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odyssey19.jpg Groovin’ on the high seas

Let’s go funk, let’s go disco, and let’s do it on a mini-cruise. Stand by your sequins as Odyssey and Imagination grab their biggest hits and clamber aboard a DFDS ferry that’s bound for Amsterdam.

Here’s a weekend packing delights. You’ll spend Friday and Saturday aboard a lovely DFDS ferry and each night you’ll experience live thrills. On board and doing their thing (read: THANG!) will be Odyssey (pictured) and Imagination. Odyssey have a clutch of real classics under their sparkly belts including ‘Native New Yorker’, ‘Use It Up and Wear It out’ and ‘Going Back to my Roots’. Imagination meanwhile became international sensations in the 1980s with a sound that was slinkier than a pair of hush puppies. Their hits include ‘Body Talk’, ‘Flashback’ (my fave) and ‘Just an Illusion’ (probably your fave). And as well as the bands wheeling out all of their big guns there will also be plenty of DJ action in the on-board Columbus Club with DJs spinning the best in uptempo funk and soul. Oh, and in between all the partying you’ll also get to spend a day in Amsterdam. I’m sure there’s plenty of stuff you can find to do there.

North Sea Sounds 2019: Imagination & Odyssey, Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November, leaving from North Shields, from £94. dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-offers-and-deals/north-sea-sounds-2019/imagination-and-odyssey