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***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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Dukes , in partnership with Vintage by the Sea, will be taking our cinema programme on the road with screenings at The Morecambe Winter Gardens. For more information, please click here.

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.

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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.

For more information please email the team at info@vintagebyhemingway.co.uk 

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Vintage By The Sea will be one glamorous weekend of music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920s to the 1990s that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed is celebrated. More information added soon!

For events bookings at The Midland Hotel please call: 01524 428000

Want to see last year's event in all it's glory? Click here

What The Papers Say...

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Lancashire Evening Post: WOW 24/7

Lancashire Evening Post: The Interview


Dig and Gift: Quaint Morecambe and Vintage by the Sea

The Guardian: The Best Retro and Vintage Events In The World 

The Visitor: Viv The Spiv at Morecambe Vintage by The Sea

The Visitor: Wayne Hemingway’s Passion for Vintage

The Visitor: Morecambe Set for £1m Vintage Boost

BBC Radio Lancashire: Graham Liver (approximately 2:52)

The Bay: Hemingway's Vintage Festival To Return To Morecambe

Lancashire Evening Post: Hemingway's Back and This Year it’s For Two Days

Lancashire Life: Vintage by the Sea festival, Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The Guardian: Morecambe Crap Towns Revival Midland Hotel

The Visitor: Just The Buzz The Resort Needs

The Visitor: Vintage Day Is Roaring Success

BBC News Lancashire: Wayne Hemmingway Stages Morecambe Vintage Festival

The Visitor: 5,000 Pack in for 'Amazing' Vintage Day

The Visitor: Thousands Could Flock to Morecambe's Vintage Day

The Guardian: The Best B&Bs on the UK Coast

Cent Magazine: Bold, Vintage by the Sea at the Midland

Mancunian Vintage: I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside! Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway’s Vintage Festival to Visit Morecombe

The Visitor: Hemingway Festival to Celebrate Midland Hotel Anniversary

Event: Hemingway's Vintage Festival Comes to The Midland Hotel

Lancashire Evening Post: Festival Launch for Top Designer Wayne Hemingway

Lancashire Evening Post: Design Guru Wayne Hemingway Want's To Bring Back Glamour

The Visitor: Hemingway Festival to Celebrate Midland Hotel Anniversary

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