***2015 Dates Announced***Vintage By The Sea - 5th & 6th September 2015
Vintage by the Sea 2015 is produced in conjunction with Deco Publique and Lancaster City Council, supported Morecambe Town Council and The Midland Hotel, Morecambe.
Vintage By the Sea, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway and the Hemingway Design team, returns to Morecambe for a third year, 5 & 6 September 2015.
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"In my 24 years in Morecambe I have never experienced anything that quite matches this year's Vintage by the Sea Festival which it is estimated to have attracted more than 40,000 to Morecambe for the weekend. We should never lose faith in Morecambe's intrinsic potential. This spectacular success of the event showed conclusively and convincingly that a real breakthrough has been made in bringing something unique and energising to Morecambe and which will be talked about for years to come." - Coun Ron Sands, Lancaster City Council's Cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism
The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront provides the backdrop that transforms into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can learn the dances’, take in specially curated live performances, listen to exclusive DJ sets, enjoy evocative fashion, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, ogle over beautiful vintage vehicles or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping that will be on offer
As a major sponsor The Midland Hotel will play host to The Torch Club, an unforgettable night of 40s glamour on the Saturday evening as well as Afternoon Teas throughout the weekend and festival activities with a twist such as the Design and Craft Market and Maker’s Workshops.
Back by popular demand this year’s event will see the return of the Vintage Nightclubs, Dance Lessons, a Vintage Market Place, the Pooch Parade (in association with Cancer Care) and the Vintage Bike Ride along the Sea along...as well as some fabulous new attractions.
Also returning to delight the crowds is the RouteMaster Bus Bar with vinyl spinning DJ’s, The Charity Shop DJ who entertained the crowds with ‘Choose Your Cheese’ and the cheekily charming Viv the Spiv who will be gracing the promenade.
In 2013 the Festival marked The Midland’s 80th anniversary and attracted over 7,000 thousand visitors to the town, resulting in being awarded the title “Tourism Event of the Year” by Visit Lancashire. Following that success Vintage By The Sea went back for a weekend extravaganza in 2014 attracting over 40,000 people for a packed out two day programme.
Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska, film, art or design - or if you just wanted to dress up and get an authentic makeover for a day, the Vintage by the Sea Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages.
BBC Radio Lancashire: Graham Liver (approximately 2:52)