Soul weekend moves from Reading to Weston-super-Mare as organisers expand event

PUBLISHED: 20:00 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:33 27 July 2017

Music fans at a previous Licks 6 - Rhythm Assembly event.

Music fans at a previous Licks 6 - Rhythm Assembly event.


A soul weekend with more than 20 DJs taking part has moved from Reading to Weston, as organisers needed a bigger venue for the ever-expanding event.

Licks 6 Rhythm Assembly will take place on the Grand Pier over two days in August, where people can enjoy R&B, reggae and hip-hop music from 25 DJs.

The event is in its sixth year, and has always taken place in Reading in the past.

Organiser Hugh Haughton said: “We have outgrown the capacity of the venues in Reading.

“We had to find something we can grow into, and find a new home where we can see the event being for the next six to 10 years.

“It was a long search to find Weston. Other venues we looked at in Reading and the South East were either not the right size or could not cater to the whole weekend.

“Weston ticked all the boxes. The pier is a great venue, both for its location and how easy it is to find accommodation nearby.”

Licks 6 promises to have a range of music for people to enjoy, and people from all over Europe have already booked tickets.

Licks 6 Rhythm Assembly will take place on the Grand Pier, in Marine Parade, on August 11 from 4pm to the early hours of the morning the following day, and then it restarts again at 1pm on August 12.

Tickets, priced £20 for the Saturday or £40 for the whole weekend, are available from

It is only open to people aged 30 and above, and there will also be an event at Legends, in Beach Road, on August 13 from 1-10pm .

The Mercury has teamed up with the organisers to offer two pairs of tickets to the whole weekend, and two pairs for the Saturday.

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