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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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, Waterloo, Station Tavern Lytham

Social Clubs with good concert room & stage -

*Marton Institute, *Stanley Ward Con Club, *Highfield SC, Dockers Flwd.

Stanley Park Bandstand, wonderful setting, bring the family, 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       

29th June Thursday

Burlington                                Paul Darren 8-10pm

Saddle Beer Festival                      Andy Holt

30th June Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                    Three Minute Hero

Steamer Fleetwood                        Flashback

Queens Pub Fleetwood                  John Banks Acoustic 8.30pm

The Venue Cleveleys                     Keytars

Old Town Hall Poulton                  AC/BC

Castle Gardens                               Blue Pig Orchestra

Albion Bispham                             English Electro

Saddle Beer Festival                      John Brindley

Layton                                         On the Edge

Waterloo                                      Alex McKown

Farmers Arms, Lytham Road         Rockorama

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

1st July Saturday

Steamer Fleetwood                       Tony Mitchell

The Venue Cleveleys                   Casino Allstars (Northern Soul Night)

Newton Hall Caravan Pk              Blue Pig Orchestra

Castle Gardens Poulton FY6 7NH      Joe Marcel (Elvis Tribute)

Town Hall Poulton                       Keytars

Layton                                        The Secrets

Winter Gardens                           Jazz Fest Free Entry

Belle Vue                                    Rupert Fabulous

Saddle Beer Festival                     John Brindley

Waterloo                                     Chris Holmes (WASP) Mean Man UK Tour plus Alexa de Strange, Avarus

Stanley Ward Con Club                The Immediates

Station Pub & Grill Lytham                     The Jeps

2nd July Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand              Kathy and the Hornbeats, Free Roll and The Secrets Live

6th July Thursday

Burlington                                James Luke

7th July Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                   The Method

The Venue Cleveleys                    Beer Festival - Blue Pig Orchestra

Waterloo Road                             System of Hate  /Electrio?

Halfway House                            Sofakings

8th July Saturday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                   Fagash Lil

The Venue Cleveleys                    Beer Festival - Dirty Work

Genting Club                               Keytars

Marton Institute                           Electro 80s (3 non members)

Stanley Ward Con Club                Kasuals

Station Tavern Lytham                 Contraband

9th July Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand               Sixth Form College Bands 1pm

The Venue Cleveleys                    Beer Festival -

14th July Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood (Fwd Blues Club)   Tin Pan Alley

The Venue Cleveleys                              The Heat

Layton                                                Mystic Rose 8 adv

15th July Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                            Brother Rabbit

Bay Horse Cleveleys                            Keytars

Old Town Hall Poulton                        The Heat 9pm

Albion Bispham                                   Glitterballs

Gillespies                                             Bosh Claret

Belle Vue                                            Blue Pig Orchestra

Waterloo                                            Twelve Paces

Stanley Ward Con Club                       Contraband

Station Tavern Lytham                        Kudos

16th July Sunday

Tram Sunday Ash St Fleetwood         Molly's Chamber 3:30 till 4:30, Sofakings 1.30 - 2.15

                                                      Bosh Claret afternoon

Dockers Fleetwood                          Bosh Claret 9pm

Jean Stansfield Park Fundraiser          Blue Pig Orchestra 1.55pm The Deadbeats, Ian Hooper , The Keytars, Happy Daz

Stanley Park Bandstand                      Rupert Fabulous 1pm

Waterloo (Pub website)                      Dirty Work 3pm (Beer Festival)

21st July Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                       Intercity Blues Band

The Venue                                         The Versions

Travellers Rest Cleveleys                    Molly's Chamber

22nd July


The Venue Cleveleys                       Higher Ground

Belle Vue                                       Good Machine

B'pool Subscription Bowling Club     Sofakings 8.45pm FY1 5QU

Waterloo                                        The Heat

Stanley Ward                                  Free Roll

23rd July Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                 Bandit. Martini Blonde, Repeater, 1pm

28th July Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                    The Deal
Layton                                          Electrio

Waterloo                                       Blondied

Stanley Ward Con Club                  Billy NoMates

29th July Saturday


Knott End WMC                          Blue Pig Orchestra

The Venue Cleveleys                          Bartender 10pm

Bay Horse Cleveleys                         Electrio

Layton                                             Higher Ground

Belle Vue                                           Ska Face

Marton Institute                                  Chique

Waterloo                                            Mainly Madness (Tribute)

Highfield Pub                                      Kazoobian

The Shovels                                       The Heat

Victoria Pub St Annes                          Brother Rabbit

30th July Sunday

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

4th August Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                          Monkberry

The Albion Bispham                             Blue Pig Orchestra

5th August Saturday

Highbury Club at Fleetwood FC            Blue Pig Orchestra

The Venue Cleveleys                          3 Minute Hero

Belle Vue                                            Monster Squad

No 4 Pub                                            Brother Rabbit

Waterloo                                            AC/DC

Links                                                  Free roll

Station Pub & Grill Lytham                  The Versions

6th August Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                        Brother Rabbit                     


11th August Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                          A Band Of Gypsies

Hambleton Sports & SC                       Blue Pig Orchestra

The Venue Cleveleys                          The Keytars

12th August Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                          The Secrets

Belle Vue                                           The Coustics

Waterloo                                            Who's Next (Who Tribute)

Highfield SC                                       Blue Pig Orchestra

Stanley Ward                                      Mark Taylor Gig Guide Fest -   12 Paces,  Free roll 5pm to midnught

13th August Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                   Touch the Pearl

18th August Friday
The Venue Cleveleys                          The Gobots

Waterloo                                              Shotglass


19th August Saturday

The Venue Cleveleys                          Happy Days

Bay Horse Cleveleys                          Blue Pig Orchestra

Albion Bispham                                    Glitterballs

Genting Casino Club                           Brother Rabbit ABR (Acoustic) 8.00pm

Belle Vue                                              Kudos

20th August Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                         Blue Pig Orchestra + Guests 1-4.30pm

25th August Friday

The Venue Cleveleys                             The Rattlers

25th August Friday

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

26th August Saturday


Albion Bispham                                      AC/BC

Washington                                            Bosh Claret

Gillespies                                               Don't Panic

Belle Vue                                               Joe Marcel (Elvis)

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

Shovels                                                  Touch the Pearl    

27th August Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                        Soul in the Park 1pm

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

28th August BH Monday

Stanley Park Bandstand                      Bad Moon, Cartoon Food, Jeannie & the Tonics 1pm

1st September Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                              Blue Pig Orchestra

Town Hall Poulton                                 Kazoobian    

2nd September Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                              Contraband

Belle Vue                                               The Heat

Station Tavern Lytham                            Kazoobian

3rd September Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                    Room 4 & friends 1pm

8th September Friday


The Bloomfield                                Electro80s

 Highfield SC                                     Electrio

9th September Saturday


Belle Vue                                          Touch the Pearl

Shovels                                             The Heat

Station Tavern                                     Free Roll

10th September Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                       The Ask & Friends

16th September Saturday


Albion Bispham                                   The Heat

Belle Vue                                            Dirty Work

Waterloo                                             Glitterballs

1-3 September    2017                             

Winter Gardens                                   Blackpool Music Festival Free Entry

17th September Sunday                    

Stanley Park Bandstand                    Mr Mels Chilli 12.30pm

22nd September Friday

Royal Oak Fleetwood                            Shotglass

Marton Insitute                                     Ska Face (5 non members)

23rd September

Old Town Hall Poulton                         AC/BC

Belle Vue                                              Bob On

Waterloo                                                Flip

24th September Sunday

Stanley Park Bandstand                        Venezuela Venuezuela 1pm

29th September Friday

Layton                                               The Heat     

30th September

Kings Arms Fleetwood                             Free Roll

Belle Vue                                                AC/BC

Highfield Pub                                          Kazoobian

6th October


Gillespies                                                 Bartender

Stanley Ward Con Club                             The Rattlers

Station Pub & Grill Lytham                      Touch the Pearl

7th October

Steamer Fleetwood                                Don't Panic

Gillespies                                             AC/DC

Belle Vue                                              The Immediates

Stanley Con club                                    Free roll

13th October Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                          The Versions

Belle Vue                                              The Deadbeats

14th October


Windy Harbour                                    Blue Pig Orchestra

The Venue Cleveleys                           Bob On

Old Town Hall Poulton                         Molly's Chamber

20th October Friday


The Venue Cleveleys                           Blue Pig Orchestra

21st October Saturday


Old Town Hall Poulton                          Twelve Paces

Belle Vue                                              Blue Pig Orchestra

17th October


Bispham Con Club                                Blue Pig Orchestra

28th October Saturday

North Euston Fleetwood                        Blue Pig Orchestra

Washington                                          Bosh Claret

Belle Vue                                              Rupert Fabulous Halloween Special

3rd November Friday


Ashley Con Club Cleveleys                     Blue Pig Orchestra

4th November Saturday


The Venue Cleveleys                              Bartender 10pm

Cleveleys WMC                         Clark & Paige

Old Town Hall Poulton                          The Heat

Raikes Hall                                        AC/DC

Belle Vue                                              Smokin' Monkey

Marton Institute                            Blue Pig Orchestra (3 non Members)

Highfield SC                                The Versions

Links St Annes                                      Electro 80's

10th November

Hambleton Sports & SC                      Blue Pig Orchestra

11th November Saturday


Belle Vue                                        Brother Rabbit

Marton Institute                               Touch the Pearl

16th November Thursday

Layton                                            Wishbone Ash 18


17th November Friday

The Venue Cleveleys                                 The Rattlers

Dog and Partridge                                Bosh Claret

Friday 17th November - Sunday 19th November

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

18th November Saturday

Highbury Club at Fleetwood FC                Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                                  Joe Marcel (Elvis)

Marton Institute                                        Glitterballs

Waterloo                                                 Twelve Paces

Station Tavern Pub & Grill                     The Versions

25th November Saturday

The Venue Cleveleys                             Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                              Dirty Work

Highfield SC                                             The Rattlers

1st December Friday

Twelve Restaurant & Bar Thornton         Blue Pig Orchestra

The Albion                                            AC/DC

Waterloo                                               Discharge plus Avarus, Sick 56

2nd December Saturday

Knott End WMC                                   Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                              Ska Face

Marton Institute                                     Electro 80'S

Waterloo                                               The Heat

Highfield Pub                                        Kazoobian

8th December Friday

Bay Horse Cleveleys                             Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                               Touch the Pearl

Waterloo                                               The Jam Collective

9th December Saturday

Gillespies                                               Don't Panic

Waterloo                                               Blue Pig Orchestra

Stanley Ward Con Club                          Kazoobian

Station Tavern Lytham                           Free roll

15th December Friday

Twelve Restaurant & Bar Thornton        Blue Pig Orchestra

16th December Saturday

North Euston Fleetwood                        Blue Pig Orchestra

Old Town Hall Poulton                          Kazoobian

Belle Vue                                              The Heat

Waterloo                                               AC/DC

Town House St Annes                           Bosh Claret

22nd December Friday

The Venue Cleveleys                             Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                              Rupert Fabulous

23rd December Saturday

12 Restaurant & Bar Cleveleys               Blue Pig Orchestra

The Venue Cleveleys                             Kazoobian

Old Town Hall Poulton                          Free Roll

Belle Vue                                              Bob On

Waterloo                                                Dirty Work

The Shovels                                           Glitterballs

Station Tavern Lytham                           Contraband

26th December Tuesday Boxing Day

Castle Gardens Poulton                           Blue Pig Orchestra

Belle Vue                                              AC/BC

29th December Friday

Belle Vue                                              The deadbeats

30th December Saturday

Belle Vue                                              Blue pig Orchestra

Waterloo                                               Rupert Fabulous

Station Tavern Lytham                           Bob On

31st December Sunday New Years Eve

Hambleton Sports & SC                         Blue Pig Orchestra

Old Town Hall Poulton                           Bob On

Belle Vue                                              The Monster squad

More information on local bands -

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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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