It’s that time again where we look forward to September to see what’s on in our seaside town. If you’re planning a stay with us at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool, here are a few things you can do while you’re here!

Blackpool Comic Con

The annual graphic novel expo comes to Blackpool for the first time this year. Being held on 12th September at the Winter Gardens, the Comic Con has a lot to offer movie, computer game and comic fans across the country. There will be guest appearances too from a couple of Game of Thrones actors, someone from Star Wars and some cosplayers (those who dress up like characters).


Tommy is a rock opera based on music from The Who and is coming to town from the West End. Starring Joe McElderry from the X Factor and Antony Costa, this is a show unlike any other. Tommy is being shown to celebrate 40 years of the movie Tommy and is loud, energetic and totally enjoyable.

Tommy is showing at the Opera House in 12 – 26 September.

Toast the Coast

Toast the Coast is a Ska and Mod weekender being held at the Arena on 18th September. Headliners are American ska band The Toasters, hence the name. Support acts include Bob Marley tribute Bob On and Paul Weller tribute Small Weller. Toast the Coast are huge in America and are a big noise in ska. This is your opportunity to experience music like it used to be.

Blackpool Lightworks

Blackpool Lightworks is being run by Heritage Tours and celebrates the long and colourful history of the Blackpool illuminations. As the Big Switch On happened over the weekend, it seem fitting that we highlight this tour. You will get to see lights from the 1920s to the present day and learn all about the history, the background and a little about what goes into bringing this fantastic light show to town.

It is being held on Wednesday 23rd September.

ELO Again

As the title suggests, this is a show all about the Electric Light Orchestra. This is a tribute to the music of the 70s ELO style by the tribute band ELO Again. It features all the band’s greatest hits and faithfully recreates one of the most original bands in history.

The show is being held at The Grand Theatre on Sunday 27th September.