Whether you are into pop music or prefer great rock tribute bands they are all on offer here at CONKERS.

Our live music events are held in our covered amphitheatre – The Arena at Waterside or away from the winter chills in the CONKERS Discovery Hall.

2023 Music Event Brochure

Indoor Events Are Perfect Whatever The Weather!

Indoors at our Discovery Hall we have introduced some great entertainment indoors which allows our year round entertainment offer.


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Outdoor Events Are Really 'IN' Right Now!

The Outdoor Arena at Waterside supplies a superb range of events and extra entertainment, making smiles and memories for every guest under the canopy throughout the year.

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Saturday 17th February

Dr Busker And His Steam Navies

With songs to suit all tastes, including a large number of his own songs, accompanied with great skill on piano-forte and squeezebox. In his top-hat and tails, squeezebox in hand, he represents a bygone age when fizzy lager and the motor-car were unheard of.

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Murder On The Dance Floor

Full of flares and haircuts we’d rather forget, this is a 70’s themed mystery where fancy dress is strongly encouraged. You’re invited to the launch of the top DJ’s new Vinyl… but he’s been found dead! How did he die and who did it? A Rival DJ? Lead Signer? An Obsessive Fan? Full of crazy costumes and 70’s music!

Saturday 16th March

Ladies Night

WARNING – This show is really funny, choreographed with breath-taking routines and can contain nudity.

Sunday 5th May 2024

Talon Acoustic

Pokey Hole – Featuring breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements in a refreshingly enjoyable show. Armed with their trademark four-part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon acoustic will leave you spellbound

Saturday 18th May

David Bowie + Dire Straits Tribute

Pokey Hole – John remains to this day to be one of only a few tribute artists to tour and perform with an original artist’s band. Dire Straits Tribute features all the hits from their first ever single, ‘Sultans of Swing’ through to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, this night will leave you absolutely mesmerised!

Saturday 25th May

Abba Tribute Night

ABBA Revival captures the unique ABBA sound and feel with incredible attention to detail by a full cast and band, stunning costumes and great choreography.

Saturday 1st June 2024

The Northern SoulTrain

Playing the very best soul anthems from Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel and Blackpool Mecca. Great songs by Dobie Gray, Frank Wilson, Al Wilson, Dean Parish, Tony Clarke and many more. Throw in just a pinch Motown and we have the new look Northern Soul stew served up by Lancashire’s very own ‘THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN!’

Saturday 15th June 2024

The Retro Rock Show

The RETRO Rock Show is a live 2-hour extravaganza of the greatest rock songs and power ballads of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s! Performed by a 5-piece band of the finest rock musicians who have toured with some of the biggest names in rock.

Saturday 29th June

Take That Tribute

With acclaimed vocal performances, stunning replica costumes and iconic dance routines, the Take That Experience recreates the magic of Take That live on stage with their ‘Greatest Hits Tour’

This incredible show features hit after hit from Take That’s career spanning three decades – from classic 90’s hits through to their most recent triumphs.

Saturday 6th July 2024

Kate Bush Tribute and ELO Experience

Pokey Hole – Back in the 70’s and 80’s Jeff Lynne wrote some of the best songs ever to be recorded onto vinyl. Mr Blue Sky, Sweet talking woman, turn to stone, evil woman…the list is endless. Kate Bush Tribute performed by Nadine offers note-perfect renditions of many of Kate’s hits and is backed by the music industry’s seasoned professionals.

Saturday 3rd August

The Ragdolls – Jersey Boys Tribute Night

You will be amazed by Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Ragdoll, Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Grease, and many more. The show, featuring four principal singers and a live band, reaches an electrifying climax with its roof blowing finale.

Saturday 10th August 2024

Talon – The Best Of Eagles

Pokey Hole – Featuring a host of world class musicians together with immensely powerful four part vocal harmony and exact musical production. Talons ability to deliver bigger & better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an event!

Friday 23rd August 2024

Pink Tribute – Vicky Jackson

Pink Tribute, combining all of Pink’s major hits over 20-year period right up to the most recent releases.

Saturday 31st August 2024

Elvis Tribute Night

The Elvis Legacy – Mark Summers Tribute to Elvis Presley is one of the top selling international Tribute acts, voted the UK’s Official Number One ELVIS Tribute!

Saturday 7th September 2024

ACDC And The Jam Tributes

Pokey Hole – AC/DC Livewire put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit. Back to Black, Rosie, Highway to hell – The Jam’d reproduce the sound, arrangements and energy of a Jam gig. Those who saw The Jam live will remember the electricity, passion, and even fashion!

Saturday 14th September

Madonna Tribute Night

This tribute has the looks, the voice and the moves to make for a truly authentic experience as well as a passion for performance and showmanship.

Saturday 21st September

Queen Tribute – Royal Rhapsody

Paying homage to the unequalled talent of Freddie Mercury and the music of Queen, Royal Rhapsody is tuned in to ‘Radio Gaga,’ bringing commanding stage presence and authentic sound.

Saturday 28th September

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute

Pokey Hole – Witnessed the honed in skills of the UK’s leading tribute to Simon and Garfunkel. With a show that takes in the full range of the duo’s career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon’s solo career.

Saturday 12th October 2024

Bavarian Night Week 1

Join us for our brilliant Bavarian Night in our Forest Hall and celebrate in true Oktoberfest style. Karl’s Brass, one of the best Oompah Bands in the country will be your hosts for the evening. Hot themed German supper included.

Saturday 19th October 2024

Bavarian Night Week 2

Join us for our brilliant Bavarian Night in our Forest Hall and celebrate in true Oktoberfest style. Karl’s Brass, one of the best Oompah Bands in the country will be your hosts for the evening. Hot themed German supper included.