Fun for all the family at mini festival at The Palm in Sunderland

Tiny dancers can enjoy some top tunes at a mini festival being staged at a city venue.

Sunday, 8th August 2021, 4:55 am
Palm Sunday takes place on August 15

Palm Sunday is being staged at The Palm in Hylton Riverside on Sunday, August 15 and promises fun for all the family.

Featuring six DJs, singers, a sax player, dance troupe, a confetti cannon and food vendors, it’s set to bring festival vibes to the venue’s Beach Box outdoor area.

It’s being staged by Forever 54 events who usually host the site’s Saturday entertainment as part of a series of club nights across the region.

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Michael Lane, a former Chambers DJ who set up the club brand, said Palm Sunday was a great way for parents to enjoy music with their little ones.

"Usually when we have nights like this it’s for over 18s, but this means people can bring their kids and they can all experience a music event together,” he explained.

Michael says it’s great to be back behind the decks performing to people in person, rather than being confined to streaming events.

He said: “Like a lot of DJs I took to streaming during Lockdown and managed to get a good following with events featuring world-class DJs which can still be seen on our YouTube channel, but there’s nothing like performing in person.”

DJ Callum Christie

Music on the day will be a mixture of house, disco and funk.

Michael will be behind the decks himself, with sets also being performed by Ryan McDermott, Liam Connor, Callum Christie, John Hepworth and Steve Burnikell.

There will also be vocal performances from Beth Hopper and Livia Bead, with Davy Sax on the saxophone.

Forever 54 creator and DJ Michael Lane

*Palm Sunday takes place at Beach Box at The Palm, Hylton Riverside, on Sunday, August 15 from 2pm to 8pm and is open to all ages. Entry is free to the event. Donations on the day will be made to Cancer Research UK.

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