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You think Science is boring? Think again; this is science like you have never seen it before.

Mark Thompson's Universe and Astronomy Science Show (Family 11+) • Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show (6+)

Date: 31 Jan - 23 Feb 2019
Venue: The Platform


Magic, acknowledged as performing the best Queen concert not only in the UK but probably the world, have produced another masterpiece. A concert dedicated to the music of ELO – ‘Magic a kind of ELO’, a concert not to be missed. See both shows on consecutive nights for the special offer price of just £30, a saving of £9!

Magic - A Kind of ELO • Magic - A Kind of Queen

Date: 26 Jul - 24 Feb 2019
Venue: The Platform


Badfinger (14+)
Category: Rock

If you enjoy Classic Rock and harmony but have never seen Badfinger live then you are in for a treat! Top 10 Hits worldwide and synonymous with The Beatles’ and Apple Records, Badfinger has enjoyed a pedigree second to none.

Date: 17 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 19 Aug 2018 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss.

Date: 24 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


It’s back! It’s true, Rock & Roll is here to stay every August Bank Holiday Sunday with the best jivers and strollers on Morecambe Promenade.

Date: 26 Aug 2018 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


The Vintage Marketplace returns to The Platform with the best authentic traders. Curated by Dotty’s Vintage, we host purveyors of fashion and accessories, bringing together couture labels with prêt a porter and street style from the 1920s to the 1990s. See the finest selection of mid-century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera.

Date: 1 Sep - 2 Sep 2018
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Five Tributes in One Evening – The greatest Supergroup of all time! ROY ORBISON * GEORGE HARRISON * TOM PETTY * JEFF LYNNE * BOB DYLAN

Date: 7 Sep 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00


Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing.

Date: 8 Sep 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £24.00


Duggie Chapman Associates proudly presents a new production of “We’ll Meet Again”, a celebration of wartime entertainment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Date: 12 Sep 2018 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.50 to £14.50


Totally Tina
Category: Pop

Totally Tina has been voted the UK’s official No 1 Tina Turner tribute for the past five years by the Agents Association of Great Britain.

Date: 14 Sep 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00 to £21.00


Cara Dillon
Category: Folk

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Date: 15 Sep 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00 to £21.00


Date: 16 Sep 2018 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


The Amy Winehouse Experience – AKA Lioness are the most authentic and slick, full band tribute to the late, great Amy Winehouse and will be touring in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Back to Black’s entry at No 1 in the UK Charts.

Date: 21 Sep 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


With over 20 global top ten hits, The Animals remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still command great respect. Featuring from the original Animals John Steel and Micky Gallagher (The Blockheads, The Clash, Paul McCartney) plus Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz.

Date: 22 Sep 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Morecambe Fringe proudly presents Dr. John Cooper Clarke with special guests. John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Date: 24 Sep 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


Dervish (14+)
Category: Folk

The iconic Dervish have been entrancing audiences with their magical Irish traditional music for over 25 years. Their core sound revolves around the tight and intuitive interplay between Flute, Accordion and Fiddle, accompanied by the Bodhran, Bouzouki, and Mandolin, plus the beautiful voice of Cathy Jordan.

Date: 26 Sep 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Date: 28 Sep 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


The Morecambe Gospel Bayfest returns for a second year. The weekend will be a celebration of Gospel music and will feature artists from throughout the British Isles. The aim of the event is to glorify God and provide a forum for Gospel music in the north west of England. The weekend will be hosted by Paul Jones from Manfred Mann and his wife Fiona Hendley.

Date: 28 Sep 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £40.00


Date: 29 Sep 2018 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 29 Sep 2018 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £25.00


Date: 29 Sep 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Illustrated with his own stunning film footage and photography, the talk promises unique natural history stories and special wildlife encounters in what promises to be a spell binding evening.

Date: 2 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.50 to £18.50


As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals.
You’ll be jumping from the word go.

Date: 5 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Darkside, the Pink Floyd Show, make a return visit to Platform, Morecambe in their 13th year of touring with the ‘You Gotta Be Crazy’ Tour featuring Pink Floyd’s iconic psychedelic and progressive rock music.

Date: 6 Oct 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Mick Miller got his big break on ITV’s “New Faces” in the 70s which was the premier talent show of its day. He became a household name when he was a regular on ITV’s “The Comedians” and has continued to work solidly ever since.

Date: 11 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


Steampunk is back! Smaller than its summer relative, but polished to a high gloss, perfectly formed and wearing impeccable outfits.

Date: 13 Oct - 14 Oct 2018
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS FEATURING THE HI RIDERS SOUL REVUE. Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit.

Date: 19 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


THE THREE DEGREES with original members Helen Scott & Valerie Holiday. All the way from the USA…for their 50th Anniversary Tour. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

Date: 20 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £25.00


Benedict Allen
Category: Talks

Benedict Allen - one of the world’s most renowned adventurer-explorers - will be telling tales from his extraordinary career. Benedict will reminisce with never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.

Date: 23 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.50 to £17.50


Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits...2018 Best Newcomer Winner at the National Tribute Music Awards.

Date: 25 Oct 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


Peatbog Faeries celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2016 on the back of the critically acclaimed album Blackhouse, and 2017 saw the release of their new live album Live@25.

Date: 26 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00 to £18.00


Now seen by over 250,000 fans direct from Ireland, Europe's No.1 Country music show "The Legends of American Country" debuts for a fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

Date: 27 Oct 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


The LPSO are a musical/comedy showband following in the tradition of Spike Jones and The Nitwits, but with a modern slant…Do not be fazed by their name; The LPSO are much more than a skiffle band!

Date: 28 Oct 2018 At: 2:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00


Iain Matthews first gained attention as a founding member and vocalist for Fairport Convention. He moved on to create Matthews’ Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. The new MSC, a quartet, is a spectacular band, representing both the past and the present.

Date: 31 Oct 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


Abbamania
Category: Pop

ABBAMANIA are the UK’s original ABBA tribute are widely regarded as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute Bands”.

Date: 2 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music.

Date: 9 Nov 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00


Enjoy this annual performance of traditional brass band music and service of remembrance. Proceeds are donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal, Burma Star Association and other local ATC and the Army and Navy cadets.

Date: 10 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00 to £12.00


It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. Listen to his story, told with a “parliamentary stand-up” wit, and then feel free to question him about it.

Date: 12 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


Live at Lancaster Town Hall. Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come!

Date: 12 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Lancaster Town Hall - The Ashton Hall
Prices: £18.50


The Real People, or "The Realies" as they are known to their fans, formed in 1987 and over the following four years were as pivotal as The La's and The Stone Roses in reinventing rock & roll, after the synth-led new wave music which had dominated the 80s. Plus support TBA.

Date: 17 Nov 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 18 Nov 2018 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Date: 23 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


For many years, the BBC Radio presented Music While You Work, partly, as a war-time effort to encourage workers in their industrial roles, but for long after the WWII finished, the programme remained very popular. The PCO will present three programmes as experienced on the wireless.

Date: 25 Nov 2018 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00


Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2018’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue.

Date: 27 Nov 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


‘THE LEGENDARY BAY CITY ROLLERS! - The Story of The Bay City Rollers’ is a brand new show that has been taking UK theatres by storm and is now set to continue its run into 2017/18. Starring Les McKeown, the voice on ALL the Bay City Roller Hits.

Date: 29 Nov 2018 At: 8:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


Chantel's stunning live performances have demonstrated she has the ability to perform rock for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity.

Date: 30 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


The Osmond Brothers – Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay, recorded their first album in 1963. Since then with the addition of Donny, Marie, and Jimmy, the family has released approximately 200 albums. Merrill and Jay continue to perform together, now entering their sixth decade performing as The Osmonds, playing hits like ‘One Bad Apple’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, ‘Down By The Lazy River’ and ‘Love Me For A Reason’ plus many more!

Date: 1 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £35.00


Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

Date: 4 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Lindisfarne
Category: Folk

LINDISFARNE emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands.

Date: 7 Dec 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


An all-girl Rock band who exploded onto the scene two years ago and have gone from strength to strength. Their impact has been such that they were invited to appear alongside The Happy Mondays & The Buzzcocks. Support from Three Dimensional Tanx.

Date: 8 Dec 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Carols & Capers 2018 - Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band. Festive favourites such as The Holly and the Ivy and I Saw Three Ships rub shoulders with secular carols like The Boar's Head and dance tunes like Old Joe Clark.

Date: 9 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


Lighting up the stage with joy and verve has always been Shooglenifty’s USP, but with new fiddler in the shape of pint-sized fireball Eilidh Shaw they’ve upped the ante. The band will be showcasing some electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites.

Date: 14 Dec 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Legendary 60s Liverpool band The Merseybeats return with support from Golly’s Rock-Ola and Reelin & Rockin. Originally formed in 1961 they had a string of hits and performed at the famous Cavern Club alongside The Beatles more than any other band of the era.

Date: 15 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 16 Dec 2018 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Following last year’s sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this festive season… All children's tickets include a present from Father Christmas in our special meet, greet and treat after the show !

Date: 18 Dec 2018 At: 4:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £8.00 to £8.50


The Houghton Weavers, the UK’s leading Comedy/Folk group, have been at the forefront of the country’s music scene for over four decades with a hectic concert schedule. Featuring the collective talents of Tony Berry, Jim Berry, David Littler and Steve Millington they entertain their audiences with a mixture of songs and humour.

Date: 21 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Celebrate the festive season with Morecambe Band at this traditional concert. The band will play an array of carols to get you into the Christmas Spirit.

Date: 22 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00 to £12.00


'25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1993-2018'. Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

Date: 19 Jan 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


The Searchers have been touring the globe, entertaining audiences of all ages for more than 50 years and they have now decided to retire. This Farewell ‘solo’ Concert will not only include all their famous hits, but also many album tracks and well-known favourites, as well as anecdotes and reminiscences of their remarkable career. Their final EVER Morecambe gig!

Date: 23 Jan 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


The PCO proudly presents its 12th annual New Year Viennese Concert to celebrate another new year in Viennese style.

Date: 27 Jan 2019 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00


Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice will share insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories from her personal journey to explore Britain’s past, with footage from her programmes and excerpts from her books.

Date: 30 Jan 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50 to £22.50


Jackie Oates
Category: Folk

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs has gained her several BBC Folk Awards.

Date: 8 Feb 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy ‘Power Trio’ featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians whose credits include: 
Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc.

Date: 9 Feb 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


‘MAGIC’, famous for their incredibly successful ‘A ‘Kind of Queen Concert’ have done it again in this new concert ‘Magic a kind of ELO’, where they perform with breathtaking precision the legendary songs of ELO,The Electric Light Orchestra’.

Date: 15 Feb 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


On 9th March 1974 ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’ reached No.10 in the UK pop charts, followed in October by ‘Killer Queen’ which went to No.2. The legend was born! Hear and see Magic proudly performing the music of Queen, now with more energy, a bigger line-up and a massive new sound.

Date: 16 Feb 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! TV’s Sooty and friends are back with guaranteed giggles for all the family – plus a chance to meet Sooty and Richard after the show!

Date: 19 Feb 2019
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £9.50 to £12.00


The Circus of Horrors is back with a bang and a brand new show, Psycho Asylum which includes an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll soundscape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter.

Date: 20 Feb 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00 to £22.00


You think Science is boring? Think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions. Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he turning his attention to things a little closer to home. Suitable for a family audience from 4 years upwards.

Date: 22 Feb 2019 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.25 to £8.00


What is our place in the Universe? In this fascinating journey of discovery around our Universe, TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson tackles all the hard stuff and turns it into easily digestible chunks with the help of some amazing and fun explosive demonstrations.

Date: 22 Feb 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.25 to £8.00


T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc Bolan’s very own T.Rex. They have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Date: 23 Feb 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


Date: 1 Mar 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 2 Mar 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


Date: 15 Mar 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00 to £13.00


Date: 24 Mar 2019 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00


Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.

Date: 29 Mar 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £27.50


Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, tours frequently with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms.

Date: 30 Mar 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £27.50


This outstanding live stage show features original Commitments cast members and Musicians from the Sir Alan Parker Bafta award-winning and Golden Globe and Oscar® nominated film and multi-million selling sound track albums.

Date: 12 Apr 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £25.00


Hue and Cry
Category: Pop

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983 and the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’ To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.

Date: 13 Apr 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 20 Apr 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 17 May 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 19 May 2019 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00


The legendary sound, spirit and attitude of the mighty AC/DC is alive and kicking… and set to be unleashed across the UK in 2019. THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE – arguably Britain’s best AC/DC tribute band brilliantly nail the power and look of the stadium rock gods' incendiary stage performance, backed by a state-of-the-art lighting and projection show.

Date: 7 Jun 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Date: 8 Jun 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00


Date: 14 Jun 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Date: 15 Jun 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 21 Jun 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 5 Jul 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


The Real Thing
Category: Soul
Date: 26 Jul 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50 to £24.50


Date: 17 Aug 2019 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Money For Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

Date: 6 Sep 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


Date: 8 Nov 2019 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 24 Nov 2019 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00