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Music in Blackpool

Yes, we do sticks of Blackpool rock. And yes, we do thrilling rollercoasters.... We also do a pretty good line in rock ‘n’ roll - as well as punk, jazz and blues, authentic country music, Motown, Northern Soul, opera, classical, West End musicals, Wurlitzer organ music, top-class tribute acts and house.

Blackpool’s eclectic mix of live music is very much down to the astonishing range of venues across the resort.

At one end of the scale there are large venues such as the outdoor Tower Festival Headland Arena with a capacity of up to 20,000 people and the Opera House and Empress Ballroom (each with a 3,000 capacity).

Add to that iconic venues such as The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the three piers and Pleasure Beach Arena. Then throw in a whole raft of cabaret bars, pubs and clubs with live performance, intimate and alternative late-night music venues, and you start to see why Blackpool’s music offering has something for everyone.

Watch out in 2024 for some big-name announcements for bands and solo performers, as well as the arrival of some of the world-class musicals that have already graced Broadway and London’s West End. 


Show                 Venue Details Date
Jersey Beats VIVA Blackpool Throughout 2024
Tribute Fridays Showboat Blackpool Throughout 2024
The Rocket Man Winter Gardens Blackpool 11 January 2024 
Johnny Cash Roadshow Blackpool Grand Theatre 11 January 2024
UK West Coast Folk Festival  Winter Gardens Blackpool 12 - 14 January 2024
Rock The Gardens Festival Winter Gardens Blackpool 26 - 27 January 2024
Gareth Gates in The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Blackpool Grand Theatre 27 January 2024
Bowie Experience Blackpool Grand Theatre 1 February 2024
Back Into Hell – A Tribute to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman Blackpool Grand Theatre 2 February 2024
Love Live  Winter Gardens Blackpool 9 - 11 February 2024
Re-Take That  Winter Gardens Blackpool 15 March 2024
Paloma Faith  Winter Gardens Blackpool 6 April 2024
Kaiser Chiefs Winter Gardens Blackpool 19 April 2024
The Illegal Eagles Blackpool Grand Theatre 28 April 2024
Queen by Candlelight Winter Gardens Blackpool 24 May 2024
Sound of Springsteen Blackpool Grand Theatre 29 May 2024
The Lancashire Hotpots: Non Stop Saturday Night Blackpool Grand Theatre 13 July 2024
Rebellion Festival Winter Gardens Blackpool 1-4 August 2024
The British Country Music Festival  Winter Gardens Blackpool 30 August - 1 September 2024
Grand Christmas Concert 2024 Blackpool Grand Theatre 16 December 2024