Vintage By The Sea Announce Music Line Up for Morecambe Festival

22 July 2015

The Hemingway family’s Vintage By the Sea Festival, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway, has announced this year’s DJ line up which will provide the musical backdrop for the third Vintage Festival 5-6th September in Morecambe.

‘Let It Rock’ returns to Morecambe commanding the new Saturday afternoon slot at the  town’s former railway station – The Platform, curated by legend of the rockin’ scene Tojo on Saturday 5th September from 12.30-6.30pm.

This year’s ‘Let It Rock’ band ‘Miss Mary and the Rights’ bring the best of 1950s rock 'n' roll, while DJs play bopping rockabilly and shuffling rhythm ’n’ blues, expert dance tutors Kav Kavanagh and Suzy Q will keep the floor moving for those keen to learn the moves with jive and stroll lessons.

As evening approaches in this unique venue, the Platform will welcome guest DJs Graeme Park & Dave Haslam as the Vintage Festival presents The Warehouse. The Hacienda Legends of the UK dance scene will be celebrating 80s and 90s club culture (9:30pm-2:00am).

The Warehouse brings Britain’s distinctive dance culture and DJ history to the fore by paying respect to the rich club culture and the DJs that have shaped it. Covering everything from the very first house records from Chicago, Detroit and New York to 80s Electro, Rare Groove and onto, of course early, Rave and Acid House.

"I loved Vintage Festival last year,” comments Dave Haslam.

“From arriving in Morecambe in the afternoon I knew it was going to be a special occasion, the atmosphere in the town was so good and positive. Then, later, audience that came out at  night were very tuned in to the music and it felt like a great celebration of dance music past and present"

With the arrival of Sunday at the Platform Vintage presents a full day of Soul (1.00pm-12.00am). Soul Casino traces the history of North West soul and is curated by Richard Searling. This event is being held in memory of Sean O’Connor, who played a huge part in the local soul music scene, who passed away recently.

Local DJs from Morecambe and the surrounding areas and the Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino will be taking the floor and visitors can enjoy Northern Soul dance lessons and soak up Jazz Funk and Disco anthems from the 70s.

Terry Jones, Steve Plumb, Eddy Edmondson, Wayne Hemingway + Special Guest DJ and dance instructor Fiona Smith will be on hand to keep the dance floor rocking from 1:00pm until midnight.

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 artdeco surroundings.

Last year over 40,000 visitors came to Morecambe for the Festival and The Hemingway team has since been working towards returning for another successful event this year. The Torch Club hosted by the Midland Hotel on the Saturday evening is an unforgettable evening 1930s and 1940s glamour has already sold out for this year so the advice is to order tickets quick to the other events.

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 1990s that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed is

The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront provides the backdrop and will 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.

Tickets for many of the events are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the Vintage website or by calling The Midland Hotel 01524 428 000 for accommodation and to book

Afternoon Tea by the Sea.
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.

Wayne Hemingway said: “Last year’s event was unbelievable, tens of thousands of people joined us on and around the promenade soaking up the atmosphere and celebrating seven decades of cool.

“The sun shone and vistors from all over the UK joined us to enjoy the music, the fashion and all the festival activities with a twist including the Design and Craft Market and Maker’s  Workshops. This year will be even bigger and better and we can’t wait to welcome people back to the North West to enjoy all that the Festival has to offer.”
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