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In these special acoustic performances Barbara and her pianist Nick Holland
explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

Date: 23 Sep 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Date: 24 Sep 2017 At: 12:00PM
Venue: The Platform


Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet - from South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska - and will definitely have some interesting answers!

Date: 26 Sep 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50 to £19.50


FRIDAY TICKET. Following considerable demand throughout the North West, the Morecambe Bay Festival of Gospel Music will take place at The Platform from 29 September to 1 October 2017. The weekend will be hosted by Dana. Dana shot to fame in 1970 with her Eurovision Song Contest winner, “All Kinds of Everything.” This song was Ireland's first victory in the competition and Dana was declared a national hero on her return.

Date: 29 Sep 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


FULL WEEKEND PASS. 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


FULL SATURDAY TICKET. Following considerable demand throughout the North West, the Morecambe Bay Festival of Gospel Music will take place at The Platform from 29 September to 1 October 2017. The weekend will be hosted by Dana. Dana shot to fame in 1970 with her Eurovision Song Contest winner, “All Kinds of Everything.” This song was Ireland's first victory in the competition and Dana was declared a national hero on her return.

Date: 30 Sep 2017
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £25.00


SATURDAY AFTERNOON TICKET. Following considerable demand throughout the North West, the Morecambe Bay Festival of Gospel Music will take place at The Platform from 29 September to 1 October 2017. The weekend will be hosted by Dana. Dana shot to fame in 1970 with her Eurovision Song Contest winner, “All Kinds of Everything.” This song was Ireland's first victory in the competition and Dana was declared a national hero on her return.

Date: 30 Sep 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


SATURDAY EVENING TICKET. Following considerable demand throughout the North West, the Morecambe Bay Festival of Gospel Music will take place at The Platform from 29 September to 1 October 2017. The weekend will be hosted by Dana. Dana shot to fame in 1970 with her Eurovision Song Contest winner, “All Kinds of Everything.” This song was Ireland's first victory in the competition and Dana was declared a national hero on her return.

Date: 30 Sep 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Iconic artist Jacqui Mcshee’s crystal clear vocals set the standard for British folk and the band Pentangle was legendary on the folk, jazz, rock scene with Vituoso guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch along with Danny Thompson and Terry Cox.

Date: 6 Oct 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00


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: 7 Oct 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Billy & his own ORIGINAL Fury's Tornados play together once again during this electric and emotional 20th Anniversary Tour, thanks to new technology.

Date: 10 Oct 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Two of the UK’s most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration.

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


The platform will be “Steampunk Central” for the Artisan Market with entertainment and Tea Duelling. Performances by Accordionist Marina Black, and Rich Tea, an eclectic trio playing a quirky mix of continental cafe music and European dance tunes. Refreshments available (vegan and Gluten free catered for).

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


The platform will be “Steampunk Central” for the Artisan Market with entertainment and Tea Duelling. Performances by Accordionist Marina Black, and Rich Tea, an eclectic trio playing a quirky mix of continental cafe music and European dance tunes. Refreshments available (vegan and Gluten free catered for).

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


A road traffic accident left Shaun Gash wheelchair bound and paralysed from his chest (T5/6) changing his life forever. From a tragic situation Shaun turned this into something which has made him who he is. Shaun will share his experiences and motivation from pushing up Mount Kilimanjaro to completing over 100 KM of Obstacle Course Racing and Sky Diving at 15000 feet.

Date: 19 Oct 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £12.00


The Official UK No.1 tribute to the gods of Rock and Roll Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are proud to be the only tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall Amplifiers! They are managed by Warren Grant ... for the uninitiated, his father Peter was Led Zeppelin's manager!

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


Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band are an English based Soul band originally active from 1965 to 1969. Now going stronger than ever!

Date: 21 Oct 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


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


Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.

Date: 25 Oct 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £21.00


A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!" Since then, following outstanding achievements at Leeds College of Music, 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: 27 Oct 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to the Platform once again! Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

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


The Temperance Seven were formed in the mid fifties and their 1961 hit "You're driving me crazy", was the first ever number one for their producer at the time...none other than George Martin himself. Although the line-up may have changed over the years the band still maintains that inimitable style of early jazz which will always be associated with The Temperance Seven.

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


Pop-Up Bowie
Category: Pop

Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2013 and his act has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. With a full band Paul will perform 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey, experiencing the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today.

Date: 3 Nov 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


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


Date: 7 Nov 2017
Venue: The Platform


Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart was a visionary in the field of music. His group, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band started as a Blues group in the 1960s. Former musical director and drummer of the band, John "Drumbo" French leads out the latest version of The Magic Band for one FINAL tour. A faithful rendition of the best of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band's music is guaranteed.

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


2017 marks a very special year as one of the most loved entertainers of all time, Ella Fitzgerald, will be celebrated around the world with a series of commemorative centennial events. As part of these celebrations multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns will be touring the UK for a series of concerts highlighting the Grammy-award winning collaboration between Ella and jazz guitarist Joe Pass.

Date: 10 Nov 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.00


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. Keep up to date with the band’s performances at www.morecambeband.co.uk.

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


Music theatre and ballet have inspired many great orchestral scores over the last three hundred years and the PCO, once again, explores some of this repertoire in a programme containing music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Ernest Tomlinson, Elgar, Fincke, Fletcher, Delibes, Debussy and Schubert; with a return performance of our own commissioned tango ‘Lucia’s Dance’ by Julian Davies.

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


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


Darkside, the Pink Floyd Show, return to the Platform in their 12th year of touring to take you on a journey through the huge back catalogue of iconic psychedelic and progressive rock music under the show title of Any Colour You Like.

Date: 25 Nov 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


To coincide with the publication of her memoir (Faber & Faber, Oct 5th) and accompanying CD, singer songwriter and feminist icon Peggy Seeger will take to the road this autumn for a 20-date UK concert and literary festival tour.

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


Date: 2 Dec 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


In 1907, the Promenade Station opened to bring thousands of holiday-makers to Morecambe. In 1997 it re-opened as the Platform - a venue for entertainment in the community run by Lancaster City Council. The PCO’s Palm Court Orchestra and LCC present a 20th anniversary concert of sparkling seasonal melodies. Featuring vocal ensemble Octameron and jazz singer, Val Baulard.

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


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: 5 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Much more than a Bob Dylan tribute, The Dylan Project's repertoire spans the whole of Dylan's oeuvre – everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi – and new material is frequently brought into the set-list. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away.

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


Legendary 60s Liverpool band The Merseybeats return with support from Golly’s Rock-Ola and Reelin & Rockin. Originally formed in 1961 as The Mavericks, The Merseybeats went on to have a string of hits during the decade, performing at the world famous Cavern Club and appearing with The Beatles more times than any other band from that era.

Date: 15 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00


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. Keep up to date with the band’s performances at www.morecambeband.co.uk.

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


Ticket Prices Includes Meet and Greet plus Gift with each Child's Ticket. Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole!

Date: 17 Dec 2017 At: 2:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £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: 22 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £13.00 to £14.00


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: 23 Dec 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


The Greek Islands of Patmos, Kos and Rhodes. The first in a series of colour slide presentations by Peter Logan.

Date: 16 Jan 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £3.00


Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

Date: 20 Jan 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


North Korea Revisited. The second in a series of colour slide presentations by Peter Logan.

Date: 23 Jan 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £3.00


It is a great pleasure for the PCO to present its 11th New Year Viennese Concert at The Platform. As always, the programme is centred around the Strauss family and their associates, as well as some surprises to ‘pop open the cork’ to celebrate the new year in style. The Turning Point Theatre Arts of Lancaster will return to dance to us, trained by Gail Johnstone. Book early to avoid disappointment with this sell-out concert!

Date: 28 Jan 2018 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Portugal and the Bay of Biscay. The third in a series of colour slide presentations by Peter Logan.

Date: 30 Jan 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £3.00


Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Date: 2 Feb 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Journey to Antarctica by Russian Icebreaker. The final event in a series of colour slide presentations by Peter Logan.

Date: 6 Feb 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £3.00


Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

Date: 9 Feb 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning new "Power Trio" featuring some of the UK's finest musicians. They perform an incredible, high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs No pantomime just great music played by great musicians!!

Date: 10 Feb 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


Tony McManus
Category: Folk

Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. When listening to Tony, whatever the source, you will always be engaged by a creative integrity and by one of the most original musicians to emerge in recent years.

Date: 15 Feb 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


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.

Date: 16 Feb 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


Hear and see Magic proudly performing the music of Queen. Now with more energy, a bigger line-up and a massive new sound. Featuring all their greatest hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Kind of Magic, Under Pressure and more.

Date: 17 Feb 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


The Lancashire Music Hub present a concert featuring young musicians of primary and secondary school age from around the Lancaster and Morecambe areas. This excellent afternoon’s entertainment will feature a wide variety of bands, playing in all sorts of musical styles, from local schools and music centres. Come along and support the stars of the future.

Date: 25 Feb 2018 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £5.00


Dr Feelgood
Category: Rock
Date: 2 Mar 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


Date: 9 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


Date: 14 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Date: 23 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Date: 25 Mar 2018 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00


Date: 6 Apr 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £16.00


Michael Chapman
Category: Folk
Date: 19 Apr 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £14.00


Date: 21 Apr 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Date: 25 May 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50


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


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


KAST OFF KINKS
Category: Rock
Date: 6 Jul 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Date: 25 Nov 2018 At: 3:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £7.00 to £15.00