Vintage By The Sea, Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Vintage by The Sea has been shortlisted for the Best Large Tourism Event of the Year at Visit Lancashire!

As voted the best vintage event in the world, 2014 by The Guardian

Vintage By The Sea returned to Morecambe for the fourth season to celebrate the brilliance of 20th century design, fashion, vehicles and entertainment with a special focus on the British seaside - a free, family friendly festival that saw over 40,000 visitors attend in 2015.

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.

This year’s Vintage By The Sea programme featured live music, DJs playing vintage classics, carefully selected street food traders in eye catching vintage vehicles, the much loved Routemaster Bus Bar, brilliant walkabout street performance, free family entertainment and even more interactive making and craft workshops.

"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

"Vintage by the Sea has become a recognised fixture on the British cultural events calendar with superb programming and a truly diverse audience of all ages and from all backgrounds . Being born in Morecambe, it means a lot to me and my own family to see the seafront transformed as it will be again this September, we knew this is what Morecambe was capable of.” - Wayne Hemingway