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Tropicana gearing up for a packed year of events

by mikebell on 2 February, 2018

The Tropicana, on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a multi-use events and entertainment venue, and 2018 is already shaping up with a great programme of events.

Since Banksy brought Dismaland to the venue in 2015, North Somerset Council has worked hard with local and national event organisers to bring a variety of arts, leisure and entertainment activities to the building, with something to suit all tastes and ages.

This weekend sees Craig Charles Funk and Soul show rolling into town with a sell-out event, and the music continues in March with Roots to Ragga and in April with a night of DJ sets brought together by the Shuffle Brothers.

Theatre is becoming a well-established feature at the Trop and this year’s shows include Last Man Standing in April, Panta Rei dance theatre in May, Living Spit returning in June and Instant Wit in the autumn.

Half term week sees Transend skate park take over the Trop for a week of skate, scooter and BMX action from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February. Then the Big Bang Fair science and engineering festival will be taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April before Funland returns in May for a summer of family rides and funfair entertainment.

July sees the Great British Gin Festival while the Stars of Time comicon returns at the end of August.


As well as the programme of events at the Tropicana, the council’s events team is also working on bringing together a fun-packed programme of air and ground displays for Weston Air Festival on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, along with lots of other activities and events on the seafront and at the Italian Gardens.

Residents can keep up to date on what’s coming up over the coming months at www.tropicanaweston.co.uk, on Facebook @TropicanaWeston and on Twitter @TropicanaWeston.

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