'30 YEARS BY THE SEASIDE' BLUE PLAQUE ON WAY FOR JOE !
This summer sees Joe Longthorne celebrate 30 years since he first topped
the bill in his own summer season in Blackpool, the premier British seaside
resort for variety and entertainment.
It was back in 1987 when his name went up in lights over the North Pier for his first summer season. Joe at the time was already a TV regular and was the very first artist there to receive a standing ovation as he came onto the stage before singing one note, such was the anticipation and respect of his audiences. He totally smashed the box office records that season ; a new, exciting trend had been set for the years to come, there was to be no stopping the ‘Longthorne’ phenomenon.
Since then, it’s been one record breaking summer season after another, The
Opera House, The Grand, The North Pier Theatre and since 2013 Viva Blackpool. Holding the record for selling more tickets than anyone else in modern times with gross takings at the box offices going into millions, his name is printed twice on the Roll of Honour at the town’s Winter Gardens, a very rare achievement.
A weekend of celebrations ’30 Years By The Seaside’ on Saturday 8th &
Sunday 9th July 2017. has been planned as follows :-
BLUE PLAQUE PRESENTATION
Saturday 8th July 2017 is the day when Joe is to be presented with a
prestigious Blue Plaque on Blackpool’s North Pier, a rare honour and richly
deserved in Joe’s case to mark his success in the resort and also his
contribution to the town in the way of attracting countless visitors from
around the UK and abroad.
The ceremony is to be held in the Theatre Bar on the Pier and will
be attended by Mr Peter Sedgwick, the Pier’s owner, together with a number
of local dignitaries , Joe’s honoured guests and local press. Joe would
like to share this afternoon with you all and we are pleased to say there
are a limited number of tickets now available for this afternoon, which
will run from 4pm to 7pm. Book now with Geraldine Vine T: 07929 746032
tickets are priced at £35 to include a buffet.
30 YEARS BY THE SEASIDE GALA EVENING
Joe’s 2017 summer residency at Viva Blackpool opens on Sunday 9th July
2017 with a gala evening ’30 Years Beside The Seaside’ with Joe and the
band. Leye D Johns will compere the evening with a glittering host of guest
artists who have appeared alongside Joe over the years. An evening not to
be missed, book now by calling Viva Blackpool’s Box Office T: 01253 297297 or on line at
2 NEW ‘MEET & GREET’ EVENTS WITH JOE FOR 2017 ON SALE TODAY : BLACKPOOL'BLUE PLAQUE' & YORK
‘BLUE PLAQUE 30 YEARS IN BLACKPOOL’ PRESENTATION NORTH PIER BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017
2017 marks 30 years since Joe’s first Blackpool summer season on the North Pier in 1987. In this time he’s smashed all the box office records with unrivalled success. Launching a summer of celebrations, Joe is to be honoured with a blue plaque on The North Pier in July at the start of his 2017 Viva Blackpool residency.
Come along and join Joe with his special guests on The North Pier for an exclusive unique afternoon on Saturday 8th July. The event being held in The Theatre Bar runs from 4pm to 7pm and will include the unveiling of a prestigious plaque to commemorate his ’30 Years Beside The Seaside in Blackpool’.
This is a one off ‘up close and personal’ event with photo opportunities and not to be missed. Tickets are priced at £35 each inc buffet. Book now by calling Geraldine Vine T: 01253 975827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe’s 2017 Viva season commences the next day on Sunday 9th July 2017 with a gala evening ’30 Years By the Seaside’ in his honour.
SUN 14 MAY 2017 ‘MEET & GREET WITH JOE’ BETTYS TEAROOMS YORK
A great opportunity to come along and enjoy time in the company of Joe at one of his very favourite locations, Bettys TeaRooms at York, a place very dear to his heart.
The event in The Belmont Room, on the 1st floor at Bettys is between 6pm and 8pm and includes Bettys legendary Afternoon Tea.The founder of Bettys Frederick Belmont, commissioned the same designers who styled the Queen Mary cruise liner to work their art deco magic on the room and it’s every bit as spectacular today as when it opened in 1937.
Tickets are £50 per person to include Afternoon tea and can be booked now with Geraldine Vine T: 01253 975827 or email email@example.com.
NEWS UPDATE ON JOE FEB 2017
We’re very pleased to bring you the latest news on Joe over the last couple of months.
First off and the most important, Joe recently attended a regular check up with his specialist, following on from the extensive treatment he underwent for mouth cancer in 2014/5. The news could not be better, the doctors are delighted with Joe’s recovery and progress, extending the check up period to 3 months.
Some of you will know that he’s taking a few months break with Jamie in Spain, giving him the opportunity to really chill and relax in the mild winter mediterranean climate which is proving very beneficial to Joe. We understand he is feeling very relaxed and in very good form. He’s exercising daily, walking and swimming and using the time off to work on the shows and his new album, more news on that very soon.
As we go through February with Spring firmly on the way it’s time to look forward to Joe’s 2017 schedule. The tour opens this year with 3 great Spanish shows as follows :-
1st April Showtime Tenerife
5th April The Live Lounge Marbella
9th April The Benidorm Palace
Tickets have been selling fast for these dates, we recommend booking now if you want to be there. The Benidorm Palace is the highlight of the Spanish leg of the tour and is going to be quite a night with Joe performing with the full band in this world famous venue.
Joe returns to the UK for the Easter weekend with opening shows at Viva Blackpool on Easter Sunday and Wigan the day before, following on with concerts ‘back home’ in Hull, then Pelsall, Harrogate and the world famous Circus Tavern Essex before the end of April.
May and June sees Joe right around the UK with many dates before we get into July with the start of the Viva Blackpool season with the celebrations for his ’30 Years Beside The Seaside in Blackpool’. The Viva season runs right through every Sunday till November.
Joe has a packed concert diary right through the year and we would recommend looking at our events page to check on your nearest venue and box office details.
Sadly we have to tell you at this point that Joe’s dear sister Elizabeth passed away in Hull on 29 December 2016. Her passing was sudden, although she had fought leukaemia for a number of years, suffering a severe stroke over Christmas while in hospital for routine tests , doctors were unable to do anything. We are sure you will understand this has been a very sad time for Joe & the family and their wish for privacy has been respected.
Much more news on Joe as we go towards the opening of the tour, Joe has asked for his love and best wishes to be passed on to you all. He’s looking forward to getting back on the road and to seeing you all at the concerts.
JOE'S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY HILTON BLACKPOOL
Just a few days to go now until Joe's fabulous New Years Eve Party at Hilton Blackpool full line up as follows :-
Doors open 7 pm
Dinners to be seated for 7.45pm.
Carol Kaye 8pm till 8.45pm
Chrissy Rock 9pm
Joe Longthorne with his full band 9.30pm to 10.45pm
Crissy Rock 11 pm
Joe Wildy Show Band 11.30pm
11.50 pm Joe Longthorne with Crissy Rock and Joe Wildy on stage to welcome in the New Year..
12midnight - 1am Joe Wildy Show Band
A great celebration evening in store with Joe and his guests welcoming in 2017 with everyone. Tickets at £80 per person to include 3 course dinner and show can be booked with Geraldine Vine T: 01253 975827. E mail any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.