Live Bands In Blackpool, mainly free entry local pubs                Archives 2014-2015

Live Bands Blackpool area  2017 Gig Guide                                                                        Archives 2016     

                                                                                                                                               Archives 2017  

Pubs with Live Music. A list of gigs in date order of local bands performing in                   Mark Taylor Facebook Page

Fleetwood - Cleveleys - Bispham - Blackpool - St Annes Lytham area                                Fleetwood Live music fb Page                

Check with Venue before travelling, as there may be changes/ mistakes etc.

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          The Layton (Formerly Layton Institute)                       


Most Venues are free, except special events   

* = Venue which normally charges £1-3 entry. Eg   Social Clubs (non members)          

Some of the best pubs, with a stage  for Live Bands         

- The Layton, The Venue Cleveleys,

Stanley Park Bandstand, wonderful setting, just add the Sun!

- Don't forget something to sit on, sun cream, picnic/ refreshment etc! Free Entry!


Blackpool live bands gig guide -           Start times normally 9.30pm                        


Gigs - 2017                                 

23rd April Sunday St Georges Day    

Steamer Fleetwood                    Bert-Fest 2pm 

Waterloo                                   Billy NoMates 6-8pm

Vic Pub St Annes                       Roll Back 5.30pm St Georges day celebrations

28th April Friday

Steamer Fleetwood                     Chique

The Venue Cleveleys                  Blue Pig Orchestra

Old Town Hall Poulton               Hugh Jarre Band

Layton                                       Montagu

Bloomfield Pub                           Beat Generation

Waterloo                                 April 28th-30th - Anarchy @ The Waterloo Weekend -  Free Entry                                    

Waterloo                                    Anarchy,  999 + Support 6pm

Station Tavern Lytham                Robert Taylor - George Michael Tribute

Albion Bispham                          AC/BC

29th April Saturday

North Euston Hotel F'wood          Ska Face

The Steamer Fleetwood               Brother Rabbit ABR

Royal Oak Fleetwood                  Molly's Chamber

The Venue Cleveleys                   Kazoobian

Old Town Hall Poulton                TBC

Gillespies                                    Repeater

Belle Vue                                   Blue Pig Orchestra

Marton Institute                          Electrio (Non Members £3)

Waterloo                                    Drongos For Europe, Support Knock Off, Mayhem Freak, 5-11pm

Highfield SC                               Soundcasters (Oldies)

Stanley Ward Con Club               Higher Ground

The Links St Annes                    Glitterballs

Station Tavern Lytham                The Keytars

30th April Sunday

Dockers Fleetwood                      Good Foxy

North Euston                               Ska Face

Old Town Hall Poulton                Free Roll

Waterloo                                   Vice Squad plus The Poly-Esters, 4 Past Midnight, The Empty Page, Rocket Reducer

St Annes Ex Serviceman's Club   Deadbeats    

5th May Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                 Shotglass

The Venue Cleveleys                 Happy Days

Castle Gardens Carleton             The Deadbeats

Old Town Hall Poulton              The Versions

Layton                                      Coustics

Waterloo                                   The Negatives plus Clan Of Anarchy, Reject, Renegades

6th May Saturday


Cleveleys WMC                         Clark & Paige

The Venue Cleveleys                  Bob On

Old Town Hall Poulton               Railermania

Layton                                      The Rockits

No 4                                         Brother Rabbit

Belle Vue                                  Dirty Work

Marton Institute                         April Moon (full band) (Non Members £3)

Waterloo                                   The Blackaways

12th May 2017


The Venue Cleveleys                  On the Edge

Blackpool Cricket Club               The Deadbeats      

Marton Insitute                           Ska Face (Non Members £3) 8.30pm

Waterloo                                    The Lurkers + Suport- Ticket event

13th May Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                  The Jeps

Old Town Hall Poulton               The Cheap Suits

Albion Bispham                          The Heat 9pm

Belle Vue                                   Bob On

Marton Institute                         Split Decision (Non Members £3)

Station Tavern Lytham               Ska Face

19th May Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                 Champagne Nippers

The Venue Cleveleys                  New Fangled Party Band

Gillespies                                  Tin Pan Alley

Waterloo                                   Aladinsane

Halfway House                          Keytars 8pm


20th May Saturday

Kings Arms Fleetwood               The Section

The Venue Cleveleys                 Contraband

Old Town Hall Poulton              Bob On

Belle Vue                                  Twelve  Paces

Marton Institute                         Blue Pig Orchestra

Highfield SC                             The Versions

Links St Annes                          Free Roll

25th May Thursday

Grapevine Poulton                     Repeater

26th May Friday 

Royal Oak Fleetwood                 A Band of Gypsies

The Venue Cleveleys                  Monkberry

Belle Vue                                  The Deadbeats

Waterloo                                    Norman Beaker Band

27th May Saturday

The Kings Arms, Fleetwood        The Stories

Dockers Fleetwood                     The Misfires

The Venue Cleveleys                  Electrio

Old Town Hall Poulton               Higher Ground

Genting Casino                           Brother Rabbit ABR

The Layton                                5th Element (Classic Rock)

Gillespies                                   Don't Panic

Marton Institute                         On the Edge (Non Members £3)

Waterloo                                    DePalma

Highfield Pub                             Kazoobian

Stanley Ward Con Club              Twelve Paces

Station Tavern Lytham               The Monster Squad

28th May Sunday

The Eagle Thornton                   Eaglefest      Molly's Chamber

Stanley Park Bandstand              Touch the Pearl 1pm

St Annes British Legion               Repeater

June 2nd Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                 The Rattlers

June 3rd Saturday

The Steamer Fleetwood             Molly's Chamber

The Venue Cleveleys                  Good Machine

Belle Vue                                 Touch the Pearl

Burlington                                 Repeater

9th June Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                  Company of Strangers

The Venue Cleveleys                  The Gobots

10th June Saturday

The Venue Cleveleys                  Blue Pig Orchestra

Old Town Hall Poulton                Twelve Paces

The Albion Bispham                    Molly's Chamber

Belle Vue                                    Brother Rabbit

Stanley Ward Con Club                Kazoobian

Links St Annes                            Electro 80's

11th June Sunday

Waterloo                                    Peter and The Test Tube Babies Support - Sick56, and The Poly-Esters +  Nobelschrott

16th June Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                  Brian Rawson Band

The Venue Cleveleys                  Hush

17th June Saturday

The Venue Cleveleys                  Rupert Fabulous

Belle Vue                                  The Heat

Waterloo                                   Green Haze

Stanley Ward Con Club             Brother Rabbit

18th June Sunday

Waterloo                                Electrio

23rd June Friday


The Venue Cleveleys               Kazoobian

Waterloo                                Motley Crüde

24th June Saturday

Kings Arms Fleetwood                Free Roll

The Steamer Fleetwood              The Stories (Punk)                            

Royal Oak Fleetwood                 The Cheating Hearts

The Venue Cleveleys                  Hooker

Bay Horse Cleveleys                  Don't Panic

Town Hall Poulton                     Kazoobian

Belle Vue                                  AC/BC

Highfield SC                              The Rattlers

30th June Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                    Three Minute Hero

The Venue Cleveleys                     Keytars

Old Town Hall Poulton                  AC/BC

Albion Bisphan                              The Deadbeats

Stanley Ward                                Made in Liverpool (Tribute) (£7 non members inc drink)

1st July Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                            Casino Allstars (Northern Soul Night)

Town Hall Poulton                               Keytars

Belle Vue                                             Rupert Fabulous

7th July Friday

8th July Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                 

Station Tavern Lytham                         Contraband

9th July Sunday

The Venue Cleveleys

14th July Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood (Fwd Blues Club)   Tin Pan Alley

The Venue Cleveleys                              The Heat

15th July Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                             Brother Rabbit

Albion Bispham                                     Glitterballs

Belle Vue                                             Blue Pig Orchestra

Waterloo                                              Twelve Paces

Stanley Ward Con Club                         Contraband

16th July Sunday

Tram Sunday   Fleetwood                    Molly's Chamber

Waterloo                                             Dirty Work 3pm (Beer Festival)

21st July Friday

The Venue                                         The Versions

Travellers Rest Cleveleys                    Molly's Chamber

22nd July


The Venue Cleveleys                        Contraband

Belle Vue                                         Good Machine

Stanley Ward                                   Free Roll

28th July Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                 

Waterloo                                         Blondied

29th July 2017


The Venue Cleveleys                 

Norbreck Bowling & Tennis Club                Brother Rabbit

Belle Vue                                                   Ska Face

Marton Institute                                         Chique

Waterloo                                                   Mainly Madness (Tribute)

Highfield Pub                                            Kazoobian

The Shovels                                              The Heat

30th July Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                        Ska Face + Flash Hearts  1.00- 4.30pm

5th August


Belle Vue                                            Monster Squad

Links                                                  Free roll

Station Tavern Lytham

11th August Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                          A Band Of Gypsies

12th August Saturday


Belle Vue                                           The Coustics

Waterloo                                            Who's Next (Who Tribute)

Stanley Ward                                      Mark Taylor Gig Guide Fest -     Free roll

18th August Friday

Waterloo                                                 Shotglass

19th August Saturday

Albion Bispham                                       Glitterballs

Belle Vue                                                Kudos

25th August Friday

The Venue Cleveleys                               The Rattlers

25th August Friday

Marton Institute Beer Festival                  Booming (evening) - Free entry all weekend!

26th August Saturday


Belle Vue                                               Joe Marcel (Elvis)

Marton Institute Beer Festival                  Deadbeats (afternoon) Rupert Fabulous (evening)            

27th August Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand 

Marton Institute Beer Festival                 Touch the Pearl, Ska Face (day) The Heat (night)    

1st September Friday


Town Hall Poulton                                 Kazoobian    

2nd September Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                              Contraband

Belle Vue                                               The Heat

Station Tavern Lytham                            Kazoobian

9th September Saturday


Belle Vue                                               Touch the Pearl

Station Tavern                                         Free Roll

16th September Saturday


Belle Vue                                               Dirty Work

Waterloo                                                Glitterballs

1-3 September    2017                             

Winter Gardens                                       Blackpool Music Festival Free Entry


22nd September Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                              Shotglass

Marton Insitute                                        Ska Face (£3 non members)

23rd September

Belle Vue                                              Bob On

Waterloo                                                Flip

30th September

Kings Arms Fleetwood                             Free Roll

Belle Vue                                                AC/BC

6th October

Stanley Ward Con Club                             The Rattlers

7th October

Belle Vue                                              The Immediates

13th October Friday

Belle Vue                                              The Deadbeats

14th October

Old Town Hall Poulton                         Molly's Chamber

21st October Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Blue Pig Orchestra

28th October Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Rupert Fabulous Halloween Special

4th November Saturday

Cleveleys WMC                         Clark & Paige

Belle Vue                                              Smokin' Monkey

Links St Annes                                      Electro 80's

11th November Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Brother Rabbit


17th November

The Venue Cleveleys                                 The Rattlers

Friday 17th November - Sunday 19th November

Steamer Fleetwood           Steamerstock Music Festival - Molly's Chamber ++

18th November Saturday

Belle Vue                                                  Joe Marcel (Elvis)

Marton Institute                                        Glitterballs

25th November Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Dirty Work

Highfield SC                                             The Rattlers

1st December Friday

Waterloo                                               Discharge plus Avarus, Sick 56

2nd December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Ska Face

Marton Institute                                     Electro 80'S

Waterloo                                               The Heat

8th December Friday

Waterloo                                               The Jam Collective

9th December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Touch the Pearl

Waterloo                                               Blue Pig Orchestra

16th December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              The Heat

22nd December Friday

Belle Vue                                              Rupert Fabulous

23rd December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Bob On

Waterloo                                                Dirty Work

The Shovels                                           Glitterballs

Station Tavern Lytham                           Contraband

26th December Tuesday Boxing Day

Belle Vue                                              AC/BC

29th December Friday

Belle Vue                                              The deadbeats

30th December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Blue pig Orchestra

Waterloo                                               Rupert Fabulous

31st December Sunday New Years Eve

Belle Vue                                              The Monster squad

More information on local bands -

North West Bands   -

A must visit facebook page -   Mark Taylor Gig Guide 


Live Bands / Solos, Duos, Trios, live music performing in the Blackpool area

Blackpool, Fleetwood, Thornton-Cleveleys, Poulton, Lytham St Annes..

AC/BC                    - AC/DC Tribute Band             

AC/DC Experience         

Alpha State of Mind - Mainly originals - Rock                  

April Moon           - Classic Rock                                    



Bartender  -                                                                    

Blue Pig Orchestra                      

Bob On                -   Reggae      Bob Marley Tribute

Borders of Dawn           Classic/Modern Rock                      

Bosh Claret                                                                                     

Brother Rabbit      -      Rock, blues, funk, country, folk                

Contraband                    Classic & Modern Rock                     

Coustics               -       Indie/ Rock                                     

Crossroads               - Classic Rock

Chique - Duo                                                                       

Don't Panic              Classic Rock Pop                                  

The Deal                    Rock                                                  

The Deadbeats    -   rock & pop professional partyband                   -

Dirty Work                                                                                 -

Drea Knight               Pop Rock                                                    -

DePalma                    Ska - Dirty Reggae                                        - link broken

5th Element   -           Classic Rock                                       

Free Roll                                                                            


Full Fat Boogie Band -          Tribute Duo 60's 70's                                   

Fogpocket                 Classis Rock Blues                                  

Gatorville        -     Classic Rock     last gig  9/10/15              

Glitterballs -               Glam Rock  -                                        

Ghost Dancer              Rock, Punk, Grunge, Indie                         

Gin Pit Rock Band                                                                

The Good Machine        Rock n Roll                                    

Electro 80's               Electronica 80's                                      


Insanity Beach  -                                                                     

The Heat -                        Pop Rock                                                            

Kazoobian                 - Classic Rock                                       


Kudos                      - Funky Rock Dance Music                    

Mad on Blond                                                                       

Molly's Chamber                                                                   

Night Train                 Blues/Rock                                                broken link

One Cent Magenta     - (Chique with full Band)                       

On the Edge                                                                          

Off the Rails               - Pop Rock                                           

Rampage                      Classic Rock     (See Ghost Dancer) 

Rattlers                       - Pop Rock                                        

Road Trip               -    4 piece rock band                              (site closed) farewell gig 18/04/15 Albion Bispham.

Rock O Rama             vintage rock 'n' roll, blues and soul      

The Rockits               Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Kinks, Who       

Rupert Fabulous        - Rock Pop                                          

Twelve Paces     - Classic Rock                                             

The Scoundrels     

The Secrets                 - Pop

Senton Bombs              Hard Rock (Blackpool)                    

Sex Pissed Dolls   -  punk ska etc covers - all female band.                No dates for Blackpool at present

Sorted                 (no longer gigging, website closed                       

Ska Face                       Ska                                                  

Starfish Acoustic / Two Blokes                                                 

The Monster Squad  aka TMS (Funk)                                     

Tin Pan Alley               Blues Rock                                           

Touch The Pearl        - Soul                                                    


New Republik                                                                         

The Stories                 - Punk                                                   

The Versions                                                                             

Wyreless Acoustic                                                                     




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