New season at the Platform

Fans of 1960s music are in for a treat with a host of iconic bands from the famous decade announced in the new season at the Platform in Morecambe.

Gyles Brandreth will be performing at the Platform in July

Gyles Brandreth will be performing at the Platform in July

Audiences can take a trip down memory lane with classic acts such as The Pretty Things, The Searchers, and The Fortunes as well as former members of The Kinks performing the band’s famous hits as Kast Off Kinks. Monty Python fans can enjoy The Rutles, the band created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes, who famously parody The Beatles.

There is plenty on offer for lovers of 70s and 80s music too with the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, Showaddywaddy, John Coghlans’ Quo, The Real Thing, Ruby Turner and Big Country.

For comedy fans, actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP, QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star Gyles Brandreth returns with his new one-man show Break a Leg! - a celebration of all things theatrical.

Giving the season a contemporary edge are Cornish folk performers Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys as well as Police Dog Hogan, featuring popular Guardian columnist Tim Dowling on the banjo. Northern favourites The Lancashire Hotpots are also set to perform with their “sing-a-longa party”.

Jazz enthusiasts can look forward to The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars “Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook” direct from the famous London Jazz club, and there will also be performances from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Experience the timeless tunes of musical icons as well with the highest quality tributes to T. Rex, The Jersey Boys, Kate Bush, George Michael, Bon Jovi, The Carpenters, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and The Beach Boys.

Comedy fans are in for a treat with three of the finest comedians performing their stand-up routines for the one-off Comedy Night in March. Rob Mitchell, Ben Lawes and headline act Greg Cook will all take to the stage.

There are a couple of shows for children too. First up in April is “Lost and Found”, an adaptation of award-winning children’s author Oliver Jeffers’ picture book, for ages 3+. Later in the season “The Giant’s Loo Roll”, an acclaimed show for ages 5+, tours to the venue.

With numerous community events and the annual, free lunchtime concerts line-up in late spring, the Platform season offers something for everyone. 

For the full line-up of events, including dates and prices, visit the Platform's webpage. The Platform spring/summer 2018 brochure  can also be picked up from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or downloaded from the website.

Last updated: 13 February 2018