Reliving the vintage years of dance and rock’n’roll

The dancers at The Platform at a previous Vintage By the Sea Festival.
The dancers at The Platform at a previous Vintage By the Sea Festival.
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Hacienda legends Graeme Park and Dave Haslam are heading the music bill for this year’s Vintage By The Sea.

The weekend festival, on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, returns to Morecambe for a third year.

Let It Rock takes place at the former railway station The Platform, on Saturday afternoon, curated by legend of the rockin’ scene Tojo, with Miss Mary and the Mr Rights set to bring the best of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, plus DJs and dance tutors hosting lessons.

Following on, the DJs step in as Vintage Festival presents The Warehouse, with Graeme and Dave, celebrating 80s and 90s club culture.

Dave said: “I loved Vintage Festival last year. 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, the audience that came out at night were very tuned in to the music and it felt like a great celebration of dance music.”

On Sunday there’s a Soul Casino All Dayer, tracing the history of North West soul led by Richard Searling.

DJs from Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino will be among those taking the floor – as well as festival chief and design guru Wayne Hemmingway – and visitors can enjoy Northern Soul dance lessons and soak up Jazz Funk and Disco anthems from the 70s.

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