Aldous Pinch

Aldous Pinch (aka Crazy Aldo, aka The Reaper) is a teller of tales and keeper of secrets. His shady past and dubious future have intrigued many. When he’s not sitting in his Cabin, herfing on a cheap Dominican cigar, sipping rum straight from the bottle and playing his battered Ukulele he can occasionally be found shouting strange and incomplete stories at unwilling audiences far and wide.


Miss Harri Deane

Miss Harri Dean has agreed to join us throughout the day at A Splendid Day Out on Sat 30th May 2020. She will be performing popular songs from the The 1930’s to 1960’s. So grab a drink and rest your feet to this lady’s beautiful voice.


Madam Zuri Arossa

Offering a whole variety of entertainment over the weekend from old time sing along during the day to her sexy sassy saucy superlicious burlesque show Saturday evening as part of the variety show. Prepare to get involved and be entertained with the beautiful Madam Zuri Arrosa


Victor and The Bully

The boys are back at our new A Splendid Day Out home In Lancaster, performing at our new Friday night event “ The Furnace” at The Storey on Friday 29th May.
It’s going to be Hot Hot Hot so don’t forget to get your tickets, on sale October 1st from the website.


Frenchy and The Punk

Stop Press………..A Splendid Day Out has scoured the globe to bring you the best entertainment.
We are delighted to announce that, All the way from New York we bring you the one and only Acoustic Alternative/Post punk duo! Foot stomping bohemian Cabaret folk,
Frenchy & The Punk.
Playing Friday 29th May 2020 @ The Storey, Lancaster
Tickets go on sale 1st October at 19.00hrs


Rachel Mercer

She is back with a voice of an angel. Rachel Mercer literally reduced us to tears this year with her operatic set and she has agreed to join us again on Sun 31st May @ The Storey, Lancaster. So come along grab some refreshments and enjoy.


ASDO 2020 Announcement

There are big changes coming to Morecambe, one of them being the highly anticipated Eden project – which we’re very excited about. This particular adventure, however, has left us in a bit of a pickle. With the proposed date of opening being 2023 we are hampered by the fact there will be a massive building site, possibly starting next year and taking up all the space with construction stuff.
Where does this leave ASDO we hear you say? Well, after long thought, much discussion ASDO 2020 will be moving a little down the road to The Storey in Lancaster.
This is a beautiful Victorian building adjacent to Lancaster Castle, with its own theatre, light and airy gallery spaces, reading room, garden, lecture theatre, and cafe bar. Thoroughly accessible, and a little Tardis-like, it is close to the city centre and all its temptations; it is a stunning building and promises to be a fabulous venue for the festival.
The same format as before, the only part of the ASDO left out will be the outside attractions as there isn’t any space for them around the building. It does have a large garden area which will be utilised to its fullest extent and we will present the same quality of event as in previous years. There are plenty of hotel spaces around the City, prices aren’t too different to the ones you’ve been used to, and we’ll try and get a list of accommodations up soon.
Importantly the dates are slightly different too. Mark these in your diaries….


MAY 29th – 31st 2020


So! A new chapter opens for us, perhaps when Eden has been completed and is functioning, they’ll want a Steampunk festival in their spaces, who can say? In the meantime, stay with us, a grassroots Steampunk Festival, by Steampunks for Steampunks! The programme will be announced shortly, and we’ll be putting some photos up to show you the space – we think you’ll like it.