The first May Bank Holiday Weekend is already shaping up to be a bumper party bonanza with the Spring Northern Soul and Motown Weekender at The Blackpool Tower from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May, Clubland Live Weekender at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Blackpool FC’s last home match of the season at Bloomfield Road on the Saturday and Pier Jam at North Pier on the Sunday. If that wasn’t enough, a fifth big event is now taking place!
Despite the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) not running the formal Young Farmers event for 2019, on a Facebook Event Page over 5,000 people have declared themselves going and nearly 4,000 interested to a gathering of young farmers which aims to recreate much of the magic of the official occasion. This has been complemented by articles in the agricultural press such as Farmers Guardian and FarmingUK.
Yorkshire YFC member John Houseman got the ball rolling and things are really starting to take shape, with many flagship Blackpool Central bars such as Revolution, Yates, The Counting House, Wetherspoons’ The Layton Rakes and our good friends Walkabout and Popworld all giving the Young Farmers reunion their backing. Pubbing and clubbing will also be taken up a notch with Radio 1’s DJ Chris Stark appearing at Revolution on the Saturday.
This time around, the unofficial get-together of young farmers also sees attendees encouraged to make a donation online to the two nominated charities: the National Air Ambulance and Blackpool RNLI. With young farmers set to be welcomed to Blackpool from all four corners of the UK, our stance here at Weekend Blackpool, part of Little Touches® Hospitality, is that as a resort we should embrace the hard-working young farmers on their big weekend, with the view to tempting them back with their families to enjoy all that Blackpool has to offer in years to come.