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The annual 1940s weekend returns to Lincoln July 2022!

Get ready to experience the spirit of 1940s Britain with two days of vintage performances, activities and classic vehicle displays in Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter and across the city. The event has become a popular, free, regular attraction in the city's summer events calendar and is not to be missed.

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With a packed schedule of entertainment on throughout the weekend, including live music, singing and dancing, Lincoln will be full of atmosphere with the biggest 1940s celebration yet. The city will also continue to be decorated with patriotic bunting.

Get ready to step back in time with what’s promising to be two days of fabulous fun as well as a range of exciting events taking place all around Lincoln, such as:

  • Live 1940s music and dance
  • Food and drink in the local businesses
  • Vintage and antique markets
  • Family activities and pop-up street theatre
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts (Spitfire, Hurricane & Lancaster Bomber) *

*Weather permitting

The Bailgate, Castle Hill will be filled with entertainment and vintage vehicles from the era, alongside traders offering antiques, vintage clothing, confectionary, and artwork. Some of the acts set to perform include the ever-popular Lincolnshire Lindy Hop Clubs, Johnny Victory, Miss Lily Lovejoy, May Blossom and more.

Lee Roberts, Operations Manager for Lincoln BIG said “After not being able to deliver the event for the last couple of years we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Lincoln 1940’s event.  The main hub of the event will take place in the historic Bailgate and Uphill area of Lincoln, but make sure to look out for other pop-up activities across the city to compliment the weekend.  The weekend will be full of period performances, memorabilia and activity. We encourage everyone to come in period dress to add to the family friendly atmosphere with prizes on offer to the best dresses visitors as well as best dressed business.”

The event is organised and funded by Lincoln BIG.

Visit the official Event Page here, to see the latest updates and 1940's Weekend news!

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