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What’s on in Blackpool

So here we are into to the fifth month of the year already! Blackpool Football club host their final home game of the year at Bloomfield road stadium this weekend (5.30pm kick off). The last few weeks of the season unfortunately saw the football team unable to keep pace with the top six and they will have to settle for league one football for a third consecutive season. Hopefully by the time football season 19/20 kicks off at Bloomfield road later in August then new owners will be in place and the club will improve sufficiently to be in with a shout of promotion to the championship.

Changing the shape of the ball slightly, Blackpool welcomes rugby league fans to Bloomfield road on the weekend of 18/19th May for their annual Summer Bash and continuing in the sporting theme, the previous weekend sees Blackpool Promenade the Beaverbrooks 10km fun run.

For non sporting fans Blackpool has another jam packed calendar of events from celebrating Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday plus shows every week at VIVA!, Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre. 

If live music is your thing then South Shore’s liveliest pub, The Waterloo Music Bar has a great line up catering for all tastes of music…..

Here is a full line up of things going on in Blackpool this May 2019…..

3rd-5th Spring Northern Soul & Motown Weekender 2019, Blackpool Tower Ballroom. 8.30pm (30 Hours continuous).

3rd  Waterloo MOD Events present French Boutique plus guests, Waterloo Music Pub, Blackpool.

3rd In the Willows-The Hip Hop Musical, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7pm

3rd Viva… Sounds of the 80s starring THE FIZZ! VIVA! Showbar 7:45 pm 

3rd Laugh out loud Comedy Club, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 8pm

3rd North Euston Hotel Ghost Hunt, Fleetwood. 10pm-3am. Click here for more details

4th In the Willows-The Hip Hop Musical, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 2pm & 7pm

4th Viva Comedy Club, VIVA! Showbar. 8:15 pm 

4th & 5th Clubland Live Weekender, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 9pm-3am Click here for more details

4th & 5th Bad Ass Bash Ft. Vicious Nature, Gin Anne, Cadence Noir, Heartbreak Remedy ,Senton Bombs plus more tba, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

4th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm. 

4th Blackpool FC Versus Gillingham, Bloomfield Road Football ground. 5.30pm

4th Blackpool Ghost Walks, Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, The Promenade. 7.30pm

4th Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 8.15pm

4th Ken Webster Adult Comedy Hypnotist, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 8.30pm

5th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm. 

5th Pier Jam, North Pier, Blackpool.

6th 125 Celebration open day tour, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Click here for more details

6th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

7th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

7th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30 pm

8th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

9th Showtime Afternoons, VIVA! Showbar.  1:30pm

9th Winter Gardens Tours, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 2pm

9th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

9th  Kite Club Presents Stevie Nimmo Trio plus guests, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

10th-12th Manford’s Blackpool Comedy Festival, Winter Gardens, Blackpool

10th Punk Events Present Eastfield plus Boredom & Kill Spector. Blackpool Music Bar, Blackpool.

10th Its only an evening with Ray Parlour, VIVA! Showbar, Blackpool. 7.45pm

10th The late show Friday, Pavilion Theatre, Blackpool Winter Gardens, 11pm

11th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

11th Manford Comedy Festival Presents John Bishop and friends, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 7.30pm 

11th Northern Ballet’s Puss in Boots, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 2pm & 4pm

11th Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA. VIVA! Showbar. 8:15pm

11th Viva Comedy Club, VIVA! Showbar. 8:15 pm 

11th Rupert Fabulous, Free Entry, Blackpool Music Pub, Blackpool.

12th Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10km fun run, Blackpool Promenade. Click here for more details

12th Mr Mel’s big chill on the Bandstand, Blackpool Stanley Park. 1pm Click here for more details

12th George Egg with special guest. Pavilion Theatre, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 1pm.

12th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

12th The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

12th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30 pm

12th New Act of the Year Grand Final, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 7pm

12th Deeper Purple plus guests, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

12th The Late Show Saturday, Pavilion Theatre, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 11pm

14th Blackpool Tower 125th anniversary.

14th Organists On Parade At The Wonder Wurlitzer Concert, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 2pm

14th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

14th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30pm

15th Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals Tour 2019. Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 2.30pm & 7.30pm

15th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

15th Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 7.30pm 

16th Joe Longthorne’s Music Hall Matinee’s, VIVA! Showbar, Blackpool. 1.30pm

16th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower.

16th The Bohemians – A Tribute To Queen, VIVA! Showbar. 7:45 pm

17th Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 1.30pm Click here for more details

17th Walk the big one, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

17th Blackpool’s Big Eurovision Party, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 7.30pm

17th Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA. VIVA! Showbar. 7.30pm 

17th Grainne Duffy plus guests, Waterloo Music, Bar, Blackpool.

18th 99th Spring Brass Band Festival 2019, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 8am 

18th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

18th Rugby League Summer Bash, Bloomfield Road Football Stadium.

Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Lions

Toronto Wolfpack v Toulouse Olympique

York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers

Halifax v Bradford Bulls

Kick off Times to be confirmed. Click here for more details

18th Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 1.30pm Click here for more details

18th Viva Comedy Club, VIVA! Showbar. 8:15 pm  

18th Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 8.15pm

18th Marquis Drive, The Immediates & Heavy Sol, Free Entry, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

19th Cartwright, Next of Kin and another on the Bandstand, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 1pm. Click here for more details on this free event

19th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

19th Rugby League Summer Bash, Bloomfield Road Football Stadium.

Barrow v Sheffield Eagles

Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams

Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings

Kick off times to be confirmed Click here for more details 

19th Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 7pm 

19th Solid Gold Rock & Roll, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

19th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30pm

19th Dick Valentine Acoustic (Electric 6), Blackpool Music Pub, Blackpool.

20th Centre Stage Academy Presents – Victorious, VIVA! Showbar. 7:00 pm

20th Ian McKellen-On Stage, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

21st Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

21st Michael Ball, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 7pm

21st The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30pm

22nd Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm

22nd Let It Be-Beatles Tribute, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 7.30pm

22nd Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 7.30pm 

23rd-31st Blackpool Dance Festival 2019, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Click here for more details.

23rd Showtime Afternoons, VIVA! Showbar.  1:30pm 

23rd Let It Be-Beatles Tribute, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 2.30pm & 7.30pm 

23rd Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm 

23rd Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA. VIVA! Showbar. 7.30pm

23rd The Wildhearts plus guests, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

24th Beer, Cider and Gin Festival, Saddle Pub, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 11am

24th Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 7.30pm

24th Let It Be-Beatles Tribute, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 7.30pm

24th Heritage Tram Tours presents The Ghost Tram tour, North Pier Heritage Tram Stop. 7.30pm

24th Roy Chubby Brown, VIVA! Showbar, Blackpool. 7.30pm

24th Hello again. The Story of Neil Diamond, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

25th Blackpool Promenade 1o Miler run, Middle Walkway, North Prom. 11am Click here for more details

25th Beer, Cider and Gin Festival, Saddle Pub, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 11am

25th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm, 4pm & 7pm.

25th Let It Be-Beatles Tribute, Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 2.30pm & 7.30pm

25th Faulty Towers-The Dining Experience, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 7.30pm.

25th Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 8.15pm 

25th Blackpool Ghost Walks, Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, The Promenade. 7.30pm

25th Viva Comedy Club, VIVA! Showbar. 8:15 pm  

25th Letz Zep (Led Zeppelin Tribute), Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

25th Ken Webster Adult Comedy Hypnotist, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 8.30pm

26th Beer, Cider and Gin Festival, Saddle Pub, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 11am

26th Blackpool’s Souls in motion presents-Dancing on the Carpet, Tower Festival Headland. 1pm Click here for more details

26th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

26th Steve McCartney, Bandit, Repeater, Stanley Park Bandstand, Blackpool. 1pm-4.30pm. Great free event for all the family

26th Blackpool Beach 5km & 10km Fun Run, Mirrorball, New South Promenade. 1pm Click here for more details

26th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30pm

26th Warner E. Hodges plus guests, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

26th Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 7.30pm

27th Beer, Cider and Gin Festival, Saddle Pub, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 11am

27th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

28th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

28th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 7.30pm

28th The Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! VIVA Showbar. 7:30pm

28th Ghost Tour, Lytham Hall, Lytham. 8-10pm

28th Dark Cell plus guests Phantom Sea, Waterloo Music Pub, Blackpool.

29th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm, 4pm & 7pm.

29th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 2.30pm & 7.30pm

29th 42nd Street, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

29th Viva… The Vegas Variety Show!, VIVA! Showbar. 7.30pm

29th Richie Ramone (The Ramones) plus Dig Lazarus, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool.

30th Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 1pm & 4pm.

30th 42nd Street, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 2pm & 7.30pm

30th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 2.30pm & 7.30pm

30th Blackpool Ghost Walks, Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, The Promenade. 7.30pm 

30th Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA. VIVA! Showbar.7.30pm

31st Mooky and Mr. Boo’s Circus Carnival, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm

31st Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens. 5pm & 8pm

31st Heritage Tram Tours presents The Ghost Tram tour, North Pier Heritage Tram Stop. 7.30pm

31st 42nd Street, Blackpool Grand Theatre. 7.30pm

31st Dave Finnegan’s The Commitments, VIVA! Showbar. 7:30 pm

31st Sunset Cinema presents The Greatest Showman Singalong,  North Pier Sunlounge. 8.30pm

31st Towers of London plus guests The Tip & Takeaway Thieves, Waterloo Music Pub, Blackpool.

 

Things really beginning to get busy in Blackpool this April…The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Funfair begins to open during the week…..

 

So now we say goodbye to February and a big hello to March!

Blackpool enjoyed some lovely warmer weather during the school half term holidays and let’s hope it is a sign of great things to come for this year!

The promenade is finally reopened later today (1st March 2019), the area in front of the North Pier has been closed off to traffic for most of the Winter as workmen lay new connecting tram tracks to the existing tracks which will eventually lead up to North train station.

So marching onwards into a new month and there is great excitement in the town and further afield as the owners of Blackpool Football Club have finally been forced out and is now officially up for sale-anybody who follows football could not have failed to have seen all the drama unfolding with fans now expected to flock back to Bloomfield road Stadium for the Tangerines first home game since the announcement. The game takes place against Southend United on Saturday 9th March 2019 with kick off at 3pm. Average attendances for the last few years at Bloomfield road have barely reached 2,500 but next weekend it is expected to increase at least fourfold and it promises to be an absolutely bouncing afternoon out in South Shore with hopefully the team being able to produce a much needed win in pursuit of reaching the end of season play offs.

While compiling this month’s list of things to do in Blackpool, I noticed that local pubs in Blackpool, two in particular are Waterloo Music Bar in South Shore and Bootleg Social in Topping Street, Town Centre Blackpool are doing an excellent job at attracting some top bands and if you are ever in Blackpool and fancy doing something a bit different on an evening then simply scroll down the list below to see what’s happening at these and other live venues in Blackpool.

Some great shows this month at the Winter Gardens (where building works on the brand new adjoining conference centre continue at a speedy rate) starting with the well respected cooking duo ‘The Hairy Bikers’ showing off their culinary skills to a live audience and ending with ‘local lad’ Alfie Boe (he was born in Fleetwood, 10 miles north of Blackpool) bringing his own style of classical music to the Opera house.

Happy February everyone!
It has been a quiet last few months in Blackpool except for a couple of high profile football teams and their fans descending to cheer their team on. First we had Sunderland on new year’s day and then closely follow by Arsenal in the FA Cup. Unfortunately both resulting in defeats for the resort’s team and more misery for the long suffering fans, though in the league results have faired better and the team maintain a healthy chance of gaining at least a league one play off position. 26bd What's on in Blackpool
Next, on Blackpool promenade work on extending the tram tracks up-to north train station continues to grind along, unfortunately the work opposite the north pier has taken a little longer than expected and the reopening of the prom junction has been slightly delayed by a few weeks until the end of February 2019 resulting in more frustration for drivers. 1f68a What's on in Blackpool
Now onto the positives… .and guess what? Would you believe after only a couple of months of winter closure the Pleasure Beach funfair reopens it’s doors on weekends only starting from Saturday 16th February 2019. Check out their website and book early for the best prices and unbeatable prices for the wristbands.
Here at Lynmoore guest house, the winter refurbishment is continuing, with two ensuite shower rooms having their shower cubicles and trays ripped out and being replaced with bigger units plus new shower cladding placed around associated walls providing maximum comfort.

Phew!

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