Tickets are on sale for November 1st, 2019 HERE
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Magma Arts & Congress Centre, Avda. Los Pueblos, s/n, 38660 - Las Americas - Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Final information for those who are joining us in November 2019
Well not long now! I donít know about you, but I am ready for a holiday after all the rain we have had recently, and I am really looking forward to this one.
I leave for Tenerife on the 27th October to make sure that everything is set up for you all. So if you have any questions, please ask before then. I will be able to receive Emails in Tenerife, but I only check them every 3 or 4 days!
Many of you will have read this stuff lots of times before, so this newsletter is aimed at the VIRGINS but well worth a read by everyone.
From the bottom road where Music Hall Tavern, Sol Tenerife Las Palmaris etc
Just past Vivo - Sol Tenerife turn right at Larva Restaurant and follow that road to the top.
At the roundabout take the first left to the top of the road. Turn right and Magma is on the other side of the road
at the Monkey Bar turn right, go to the top of the road, and Magma is on the other side of the road
From the top road (The Columbus Hotel)
Come out of the hotel and instead of turning left to the beach, cross the road, and carry on that direction down the small hill with the bars on your left and golf course ( hidden) on your right
At the roundabout at the bottom, go straight across, up the small hill and at the top turn right and Magma is on the other side of the road
Please do not forget to take the confirmation (that was sent from Ticket Source) with you. It will be scanned in and you will be given your wristbands and programme.
You can check in at Magma on Friday afternoon between 1 and 5 pm , then every night or afternoon after that
We have soul nights every night from about 8 pm till 2. And afternoon sessions every day from 1 till 5.00. Details for DJs etc will be in the programme. Our all dayers start at 2 pm
Every year the local bars and clubs will try to cash in on Soul in the Sun. Things are very quiet in Tenerife and for this week every year bar owners become Northern Soul fans.
This is purely to try and tempt you into their bars, the week after they will be back to Karaoke bars.
You are of course free to go where you like, but I would ask you to support us at Magma Our DJS will not be playing in any of these bars so please support the proper soul DJs and their music.
Once again we will be having two rooms. The open air area will be used during the days, and at nights from 8 till midnight.
This area will be themed with everything from The Twisted Wheel to Modern Anthems.
The main inside room will be our usual mix of great Soul Sounds and will be open from 9 pm till 2 am.
All DJs and times are in the programme that you will get when you arrive along with your wristband.
We are having our Fancy Dress day on the Monday afternoon, starting at 2 pm, there is no theme, so you can use your imagination and come as anything you fancy!!!!
On Wednesday it is our Scottish Day which is always a great day. And this time we have got an all-day licence, so we will be starting at 2 pm and carrying on right through.
There are new rules governing under 18s in clubs. On arrival you must fill in a form which needs the parents passport number and the childís passport number.
Once the security have seen these, they will keep the numbers so that you neednít bring your passports each time, although you must fill a form in each time.
Anyone under 18 must leave Magma by 11 pm.
Some virgins often think that they wonít bother dressing up this year, they will see what itís all about and dress up next time!
They all say they wished that they had taken part, as they felt left out. So go on and get organised.
Our last ďofficial nightĒ at Soul in the Sun is Thursday 7th November is a ďShite Shirt NightĒ
Now the ladies are feeling left out, but when I suggested a Shite Dress night I was told ď Iím not wearing a shite dress for anybodyĒ which is fair enough.
So for you ladies lets call it a BLING NIGHT. (luminous bangles, flashing thingies etc etc)
The wristbands will be given out when you check in on your first night. They must be worn at all times in Magma. This will enable the doorman to spot anyone who is not with us trying to get in.
Iím sorry but they MUST be visible at all times, if the are too big, or two small, or you are allergic to them and cannot wear them on your wrist, you will have to dangle them round your neck as they must be easily on show.
Anyway, anyone not wearing one will not get served at the bar! If we see anyone inside not wearing a wristband, they will be asked to leave.
MUSIC & THE DJ's
Our music policy is SOUL, and you will be hearing all sorts ranging from Oldies, Modern, R&B, Tamla Motown, Crossover, Club Classics, 60ís, 70ís 80ís 90ís Y2K, and maybe even an odd Jazz Funk record, but all with one thing in common S O U L
All the DJs have been asked to mix it up, so we won't have to endure an hour of R & B (thank God) or indeed an hour of modern.
I guarantee that you will go away with a massive wants list. It was really nice the other year when a self-confessed oldies-only fan came up and said that we have opened his eyes to other soul music.
It was also nice when a ďmodernĒ guy said how much he had enjoyed listening to some of those oldies that you donít hear every day.
Like I always say to the DJs, "your job is to entertain the rest of the gang WHO ARE ON HOLIDAY, and it is not the time to try and impress people with a load of stuff that they will not have heard".
An odd one or two are great but no-one wants a full hour long session of unknowns when they are on holiday.
For something a little different check out the afternoon sessions. These are a great way to hear different music that we donít get to play at nights.
I think thereís nothing better on a nice sunny day than sitting outside, watching the world go by, listening to some great soul music in the company of like minded people.
Itís a great chance to meet some new friends as well.
Of course this is your holiday and you are free to come and go from ViVOS as you wish.
We all like to have a nice meal before we go out, and itís good to know that when we get to the venue, the music will be there for us, but please give a thought for the early DJs.
They are there for us, and we should be supporting them.
The temperature for the next fortnight in Tenerife is forecasted to be around 23 degs, which is spot on, so thereís no reason for it to change while we are there.
Letís hope it is, which for some causes another headache! If you are not accustomed to the sun it can be a real problem.
I suggest that if you tend to burn easily buy some P20 from Superdrug, or the duty free at the airport.
There is a similar one now called Calipso which is available from Body Shop and is half the price. You put it on in the morning just before you go out, and then forget about it.
Itís expensive but I reckon for those with delicate skin itís worth its weight in gold.
I always remember after one Soul in the Sun, one guy told me that he hadnít enjoyed himself, and that no-one had bothered talking to them.
I know this chap and had spoken to him most nights, but had never seen him go over and talk to any other people.
I think they expected everyone to run to them.
You only get out, what you are prepared to put in.
EVERYONE at Soul in the Sun wants to make more friends, so if you see another couple sat by themselves, go over and have a chat.
When you go into the bar, donít go and sit at a table by yourselves, go and sit with someone. I promise you that is what they are hoping for.
To finish withÖ
For those of you who have not been to Soul in the Sun before, you are going to have the holiday of a lifetime, I promise you.
You are going to meet loads of new friends, and it is going to cost you a fortune in Christmas Cards!
Eddy & Sugarlips