Winter Gardens Music Festival
The beautiful Winter Gardens in Blackpool will host the annual musical extravaganza this September 2012. A popular event and often sold out in advance, it is a good idea to check out hotels Blackpool has on offer first and arrange tickets early.
The nine day event featuring top pop and tribute artists is held at The Arena. Each evening there are free concerts with blues, jazz, singers and instrumental performances. Tickets are amazing value at only £10 per performance or see three shows for £20.
The Bands Coming To Blackpool
A perfect romantic evening with all your favourite songs on offer, the Winter Gardens Music Festival has something for everyone. This year the following acts are headlining the nine evenings 13th to 21st September 2012:
The Smiths Ltd – Morrissey would never have imagined he had a tribute act when he sang “Meat is Murder” about his passion for vegetarianism. All that 80s angst comes to life in a haunting and incredibly accurate performance of The Smiths’ best songs.
The Gershwin Gang – George Gershwin wrote the most famous musical hits for Broadway, and you can hear all the top show tunes in one night.
The Jam’d and Complete Weller – get your mod outfit on and grow a floppy fringe for the band that sings all the hits from The Jam and Paul Weller. Dancing on the spot and minimal movement from side to side while flicking your hair – optional.
The Shakers Blues Band featuring Miss Frances Lee – with a wide arrangement of top blues hits from the 50s to the noughties, the Shakers deal up a considerable groove designed to have you moving all night.
Absolute Bowie – considered one of the most classic pop artists to emerge last century, this David Bowie tribute act will leave you breathless.
The Crooner – Tony Martin is one of the top requested wedding singers of the moment. This hot man is the King of Swing, belting out big band classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and Elvis Presley.
Ben: Tribute To Michael Jackson – complete with light show and costume changes, the Michael Jackson tribute act will have you dancing to the beats of all the classics.
Definitely Mightbe – Noel and Liam Gallagher from Oasis would be stunned to hear a band that turns up, performs all the songs and doesn’t storm off in a huff. A quality band singing all the best songs from Oasis’ heyday.
The Clone Roses – a chance to catch up with what has been missing from the circuit since the real Stone Roses reformed in 2012. The Clone Roses serve up a fine dish of all the hit songs by Ian Brown.