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Acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway is to bring a special festival to Morecambe’s Midland Hotel to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

A Vintage Festival will take place on September 14 and pay homage to the fashion, film, art, dance, food and design dating back to when the iconic art deco landmark opened in 1933.

Wayne Hemingway outside the Midland Hotel with models, from left, Annia Zalewski, Nancy Miller, Josi Woo, Yasmin Jaunbocus, Grace Hetherington.

Wayne Hemingway outside the Midland Hotel with models, from left, Annia Zalewski, Nancy Miller, Josi Woo, Yasmin Jaunbocus, Grace Hetherington.

Resort born Hemingway, an MBE, said: “The Midland is a very special building – a truly unique design and iconic British building.

“It feels right and proper for us to bring a “pop-up” version of our Vintage Festival to my hometown to celebrate The Midland’s landmark year and put on a wonderful party that encompasses the best of British design, music, fashion and art and food.

“We can’t wait to put on a great show for everyone who comes along.”

The hotel, the car park, and the surrounding landscape will be transformed into a 20th century playground featuring live dance bands, gramophone DJs, fashion and furnishings in the vintage marketplace, vintage hair and beauty salons, fashion, art and design workshops.

There will also be street food, themed fine dining and cocktails, classic vehicles, cabaret, burlesque, tea dancing and a glamorous ball.

Matt Stanaway, General Manager at The Midland, said: “This year is a very special year for The Midland and it is great that Wayne Hemingway is returning to his roots and recognising how special the building is by bringing his hugely popular Vintage event to the hotel.

“Vintage Hemingway pays very close attention to detail to ensure the authenticity of their celebrations and know how to put on a party.”

Vintage Festivals have attracted tens of thousands of guests at celebrations on London’s South Bank, in Sussex and also at last year’s Preston Guild.

For more information and tickets click www.midlandvintage.co.uk