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Blackpool Whats On for June 2017


4th June 2017 – Peter Kay – A Special Q&A

Following two sold out shows last December, one of Britain’s best loved comedians Peter Kay has announced another very special live Q&A at Blackpool Opera House this June in aid of the Polly Haydock Appeal and her continuing Cancer Treatment Fund.

Mum of three Polly Haydock from Westhoughton, Bolton was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2015  and, after receiving heart breaking news that her cancer had reached Stage 4 last July, Polly set about the daunting task of raising over four hundred thousand pounds to receive expert treatment in Germany. The treatment, which is unavailable in the UK, could not only prolong her life but may also help cure the disease. Polly and her family, including her three children, have been raising money for the specialist treatment via Go Fund Me and the response has been overwhelming.

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10th June 2017 – Jane McDonald

One of the nation’s most loved entertainers is back by popular demand continuing to tour with her best show to date. A must see event of 2017.As part of the tour Jane is making a welcome return to the Blackpool Opera House on the 10th June 2017.

“Making Memories” is a fantastic production packed full of phenomenal songs and arrangements featuring Jane’s exceptional musicians and singers. Jane will be performing “Memory” after receiving 5 star reviews for her performance as Grizabella in Cats the musical.

With amazing new medleys, old fan favourites and some exciting additions you’re guaranteed to be on your feet time after time. Get ready to make some memories and see Jane McDonald’s best show yet!

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Tuesday 20th June to Sat 24th June – Evita

Starring two of musical theatre’s most outstanding leading performers; the wickedly talented Emma Hatton, fresh from playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked and embarking on his first UK tour having played the title role in Disney’s production of Tarzan, Gian Marco Schiaretti.

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall,this smash hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

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Blackpool What’s On for July 2017


Sat 1st July 2017 – Hits Reloaded

The show is now in its 13th year and is staged to give children the opportunity to experience performing in live theatre, and on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world’s biggest stars throughout the years.

Here at the Opera House, Blackpool we want this experience to be as enjoyable as possible for all of those children involved

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Sunday 2nd July – Blackpool Grand Theatre – The Illegal Eagles!

This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world.

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Sat 22nd July – Sun 23rd July – Craft Fair

Topstitch presents a weekend of crafts supplies, gifts and handmade goods, along with demonstrations from local artists including wool spinning from Fleetwood’s own Coastal Colours and Loom knitting from the Topstitch stand.

With free entry for all this event won’t disappoint with plenty for all ages and budgets
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Friday 30th June to Sun 2nd July  – Europe’s Tribute to Elvis

Elvis Fans across the globe get ready for an amazing festival honouring the life, music and fans of Elvis Presley.

On 30th June – 2nd July, 2017, the fifth annual Europe’s Tribute to Elvis festival will be held in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, at the world-famous Winter Gardens. This will be an event unlike any experienced before. The festival will feature many great Elvis-themed shows.

Friday’s “Long Live the King” is an incredible show to celebrate Elvis the man & his music. Saturday’s”Ultimate Elvis Trilogy” is a spectacular celebration of the 40th anniversary. Sunday’s “Spirit of the King,” is a wonderful showcase of Elvis’ gospel music. Elvis hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s will be performed by three of the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists: We have winners of the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest”. Cody Ray Slaughter, star of “Million Dollar Quartet” on Broadway, is the 2011 World Champion and the youngest man to hold the title. Dean Z 2013 Ultimate Elvis world champion. Multi Award Winning Ryan Pelton, star of the film “Identical” will be performing, Our festival Band all the way from the USA is the spectacular EAS Band, which this year features Brass section

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Blackpool What’s On for August 2017


Thursday 6th August to Sunday 9th August – Punk Rebellion!

Rebellion Festivals is the largest INDEPENDENT Punk / Alternative music festival in the world.

Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in Punk gather for the social event of the year. Many treat it as a main holiday and come every year so there is a very familiar feel to the weekend and it’s like one big family – all 4000 of us!

All forms of punk are represented with Anarcho bands playing alongside ’77 Punks groups on the same bill as Oi bands sharing the same stage as UK82 style bands who are appearing with Street Punk outfits next to the new breed of young punk bands coming through etc etc…..!

We also have an acoustic stage and an alternative stage BIZARRE BAZAAR which has comedy, burlesque dancing and a variety of other entertainment……..Oh yeah, and there is PUNK ROCK BINGO!

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Sat 8th August – Rock of Ages!

Are you ready to Rock? For one night only Coast Town Events and Arran Paul proudly present a tribute to the best in rock music with three quality bands on Saturday 8th of July at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens with the Rock of Ages event including an after show party featuring a specialist Rock DJ until 2 am.

Limehouse Lizzy The best in classic rock from the closest thing to the original Thin Lizzy, just ask The Guardian “Limehouse Lizzy’s Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott… ” Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. Delivering the classic hits of ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, ‘Jailbreak’, ‘Rosalie’, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ and many more – the boys are well and truly back!

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Blackpool What’s On for September 2017


Friday 8th Saturday 16th September 2017 – Monty Pythons Spamalot!

Funnier than the black death!

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical the hilarious Spamalot was written by Python legend Eric Idle, with a fantastic score co-written by John DuPrez including Always Bright Side of Life.

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Blackpool What’s On for October 2017


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Blackpool What’s On for November 2017


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