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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: 16 Feb - 18 Feb 2018
Venue: The Platform


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: £7.75 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: 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


The Sex Pissed Dolls, an all-female rock band, exploded onto the live music scene in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation as a must see live band with a visual and energy that few could match. Covering songs by The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Nirvana, etc. in their own unique style, the band also throw a couple of originals into their set list too. Support from Three Dimensional Tanx.

Date: 19 Jan 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £15.00


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


Kathryn Williams’ best-known work is characterised by rich and honest songwriting, inspired by the greats - from Nick Drake to Joni Mitchell and beyond – she has continually evolved as an artist by looking outside of genre boundaries. From dusty Americana to playful jazz re-workings, and so much more, every Williams record burns with a meticulousness and an honesty that casts a spell all of her own making.

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


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

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

Date: 2 Mar 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £19.00


Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys perform haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

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


Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. Much-loved Guardian columnist Tim Dowling adds his banjo to the musical mix.

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


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 Bolan's very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Date: 17 Mar 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £20.00


As one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 2 decades.

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


A hilarious evening of stand-up comedy featuring comedians: Ben Lawes, Rob Mitchell and headline act Greg Cook.

Date: 24 Mar 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £10.00


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


Date: 31 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £17.50


If you are a fan of The West End Show the Jersey Boys, then don’t miss the chance to see where it all began with “The New Jersey Boys” show.

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


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


The Manfreds
Category: Rock

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

Date: 14 Apr 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The Platform
Prices: £22.00


Michael Chapman
Category: Folk

2016 was a landmark year for Michael Chapman. As well as celebrating his 75th birthday it was also 50 years since he first went on the road professionally. Chapman is known as one of the UK’s best finger picking style guitar players and is considered to be a pivotal figure in roots, folk and acoustic guitar playing over the last 50 years.

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: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Date: 18 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: 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: 7:30PM
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


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


Carpenters Gold
Category: Pop
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 to £17.00


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


KAST OFF KINKS
Category: Rock

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


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


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


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 Mockingbird and Louder Still. A night of high energy original live Rock Music.

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


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


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


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


Your host and compere Mervyn Francis sings smooth 40’s songs and presents comedy multi-instrumentalist Pete Lindup. Ukulele virtuoso Anthony Mason brings memories of George Formby, and the Bluebirds UK portray the popular Andrews Sisters along with individual tributes to Gracie Fields, Anne Shelton and Dame Vera Lynn.

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


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


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


Tribute act featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Buck Owens.

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
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


‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins and Genesis tribute show.

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


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