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New LGBT-friendly weekender to hit Sussex seaside in new year

By Attitude Magazine

A brand new, very LGBT-friendly weekend festival is coming to the seaside town of Bognor Regis in the new year, with the teams behind some of London’s best-loved gay nights and venues teaming up to provide the fun festivities.

With those behind Guilty Pleasures at the helm, The Mighty Hoop-La will take place at Butlins’ site by the sea in Bognor Regis from February 26-29 next year, with queer-friendly alternative forces including Sink the Pink, Rebel Bingo, Ultimate Power, Cat Face, End of the World Party, Fleetmac Wood, Horse Meat Disco, Morning Gloryville, Rebel Rebel and R&She all representing.

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Flying in especially from California to headline on Saturday night are dazzling US headliners En Vogue (below), the R&B group known for their string of brilliant hits including Don’t Let Go (Love), My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get it), Hold On and Free Your Mind.

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The Friday night headliner will be US outfit disco house outfit Hercules & Love Affair. The act, best known for sleeper hit Blind featuring Antony Hegarty, are made up of a revolving door of singers and producers, but always with core founder, DJ Andy Butler at the helm.

Also announced to perform: Rozalla, Corona and Baby D. Did someone say 90s dance party?


The Guilty Pleasures crew are at the helm of the festival, and have been filling KOKO for over ten years with their celebration of all that is fun about pop. Here’s who else they’ve enlisted:

REBEL BINGO: have been taking their anarchic bingo show to venues and festivals around the world with international success.
ULTIMATE POWER: bring power ballads and ‘the greatest songs ever written’ to the masses.
CAT FACE: is a party. They draw cat faces on your faces and then dance to party music.
END OF THE WORLD PARTY: if the world was ending and this was your final night on earth, what tunes would you like to hear? The tunes that are played are picked by you, the crowd.
FLEETMAC WOOD: a remix project and party dedicated to Fleetwood Mac. Expect lots of… Fleetwood Mac.
HORSE MEAT DISCO: a much loved, world renowned London gay disco now in its tenth year.
MORNING GLORYVILLE: an immersive early morning dance experience – eschew the gym for a rave up!
REBEL REBEL: London’s legendary gay indie disco
WE LOVE POP: London’s foremost pop night playing 90s to noughties to now.
TOO SLOW TO DISCO: Berlin’s yacht pop night and acclaimed compilation series.

For tickets and accommodation packages, visit The Mighty Hoopla website.