Hacienda Legends To Headline at Vintage by the Sea

9 June 2014

The Hemingway family’s Vintage By the Sea Festival, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway, has announced a musical extravaganza as part of the second Vintage Festival 6-7th September in Morecambe.

The exclusive DJ sets from Mike Pickering and Dave Haslam at the Warehouse form part of a multi-venue celebration of Northern Musical heritage and will cover all decades and musical influence. From 9pm-2am on Saturday 6th September Morecambe’s Winter Gardens will play host to the Warehouse which will celebrate the North’s distinctive dance culture. Jack Hemingway will be warming things with a selection of pre-rave Boogie and House jams.

The Hacienda legends will re-kindle memories of the Acid House era in Manchester. Pickering who signed the Happy Mondays during his time at Factory Records, was a DJ at the Hacienda and later founded M People said, “I’m really looking forward to playing in the wonderful setting that is the Winter Gardens and to a music-loving northern crowd. I have DJd at a couple of soul weekenders in the north and at the Vintage Festival in London a couple of years ago and I loved it.”

In addition to The Warehouse event, for one night only on Saturday 6th September The Torch Club is an unforgettable night of 1930s and 1940s glamour at the Midland Hotel. Hosted by cheeky chappie Viv the Spiv guests will enjoy champagne and strawberries on arrival followed by an evocative four course dinner, before fox trotting the night away to the Savoy Dance Orchestra.

On Sunday 7th September The Soul Casino will take over the Winter Gardens (9pm-2am) as Richard Searling curates a session dedicated to the sounds and style of Soul with DJs covering classic 70s and 80s disco, deep funk to northern, rare groove to classic soul, disco and authentic R&B mod sounds.

Over at the Platform in Morecambe on Sunday 7th (7.30pm-1am) Poor Boy Paul will be hosting Let it Rock a celebration of the best of 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bands will include The Crown Top Kings, The Hayriders and the Rhythm Kings with Poor Boy Paul spinning a vinyl-only selection of RnB and shuffling rhythms and providing some expert lessons in Jive and Rock ‘n’ Roll dance tuition –don’t forget your blue suede shoes!

For those wanting to re-fuel over the weekend head to the Midland Hotel and enjoy Vintage Tea by the Sea. On both the Saturday and Sunday bookings are now being taken for a luxurious champagne afternoon tea which will re-create the authentic atmosphere of an elegant 1930s tea dance in the beautiful art deco surroundings.

In its first year over 7,000 thousand visitors came to Morecambe for the Festival and The Hemingway team has since been working towards returning for another successful event this year.

Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska, film, art or design, or if you just want to dress up and get an authentic makeover for a day, the Vintage by the Sea Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. For one glamorous weekend the music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920s to the 1980s that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed is celebrated.

The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront provides the backdrop and be transformed into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can ‘learn the dances’, take in specially curated live performances, exclusive DJ sets, catwalk  shows, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping on offer.

Backed by Lancaster City and Morecambe Town Council the Festival will offer a packed weekend, with something for everyone, combining a mix of dancing, music, fashion, glamour, film, classic cars, delicious street food, creative workshops, kid’s activities, street theatre, a vintage fairground, vintage bus tours and an eclectic vintage and up-cycled market place to browse vintage treasures.

As well as the ticketed dance events the weekend’s programme will provide a free fringe festival of entertainment for local residents and visitors to the town to experience one of the most unique places to celebrate all things vintage. Tickets for many of the events are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the Vintage website www.vintagefestival.co.uk/events/vintage-by-the-sea or by calling The Midland Hotel 08456 015478 for accommodation and to book Afternoon Tea by the Sea.

Wayne Hemingway said: “The North has an amazingly varied musical heritage and so many of its fantastically talented name will be visiting us at the Festival and putting on the musical celebrations at different venues across the town to chart everything that was great about the 30s through to the 80s.

“We want people to come along and lose themselves in the wonderfully evocative music, fashion,kids activities beauty, film, art, design and cocktails and food that we have planned and the Vintage team can’t wait to put our dancing shoes on!”


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Notes to Editors:

Hemingway's Vintage Festival
Co-Produced & Curated by Deco Publique www.decopublique.co.uk

Funding Partners:

Lancaster City Council
Morecambe Town Council

Morecambe Town Council is proud to be supporting Vintage by the Sea for 2014 – One of many events they are financially supporting as part of its 2014

Festival Funding Programme.

The Midland Hotel & English Lakes 


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