Alfresco grows to new epic proportions

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This year’s Alfresco at Blackpool Cricket Club - which takes place on Sunday - has grown to new epic proportions.

The event started two years ago with a small sound system, a few activities and good friends in a field at Whyndyke Farm.

This year is at the cricket club in Stanley Park and features chart DJ Mr Scruff, as well as a fantastic undercard of support acts and artists from all over the UK .

The main focus of Alfresco though is creative entertainment, free of cost for the kids. Children can join in with all the artists workshops and actually get to keep everything they make with art being made with loads of recycled products. There are also dance lessons, children’s theatre and sports and games, and a fantastic toddlers play area - so pretty much everyone is catered for.

For the adults there is the music, with Mr Scruff the headliner. For the uninitiated, he is a household name as a DJ/recording artist and has been on the scene for over 20 years. Aim and Niko (GrandCentralRecords/ATIC) are also playing, as well as Flash Atkins and 2Billion Beats from Paper recordings, and many others.

A marquee holding more than 1,000 people has been erected just in case the weather is unkind.

Check out Alfresco Family Events on Facebook or contact Mark ‘Chinny’ Davis on 07823888697 for more information.


It’s a busy weekend of shows in Blackpool.

Male glamour group The Dreamboys are at the Opera House tonight, followed by the Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular on Saturday.

Comedian Chris Ramsey - one of the country’s rising stars - is at North Pier tomorrow, with The Grand hosting the internationally acclaimed Shaolin Warriors on Sunday.

Tickets are still available for all shows.

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