HE’S had the honour of being labelled the ‘best DJ in the world’ and now international music star Judge Jules is bringing the beat to Essex.

The famed DJ, whose real name is Julius O’Riordan, will be making an in-club appearance on Saturday October 6 at Mecca Bingo in Southend where he will play a set with three support acts, before moving onto an an after party at the Grosvenor Casino in Church Road, Southend.

Judge Jules, age 51, is a colossus of the music world. He’s released countless records, performed on every corner of the globe and had a BBC Radio 1 residency. He has won dozens of awards including the label of ‘number one DJ in the world’.

Bingo players can expect the usual early session at 7.30pm, before diving right into the Judge Jules essentials inside Mecca Southend’s lounge area from 9.30pm, which for one night only will been converted into a night club just for the DJ’s arrival.

But the night doesn’t end there, with access to the after-party at Grosvenor Casino Southend for VIP ticket-holders.

Lynsey Clark, general manager at Mecca Southend, said they are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for the celebrated DJ: “We are thrilled to be welcoming internationally renowned DJ Judge Jules to our club,” she said.

“Everyone has worked so hard to get everything ready for Judge Jules arrival, and we can’t wait to show the locals.

“We have a night of fun and entertainment lined up for all attendees. From bingo to DJ acts, we’re really looking forward to inviting everyone through the doors for what is set to be a night to remember!”

Kevin Harrison, general manager at Grosvenor Casino Southend, added: “Judge Jules is an icon of British dance music, so we are delighted to be teaming up with Mecca Southend for a night of incredible music.

“With the VIP after-party at Grosvenor Casino Southend, our guests can keep the party going in a vibrant and welcoming environment and enjoy some high-calibre DJ sets.”

Customers can buy standard tickets for the performance for £25.

However, for the serious Judge Jules fans, VIP tickets can be snapped up for £40, which includes a backstage meet and greet with the legendary performer himself.

To attend a Mecca Club or Grosvenor Casino, you need to be aged 18 years or over and must have ID.

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