Scarborough arts festival organisers Coastival plan a unique take on celebrations for the Jubilee.
Set as an alternative to traditional street parties, Funk the Jubilee will be a night of funk and soul at a Scarborough nightclub on Bank Holiday Monday June 4 from 9pm to 2am.
To be held at Bacchus on Ramshill Road, Funk the Jubilee will be a celebration of classic, funk, soul and disco, played on vinyl 45s.
Organiser Wendy Clews said: “The temptation of two bank holidays was just too much and we had to do something different, but special for Scarborough.
“If a traditional street party isn’t your cup of tea then head down to Bacchus for a night to remember!”
Coastival regular Tooley is hosting the evening. Aerosolik Records mainstay Daddy J, will be dropping some first class Jamaican tunes; John Mitchell is representing the Scarborough Northern Soul scene with a collection of soulful 70s and crossover sounds. Meanwhile, Mike Charlton, the latest addition to the collective, will “unleash” some rare funk and soul,
For his own set, Tooley has promised to dig into the Deep Funk crates and will also be pulling out some choice disco cuts to keep the party going with mix of funky dancefloor favourites.
Tooley said: “Bacchus is uniquely suited to a night of steamy funk and soul.”