TROPICANA UPCOMING EVENTS
We’ve got a diverse and exciting programme of upcoming events coming up throughout the year at the Tropicana. This unique venue has hosted such global superstars as Hollywood legends Laurel and Hardy and world-renowned street artist Banksy over the decades, and now offers dynamic and flexible indoor and outdoor events for a diverse range of art forms.
Join us for live music, theatre, comedy, funfairs and circus by the sea. Let the carnival begin!
Read on to whet your appetite…
Trevor Nelson - Soul Nation
A night of classic Soul and R+B
Friday 25th January 2019
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On Friday the 25th of January the Pioneer of the UK Urban Scene and multi-award winning DJ royalty - TREVOR NELSON - will be heading to the West Country for a night of Classic R&B and Soul LIVE in the New Year.
Announcing a rare date at Weston-super-Mare’s legendary Tropicana venue on 25th January 2019, Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation will be packing the hall with the irresistibly slick and smooth stylings of the R&B king.
With a career that has spanned decades and genres, Trevor Nelson holds an irrefutable cornerstone in UK music history. From his very beginnings on London pirate radio nurturing what would become Kiss FM, through to his work on The Soul Show and his prime-time BBC Radio 1/ R1 Extra weekend stints, Trevor has introduced listeners across the nation to cutting-edge sounds from the worlds of Soul, R&B, Reggae and beyond.
Immediately identifiable as a much-loved presenting personality too, Trevor joined the ranks of MTV in 1998 to host their flagship R&B show ‘The Lick’ for 11 years on MTV Base (which remains the channel’s longest running show to date), whilst also being granted the honour of hosting the first ever MTV Africa Awards from Abuja in Nigeria.
A hugely successful DJ both in the studio and behind the decks, Trevor has released a number of hit compilation albums including: INCredible Sound of Trevor Nelson, The Soul Nation, several “Lick” compilations, The Trevor Nelson Collection, and most recently his Trevor Nelson Club Classics.
In recognition of his years of dedicated service to the music he has committed his life to, Trevor has won numerous plaudits throughout his career including 4 MOBOS, the Special Gold Lifetime Achievement award for his services to broadcasting at the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards, and even an MBE for his work with the millennium volunteers.... See MoreSee Less
15TH FEB 2019
Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare // Weston-Super-Mare
Tickets - https://www.seetickets.com/event/dreadzone/the-tropicana/1280483
One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.
In 2018, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show - a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on new album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic.
Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label. The album stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release in 2017 – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts.... See MoreSee Less