2025 Blackpool Tower Rock & Roll Weekender

HELD IN THE SUPERB BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM

COME & DANCE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ICONIC DANCE FLOOR 

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th July 2025

BOOK BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM 2025 - CLICK HERE

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th July 2025 @ The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

8 QUALITY ROCK & ROLL BANDS + NUMEROUS DJ'S + COMPERE GLENN DARREN

£125.00 per person for a 2 day ticket (Friday 6pm - Midnight) + (Saturday 12noon - Midnight) - Entry to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, 8 Live Sessions of Live Music from TOP UK Rock & Roll Bands over the 2 days, DJ's, Dance Tuition, Clothes Stalls, Merchandise & More.

The Tower Ballroom is a strictly 18+ Venue for the weekend. Everyone with a ticket must be 18 and over!

Book Now for just £125.00 for a 2 day ticket. - Click Here to Book

We have limited tickets for 1 day entry to the event (1 day tickets go on sale later in 2024)

Friday Night Ticket 6pm - Midnight - £65 per person - Entry to the Ballroom, 3 Bands (The Firebirds, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz plus Si Cranstoun & His Band), DJ's, Clothes Stalls, Merchandise

Saturday All Day Ticket 12noon - Midnight - £85 per person - Entry to the Ballroom, 5 Bands (Mark Summers as Elvis, The Jets, Mark Keeley as Fakin' Stevens plus Good Rockin' Tonight, The Kingcats plus The Jive Aces), DJ's, Clothes Stalls, Dance Tuition Merchandise

CAPACITY IS LIMITED TO JUST 2500 PERSONS PER DAY. Please note there are only 500 tickets available for the 1 Day Tickets on each day.  Please call 01305 750797 or email paul@ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk for further details.

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce this fabulous event in the most iconic of places, The Tower Ballroom is World Famous and has hosted many fabulous events over the years and is steeped in tradition and history. The Dance Floor itself is still used by the Stars of Strictly Come Dancing to this day. Venture Away Music Weekends has hired all 3 floors, so you can have vantage points from the balconies upstairs, the theatre seating, or seating on the ground floor as well. There is a couple of well stocked bars for refreshments and there are food options too for snacks etc.

Check out the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and dance the weekend away or simply come and watch one of the very best Rock n Roll Weekends on the circuit at the Mecca of all places and hear 8 of the very best and finest rock n roll bands in the UK today.

2 DAY ROCK & ROLL WEEKENDER EXTRAVAGANZA FROM JUST £125PP

Come & Join Venture Away Music Weekends at Blackpool Tower Ballroom 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 - Si Cranstoun & His Band, The Firebirds, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, The Jets, Mark Keeley as Fakin' Stevens plus Good Rockin' Tonight, The Jets, The Kingcats & Mark Summers as Elvis  - this is simply a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 2500 persons per day so book soon to secure your places for 2025.

In addition to all the Bands we have specialist DJ's for the weekend with superb music from DJ Teddy Boy Ty, Glenn Darren plus more to be announced.

BOOK NOW FOR BLACKPOOL TOWER 2025 - CLICK HERE

Join us in 2025 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom in Blackpool & for those that would like accommodation for the weekend we have preferential rates for The Savoy Hotel which is located on Blackpool seafront just a short tram ride away from The Tower.

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

Eight Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool Tower 2025 including:

Si Cranstoun & His Band

S I  C R A N S T O U N  is a fabulous throwback to the old swing blues shouters of the 1940s and 1950s. 

Si began his singing career as a successful classic soul club singer in the late 1990s around London where he enjoyed residencies with his band at the famous Hammersmith Palais and Clapham Grand.

In the early noughties he founded a busking vocal duo with his brother The Dualers originally harmonising a mix up of classic soul, ska and rock ‘n’ roll where Si went on to write, produce,  record and release their debut single   Kiss On The Lips which reached 21 in the UK national charts in 2004.

The duo continued to pound the pavements in the years that followed selling out London’s O2 Indigo with Si’s songwriting and vocals remaining a key ingredient on the albums they recorded up until 2011.

In 2012 Si returned back to a solo career having become a prolific bandleader and songwriter on the vintage scene with dance-floor hits Dynamo  and  Coupe De Ville  which still remained favourites on the old wooden floors.

In 2013 Si was signed to Warner Records  and championed by DJs Chris Evans and the late Terry Wogan where he was A listed on Radio 2 and Magic with the self penned hits Dance Forever More  and Caught In the Moonlight.

In 2015 Si wrote, produced and released A Christmas Twist which went viral on the net notching up over 12 million views.

In 2017 Si was signed to German label Ruf Records where he toured Europe with the Blues Caravan and released the album Old School featuring more self penned scene hits including Vegas Baby and Old School.

In 2018 Si was back in the spotlight reaching millions when an old 2010 dance clip of him street performing with his brother went viral. The clip, shot by a passer by, captured Si’s jovial home recorded version of a 1962 Jamaican Ska tune Don’t Stay Out Late. Si added a penny whistle, sped the tune up to a jig and created a dandy street dance.

In 2020 whilst in lockdown Si wrote and recorded an intimate unplugged album on his acoustic guitar Poems Unlocked which was officially released on iTunes and via his online shop early in 2021.

People have compared Si to many old greats like Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke but Si remains his own man with his own distinct voice and songwriting close enough to the old pros of the 1950s and 1960s … Enjoy !!

Mark Summers Elvis Legacy Band

Elvis will be in the building - opening up on Saturday at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom will be the brilliant Mark Summers Elvis Legacy Band.

The Elvis Legacy Band fronted by the amazing Mark Summer's, is one of the top selling international Tribute Acts & has been voted the UK's Official Number One ELVIS Tribute!
Three times Winner of the National Tribute Music Awards; described as 'The Closest to Elvis' performing Worldwide for over 15 years! Appearing with ELVIS movie co-stars, original band members, close friends Memphis Mafia and members of the Presley family including Priscilla Presley. Mark has been lucky enough to be invited to meet Priscilla four times and is a top selling International Elvis Tribute Artiste.

The Band also has a special guest guitarist - Denis McNulty who was Del Shannons Guitarist for many years both in the UK and USA. Denis has also played with The Drifters, Ben E King & Edwin Starr to name a few.

The Firebirds

A True 4 piece Rock & Roll band recognised as one of the finest Rock & Roll Bands in Europe. The Firebirds; Jim Plummer, Dan Plummer, Rich Lorriman and Paul Willmott are four first class musicians/vocalists able to cover the complete spectrum of music from the 1950s and 1960s, including rockabilly, doo wop, instrumentals and ballads.

Over the years, the band have a built a reputation in the country as the go to act when it comes to 50’s rock ‘n’ roll. This has led to the band being invited to perform alongside Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lonnie Donegan as well as the Holliday Sisters (Elvis’ original backing singers) to name but a few.

As well as being incredibly popular in the UK, they continue to enjoy success on the European rock ‘n’ roll scene and are regularly invited to perform at Europe’s top rock ‘n’ roll festivals as well as headlining sell-out tours.

To date, the band have released three singles and twelve albums. The last five, recorded in their own studio and on their own label ‘Rockville Records’, include a Rock’n’Roll Special with Linda Gail Lewis the sister of ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee, and two Doo Wop albums – the second featuring guest vocalist Den Hegarty of ‘Darts’ fame.

With the global commercial success of their back catalogue on music streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes, the band have embarked sell-out theatre tours across the USA as well as performing at music festivals across the country.

In addition, they have performed on tours of South America to packed out dance halls.

Their self-penned single ‘59 Ford has reached over 5 millions hits on Spotify and is recognised as a staple in any rockabilly collection.

The Jets

THE JETS secured a major recording contract with media giants EMI, achieving phenomenal success. Scoring hit records around the world, " Love Makes the world go round"," Yes tonight Josephine""Rockin around the Christmas tree" appearing on hundreds of TV shows, and featuring in national BBC and ITV Dramas. The ultra talented Cotton Brothers, have thrilled audiences professionally since 1980.Having performed alongside Sir Cliff Richard, Shakin Stevens, Meatloaf, the Police, Boy George, Madness and even Led Zeppelin! With over an amazing 2000 live shows to their credit, THE JETS never fail to deliver a sensational show.

The Jive Aces

Rounding off the weekend is the sensational Jive Aces.

Together for over 25 years, The Jive Aces have been keeping the show on the road for three decades and become renowned worldwide for their high-energy live show having toured in over 40 countries. The band aim to spread smiles and cheer with their swingin’ music and classic vintage style from crooning smooth ballads to blasting honking rhythm & blues. Having played for Her Majesty the Queen, selling out the Royal Albert Hall, becoming the first band to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent or just entertaining at one of their 250 live shows a year, they continuously showcase why they are the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band!

With their trademark yellow suits and a repertoire that stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack with a dash of classic rock ’n’ roll, they perform songs in their unique upbeat style by such great artists as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald as well as a selection of superb original tunes.

The Jive Aces have earned their reputation and won several important awards including the City Of Derry International Music Award, the Variety Club Of Great Britain Award for their contribution to music & charity work and several film festival awards for their high production value music videos.

They have worked with many celebrities such as Van Morrison, Chick Corea (who performs two songs on their “Recipe for Rhythm” album), Kenny Ball (appearing on their “King of the Swingers” album, Kenny’s last ever recording), John Travolta, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Status Quo, Keely Smith, Jamie Cullum, Priscilla Presley and Kirstie Allie to name just a few.

When the Jive Aces released a music video for their upbeat version of a much-loved theme song in the UK, “Bring Me Sunshine” it immediately went viral and to date has over 3.7 million views on YouTube. It is so popular in fact that a Doctor in Seattle actually prescribed the video to his patients to cure "the blues"! Their version of the song has also been used in countless TV shows including thrice on “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Their new album, also called "Keeping The Show On The Road" celebrates the song that have become live favourites over the past few years and the band has aimed to pack in the energy of a live experience into the recording.

The band are now glad to be back on the road doing what they do best, delivering their high-energy vintage style entertainment to audiences of all ages!

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.

Who else would open the weekend? The brilliant Lord Glenn Darren will take to the stage with the Krew Katz and perform a great selection of songs including Move it & Roll on (Clickety Clack). Glenn will be with us for the whole weekend as well as your compere.
Joining Glenn on stage will of course be Flat Cap Dave and Glenn’s daughter Laura.

The Kingcats

This five piece band love the music they play, and this is demonstrated when on stage. The Kingcats know well how to keep a dance floor filled, in fact the only complaint might be from the dancers wanting a break!

While the sound takes you back to The Sun Studio era, the Kingcats are not just a 50's cover band far from it. The delivery of Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent classics to name but a few, as well as tracks from some of the lesser known artists of the time will have you thinking you are in Memphis 55' but what sets The Kingcats apart is that when they strike up there self penned numbers you will not be able to tell the difference.

No wonder these guys are known as one of the hottest rock and roll bands around.

Mark Keeley's - Fakin Steven's - Plus Good Rockin' Tonight

After superb appearances at previous Venture Away Music Weekend gigs in Blackpool - this fabulous band is back once again in Blackpool in 2025.

Good Rockin’ Tonight have established themselves as the UK’s No1 Rock n Roll Show and are sensational whenever they appear. This band have been wowing audiences for the past 20+ years and long may it continue.

The band is fronted by the very talented and dynamic Mark keeley (lead vocals/Guitar/Piano) and they have even had TV appearances over the years as well. Mark Keeley is also going to bring his Fakin' Stevens show to Blackpool so be prepared to be taken back in time with all the Classic hits in his tribute show of Shakin' Stevens. The show is very visual and has all the high energy that took Shakin' Stevens to stardom.

This brilliant four piece is made up of Mark Keeley, John O’Malley, Kurt Simms & Daz Leggatt.


DJ's

DJ Teddy Boy Ty & Glenn Darren will be the DJ's playing your favourite tunes over the 2 days in between all the great bands appearing.

DJ FOR BLACKPOOL TOWER 2025 - DJ Teddy Boy Ty & Glenn Darren

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty will be joining us at Blackpool for the whole weekend playing all your favourite classic Rock & Roll tunes. Ty is a regular on the Rock & Roll scene and is sure to fill up the dance floor.

Terms & Conditions for Blackpool Tower Ballroom Event Only:
1) All tickets are to be bought via the Ticket Source Website/App.
2) Full payment is required at the time of purchase.
3) No refunds can be made on purchased tickets if you are looking to cancel.
4) All clients are bound by the terms and conditions of Ticket Source when making a booking for the event.

Hotel Rooms @ The Savoy Hotel

Venture Away Music Weekends has secured preferential rates for the weekend with The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool where we regularly stage our Rock & Roll Weekends - to book The Savoy Hotel with preferential rates please contact Sarah 7am - 3pm (Monday to Friday) on conf730@britanniahotels.com or call 01253 352561 - option 2

Price

Single/Twin/Double/Triple Rooms available at the special rate of £55 per person per night Bed & Breakfast

You must contact Sarah at The Savoy Hotel on the above details to receive the special rates quoted above.

Booking

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.

Get in touch

Venture Away UK Music Weekends
Unit A, Oxford Court
Cambridge Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 9GH

Tel: 01305 750797

Email:
paul@ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk

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