Ten fantastic years of Morecambe punk

Photo Neil Cross'Nice n Sleazy punk music festival at Morecambe'Nick Reg Brooke
Photo Neil Cross'Nice n Sleazy punk music festival at Morecambe'Nick Reg Brooke
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Ivan Harrison and his team have spent the last 10 years keeping punk music alive in Morecambe.

This weekend Ivan and his dedicated crew will mark a decade of the Nice ‘n’ Sleazy festival by bringing back some of the most popular bands from their event’s history.

Taking place at the Trimpell Club on May 22, 23 and 24, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy attracks punk music fans from far and wide to camp out, stay over and enjoy the loudest music around.

The festival has twice won The Visitor’s Sunshine Entertainment Award and always pulls in a crowd of colourful characters with outrageous hairstyles and fashions.

Ivan, from Morecambe, said: “In the 10 years we have had some great bands and some great people who have supported the festival.

“I have really made some great friends and it’s been one hell of an incredible journey.”

The festival starts at 5.15pm on Friday with live music right the way through until the last act takes to the main stage at 1am. It continues on Saturday from noon until 1am, then on Sunday from 1pm until late.

Acts appearing during the weekend include The Filth and the Fury, Hung Like Hanratty, Resistance 77, Salem Street, Jock Sparrer, Root System, Spunk Volcano, The Filthy Lookers, Dirt Box Disco, Vice Squad, The Dead Beats, Litterbug, Clan of Anarchy, Bruce Tality, Cosmic Fingers, Pink Hearse, Big Fat pands, The Pukes, Ed Tudor Pole, Vibrators, Mayhem Freak, Destination Venus, The Fornicators, Screamin Abdabz, Goldblade, The Polyesters, Paul Carter, Kid Clumsy and Loaded 44.

Weekend passes cost £50 in advance with day only passes available. Children under 14 go free. Full band line-up available at www.nicensleazy.info

Email info@nicensleazy.info for details.

Town pubs will also get in on the punk music act this weekend. The Bath Hotel will have five punk bands on Thursday night including No Thrills and Fat Alberts from 8pm.

Live music at The Bath continues with Tears of the Dead on Friday, Strange Love on Saturday, and a Battle of the Bands event on Sunday from 4pm.

The Ranch House will also host an all-day festival preshow from 11am with films and music, and free entry. Music from P N U K, Mammoth Tank, Paul Carter, Brocker, Hospital Food, Middle Finger and Propane 4.