It’s a festival takeover at Tom’s

The re-opening night of the Blue Room (Stanley Arms) on Church Street, Blackpool. The  Atmospherics start their session. From left, Matthew Yates, David Mangnall, Liam Singleton and Sam Snibson.
The re-opening night of the Blue Room (Stanley Arms) on Church Street, Blackpool. The Atmospherics start their session. From left, Matthew Yates, David Mangnall, Liam Singleton and Sam Snibson.
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See out February with a bang thanks to three huge days of live music in North Shore.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin will, for three days, become the home of JackersStock, a mini indoor festival featuring more than a dozen local bands.

The charity tins will be rattling over the three days but otherwise the event is entirely free.

And there’s plenty of exciting acts.

On Friday February 27 there’ll be performances from The Lost Archives, The Key-Tars, reggae aces Bob On as well as The Atmospherics (right) and The Heat.

Saturday February 28 brings together nine acts with The Monster Squad, The Cobras, Jay Thackery, Myth of United, Little Green Wheels, Solid States, Brother Rabbit and Jess Allen packed into the day.

And there’s a big send off on Sunday March 1 being given a jump-start with Dirty Work, Inciders, The People, Jekyll and last but not least the fantastic Ska Face.

* The first guests of 2015 for Garstang Unplugged are Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston. In the space of two short years they have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk and roots scene.

Well known as members of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, while Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. With Show of Hands off the road for a year, the duo are on an extensive tour of the British Isles.

Garstang Unplugged at the Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre on Thursday February 19.