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Vintage By The Sea

Starts: 3rd Sep 2016

The award winning Vintage by the Sea returns to Morecambe’s fantastic seafront in September 2016 for a glamorous weekend of music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.


Start Date

3rd Sep 2016

End Date

4th Sep 2016


The Midland Hotel, The Platform and surrounding outdoor areas



The Vintage Festival is a truly unique annual event which celebrates 7 decades of British Cool.
It brings together and celebrates the music, fashion, film , art, dance and design from the 1920s to the 1980s that has made Britain the world's creative and cultural hot bed. Vintage explores this rich cultural history and the extraordinary influence that it has had on the modern world.

Morecambe will once again be turned into a multi-venue playground where visitors can learn the dances, take in curated live performance and exclusive DJ sets, join in pop up fashion shows, peruse the classic cars, taste the finest street food, shop the vintage marketplace and much more.

In 2007 Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the HemingwayDesign team developed a concept of a festival that celebrated the history of British Creativity. Working with a team of researchers from Wolverhampton University they forensically assembled the archives, the experts, the knowledge bases that would enable an authentic celebration of the music, fashion, art, design, film and food of the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and be able to look at how these 'decades of cool' are influencing today’s world renowned British creative culture.

All aspects of the Vintage Festival are curated by a team containing the most experienced, knowledgeable and respected figures within the music, design, film, fashion and entertainment industries. The Vintage curatorial team bring an unparalleled authenticity and attention to detail to the Vintage experience.

Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska, film, art or design, or if you just want to dress up and get an authentic make-over for a day, Vintage Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages.

All this set by the glorious Morecambe Bay with views across to the mountains of the Lake District, and in the Art Deco gem The Midland Hotel, The Platform train station and Morecambe Promenade.


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