perform either in the original form or in their own unique style – many of which appear on their albums This Time Around, Classics and By Request. The band – now known as Union Gap UK – have also perfected their distinctive concert sound, which make them stand out from the crowd.

The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim in 1965, when You’ve Got Your Troubles broke into the US and UK Top 10s. There followed a succession of hits including Here It Comes Again and Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again continuing into the 1970s with more global successful releases such as Storm in a Teacup and Freedom Come, Freedom Go. Other European hits such as Seasons in the Sun and Same Old Feeling followed culminating in a hit album in 1987 which sold 100,000 copies across the world. After five decades, The Fortunes still perform and are thrilling audiences worldwide with their fantastic harmonies and slick presentation. Michael Smitham, Bob Jackson, Eddie Mooney and Glenn Taylor have many years of live performance between them and promise audiences a night to remember.

Memories of The Four Tops are the ultimate Soul and Motown group who present a stunning floorshow of an extensive repertoire of hits from the legendary Four Tops. Featuring outstanding vocal harmonies and pulsating choreography, the group also perform a unique blend of classic R’n’B, Stax, Motown and Soul including classic hits from the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Drifters and more. This classy act have been wowing audiences all over the UK and Internationally with their energetic and evocative performance that guarantees a fantastic evening of music.

The Moondogs are a young, vibrant 3-piece cover band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the 50s and 60s. From the fantastic 50s Rock n Roll sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the 60s musical explosion from bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group et al. This trio will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation.

Pontins Pakefield

pontins pakefield club chalets

Pakefield is one of Pontins most peaceful resorts – set in a picturesque seaside spot near Lowestoft, with beautiful gardens and grounds. Seaside towns, beaches and unspoilt countryside are all on the doorstep, it’s a great place to unwind and relax. Enjoy entertainment every night and day PLUS a choice of bars and eateries, an indoor swimming pool, snooker, pool, darts, short mat bowls, 9-hole pitch & putt, tennis court and more.
Chalets are all single storey and situated on level ground, in landscaped grounds just a short stroll from the main facilities and car parks. All chalets have TV, tea⁄coffee making facilities, heating, double glazing, en suite bath⁄shower & toilet, bed linen & towels and electricity is provided.
Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the buffet-style cafeteria with views over the grounds to the sea.
Upgraded Club chalets are available which are arranged in a garden setting and have sliding patio doors. Club chalets also allow an early 2pm check-in.

pontins pakefield swimming pool


pontins pakefield aerial view

Included


  • Half-price drinks all weekend - house beers & spirits, wine by the glass, pumped soft drinks & mixers lunch times & evenings from Friday night to Sunday night

  • Full entertainment programme

  • 3 nights en-suite chalet - £159pp
    club upgrade available - £189pp

  • 3 breakfasts & 3 dinners

  • Bed linen and towels included

  • Free parking