DJ, producer and DMC World Mixing Champion Chad Jackson will be a star of the show, being organised to mark the switching on of the resort lights for the summer of 2018.
Chad, who was a resident DJ at the legendary Hacienda Club in Manchester, will be performing on stage on Saturday, July 28 between 6pm and 8pm, on the Central Promenade – during which the illuminations will be seen for the first time.
A regular on the British events scene, Chad was one of the architects of the newly emerging house music scene and in the past was a key influencer in making DJ mixing popular showcasing his eclectic taste with material from the likes of the Beastie Boys, Deelite and even Prince.
Of his visit to Mablethorpe, Chad said: “I love illuminations as they are such a quintessentially British thing and there will certainly be lots of good music, for dancing.”
The illuminations are organised annually by the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture with support from East Lindsey District Council, Mablethorpe and Sutton Town Council and Coastal Community Challenge (CCC) Big Local.
Main event organiser, Katie-Louise Green, is promising a great evening for all the family. “I always enjoy the atmosphere the Illuminations event brings to Mablethorpe, with families chilling on the promenade and children playing and dancing on the beach. We know how much our audiences love a variety of music to party away the evening too and so we have been inspired to bring two very talented DJ artists to the event. We’ve also got in store some fabulous street theatre acts to add that extra wow factor. The event is completely free and will end with a firework display to mark the start of the summer season and switch on for the illuminations, which will be kept on throughout the summer season.”
The theme for Mablethorpe Illuminations 2018 is a Neon Beach Party and we are holding a fancy dress competition with prizes for:
- Greatest Youngster Costume Award
- Most Creative Costume Award
- Cool Duo Costume Award
- Best Group Costume Award
To enter, we ask our audiences to post photos of themselves at the event on either our Magna Vitae Community Facebook page or Magna Vitae Instagram Page with hashtag #MaboBeachParty2018. Voting will close on Friday 10th August 2018. and winners announced on Monday 13th August 2018.