Morecambe rockers in seventh heaven

The Happy Feet Dance School.
The Happy Feet Dance School.

Teddy boys and girls will be out in force on the prom this weekend when a colourful 1950s festival jives back into town.

Tutti Frutti is one of Morecambe’s big entertainment success stories. Now in its seventh year, it brings authentic sights and sounds from the rock ‘n’ roll era to our resort.

This year the two-day ‘50s shebang is on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 17 at The Platform.

Two of the best bands on the rocking circuit will play on Friday night.

They are Mark Keeley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight, billed as the UK’s number one rock ‘n’ roll show and who have supported greats such as the original Comets, Marti Wilde, The Crickets and Joe Longthorne, and north east band The Revolutionaires.

Saturday afternoon’s bill sees Wayne Gee and a return for local hero Eddie Robbins and his band The Sunbeams (pictured right).

Saturday night will see the dancefloor packed for The Black Cat Trio and The Kingcats. The Happy Feet Dancers and DJs Mike Rossi and The Wanderer will be on hand throughout the weekend.

Tickets for the evening shows are now on sale from Keith Louis on 01524 833885 or from The Platform box office on 01524 582803.

They cost £25 for a weekend pass and £16 for the evening shows, which starts at 7pm. Afternoon shows are free and run from noon to 4pm. They will be held on the outdoor stage, weather permitting.