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Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie

13 July @ 8:00 pm

Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. Now, meet Reggie, his bike. With two European cycling adventures already under his belt, Andrew was ready for a new challenge. Exchanging his job as a teacher in Oxfordshire for an expedition on Reggie the bike, he set off on his most daring trip yet: a journey ... Read more

Uncle Tim’s Flea Circus

14 July - 15 July

The amazing Parisian Fleas will entertain you with their daring acrobatics.

Lakes Wedding Magicians

14 July - 15 July

We are looking forward hugely to a touch of close-up magic in the streets of Ulverston over the weekend. Lakes Wedding Magicians are an award-winning trio of friendly magicians who combine comedy and sleight of hand to amaze your guests with their close-up magic. With decades of experience, and multiple close-up magic awards, Paul, Stan ... Read more

New Market Street

14 July @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Throughout both festival days, there will be exhibitions of privately owned classic cars and motorcycles in New Market Street. There will be dancing and music in the street at various times throughout each day, interspersed with live sessions from the Furness Tradition Folk Festival, which takes place in Ulverston over the same weekend.

Jek’s 60’s and 70’s choice

14 July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jek is known as a person with the most encyclopaedic knowledge of music. He opens the stage each day with his personal selection of classic tracks from the 60s and 70s.

Rebecca Williams

14 July @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rebecca is making a name for herself on the vintage circuit, singing classic songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s. A real treat for us to support this up and coming performer.

Dave Wearing’s Swing Four

14 July @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Dave is the leader of this band of talented musicians, playing music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Not to be missed.

Ste Tyson DJ

14 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Both days

Dance to the sounds of Ste Tyson.

Fashion Show

14 July @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

We'd love you to come to the festival dressed in your retro gear. Join in our fashion show in front of the main stage in Brogden Street, and you could even win a prize.

Micky Finn

14 July @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Dave Watson, Ulverston’s Mister Music, brings his small band to the outside stage. Playing music from the 60s and 70s, he is sure to play songs us oldies know.

Vintage Promenade

14 July @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30pm, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Promenade in costume from the front of the Coro to the Market Cross and back. Accompanied by music and Furness Tradition dancers.

50’s Singalong & Ukelele Workshops

14 July @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

As well as ukulele classes on the classic Double Decker, Steve Wharton will be performing his traditional songs on the main stage. Known throughout Cumbria as a real musical talent, Steve performs regularly at festivals throughout the UK.

Blue Heaven Jump Band

14 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collective of the finest musicians of the genre, this band have played at the festival for the last two years. Music from the 1920s has never sounded better. They will also be performing at the cocktail night before the classic film at the Roxy.

Ste Tyson The Mod Set

14 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Finish the day on a high with some fab music from the soul and funk man. Put your dancing shoes on and get on down to the New Market Street dance stage.

Grease Movie & Cocktails

14 July @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SOLD OUT. The Roxy, Ulverston’s very own art deco cinema, will be showing the classic film Grease as part of Retro Rendezvous. The full package includes a cocktail downstairs in the Museum, whilst listening to the Blue Heaven Jump band, then a glamorous stroll upstairs to view the film. Of course, dressing up is not ... Read more

The Spiratones

14 July @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Spiratones - surf vibes, rumblin' guitars and pulp grooves - all served with an explosion of reverberating energy! Far-out instrumental music!

New Market Street

15 July @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Throughout both festival days, there will be exhibitions of privately owned classic cars and motorcycles in New Market Street. There will be dancing and music in the street at various times throughout each day, interspersed with live sessions from the Furness Tradition Folk Festival, which takes place in Ulverston over the same weekend.

Jek’s Jukebox

15 July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jek is known as a person with the most encyclopaedic knowledge of music. He opens the stage each day with his personal selection of classic tracks from the 60s and 70s.

South Lakes Ukelele Band

15 July @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Formed several years ago, this troupe of singers and ukulele players have been entertaining audiences across Cumbria, and we are pleased to welcome them back after their debut last year.

Ste Tyson DJ

15 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Both days

Dance to the sounds of Ste Tyson.

Fashion Show

15 July @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

We'd love you to come to the festival dressed in your retro gear. Join in our fashion show in front of the main stage in Brogden Street, and you could even win a prize.

Snow White

15 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The classic Disney film from the 1930's. Adorable characters and a gripping story.

Bluegrass Project

15 July @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Bringing music from the Appalachian mountains to Ulverston, the Bluegrass Project are among the finest exponents of the genre. They play music to tap your foot to, that makes you want to get up and dance.

Vintage Promenade

15 July @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30pm, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Promenade in costume from the front of the Coro to the Market Cross and back. Accompanied by music and Furness Tradition dancers.

Mark Cumberland is Elvis

15 July @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

At every Retro Rendezvous, Mark has performed his Elvis show and it is a wonder to behold. We couldn’t let 2018 go by without having him back.

Ste Tyson The Mod Set

15 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until 15 July, 2018

Finish the day on a high with some fab music from the soul and funk man. Put your dancing shoes on and get on down to the New Market Street dance stage.

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Great to Donate

All Retro Rendezvous events over the weekend, except for the movies, are completely free, gratis, and for nothing! To help cover setup costs and pay the performers fairly, it would be great if you could donate. To show our appreciation, we’ll list you as a donor on our website (unless you don’t want us to). Thank you.