Sister to Moma Beach Bar, this year we find ourselves once again at the Lua Bar in Mojacar. We have been here for the last 4 years and it seems a firm favourite with the early arrivees, so we thought we would stick with it!
The Lua Bar sits right on the promenade overlooking the Med, the venue enjoys open air spaces where the music can be heard loud and clear. Surrounded with modern yet contemporary furnishings and lush palms, our guests can enjoy their first night under the stars, taking in the balmy temperatures. Around Midnight the moon is high and reflects off the sea adding to the ambience provided by the selected DJ)
It's an easy to find venue with local hop on hop off buses passing right up until midnight. There are several restaurants en route, and as we don't kick off till 9pm, there is plenty of time to eat before the weekender begins. (The Restaurant has undergone a complete refurbishment in 2016)
First record up, as is traditional, Billy Stewart - Look Back and Smile. For the first timers, we welcome you to the meet and greet where you can meet up with old friends and make new ones along the way. To our return guests, as you well know, the Weekend begins here!
Moma's Beach Bar is a modern contemporary venue opposite the Mediterranean Sea, with a state of the art sound and lighting equipment that allows guests to sit outside on the large terrace whilst the music is pumped out to them.
Their terraces contain lots of traditional Moroccan and Spanish styled seating surrounding an island bar and most people opt to lounge around the large sofas, Moroccan style in the balmy evening, whilst listening to four or five record collectors selected to entertain us.
With both inside and outdoor bars, Moma's is great for our initial get together, surrounded by restaurants it offers us the perfect location to chill out after our journeys and meet new friends whilst catching up with a few old ones.
For many (called the Early Birds!) the Weekender starts here at 10pm on Thursday night. Many Hitsviller's choose to arrive on Thursday and so we decided to try and keep them out of trouble by starting what has now become something of a tradition - The Early Bird Soul Night! A state of the art sound system is hooked up to our Technics and away we go!
The evening kicks off at 10pm with our traditional 'opener' Billy Stewart - "Look Back And Smile" on Chess and concludes around 0230 with a smattering of 70s depending on who is DJing at the end. It's a great way to kick off the weekend!
Regular Hitsvillers or first timers, you will be welcomed at the Meet and Greet where you can catch up with friends old and new!