A Night at the Great Hall: A Celebration of the Lancaster music scene in words and music

Saturday 16 March 2024, 5:30pm to 11:30pm


Great Hall , Lancaster, Bailrigg, LA1 4YW - View Map

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Cost to attend - booking required

Registration Info

Tickets can be booked in advance of the event via Eventbrite: a-night-at-the-great-hall-a-celebration-of-the-lancaster-music-scene-tickets-799925507727

Ticket Price

£8 in advance, via Eventbrite £10 on the door

Event Details

In celebration of the rock and pop legacy of the Great Hall, we present an in-conversation with Barry Lucas, followed by performances by five contemporary rock and pop artists curated by Lancaster Music Co-operative. Doors open from 5.30pm and a bar will be available.

6-7pm Barry Lucas in conversation with Andrew Barker

Barry, initially as a student and then as a member of the Students' Union, turned Lancaster University into one of the great gig venues of the 1970s and 1980s. He will be talking about what happened, who happened and how it happened - from Paul McCartney to Queen to Joy Division, Blondie, New Order, The Smiths and Tina Turner - they all played Lancaster University.

7.30pm - late - live music

We have a line-up of rock and pop acts curated by Lancaster Music Co-operative playing the venue to celebrate a vibrant and contemporary Lancaster music scene, featuring:


Barry Lucas


Contact Details

Name Andrew Barker


Directions to Great Hall

From Alexandra Square in the centre of campus, head north (there are signs). Or use the Mazemap www.lancaster.ac.uk/maps