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INTERVIEW: Morecambe entertainment venue gears up for huge year of live music shows

Fiona Wetton, Steve Middlesbrough, Alex Wetton and Mark Dugan

A packed year of live music shows is coming to one of Morecambe's most iconic entertainment venues.

The Alhambra continues to make a successful comeback and in 2024 will host more concerts and live entertainment shows than for many years.

Gigs will include the hugely popular March of the Mods and Morecambe Rides Again scooter weekender, run by Morecambe music promoter Mark Dugan, who is also bringing a series of tribute nights and live bands to the Alhambra.

Another well-known Morecambe promoter, Steve Middlesbrough, who has been running entertainment events and festivals in the town for more than 50 years, is also bringing his series of 'Morecambe Live' music shows to the venue.

They will include regular Jazz Mansion jazz-funk nights, Country Kickback country events, and top tributes to Taylor Swift, Steely Dan and Take That.

Legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke is also coming to the venue, and regular family professional wrestling nights will also continue.

The Alhambra also hosts Corrosion Fest this weekend (March 8 and 9), two nights of goth and alternative music featuring bands from across Europe.

LISTEN to our interview with Alhambra managers Fiona and Alex Wetton, and promoters Mark Dugan and Steve Middlesbrough

The Alhambra first opened in 1901 and was a popular entertainment venue in the town until a devastating fire in 1970.

The building reopened as the Inn on the Bay club later in the 1970s, before being renamed The Carleton.

It temporarily closed in 2012 and 2016 but reopened soon afterwards.

 

WHAT'S ON at the Alhambra in 2024

March 8-9: Corrosion Fest

March 10: The Molotovs (pictured below)

March 24: Sunday Soul

March 29: Jazz Mansion Launch Party with Povo and The Billionaires

March 30: Odyssey Pro Wrestling

March 31: Iconic

April 6: March of the Mods

April 13: Green Days

April 14: Country Kickback

April 20: Whatever Oasis

April 26: Jazz Mansion

May 4: Taylor Swift tribute (under 18s)

May 4: Taylor Swift tribute (over 18s)

May 19: Sunday Soul

May 31: Jazz Mansion - Steely Dan and Donald Fagen tribute

June 1: Odyssey Pro Wrestling 

June 8: Blaqa Hole Sun

June 15: Glam Rockerz

June 22: These Smiths and The Coast

June 28: Jazz Mansion

June 29: Abba tribute - Masters of the Scene

July 13: The Beatles tribute

July 20: Morecambe Rides Again

July 26: Jazz Mansion with The Groove Crusaders

July 28: Sunday Soul

August 3: Odyssey Pro Wrestling

August 10: The Dualers

August 17: 80s Electroromantics

August 30: Jazz Mansion with The Signatures and The Flirtations

August 31: Jive Aces

September 7: Northern Soul

September 14: Chic 2 Chic

September 21: Bats in the Attic

September 22: Sunday Soul

September 27: Take That 90s night

September 28: Chaka! The music of Chaka Khan (tbc)

October 5: Odyssey Pro Wrestling

October 19: The Style Councillors and AFTN

October 25: Jazz Mansion

November 9: Special Kinda Madness

November 16: Band Called Malice and The Call Up

November 24: Sunday Soul

November 29: Jazz Mansion

December 7: Odyssey Pro Wrestling

Call 07771 200873 for ticket details. 

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