Get your blue suede shoes and petticoats ready - this year’s Carnival Ball is going back to the future.
The Showzam! annual festival celebrates magic, circus and new variety and is next year adopting a 1950s theme to celebrate the golden era of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Teddy Boys and Elvis fans are being encouraged to dust off their drain pipes and get their partners to pull on their bobby socks for the big night at the Tower Ballroom on February 15.
Chris Pope, Marketing Blackpool event organiser, said: “The Carnival Ball is always a huge success and tickets do sell out really quickly so I would urge people to get theirs as soon as possible.
“The 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll theme is a really exciting one and we expect this to be massively popular. Most of the people attending the ball always dress up in the theme of the night so we are looking forward to seeing lots of interesting quiffs, Teddy Boys and poodle skirts.”
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces, will perform on the evening along with a host of other acts.
Acts confirmed so far include Chinese pole artiste Edd Muir, one of the UK’s leading contortionists Delia du Sol and No Fit State Circus will perform a floor show specially commissioned for Showzam!
Mr Pope added: “The Jive Aces are the perfect band for the night and I am delighted to be announcing that Edd Muir, Delia du Sol and No Fit State Circus will all be performing.”
Showzam! 2014 runs from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 23.
The only other confirmed act for 2014 is Sooty, the puppet who became a TV star after he was found in a Blackpool shop in 1948.
He will star in two shows at the Opera House with friends Soo and Sweep on February 17 and 18. Tickets for the ball are £25 for standing and £130 for a table of four. They are available from the Tourist Information Centre, at Festival House, on the Promenade.