2024 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender

ROCKIN' @ THE SAVOY - 11th Annual Blackpool Weekender
8th - 11th November 2024 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender


Friday 8th - Monday 11th November 2024 @ The Savoy Hotel Blackpool


Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce a BUMPER 3 Night Rock & Roll Party Weekend in 2024.




Come & Join Venture Away Music Weekends at Blackpool for a Great Rock & Roll Weekender. We have booked 8 of the very best Rock & Roll Bands available in the UK today. Bands already booked to appear include - The Revolutionaires, Memphis Lee & The Creepers, Graham Fenton & Matchbox, The Summertime Kings, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, The Catfish Kings, Class of 58, plus celebrating 30 years on the road is Phil Haley & His Comments - this is a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 250 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2024.


In addition to all the Bands we have a specialist Rock & Roll DJ for the weekend with superb music from DJ Teddy Boy Ty from Liverpool throughout the weekend, plus dance tuition on Friday (4-5pm) Saturday (10am - 1pm) & Sunday (1pm - 3pm) from Strictly Jitterbug. We are pleased to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty plus Strictly Jitterbug will be in attendance in 2024.

Join us in 2024 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool & the hotel is located on Blackpool seafront. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Warbreck Ballroom which has a good size Dance floor ideal for the event.

In addition to the bands & dance tuition there will be a record stall as well as Vintage clothing/record stall present as well.

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Eight Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool 2024 including:

Graham Fenton & Matchbox

The band's biggest hits include "Rockabilly Rebel" (Bloomfield, 1979), "Midnite Dynamos" (Bloomfield, 1980), a cover of The Crickets' "When You Ask About Love" (their only top five hit), and "Over the Rainbow" (adapted musical song, 1980). In Australia, the band and album were dubbed 'Major Matchbox' to prevent confusion with an Australian band of a similar name.[2] Their last single, "I Want Out" (Brian Hodgson/Ray Peters/Tony Colton, 1983) from their album, Crossed Line, was produced together with Kirsty MacColl.

In 1989, Graham Fenton put together a band with Iain Terry, Bob Burgos, Howard Gadd and Greg Gadd. They called themselves Graham Fenton's Matchbox. They recorded six albums in the early 1990s. The most popular Matchbox line-up reformed in 1995.[clarification needed] The band have been playing live all over Europe since their comeback, especially in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and Sweden. On occasions, Iain Terry and Dave Dix were used as replacements for Bloomfield and Poke.

They have recorded one album since their full 1995 reunion.

The Summertime Kings

The Summertime Kings are an exciting four piece 50’s Doo-Wop Rock n Roll band from King’s Lynn. Making a rare trip to Blackpool this fabulous band is sure to get you up and dancing the night away.

They have an authentic rock and roll sound and deliver on great vocal harmonies. Since 2017 this band have been appearing at many festivals and weekends and have really made a name for themselves and are delighted they are joining the Venture Away Weekends in 2024.

We look forward to Pete and the bands performance at Blackpool in 2024.

The Catfish Kings

The Catfish Kings are a superb band of Great musicians. The vocalist and band leader, Harry Lang, sings over a tremendous rhythm section comprising saxophone (Terry Black), bass (John Skelton II), drums (Dave Lacey), keyboard (Big Al Chaplno) and guitar. Every song played delivers a great authentic sound. Every song invites you to dance. 

Making a rare appearance in the North of England we are delighted to have The Caatfish Kings join us at Blackpool in 2024. One band not to be missed!

The Revolutionaires

Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene in the UK, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style.

Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s R&B. In particular, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown. However, they have adopted a harder and more aggressive approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Jools Holland and Mike Henderson which helps create their own high energy sound.

Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin’ circuit, as well as the Blues scene.

They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals in Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai.

Highlights include performing at festivals with artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds.

Now also touring with their Big Band project which consists of extra horns and pianist, The Revs are hitting the Festival circuit with this power house line up and big sound.

The band has recorded five CDs to date, containing a collection of Hot Rockin' R&B tracks. Each CD captures the 'rawness' and sheer energy of the band, who like to give their performances a 'hard-edged' vibe!

Class of 58

The Coleman family are "The Class of '58".

The Class of '58 are recognised as one of Europe's Premier and Best Loved 50's Rock & Roll and Doo Wop bands and consists of Howie (Dad) on Guitar/Vocals, Chris (Mam) on Double Bass/Vocals, and their sons Johnny, on Drums/Vocals and Davie on Piano/vocals.


The band, this year, are celebrating 20 years of playing together - and still going strong! The Class of '58 are probably the most versatile, hard-working and most unique band playing '50's Rock 'n' Roll music today.
Versatile - because their set consists of the whole spectrum of '50's music - Doowop, Jive, Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie, Rockabily, Classics and more!
Hardworking - because their Gig List is a testament to their desire to put their music out there, which is reflected by how busy they are!
Unique - because the band is made up from all the members of the complete family unit - Mam, Dad and 2 sons. Whereas it might not be too unusual to come across bands occasionally with siblings, a relative, or one parent in, an ENTIRE complete family is both rare and unique - especially playing '50's Rock 'n' Roll!
Many years ago, a well respected veteran of the music industry christened them "The First Family of Rock 'n' Roll", which is a badge that they're proud to wear to this day.
They were the first entire family to play together in this genre of music and they paved the way for others to follow. Thus making it more acceptable for promoters to give other youngsters a chance to play - After all the lifeblood of any music is youth!!!

Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz

Venture Away is delighted to welcome back this fabulous band with their charismatic leader Glenn Darren, the Krew Katz are certain to get you on your feet dancing the night away. This quality Rock & Roll band from Nottingham is known and loved by many.

Glenn Darren is also our fabulous compere for our weekends and we are delighted to have him. This band delivers every single time and the hits simply do not stop, this band loves what they do and we love what they do too! Always the first name on any weekender list and loved by many people a like.

Memphis Lee & The Creepers

A six-piece rocking combo based in south Wales, this band goes from strength to strength, playing major events and festivals across the UK.

A very welcome return to Blackpool from this fabulous band from South Wales that is sure to get the feet moving and the dance floor full!
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Phil Haley & His Comments



PHIL HALEY & HIS COMMENTS are more then just a tribute to Bill Haley, they also write and perform original material. With a very visual stage show Phil Haley are more then just a dance band. Having played all over europe and russia and australia 10 times and california, las vegas.

When seeing Phil Haley you get one of the most professional acts around & one of the best stage shows around.

Dance Tutors

We are pleased to announce that Alistair Fitzgerald from Strictly Jitterbug will once again be in attendance throughout the whole weekend at Blackpool. Join in the lessons from Alistair at Blackpool & your lives could be transformed forever. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate dancer Alistair will teach you to move to the music. Venture Away are delighted to welcome back Strictly Jitterbug to Blackpool in 2024 - dance tuition is Friday from 4pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm & Sunday 1pm - 3pm.

DJ FOR 2024 - DJ Teddy Boy Ty

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty from Liverpool will be joining us at Blackpool for the whole weekend playing all your favourite classic Rock & Roll tunes. Teddy Boy Ty is a regular on the Rock & Roll scene and is sure to fill up the dance floor till the early hours.
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All rooms in the hotel are En-suite and come with Colour T.V, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Biscuits, & Towels. All rooms are available on a Half-Board basis so breakfast & evening meal is included. Choose from a wide range of breakfast from the buffet in the mornings, and a selection of hot and cold food for a 3 course evening meal.


Seaview Rooms £30 supplement - Suite Room Supplement - £100 per room

No single supplements for the first 20 single rooms - £60 per room thereafter

Enjoy a 3 night stay on a half-board basis plus all the above entertainment for just £265.00 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit = £50 per person.


To make a booking for any of the 2022 Venture Away UK music weekends please call 01305 750797

All Deposits are non-refundable. All balances are due 8 weeks prior to the event, we are unable to refund final balances that have been paid within 8 weeks of the event.

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