Elvis is in the building as ballroom hosts right royal celebration

Headline star Dean Z as Elvis
Headline star Dean Z as Elvis
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It’s now or never for Elvis fans as the second Blackpool Elvis Celebration takes place this weekend at the Winter Gardens.

Complex managers last year stepped in at the 11th hour when organisers of convention Europe’s Tribute To Elvis pulled the event - pulling together a free event with top Elvis tributes, open mic sessions and traders in less than 24 hours.

Matt King as... The King

Matt King as... The King

The event was such a success, that the Winter Gardens are running the full three-day celebration this weekend, from midday tomorrow until late on Sunday in the Empress Ballroom, with a headline performance form Ultimate Elvis winner Dean Z set to get the crowds All Shook Up, by exclusive agreement with the producers of the Elvis World Tour.

Dean Z became the Ultimate Elvis champion in 2013, following a global tour including performances in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States.

Following the global tour Dean earned a spot with the famous Legends In Concert in Las Vegas.

More recently, Dean Z has been secured to star in the world’s biggest and most successful Elvis tribute production The Elvis World Tour which includes UK venues such as Sheffield Arena, Echo Arena Liverpool, First Direct Arena (Leeds) and the Eventim Apollo (London).

Organiser Donna Molyneux said: “We’re delighted to reveal Dean Z as our headline artist for 2018 adding to what’s already an incredible line-up.

“His pedigree as one of the world’s leading tributes is undisputed and I’m sure he’ll wow the sell-out crowd set to attend the event this year.”

Also on the bill are Paul Larcombe, Eddy Popescu and Emilio Santoro, with live band The Graceland Band on stage, Ricky Aron - Europe’s Tribute to Elvis 2015 winner, Matt King - Europe’s Tribute to Elvis 2016 winner, Steve Halliday and Paul Molloy.

General admission costs £65. Call 01253 629608.