Whitby – did we tell you this is our favourite place in the world? – is host to many a great gig, festival and event … and March 2020 includes some iconic music maestros to entertain you! 
As we edge ever closer to hosts of golden daffodils, spring and the equinox, let’s have a run through the impressive guest list ... 
Martin was the bassist with ‘the Spands’ and has enjoyed an acting career in Albert Square when he played Steve Owen in the BBC soap, Eastenders. 
His younger brother, Gary, also played in the band and took up the acting profession. 
Martin will be trading his bass for the decks, spinning some of the biggest and best hits of the decade at the Whitby Pavilion, just a few minutes from our front door. 
The evening will include rock classics such as music from Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more. 
From the first glimmers of rock and roll in the 1950s to classic rock of the 80s, this is a must for any rock fans. 
This event also takes place at the Whitby Pavilion, overlooking the stunning coastline. 
Musical director Steve Maltby is the musical director while Ian Dobson presents a packed programme of music, song, dance and comedy. 
Some of us will remember the TV programme, The Good Old Days and while some of us won’t recall it, audience members are encouraged to go in period costume if they want. 
This roof-lifting event takes place at the Pavilion on Friday 20th March. 
The following night (21st March) be prepared for an invasion of the music-worthy kind! 
The Sixties Invasion comes to the Pavilion for one night only and brings back one of the most exciting times in musical history. Doxy, Beaky, Mick and Tich will headline and are ably supported by The Casuals and The Equals. 
Perhaps no other decade other than the 60s that has such a resonance, even today. Most of us will have a favourite sixties sound! 
Then we return to the 80s on Friday 27th March with Big Country. This iconic group, whose hits include Field of Fire, Chance, In A Big Country and Look Away, will play at the Pavilion, allowing fans old and new to enjoy the sounds of their massive albums including Steeltown, Peace In Our Time and Grammy-nominated The Crossing. The band, including Bruce Watson on guitars and vocals, formed in 1981 and had numerous hits during this special decade. 
The event will showcase the talent of several local schools in a range of dance styles including music theatre, street dance, jazz and lyrical. 
Our What’s On page is full of 2020 events so be sure to check it out from time to time. And it goes without saying all details are correct at time of posting, however, please check before you travel to any of the events, just in case. 
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