Nov 28

Romantic theme for 2015 Showzam! Carnival Ball

An unusual, exotic and glamorous evening of entertainment with a romantic theme is set to make the 2015 Showzam! Carnival Ball one of the best yet.

That’s the pledge from VisitBlackpool, organisers of the ball, as tickets go on sale for the annual event which takes place on Valentine’s Day at the opulent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

One of the highlights of the resort’s social calendar, the event is themed “Romantics” in a nod to the day of love and will be compered by one of London’s most loved and original hosts, Jonny Woo.

After making his name on the New York club and burlesque scene, Jonny Woo, has worked prolifically across London in The Soho Theatre, ICA and Bistrotheque, even creating events for The Royal Opera House, as well as MTV, Selfridges and many others.

Jonny is resident with Boom and Bang at The Hippodrome, London and has worked with them at The London Wonderground and Old Vic Tunnels.

Working extensively throughout Europe, he is currently touring his project Tranformer, based on the Lou Reed album of the same name, and found time to open his own venue in London called The Glory, opening in December.

All tickets are priced at £20 per person and are on sale now from www.showzam.co.uk, the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre on Blackpool Promenade Tel: 01253 478222 or from The Blackpool Tower Box Office Tel: 01253 622242. 

There is limited seating available on the night, so it is advised to get there as early as possible and guests are urged to book early for this event which is sure to be incredibly popular.

Carnival Ball will provide the perfect start to a week of Showzam! entertainment which runs from 14-18 February.  The event is strictly over 18s only.


Johnny Woo

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “The Showzam! Carnival Ball is always one of the highlights of Blackpool’s calendar and is sure to be fantastic again this year.

“We’re lining up a range of unusual, exotic and glamorous acts for the evening and I can guarantee that it will be a fantastic night.

“Tickets are on sale now and I’m sure a pair of tickets for the ball would make an ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves a glamorous and fabulous night out.”

More acts will be announced for Carnival Ball over the coming weeks, so register at www.showzam.co.uk to  be the first to hear who will be appearing.

This year’s Showzam! festival will see LeftCoast working in partnership with VisitBlackpool to present “Circus Town”.

Celebrating the magic of the circus, the festival will feature a wide range of the best circus companies and performers from the UK and beyond, presenting bold and exciting shows in the usual and unusual spaces across the town.

LeftCoast is a new arts programme that aims to introduce and develop high quality experiences for audiences across Blackpool and Wyre.

Showzam! will be full of free and ticketed shows and to be the first to find out about the programme go to www.showzam.co.uk now.