JazzCotech International Weekender 2016
We are proud to present the third JazzCotech International Weekender!
This is a Weekender with a difference – For party people, Clubbers and Music Lovers who like to get down and party to good quality JazzFunk, Boogie, Afro, Latin and Dancefloor Jazz, with top DJs in Perpignan, South of France, The centre of the world.
The JazzCotech International Weekender brings together 3 of the UK’s most iconic club nights of recent years in sunny Southern France in the pleasant Catalan town of Perpignan on the French/Spanish border, with nearby beaches, mountains, a host of amazing venues and wonderful, like-minded people!
As well as club sessions on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will also have a day of Dance classes, plus daily Lunchtime sound systems, so why not come and make a special holiday of it and join us in the sun? It's not expensive, and on top of this, we have negotiated cheaper deals for Weekender goers at hotels and restaurants in Perpignan, so you should be able to do this for roughly the same price as attending a Weekender in the UK. You know it makes sense!
29 SEPTEMBER-2 OCTOBER 2015, AT THE CASA MUSICALE, PERPIGNAN FRANCE
(http://www.casamusicale.net/) The venue is very central, and about a 5 minute walk from the central Square, Place de la Republique.
MAIN EVENTS: The weekend will consist of soundsystems and dance classes during the day and club sessions in multiple venues by night (except the legendary Shiftless Shuffle which will take place as it does traditionally on Sunday afternoon) with a fantastic lineup of UK and international DJs. three of London's most iconic Jazz Dance club nights of recent years, each with a music policy relating to a different facet of Jazz dance, so we have:
"WEAK AT THE KNEES" (JazzFunk; Deep Boogie; Rare Groove)
An all-you can handle selection of the deepest Boogie …
"MESSIN" AROUND" (Latin, Soul, Disco, Brazilian and a touch of Jazz with a live Dance performance by your hosts, the JazzCotech Dancers and guests)
"SHIFTLESS SHUFFLE" (Dancefloor Jazz: Fusion, BeBop, Afro, Swing, hard JazzFunk)
On the Saturday afternoon there will be dance classes with leading European teachers.
There also be daytime events in suprise places.
In the days surrounding the festival itself there will also be plenty of other events taking place and as well as all this happening in the town itself it is worth trying to find time to explore the surrounding countryside with mountains and beaches in close proximity littered with beautiful medieval villages. You may want to consider staying longer...
TRANSPORT IN PERPIGNAN: Perpignan is a very small town and the majority of the centre is pedestrianised so it is easy to walk to and from the venue or other events - no taxis or public transport are really needed. There is a bus that costs under2€ to the nearby beach at CANET PLAGE which is 7.5 miles away and takes about 20 mins. Information on bus times and where to catch them will be provided nearer the time to ensure accuracy,
WEATHER: Perpignan is the sunniest place in France, and the weather should be between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius..
FLIGHTS: It’s difficult to quote on the prices of flights, as that depends when you book - the earlier the cheaper. As you get nearer the flight time and the plane gets fuller the prices go up, so if you book early Perpignan airport is just a few miles out of town with a bus direct to the town centre (15 mins) costing under €2. There are also nearby airports at GIRONA (just across the border in Spain) Beziers, and Carcassonne, which are all about an hour away. Please be sure to contact us on https://www.facebook.com/jazzcotechweekender to discuss this, we are happy to help.
RYANAIR DIRECT TO PERPIGNAN AIRPORT:
LONDON (STANSTED) - PERPIGNAN
Note: bus directly outside the terminal building goes into town costs less than 2 Euro, duration approx 15/20 mins.
RYANAIR TO BARCELONA (GRO) - GIRONA (SPAIN). FLIGHTS FROM:
NOTE: BARCELONA (GRO) IS THE CHEAPEST FOR CAR HIRE AS IT IS JUST ACROSS THE BORDER IN SPAIN.
RYANAIR UK TO CARCASSONNE AIRPORT:
LONDON (STANSTED) - CARCASSONNE
EAST MIDLANDS - CARCASSONNE
BOURNEMOUTH - CARCASSONNE
LIVERPOOL - CARCASSONNE
Note: Bus from airport direct to train station 5€, then train to Perpignan approx cost €20 (£17) duration approx one hour.
RYANAIR UK TO BEZIERS:
MANCHESTER T3 - BEZIERS
LONDON (LUTON) - BEZIERS
EDINBURGH - BEZIERS
BRISTOL - BEZIERS
Note: Free bus to train station, and then train to Perpignan approx cost €16 (£13) duration approx one hour.
We have various preferential discounted deals for Jazzcotech festival goers. The estimated price will range from €45 (£37) a night upwards depending on quality. See the facebook page for details.