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The North Lancs Soul Festival is a celebration of Soul Music in all its genres and this year’s Festival will mark the 12th staging of this Soul-packed weekend in the seaside resort of Morecambe in North Lancashire.

Held in Smokey O’Connors ‘Temple Of Soul’ this three roomed event features 30+ of the UK’s top national DJ’s who will be bringing you across the board Soul music from the cool choons of the 60’s through to hot modern soul vibes of the current day.

They’ll bring you Modern Soul, Northern Soul, 70’s Crossover, Motown, Funk, Soulful House and Dance plus Contemporary releases all reflecting the diversity of the current UK Soul scene - and in our ‘Collectors Room’ we encourage our DJ’s to dig out some lesser played choons ‘from the back of their box’!

Plus we also have a Special Guest joining us in 2018..

Arthur Miles

Como, Italy

Native born American based in Italy with a stunning repertoire stretching back over several decades.

Arthur has toured all over the world, both headlining and supporting artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Big Joe Turner and Edwin Starr.

He has released numerous of his own albums as well as appearing as guest vocalist on other artists releases.


Our Special Guest at NLSF 18 is Arthur Miles who will be performing at this years Festival

Arthur Miles was born in Indiana USA but now resides in Italy.

He has performed around the world as a professional musician since he was 14 and has enjoyed success in several musical fields as both a solo singer and as an in demand background vocalist.

He has released 12 solo albums throughout his career as well as providing guest vocals on many other compilation albums. His ‘BlueBoy’ album highlighted his gritty vocals through his interpretation of great Blues songs whilst in the UK at Modern and Northern Soul events, his ‘Helping Hand’ and ‘Trippin On Your Love’ still remain in demand..

Arthur’s forthcoming album, ‘The Language of Love’ will be released in 2017.


Three Days Three Rooms

30+ DJ’s!


Welcome Party

12.00noon to 2.00am


Celebration Saturday

12noon to 3.00am


Cocktail Soul

12noon to 1.00am


Festival DJs

The North Lancs DJ Collective features an unmatched list of DJ’s and radio presenters with eclectic tastes from the rare vinyl from the glory days of the Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and the Golden Torch through the club and underground Soul scene of the 80’s and 90’s.

We’ve done the Warehouse Parties and Rave scene as well as NuJazz, NuSoul and NuDisco - so you KNOW the music is going to be very tasty indeed.



Limited Discounted Early Bird Weekend tickets are available NOW so don’t delay in guaranteeing your access to the whole event. Three days, three rooms, 30+ DJ’s for just £15.00.

Once the Early Birds are gone, weekend Passes will revert to full price of £20.00 and will be available on a first come-first served basis.

Please note that with the ONLY appearance in the UK of the legendary Arthur Miles, we expect this event to SELL-OUT so don’t delay, get your tickets today!


The Temple of Soul

Dubbed ‘The Temple Of Soul’ this triple-decker venue will play host to a wonderful 3 days in May and welcome soul music fans from across the UK and beyond, with many making their annual pilgrimage to this famous seaside resort.

Lower Temple

A fabulous relaxed lounge bar with superb sound & video system and a very lively dance floor, just perfect for the NLSF mix of daytime across the board Soul music and 60’s 70s Soul, Motown & Northern at night.

Its also the ideal room for live performances and where Arthur Miles will be performing across the weekend.

Central Temple

The home of our ‘Collectors Room’ where you’re likely to hear the lesser played 45’s and album tracks - perfect for dancing or just sitting and listening! It has its own bar and dancefloor and to make your enjoyment complete there are redevlopments planned for this room in time for our 2018 festival

Higher Temple

Morecambe’s Modern Room where you’re as likely to find a 12incher as a 7! Soul music has evolved over the decades and this room celebrates this evolution from 70’s jazz funk through 80’s & 90’s Boogie, NuJazz, Soulful Dance to the NuSoul scene of today. BIG dancefloor, BIG sound system, BIG bar and a BIG BUZZ!


The resort of Morecambe lies on the North Lancashire coast and boasts unique sunsets and panoramas.

The festival is located in the heart of central Morecambe, a short stroll to the promenade all the resorts amenities.

Morecambe is easily reached by Road, Rail, Bus & Coach, and as a seaside resort has plentiful accommodation available with a range of options, all at competitive rates.




From humble beginnings, the annual North Lancs Soul Festival has grown in both stature and popularity.

Fortunately, we have been able to collate photographic memories from past Festivals and will continue to update these folders on an ongoing basis.

Take a look; bring back some very happy memories; and smile !

NLSF 2006