Sunday, 14 October 2012

Zombies set to storm Morecambe!

Zombieville Morecambe
Morecambe's new annual dark weekend of the weird - Zombieville - hits the resort for the first time on the weekend of 19th - 21st October with three whole days of music, monsters, mayhem and magic at Smokey O'Connor's on Morecambe Street and other parts of the resort, includung the Winter Gardens.

Dress up as scary as you dare or get one of the organising team's many FX design team to help you join the ranks of the eternal undead - well, at least for the weekend anyway.

You will nervously arrive at the Friday night Launch Party (the first of three great night events with bands, singers and DJs), then get zombie-up again and take part in the Zombie Crawl down Morecambe Promenade on Saturday afternoon and maybe even win an award on the Sunday night at the Zombie Oscars show with Live Bands and Undead audiences.

All the evening entertainment over the three nights will be taking place at Smokey O'Connor's on Morecambe Street. The venue will be split into three rooms on different levels. The main room on the third floor or the " Vyper Lounge " and will be the main event room and will host the main attractions and the Adult Zombie Oscars. The second floor is the chill out room called the " Batcave " and will have music, stalls, movies and other Dead Good Stuff.

The ground floor level or the "Crypt" will host rock and indie DJ's on the opening Friday launch night.

Live music over the weekend will be provided by bands such as Idol Minds, Underwater Gunfight, Brendan Cleary, Phoenix Down, Blood Yard and Sam King.

Admission will be on the door. Zombieville wristbands which will give you entry to all three night or just the one night will be available to buy.

Morecambe's allegedly haunted Winter Gardens will host an afternoon of free spooky fun on Sunday 21st October (12.00pm - 5.00pm) as part of the festival, where the special FX team will again be on hand to Zombie-fy people in readiness for a variety of family entertainment. There will also be stalls, football competitions for the kids to get involved (with prizes), also special ‘Zombie Oscars’ for the kids, who can transform themselves into a gruesome Zombie. Plus four DJ’s on hand to provide the music.

The Festival is intended to be great fun for all ages. Take the kids, dress 'em up, and prepare yourselves for a monster weekend at Zombieville. Go on, you know you really want to!

Zombieville is the brainchild of events promoter and DJ, Steve Middlesbrough.

“It’s something a bit different where we can have a bit of fun and capitalise on the current popularity of all things zombie.," he told Visitor earlier this year. "Someone even told me ‘zombies’ are the third most popular search term on Google.

“It will cater for adults and kids who love dressing up, and we want people to join in.

“The weirder the better. We’ve even got one guy who’s building papier mache coffins!”

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1 comment:

Tony Pickard said...

Just a reminder thats as well as the Zombieville Weekend we are having Morecambe's first Zombie Crawl. Starting from Regent Park Studios,( Blue, Green Yellow Dead ), Banner making, face painting and general other silly Zombie stuff going on from 10.00 am till 1.00pm then the Crawl commences into town. The
whole thing is for Cancer Care so if you fancy a bit of fun, get dressed up Zombie style or even just Halloween style, anything will go as its all for fun, bring yourselves, your kids and lets invade Morecambe.