Too Darn Soulful! who will be running the Northern Soul sessions at The Weekender have been staging Northern Soul nights in Brighton since January 2014, though founder, Paddy Shevlin has been putting on Northern Soul events in Brighton since 1980.

Most of their events are staged at the super atmospheric Funkyfish Club in Brighton and their Bank Holiday sessions in May and August are now firmly established as highlights of the Northern Soul scene's social calender. For the last four years they have also staged sellout events at The Brighton Festival.

Many of the biggest names on the scene have featured as guest DJs including such luminaries as Ian Levine, Dave Evison, Glenn Bellamy, Tony Ellis and many, many more.

Last year Eddie Holman performed 'live' at The Funkyfish, but now they want to bring the party to Ireland!

Westport will get to see many of the DJs who have helped to establish Too Darn Soulful as well as a number of guests from all over the UK and Ireland. Together they will follow the them of celebrating 50 Years of Northern Soul.