Posted by Sandra on March 20 2012

The Wanted and McFly are playing a joint concert on Saturday June 23, at the brand new Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool.

The evening is set to be one of the best musical events in Blackpool in 2012, and @GiveawayGirlsNW is the one to follow to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets.

@GiveawayGirlsNW has the very best money saving offers, competitions and events from your local newspaper.

Regular updates of what money is to be saved, what events are happening and what competitions are to be won, means you are in the know of what is going on in your trusted local newspaper.

To be in with a chance of winning these red hot tickets, simply follow @GiveawayGirlsNW on Twitter and retweet the relevant message for your chance to win!

The competition will open on Wednesday March 21 and close Wednesday March 28.


Posted by Sandra on January 27 2012

If you wanna enjoy one of the most anticipating concerts of the year with McFly and The Wanted together the only thing you have to do is participate in the competition below.. good luck to everyone!

Two of the biggest bands in the land will be launching the Tower Festival Headland as an outdoor venue in June – and you could be seeing them for nothing.

In association with promoters Cuffe & Taylor and Marketing Blackpool, Duke’s Diary is giving away two pairs of general admission tickets for the concert by The Wanted and McFly on Sunday, June 24.

The concert, which brings together two of the country’s biggest boy bands at the UK’s newest open air venue, is presented by promoters Cuffe & Taylor in association with Marketing Blackpool.

The Wanted and McFly are two of Britain’s most popular bands, with certified gold and double platinum albums respectively.

McFly have recently hit the headlines again after members Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd both won reality TV contests – namely I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Strictly Come Dancing.

It will be the first return to the resort for Harry since winning Strictly in the Tower Ballroom.

The Wanted have been enjoying great chart success, and have recently been touring in America. They embark on their first sold out UK arena tour next month.

Interest in the concert is already at fever pitch, with early bird tickets available at £24.50 each from today until February 3 – after which they rise to £29.50. Tickets are available,, or by calling 0844 8889991.

VisitBlackpool is also offering a host of tickets and attraction packages, details of which can be found at

The event coincides with the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Blackpool on Friday, June 22.

Following the arrival of the Olympic Torch, an evening celebration will take place on the Tower Festival Headland. A spokesman for Cuffe & Taylor said: “We are thrilled to be hosting music concerts in the heart of Blackpool.

“We are a local company and can’t wait to be part of this exciting venture working with Marketing Blackpool.

“The Wanted and McFly are hugely popular, and to have them both headlining at the same concert will be a great day.”

To be in with a chance of winning one of our two pairs of tickets for the concert, simply correctly answer the following question:

What was the title of McFly’s first number one hit?

a. Baby’s Coming Back

b. Star Girl

c. Five Colours In Her Hair.

Now write your answers on a postcard, or the back of a sealed envelope, and send to Headland Concert Competition, The Weekend, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP, together with your address, a daytime telephone number and, if possible, an e-mail address. The closing date is Friday, February 3. Normal Gazette competition rules apply.


Posted by Micky on July 12 2011

Wanna win tickets to see McFLY? Read the following:

Summer Sundae Weekender celebrates its 11th year with their most exciting lineup to date and we are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event.

Taking place from August 12-14 at the De Montfort Hall and Gardens in Leicester, The Maccabees and Graham Coxon will lead the way on the Friday with Brit Award-nominated Newton Faulkner playing on Saturday night and bringing proceedings to a close on Sunday are heartthrobs McFLy alongside chart topping rapper Example.

And that is only the tip of the iceberg. Summer Sundae will also be showcasing the best from the emergent new folk-rock scene (Beth Jeans Houghton, Teddy Thompson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Skinny Lister, ) Indie (Warpaint, Givers, Little Comets, Antlers, Everything Everything, Young Knives,) Psycadelic Rock (Reef, The Bees) Rock n’ Roll (Kitty, Daisy and Lewis,) Ska and Reggae (Toots and the Maytals) Electronica (The Cuban Brothers, ) Live Outfits (Bellowhead, Dizraeli and the Small Gods) hot tips (2:54, Dry the River, Factory Floor, ) and legends (C.W Stongking, King Cresote and Jon Hopkins, Wilko Johnson.)

The splendidly boutique festival incorporates far more than just the finest of line-ups; this year festival goers will transported back in time as the spirit of the Victorian age comes to the luscious environs of Leicester’s De Montford Hall. Over the course of the festival, Watch as the Main Stage becomes a master of disguise evolving through the seasons of a Victorian Park from frost bitten winter to golden summer. The Victorian theme will offer guests numerous delights including a curiosity corner, a traditional Victorian bandstand and a Top Hat extravaganza – all in all this year’s festival should prove to be unmissable and you don’t have to miss out!
All you have to do to stand a chance of winning a pair of tickets is answer this question:
How many years has Summer Sundae Weekender been going?
A) 8
B) 11
C) 15



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