Circus takes centre stage for Showzam! 2015

The magic of the circus is set to play a starring role in the Blackpool?s annual Showzam! festival 2015.

This year?s festival will see LeftCoast working in partnership with VisitBlackpool to present ?Circus Town?. The highlight will be 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.

As well as spectacular and enthralling shows for children, young people and families, Showzam! will be introducing a new ?fringe? programme of evening performances for the more adventurous. The dates for the Showzam! ?Circus Town? festival will be the 14?18 February 2015 inclusive and forms part of the February Half-Term Festival.

LeftCoast is a new arts programme that aims to introduce and develop high quality experiences for audiences across Blackpool and Wyre.? Michael Trainor, Artistic Director said of this new opportunity:

?We are thrilled to be working with VisitBlackpool to produce Showzam! in 2015. Blackpool literally is a Circus Town ? it?s what makes it unique.? Showzam! attracts tens of thousands of people to Blackpool each year and we are looking forward to introducing exciting new companies and artists to the 2015 festival.? Whether its hands on activity for families or more late night fringe events you?ll want to run away to Circus Town. We are not going to tell you what surprises we have in store for you just yet but save the date in your diaries, now!?

Councillor Graham Cain, Blackpool Council?s cabinet member for Tourism and Leisure said:

?Showzam! is a definite highlight in Blackpool?s calendar year and we are looking forward to working in partnership with LeftCoast for 2015.? LeftCoast are bringing exciting arts and cultural events to Blackpool such as the spectacular As The World Tipped at Blackpool Cricket Club so we are really looking forward to being entertained next February!?

The ?always a sell-out? ?Carnival Ball will next year be held on Saturday 14 February with the theme ?Romantics?.? Tickets will be on sale shortly but will be announced via Showzam?s website at

Showzam! will be full of free and ticketed shows and to be the first to find out about the programme go to now.? Don?t forget to save the date 14 -18 February 2015.