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

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


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


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


As one of the major ensembles of the University of Lancaster Music Society (ULMS), the Big Band has always had a special place in Lancaster and the surrounding area. We have gone from strength to strength in the last decade, performing in the bars and clubs of Lancaster on a semi-regular basis. We audition potential musicians every year based on their sight-reading, intuition, improvisational ability, and general musicianship to find the best players possible for the roles in the band. Similarly, the conductors are auditioned at the end of each academic year.

Date: 18 Jun 2017 At: 2:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £6.00 to £10.00


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


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


‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins and Genesis tribute show. Now, celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together, this truly amazing eleven-piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue.

Date: 9 Sep 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.50


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pop-Up Bowie
Category: Pop
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: 5 Nov 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: The Platform


Date: 7 Nov 2017
Venue: The Platform


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


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


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


Date: 12 Apr 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £18.50


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