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Mark Thomsons Universe and Astronomy Science Show (Family 11+) • Mark Thomsons Spectacular Science Show (6+)

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


Lunchtime Concert with the Ermysted Grammar School Big Band. Free entry.

Date: 24 Apr 2018 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Across the decades of popular music. BIG COUNTRY have one of the most iconic and identifiable sounds. Help them celebrate their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums.

Date: 27 Apr 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


MORECAMBE & DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY. This stamp club is now in its 70th year and returns to The Platform for its annual Spring Fair. Just starting out? Experienced collector? This is the place to be! Free entry.

Date: 28 Apr 2018 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Flamboyant guitarist Galina Vale returns to The Platform to present present an exhilarating programme of music from the Flamenco tradition as well as music from classical composers, de Falla, Paganini, Rossini , Brahms and Liszt. Enjoy beautiful music in a fantastic setting and friendly atmosphere. Free entry.

Date: 1 May 2018 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform


Described by The Times as the man who has seized the blues guitar baton from Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Jimmy Page, American born Petit has sworn to establish the blues as the dominant force in popular culture and bring a blues revolution.

Date: 4 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Performing the music of Kate Bush with an authenticity and passion which has won acclaim from across Europe, CLOUDBUSTING have been championed by BBC1 as amongst the top twenty tributes in the world.

Date: 5 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


The Boscats are formed from individual players in Yorkshire and Lancashire by Peter Boswell. Val Baulard has been an international singer for fifty years having sung in 13 different countries, Glyndebourne and Opera North. She started singing Jazz late in her career having always loved it. Free entry.

Date: 8 May 2018 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Join one of the UK’s most celebrated mediums TJ Higgs for an evening of Mediumship. TJ is a true medium. The evidence and validation she gives to her audience is undeniable. TJ's accuracy and ability as a medium is simply astonishing. Come and see for yourself.

Date: 10 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship.

Date: 11 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself! 23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits “Under The Moon of Love,” “When,” “You Got What It Takes,” “3 Steps To Heaven,” “Hey Rock & Roll” and many more.

Date: 12 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


The Fabulous Morecambe Ukulele Band is one of the oldest in the country and one of the liveliest! It has delighted local audiences over the years with its repertoire of modern and vintage music.
Be prepared to spend an afternoon having fun and being royally entertained by this colourful and spectacular band. This is a free event.

Date: 15 May 2018 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform


Join us to celebrate the musical legend ’George Michael’ in a spell binding spectacle of his songs. Performed by three times National Tribute Award Winner and voted 2017 Best UK Male Tribute, Paul Grant-Reason and incredible live band. With respect and dedication to honour the musical legend, Paul captures the sound and look of George perfectly.

Date: 18 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


It is some years since Morecambe audiences have had the chance to experience a ‘ Last Night of the Proms’ concert. So it is with great pleasure that the PCO is able to present such a concert with the help of Carnforth and District Choral Society; soprano soloist, Rowena Thornton and bass soloist, Brian Lancaster.

Date: 20 May 2018 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Quay Change are a Jazz, Swing, Latin and Blues band featuring the North-West’s top musicians. Since 2004, they have played extensively throughout the UK and are much in demand. Free entry.

Date: 22 May 2018 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The prime aim is to recreate an authentic “70’s Quo Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Quo.

Date: 25 May 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50


The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

Date: 26 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


As everyone knows, The Rutles story began on January 21, 1959 at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an amateur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime.

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


A Splendid Day Out Steampunk Festival - “Around the World in 80 Days”. A Splendid Day Out returns to the grand Victorian town of Morecambe on the first weekend of June 2018. This year prepare for an amazing journey around the world with steam engines, artisan markets, entertainment and much more! Start your journey at The Platform, pack your sea trunk and bring your imagination with you!

Date: 2 Jun - 3 Jun 2018
Venue: The Platform


Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’.

Date: 8 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


The Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the worlds ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.

Date: 9 Jun 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Carpenters Gold
Category: Pop

Carpenters Gold authentically performs their Greatest hits, such as Goodbye to Love, Solitaire, We've Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Yesterday Once More, Superstar, plus many more; recreating the look and sound of their worldwide 1970 tours, including a special highlight where 'Karen' plays the drums with her full live backing band.

Date: 15 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50 to £20.00


Are you ready for a sing-a-longa party? The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand new show and they want YOU singing along.

Date: 16 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Raymond Froggatt first formed his band in Birmingham in 1964, surrounded by talented friends including the likes of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi as well as the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood among others. Raymond continues to write and tour around the world with his band performing songs spanning a 54 year career.

Date: 22 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 28 Jun 2018 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


The Real Thing
Category: Soul

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Following the tragic death of Eddie Amoo in February 2018, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, have pledged to continue touring as a duo, along with their 5-piece band. They will deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show with a strong ‘retro flavour’ with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Date: 29 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00 to £22.50


Ruby Turner
Category: Soul

Ruby Turner's major break came in the mid 1980's, when she was asked to join 'Culture Club' at the height of their stardom. An offer of a solo record deal closely followed and she soon signed to Jive Records, part of the Zomba Group. Four albums and a "Best of" Compilation Album were all released to critical acclaim over the next few years making Ruby a household name.

Date: 5 Jul 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

Date: 6 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00


Choral Stimulation are Scotland's answer to Pitch Perfect. An oxymoron at best considering Scots are not synonymous with being happy, clappy chappies - in fact their name alone suggests the irony by which they have embraced the genre of a cappella music.

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


Curtain up! It’s show-time as actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP, QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star Gyles Brandreth returns with his new one-man show BREAK A LEG! - a celebration of all things theatrical. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.

Date: 8 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


Hailing from Birmingham, England, The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim during that Golden Era of Popular Music - the ‘swinging’ mid-sixties.

Date: 13 Jul 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive UK & European tour.

Date: 20 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


BRIGHT-MORE PROMOTIONS proudly presents ROCK BACK THE CLOCK 2018. Back by popular demand, 1960s chart toppers, HERMAN’S HERMITS with support from GOLLY’S ROCK-OLA plus REELIN & ROCKIN. Ticket price includes Hot Pot supper. Event runs until midnight.

Date: 21 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Watch out for some frightened sheep, lots of excited children and a fantastic amount of toilet paper in this rip roaring new musical by TaleGate Theatre Productions. Suitable for children aged 5 and under.

Date: 25 Jul 2018 At: 2:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £8.75 to £10.00


The World’s GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s - with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

Come and hear the music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces – In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Date: 27 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Presenting " The Marley Experience " Europe's No1 Sound, Look & Vibe alike Bob Marley Tribute Live & Direct from the Heart of the UK.

Date: 28 Jul 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


King Of Pop -The Legend Continues... Starring ‘NAVI’. Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show whose star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

Date: 3 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00 to £20.00


Rock People Management Present Live at The Platform with local northern five piece Massive Wagons plus special guests Mason Hill, Tequila Mockingbyrd, and The King Lot. A night of high energy original live Rock Music.

Date: 4 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


SORTED takes you back to the iconic decade of Brit Pop, Boy bands and even Gazza at Euro 96! Take That, Robbie Williams, the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Blur, Pulp & Oasis are all represented on out giant screens with top Djs and dancers taking you on that ecstatic trip back to the naughty 90s.

Date: 11 Aug 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


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


Nothing has the power to capture our hearts and imagination like the great West End and Broadway musicals.

From ground-breaking shows like West Side Story and Oliver, to extravagant productions like Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, audiences across the world have been enchanted and captivated by epic story lines, spectacular sets, and unforgettable songs.

Date: 18 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


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


Celebrating the timeless music of the swing era, the Moonlight Sereande Orchestra recreates that 1940s feel with a 13 piece big band and vocal harmony trio the Andrews Sisters UK plus the smooth vocals of Mr Stuart Garside.

Date: 25 Aug 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


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. Dancers from R&B clubs from all over the north are coming back to enjoy the atmosphere starring the Juke Box Jive DJs plus rock and roll bands and singers. Don’t dare miss it!

Date: 26 Aug 2018 At: 12:00PM
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.
Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him.

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. The show is in forces uniform and pays tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces past, present and future in a light-hearted, yet respectful performance, with a format of music, comedy and songs of the period, along with the live music of our show band.

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


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. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice".

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


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


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


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


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


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. They are known all around the world for songs like "When will I see you again", "Dirty Ol' Man" and "Take Good Care Of Yourself". With support from Smooth Radio presenter and vocalist Jo Lloyd.

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 embarking on a brand-new tour of the UK. Telling tales from his extraordinary career, Benedict will reminisce with never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe from deserts to jungles, and even icefields.

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


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. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide.

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. The 2018 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Kenny Rogers plus more.

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


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


Abbamania
Category: Pop

ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Thank You For The Music’ from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Mamma Mia‘.
Their record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill all generations.

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


Date: 10 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £12.00


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


Now in its eleventh year, the hugely successful And Finally... present the ‘Phil Collins Collection’ 2018 Tour. This well-established, superbly professional, and entertaining production perform an action packed two hours of the best-known songs from Grammy award winner, Phil Collins.

Date: 16 Nov 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


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


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


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


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


Date: 22 Dec 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £12.00


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


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