The last Southport Weekender is set to take place for the last time this May, end of an era as the ‘Worlds friendliest party’ comes to a close.

The long established southport event will take place for the last time this May with Weekender 52. The last gathering will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, Somerset, on May 8th, 9th and 10th.

The organisers said: “It is with heartfelt sadness that we are writing to you today to inform you that Weekender 52 at the superlative Butlins Resort in Minehead will in fact be the last. This is a decision undertaken by ourselves, due to numerous factors too deep to go into and most certainly not brought upon us by the wonderful staff at Butlins, quite the contrary, both our teams have worked tirelessly for six years now to make what we, press and more importantly you the customers all thought was the best Weekender in our 28 year history at Weekender 50 last May. We have always strived and done our best to bring you way beyond the seemingly possible and unexpected with yet another fantastic line up for Weekender 52, but sadly times have caught up and with rising costs and expectations we just cannot continue beyond this year.”

The event has moved around over the years from and gone through some name changes UpNorth in Berwick-upon-Tweed and then to Blackpool then Morecombe and finally to Southport where thet name was changed to the Southport Weekender.

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