The Southend Shakedown is back for 2019!

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Thanks to motorcycle group The Oilheads and financial backing from motorbike insurance specialists Devitt Insurance, the Southend Shakedown is back and will take place on Monday April 22 – Easter bank holiday.

It’ll be held on Southend-on-Sea, with things kicking off at 10am and coming to a close at 5pm.

Visitors can expect live music from a raft of tribute bands and local acts, while we’re promised “fun and games” for kids and of course loads of bikes to feast your eyes on.

In 2016 the Ace Café stopped running the Southend Shakedown, which prompted unofficial versions of the meet to take place without the organisation or funding to make it a safe, family friendly event for all involved.

Tony Lovegrove, founder of The Oilheads and Vice Chairman of The Southend Shakedown Resurrection Committee said: “Provisions are in place to provide parking for 3500 bikes – which we are really thrilled about. We would like to thank Southend Borough Council for their support and Devitt Insurance for their financial backing allowing us to bring this event back to Southend’s glorious Victorian seaside venue. A biking event brought to the community by bikers.”

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