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What’s on: Easter Weekend

From 25 punk bands in one venue over three days to the Twirlywoos, we round up the best in family and live entertainment across the Fylde Coast this weekend

Ryland Petty Live
Kid magician and Britain’s Got Talent’s semi-finalist Ryland Petty joins the house of secrets with his dad Craig Petty for an evening of amazing close-up magic and stage illusions.
5th-10th April (excluding the 8th), Russ Brown’s House of Secrets

Shrek The Musical
Everyone’s favourite ogre Shrek is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Presented by Blackpool Operatic Players.
5-8 April, Blackpool Grand

Anarchy
Three days of absolute chaos from around 25 punk bands. Friday features local bands headlined by Eye Scream Men, while headliners for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are Hospital Food, Pizzatramp and Zero tolerance.
6-9 April, Waterloo Music Bar

Cucamaras
Taking inspiration from acts such as Fontaines D.C., Parquet Courts and Car Seat Headrest, Nottingham indie four piece Cucamaras play live in support of their new EP Soft Soap.
7th April, Bootleg Social

Dots
Are you seeing Dots? They’re a a dynamic bluestronica duo from Greater Manchester who will be performing a blues set at this monthly Jazz night.
7th April Royal British Legion

Friday Night Laughs and Saturday Live

Alun Cochrane, Joe McTernan and Simon Emanuel join Ryan Gleeson this Friday & Saturday night.
7-8 April, Comedy Station

Easter Folk Festival
Henshaw Music with support from Sam Tucker play Friday and Abdoujaparov Duo with support from The Empty Can play Saturday.
7-8 April, Compass Cafe Bar

Lowther’s Easter Surprise
Lowther gardens in Lytham hosts weekend of free activities ranging from family-friendly performances of Alice in Wonderland, walk-around rabbit characters, children’s fun fair, a craft marquee and much more.
7-10 April, Lowther Pavilion

The Roost Duo
Playing on the DB stage for the first time, this rock duo round out their sound with a full band.
7 April, Dirty Blondes

Parka Monkeys
An acoustic set from Blackpool’s finest indie covers band.
7th April, Common

Pokemon Win A Box
Catch ’em all and compete against some of the best Pokemon players the North of England has to offer in a battle for prizes and glory.
8h April, Lazy Dragon Gaming

Lego Brick Festival

This will be a great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan. With lots to see and do including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, minifigures & accessories plus a dedicated building area.
8 April, Winter Gardens Olympia

Captain Calamity Live!
Guinness World Record Breaker, author and multi award winning family entertainer hosts 60 minutes of jaw dropping science stunts, enormous balloons, beautiful bubbles, one or two custard pies and enough craziness to send you into a fits of giggles before the curtain comes crashing down.
8th April, Russ Brown’s House of Secrets

The Deadbeats
A free gig from Blackpool’s high octane party band.
8th April, Layton Institute

Stanley Park Easter Fair
Have a go on the bottle bola and tombola as well as a number of games stalls for all the family’s enjoyment. There’ll be numerous craft stalls where children of all ages can make Easter chicks, decorate Easter eggs or make Easter bonnets and much more.
8th-9th April, Stanley Park

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Blackout Theatre Company presents a stage adaptation of the classic tale by CS Lewis. Join Lucy and her siblings as they escape to Narnia from the London blitz.
8 April, Thornton Little Theatre

Country Music Night
Eric & Jenson and DBS own Cowboy DJ play this monthly night that’s putting Blackpool on the country music map.
8th April, Dirty Blondes

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
It’s not just Jesus who died at Easter. A night of music and poetry from a huge line up of local talent celebrating 10 years since the Iron Lady was laid to eternal rest.
8 April, Bootleg Social

DJ Pippi and Willie Graff

In a UK exclusive set two of Ibiza’s most well respected DJs bring sun soaked Pacha Funky Room vibes to the British seaside.
9 April, Bootleg Social

Twirlywoos Live
The funny, loveable Twirlywoos are brought to life on stage with beautifully inventive puppetry promising an hour of colourful fun and laughter. From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Twirlywoos Live is an enchanting introduction to theatre for children.
10 April, Lowther Pavilion

Magical Words
Local writer Colin Davies hosts and evening of open mic poetry and prose.
10 April, Russ Brown’s House of Secrets

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