The Planet Jive Summer Guide to Rock’n’Roll

It’s been a long time coming, but the sun is finally peeking it’s face from behind the clouds and our evenings are starting to get longer.

That means that we can dust off our glad rags on and get ourselves on the dance-floor once more!

The UK’s jive and rock’n’roll scene really gets going at this time of the year, with many acts coming off their winter breaks and organising tours around the country for the popular summer season. Home to dozens of exciting rock’n’roll bands, you can often find these groups playing at small halls and clubs across the country, but you might be interested to know that this old style of popular music is starting to gain traction with younger audiences.

Thanks to an aggressive college advertising campaign led by up and coming rock’n’roll bands, more and more young people are getting into the scene, so expect to see fresh faces at these upcoming summer events:

The Wildest Cats In Town Summer Show

The Wildest Cats in Town are one of the longest established rock’n’roll societies in the UK, having rocked out for an amazing 22 years! Their annual Christmas and Summer events are two of the highlights of the rock’n’roll scene and always play host to some of the most exciting acts in the country. This year’s Summer show is no exception with Hayden Thompson, The Comets, Jimmy Van Eaton and Rip Mastes taking to the stage in what should be a thrilling weekend of jive.

Where? Pontins Seaside Holiday Village, Lowestoft When? 4th-7th July 2019 from £165 including food and accommodation.

Ray’s Rocking Jamboree Weekender

Yet another full weekend (but at a more affordable price), this year’s Jamboree plays host to 12 rocking bands and 3 DJs who should offer plenty of thrills and spills for rock’n’roll addicts. There’ll also be a vintage car show and cruise on the Saturday, as well as a pool party with an Elvis impersonator, not to mention a whole host of vintage clothes stores and record stores. Artists this year include: The Jets, Johnny Horsepower, The Riot Rockers and The Rhythm Aces.

Where? Beachcomber Holiday Park, Grimsby When? 14th-1th June 2019 from £40 for the whole weekend.

2019 Enfield Pageant of Motoring

There’s a wonderful synergy at the moment between lovers of old cars, vintage clothes and rock’n’roll music, this event is a great example of all those things being brought together in one place! Hosted by Enfield and District Veteran Vehicle Trust, this is primarily a fundraiser for Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and its well supported by the local community. On offer this year is a fantastic fairground, plenty of live rock’n’roll music, fashion shows, dance classes and even an autojumble!

Where? Enfield Playing Fields, Enfield When? 25th-27th May 2019, £10 for adults, accompanies kids under 12 go free.