We pick out seven of the best of the rest at this weekend’s Morecambe Vintage-by-the-Sea:
LET IT ROCK
A whole lotta shakin’ will be going on at The Platform on Sunday night from 7.30pm. Shimmy and shuffle in your blue suede shoes as rockin’ bands The Crown Top Kings, The Hayriders, and The Rhythm Kings bring the best of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Poor Boy Paul will be spinning the vinyl, there will be rock n roll dance lessons and Viv the Spiv will host. Tickets HERE
VINTAGE TEA BY THE SEA
What better way to spend an afternoon than experiencing an authentic and elegant 1930s Tea Dance in the beautiful Midland Hotel, including Champagne Afternoon Tea. Available both Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm until 2pm and 3pm until 4.30pm. Tickets cost £23.50, available by calling the Midland on 428371.
CHARITY SHOP DJ
The idea is simple, turn up, flick through The Charity Shop DJ’s records and decide what will be played. This takes place at the Rotunda Bar at the Midland, on both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm.
Last year’s Vintage Marketplace was rammed from morning till night. This year, curated by Dotty’s Vintage, the marketplace will be held in The Platform on both Saturday and Sunday, and gathers together 40 of the finest purveyors of vintage clothes, accessories, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera.
FREE MUSIC STAGE
The Morecambe Arena stage will host free music from 11am to 6pm both days. Music comes from three-part harmony group The Bobby Socks, ragtime, swing and jazzy blues combo Dr. Butlers Medicine Hat Stand, high energy classic blues band TC & The Moneymakers and mesmerising old-time music singer Louiza Kilcawley of The Kilcawley Family.
The vintage hair and beauty salon brought to you by Guys n Dolls will provide decade specific hair and make up, from 1920s to the 1970s.
Festival goers can sample the flavours of the past at a vintage food market with the finest street food and cocktails around will be served up from vintage wheels.