Morecambe's Nice 'n Sleazy 15th anniversary punk festival postponed until 2022

Morecambe's popular Nice 'n Sleazy punk/ska festival has been postponed until 2022 due to uncertainty over the Covid pandemic.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:30 pm

Team Sleazy announced the postponement on their Facebook page Morecambe Nice n Sleazy Punk/Ska Group Official.

Organisers said: "We are sorry to inform everyone that the popular family friendly annual late May bank holiday punk/ska festival in Morecambe will not take place this year despite massive efforts above and beyond from the whole team behind the scenes and in public to bring you the 15th year in safety.

"Sleazy 22, the 15th annual Sleazy will now take place from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 for the main festival utilising both bank holidays next year and allowing people the Sunday to travel home.

The annual Nice N Sleazy Morecambe Punk Festival attracted another number crowd to The Trimpell at the weekend. The four day festival attracted punk and ska enthusiasts from all over the country as bands such as UK Subs, 999 and Department S entertained on the four stages. A pair of Mohican''s silhouetted in the Live Lounge. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday May 27, 2018.

"There will also be the free entry pre-show on the Wednesday night on June 1 before three full days at Sleazy.

"Tickets already purchased will of course be valid for the re-arranged dates in 2022 and people who retain them are now getting amazing value with new ticket pricing to be advertised shortly to reflect the new longer three full day festival in 2022.

"We waited as long as possible to see if there was any way possible that we could go ahead in safety with this year's event, the team looking at several options including outdoor stages and even being a Government test event, but with the festival scheduled for May and the recent Government road map opening up things slowly but surely through to June, and the virus still causing problems albeit slowly declining, the decision has been made to move to 2022 rather than try to squeeze the event in later this year amongst a rapidly growing spree of re-scheduled shows and festivals.

"Before making this announcement public, we contacted all the bands involved to let them know we would be sorting them out into new days and moving some to the 2023 festival (scheduled to take place May 26-28 2023) as we plan not just next year but also 2023 festivals in Morecambe to bring you the widely renowned amongst bands.

The annual Nice N Sleazy Morecambe Punk Festival attracted another number crowd to The Trimpell at the weekend. The four day festival attracted punk and ska enthusiasts from all over the country as bands such as UK Subs, 999 and Department S entertained on the four stages. Sarah Booth from Whitehaven. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday May 27, 2018.

"Likewise we have more merchandise stalls coming to Sleazy than ever and those stall holders are all reconfirmed for 2022 after being contacted.

"Lastly, for now, the whole team would like to say a massive thank you to all you people for sticking with us.

"We have some amazing people who attend the festival regularly and it's never taken for granted, your support is the reason the festival is so popular.

"Likewise the amazing bands who have played, are playing, and will be playing Morecambe, as well as merchandisers, staging, lighting, infrastructure, venues, suppliers, volunteers, crew and many more, thank you.

The annual Nice N Sleazy Morecambe Punk Festival attracted another number crowd to The Trimpell at the weekend. The four day festival attracted punk and ska enthusiasts from all over the country as bands such as UK Subs, 999 and Department S entertained on the four stages. A group of friends enjoy the sunshine. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday May 27, 2018.

"All the time and effort to date during unprecedented times to bring you the festival is worth every moment of the teams time to date and we are now working hard to bring what will be an amazing party Sleazy 22 to you.

"Keep staying safe, and all being well, the team will see you in Morecambe next year."

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/849392645569098/ or the Facebook page Morecambe Nice n Sleazy Punk/Ska Group Official.