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Category: Gospel

Gospel Bayfest - Morecambe 2017

Date: 7 Feb - 28 Mar 2017
Venue: The Platform


Rock Back The Clock (14+) • Rock Back The Clock (14+)

Date: 21 Jul - 22 Jul 2017
Venue: The Platform


Date: 26 Feb 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £5.00


Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob smacked! As politically incorrect as ever this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away!

Date: 4 Mar 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Free entry (free gift bag)

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Date: 5 Mar 2017 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform


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. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver the catchy, memorable songs provided by the band’s resident writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements. Their first hit, the Clements-penned Meet Me On The Corner, paved the way for their classic Fog On The Tyne to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.

Date: 10 Mar 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Dr. Feelgood have enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including:'Milk and Alcohol', 'Roxette', 'Back in the Night', 'Down at the Doctors', 'She Does it Right', 'Going Back Home' and 'See You Later Alligator' - which gave the group their first gold record.

Date: 11 Mar 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


Abbamania
Category: Pop

ABBAMANIA, the UK’s original ABBA tribute are widely regarded as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute Bands”. Their sensational LIVE concerts have taken them all over the World.

Date: 12 Mar 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way as Leonard Cohen and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Date: 17 Mar 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Original Status Quo member John Coghlan formed John Coghlan's Quo during the late 90s and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe.

The current band consists of John, Baz Barry and Mick Hughes from NWOBHM Boogie Band 'Pedatur', and Rick Chase completing the line-up. The prime aim is to recreate an authentic "70s Quo Sound"

Date: 18 Mar 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50


Two of Scotland's most loved traditional musicians. Aly, a stunning traditional style fiddler, Phil, one of Scotland's 25 most influential people and a dazzling accordion player. Simply the best traditional musicians you are likely to hear. Now celebrating 30 years of playing together, when this pair perform live the result is stunning.

Date: 24 Mar 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Celebrating 25 years as a band in 2016, they bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st Century from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. This inventive and unique approach brings a true flavour of traditional Scottish music whilst offering high octane Celtic dance music.

Date: 25 Mar 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Dog Show
Category: Community
Date: 26 Mar 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


After last years successful ‘Music from the Palm Court’ the Promenade Concert Orchestra offers its tenth such programme with a selection of music from the last 100 years and more of sea-side and spa music.

Date: 2 Apr 2017 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very big dream, he wants to be a world-class magician. So, he saves up his pocket money to buy The Big Book of Magic for Trainee Magicians. Then he sets off to Mr Zacoor’s Toy Shop to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary shopkeeper, he’s a real life Sorcerer! And he has a very special job for Charlie.

Date: 4 Apr 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.25 to £7.00


They're back! Lancashire's premier vintage quintet pull into the Platform with their usual potent cocktail of hot solos, harmonies and pretty dresses. Expect live hits from the likes of Glenn Miller and the swinging cowboys of yesteryear presented with skill, energy and a big big smile.

Date: 7 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00 to £13.00


Sheelanagig, are releasing their 5th album “Beard Town” recorded at the legendary Real World Studios and are hitting the road for a UK tour.

Date: 8 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.50


Morecambe Band are pleased to present their annual Good Friday Easter concert at the Platform. Under the direction of Steve Simpson you are sure to be entertained with a varied programme to suit all ages.

Date: 14 Apr 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £12.00


A night of stand-up comedy hosted by comedian John Lebbon also starring:

Date: 15 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


Its the Ultimate 80s Party Night, back by public demand!

Date: 16 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


Date: 19 Apr 2017
Venue: The Platform


Chris Barber OBE is one of the last legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in UK. With his band they stand out as one of the finest of its kind anywhere in the world. From New Orleans style to late 20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill.

Date: 21 Apr 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50


T Rextasy
Category: Rock

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Date: 22 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


Lorrie Brown has been performing a tribute show to Vera Lynn for over 20 years and in 2013 was named the UK NO.1 Vera Lynn tribute. Lorrie is now taking the next step and beginning a tour of a show that she has devised with her husband and co-producer Gary Birtles.

Date: 23 Apr 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00


Connie has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK today. Her incredible stage presence and powerful vocal have also been recognised overseas as she was twice voted "European Blues Vocalist of the year".
Joining Connie for a night of a blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, are The Stumble, who have been wowing audiences with their live performances for the past 20 years.

Date: 28 Apr 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 29 Apr 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 30 Apr 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


It's definitely a Boogie Wonderland. Let's go round again as the Boogie Knights & Disco Divas take to the dance floor and travel back to the dance decade between 1974 & 19284 when disco music ruled the world.

Date: 30 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


Date: 2 May 2017 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Martin Simpson
Category: Folk

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty.

Playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

Date: 5 May 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Showaddywaddy
Category: Rock

Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself! With 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: 6 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 9 May 2017 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Derek Ryan has become one of the country music's leading entertainers and makes his inaugural visit to Morecmabe for a performance of his self-penned hits along withe a sprinkling of country classics. His theatre shows contain music featured on his studio albums including 'God's Plan', 'Life Is A River' and 'Hold On To Your Hat'.

Date: 11 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young Keith Richards who lives in the 1970’s, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones. The greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.

Date: 12 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


2017 is the year that King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road.

Rough, tough and always rocking, the band have delivered nearly 6,500 performances in 21 countries and made 73 television appearances, including several on Blue Peter, The Teletubbies and The Gadget Show.

Date: 13 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Date: 16 May 2017 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Direct from its success in London's West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! A full live band will be performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

"Fantastic"- Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2.
"Authentic and Exciting"- The Stage

Date: 19 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


Celebrate with The Promenade Concert Orchestra as they celebrate their 10th anniversary at the Platform.
This special concert will feature a programme of new and old favourites from those ten years plus a new composition written by Bethan Morgan-Williams, who, as well as playing violin in the PCO, is also a composer of repute.

Date: 21 May 2017 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Date: 23 May 2017 At: 12:45PM
Venue: The Platform


Monster Ceilidh Band are on a crusade to bring a powerfully modern and un-patronising approach to ceilidh fusion music. Their experimentation with electronic beats has its roots in the traditional but has produced something innovative, contemporary and dynamic. They combine, explosive and fiery folk with, funky riffs, glitchy Drum ‘n’ Bass beats and live drums. Monster Ceilidh Band’s music embraces the old dance traditions, while translating them into blood-quickening crescendos for a twenty-first century nightclub audience.

Date: 26 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.50


Date: 29 May 2017
Venue: The Platform


One of Ireland's greatest entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a new show.

Accompanying Dominic on the tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland's top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 Keep It Country's The Lisa Stanley show. Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the rich musical heritage of their homeland. Performing a selection of various musical styles, including, pop, country and rock and roll.

Date: 31 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Ho M'hearties - Airship pirates have taken over the splendid and faintly ridiculous A Splendid Day Out on the 3rd & 4th of June. The Platform has been hijacked as a centre of piracy and fun. Visit the market, duel over teacups and be entertained. Major happenings up and down the prom and all with a piratical swagger.

Date: 3 Jun 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Ho M'hearties- Airship pirates have taken over the splendid and faintly ridiculous A Splendid Day Out on the 3rd & 4th of June. The Platform has been hijacked as a centre of piracy and fun. Visit the market, duel over teacups and be entertained. Major happenings up and down the prom and all with a piratical swagger.

Date: 4 Jun 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Date: 8 Jun 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Howdenjones
Category: Folk

howdenjones are songwriters exploring folk, blues and contemporary styles, with 15 years' experience they specialize in playing at community venues all over the country.

Date: 9 Jun 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £11.00 to £12.50


The Bon Jovi Experience are the world's first and finest tribute and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself and are featured on the official Bon Jovi website tells you all you need to know.

Front man Tony Pearce bears an uncanny resemblance to Jon Bon Jovi and his soaring vocals complement the tight musicianship of the band. You will rock 'til you drop.

Date: 10 Jun 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 11 Jun 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Andy Fairweather Low first came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner.
The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' . But if you were paying close attention then you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House Blues’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Date: 16 Jun 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’, directed by Chris Dean, brings you this glittering gem of a show, celebrating 50 years of touring.

See a truly hypnotic combination, all presented with a mixture of fun, laughter, excitement and comedy to make for a swinging and memorable evening.

Date: 17 Jun 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


A true survivor of the many vagaries of the music business and life it's-self, whether self-inflicted or not.
Now in his 51st year as a professional musician, Raymond and his band are still in great demand, still touring still recording, and his songs are still being covered by other artists.
Raymond and his band, most of them have been at Ray's side for those 50 years show no signs of slowing down.

Date: 23 Jun 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


More Music's annual kite festival Catch the Wind returns to Morecambe promenade.

Date: 24 Jun 2017 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Tommy Cooper was a comic genius making him an international star. "Just Like That!" embarks on a UK tour after sell-out success in the West End and stars John Hewer giving "a perfect illusion of time travel" as the man in the fez. Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute is the perfect celebration of one of Britain's favourite comedians.

Date: 24 Jun 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00 to £14.00


More Music's annual kite festival Catch the Wind returns to Morecambe promenade.

Date: 25 Jun 2017 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Son of Pitches will be hitting the road again in 2017 with a brand-new themed touring show. It will have a unique, never-before seen flavour all of its own!

Date: 15 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


"BRIGHT-MORE PROMOTIONS" Proudly Presents Rock Back The Clock 2017

Five Fabulous Groups from the 1960s
First time in the North for decades "THE TORNADOS"
A warm welcome back to "THE FOURMOST"
Top professsional Northern Group "GOLLY'S ROCK-OLA"
Rock n Roll legends "Reelin & Rockin"...Platform favourites "The Monkeymen"

To Include Hotpot Supper

Date: 21 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


"BRIGHT-MORE PROMOTIONS" Proudly Presents Rock Back The Clock 2017

Five Fabulous Groups from the 1960s
First time in the North for decades "THE TORNADOS"
A warm welcome back to "THE FOURMOST"
Top professsional Northern Group "GOLLY'S ROCK-OLA"
Rock n Roll legends "Reelin & Rockin"...Platform favourites "The Monkeymen"

Date: 22 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


The Marley Experience is Europe's No 1 sound, look and vibe alike tribute to Bob Marley. Expect all the hits and classics and get ready to sing along to; One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff, Buffalo Solider and many, many more.

This Amazing Group pays Tribute to the King of Reggae Music...BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS.

Date: 28 Jul 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Rose-Marie
Category: Country

Irish singing star Rose-Marie comes to The Platform hot off a tour of the USA, with current record sales of over 17 million, all 20 of her album releases going gold or platinum. Her latest album My Gift Of Love For You has just gone platinum selling 500,000 units.

Come and join her for a great night of laughter and song or even just the craic!

Date: 29 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.50


Date: 1 Aug 2017
Venue: The Platform


Hackney Colliery Band have had a phenomenal few years. From pkaying a 45 minute set at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and sets at the MOBO, Brit and Mercury Awards to live sessions on BBC Two, BBC Radio, Jazz FM and worldwide airplay, from collaborations with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Madness to selling out clubs across Europe, these east London musicians haven't stopped.

Date: 4 Aug 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


Rebecca Downes
Category: Blues

The multiple award-winning, Birmingham-based Rebecca Downes Band performs original tracks punctuated by a few classic covers. With blues at the core, they embrace elements of rock, soul, fun and jazz to deliver an exciting, passionate set.

Date: 5 Aug 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.50


The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams!

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn't do dog stuff like scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes.

You see, Biff doesn't think he's a dog. He thinks he's a ballerina! Based on the bestselling children's book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous children's show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!

Date: 8 Aug 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.25 to £7.00


TV and recording star Joe Longthorne returns to the Platform in 2017. Come and join Joe and his sensational live band as he takes you on a rollercoaster of songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr, all delivered with 100% accuracy! A fantastic night of song, chat and laughter.

Date: 11 Aug 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 13 Aug 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


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 our giant screen with top Djs and dancers taking you on that ecstatic trip back to the naughty 90s.

Last Entry 11pm

Date: 19 Aug 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. Back to Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family!

Date: 25 Aug 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


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



Last Entry 11.00 pm

Date: 27 Aug 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


Date: 15 Sep 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £13.50 to £15.00


Date: 17 Sep 2017 At: 2:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Date: 22 Sep 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00


The weekend will be hosted by the Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dana who will singing and sharing her Christian faith. Top artists from across the British Isles, including Paul Wheater, Live Issue and Alex Robb, will present an exciting and eclectic programme of Gospel music with styles ranging from the velvet vocal tones of Jim Reeves to foot tappin’ Country Gospel in the vein of Johnny Cash… with a little bit of reggae along the way.

Date: 29 Sep 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £40.00


Date: 11 Oct 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00


Date: 14 Oct 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Date: 15 Oct 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Date: 20 Oct 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 22 Oct 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Date: 28 Oct 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.50


Date: 29 Oct 2017 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 4 Nov 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Date: 5 Nov 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Date: 7 Nov 2017
Venue: The Platform


Date: 11 Nov 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £12.00


After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether.

Date: 17 Nov 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


Date: 19 Nov 2017 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Roving Crows
Category: Folk

Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act.

Date: 24 Nov 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.50


Date: 8 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


Craft Fair
Category: Community
Date: 10 Dec 2017 At: 11:00AM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £0.00


Date: 12 Dec 2017
Venue: The Platform


Date: 16 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £12.00