Icons to play at re-opened pub in South Shore

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Resort group The Rupert Fabulous band and local legend Lionel Vinyl will both perform at The Star pub when it re-opens next Saturday.

The Promenade venue, which sits in the shadow of the Big One, was previously run by an outside company as the Apple and Parrot.

This time it will be run by owner Blackpool Pleasure Beach as a live music and sports bar.

A Pleasure Beach spokesman said: “We are delighted to be reopening The Star for the 2016 season.

“It has been part of Blackpool Pleasure Beach for many years so it’s fitting that we are reopening it during our 120th year.

“Over the years, many rising stars have played early gigs at The Star, including Jonathan Wilkes and [ former Liberty X singer] Kevin Simm, and we hope this continues with our line up of live entertainment.

“The Star isn’t just about live music though, it will be a great place for residents and visitors to relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy sporting fixtures on our big screens.”

Workmen have been spotted giving the pub’s interior a spruce up ahead of the grand re-opening, next Saturday, March 19.

Pool tables have been installed, as has a beer pong table, the park said.

Sky Sports will be screened while the pub will also host DJs.

The Apple and Parrot opened in July 2014 and sold a selection of ciders, ales, and spirits.

As part of its opening weekend, the pub hosted local musician Kurtis Reid and The Sensations and The Rupert Fabulous band, as well as several support acts.

But the pub later closed down, to the dismay of fans.