A full line-up of brilliant party tunes and free live music* across 2 arenas. Whatever floats your boat, there’s bound to be something to make you boogie at Big Bang, including live bands playing modern rock and pop, and DJs spinning club classics and dance anthems. The Marquee will be open from 8pm until 12am and Fuelers Bar until 1am.
The DJs in the Marquee on Friday night will be from Funky Essex.
Broadcasting from the heart of Essex to Southend's young community on 103.7 FM. The Real Sound Of Young Essex.
The Narni Shakers take to the stage on Friday night in the Marquee.
The Narni Shakers have become legends in their field and are one of the UK’s most glamorous and esteemed dance groups.
Fueler's Bar (Friday)
The Black Market Band
Friday night in the Fuelers Bar at Big Bang will see The Black Market Band kicking up a storm. They are a five piece Indie Rock Cover Band based in the South East of England.
Imagine a complete rock festival, in a single act, and you will be some way into imagining the energy and variety which goes into a Black Market performance. Their refreshing approach to music sees them deliberately avoid many of the usual suspect songs. Instead, they tend to favour the 'left-field' songs found ever so slightly off the beaten track - but without being obscure! Of course, they still play well known songs, but also proudly offer something new and a little bit edgy.
From Classic Rock to Cool Indie Chic, the boys have it covered - playing many of the Indie and Rock covers you would expect, they stay contemporary by regularly adding to their repertoire when a newly released single fits the bill. Also known to make their own arrangements of classic pop songs to truly keep everyone interested, the Black Market band specialise in kick-ass songs that get people moving, singing along and generally partying. Rock fans are in for a real treat. Not to be missed.
The summer starts at Big Bang!
Saturday night in the Main Marquee sees the Big Bang Summer Beach Party! Break out those Hawaiian shirts and rad shorts - or grass skirts - if you have them. Just be ready to party all night long.
UK Beach Boys
Headlining the party are the UK Beach Boys who are undoubtedly Europe’s number one Beach Boys tribute act, having performed throughout the UK and Europe since their formation in 2002.
They re-create the superb sounds of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, performing totally LIVE without tracks or artificial backing, giving a true representation of the Beach Boys live music. They are also the ONLY Beach Boys tribute to have actually appeared with The Beach Boys themselves.
All the hits are there - Good Vibrations, Surfing’ USA, California Girls, Little Deuce Coupe and many more - not to be missed.
Blues Brothers Tribute Band
And before the UK Beach Boys take to stage, blues and soul fans are in for a real treat as the UK’s ultimate Blues Brothers Tribute Band will be shakin’ their tail feathers in the Main Marquee.
Jake and Elwood will have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it will be dark out, and they will be wearing sunglasses. See the boys sing and dance to all those great songs from the movie.
With Jensen D Groover as your Master of Ceremonies and DJ for the night - Saturday’s Summer Beach Party at Big Bang is simply gonna rock!
Fuelers Bar (Saturday)
You all know the words and you all know the dance moves, now join the party as four guys unite to bring you the ultimate 'boy band' experience. Saturday night in Fuelers Bar sees Undivided take to the stage to help you all enjoy a night in pure pop heaven and lose yourselves in a pulsating whirl of high energy dance moves and pop-tastic harmonies!
Featuring the hits of some of the biggest boy bands in pop history including Backstreet Boys, Take That, Boyzone, Westlife, Five and more. These boys are sure to give you a night you’ll never forget! They even include medleys from The Beatles and The Bee Gees - to remind us all that pop has a long history. For pop music fans of all ages.
Plus, between the boys' sets and afterwards - Karaoke with ‘Manilow Murphy’. If you think you can sing, Saturday night in the Fuelers is the place to be - let’s hear you.