Get your glad rags on for Tutti Frutti

Lancaster and Morecambe College spcialist make-up students took part in a Tutti Frutti style competition sponsored by Frankie and Benny's. Overall winner was a design created by Laura Bland - Polka Dot Dreamer worn by Anna Huxham (right)
Lancaster and Morecambe College spcialist make-up students took part in a Tutti Frutti style competition sponsored by Frankie and Benny's. Overall winner was a design created by Laura Bland - Polka Dot Dreamer worn by Anna Huxham (right)

GET ready to rock around the clock as Morecambe’s 1950s weekend returns to town.

Tutti Frutti is a colourful celebration of the decade of teddy boys and girls, and always guarantees big crowds both inside and outside The Platform.

This year’s festival explodes onto the promenade today (July 27) and tomorrow (July 28), when 50s music, fashions and cars will be out in force.

Keith Louis, one of the festival organisers, said he was expecting another big turn-out at this year’s Tutti Frutti.

“Most people come from out of town, which is fantastic for all the local businesses and hoteliers,” said Keith.

“People love going back in time and dressing up in the teddy boy suits and the circular skirts.

“It’s something different in the town and everybody loves the colour and nostalgia of it all.”

Top rock ‘n’ roll band The Sureshots will headline at The Platform on Friday night.

Then on Saturday afternoon, on the outdoor stage, The Black Cat Trio and local Billy Fury and Cliff Richard tribute Eddie Robbins will be supported by the Happy Feet School of Dance.

The festival closes on Saturday night with music inside The Platform from The Inteli-Gents and Phil Haley and the Comments.

Friday and Saturday night shows are paid-for ticketed events. Tickets cost £15 for one night or £24 for both.

Tutti Frutti is sponsored by the Arndale, Frankie and Benny’s, the Station pub and Morecambe Town Council.

For tickets, visit Morecambe Visitor Information Centre at the Platform, Morecambe, call 01524 582803 or call Keith on 01524 833885.

The evening shows start at 7pm. The free Saturday daytime event starts at noon and finishes around 5pm.