WITH many of us desperate for a return of live music, a full on weekender will be taking place the week before Christmas at the town's iconic Plaza.

The double header has been announced by Northwich charity Tiny Steps, which will finally get to celebrate its sixth birthday after several cancellations due to the pandemic.

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Originally planned to take place at the Salty Dog last October, Covid restrictions meant the sold out event was moved to April, then to December 17, with the latest news about a change of venue coming with the added bonus of another 400 tickets being made available.

The charity's birthday bash - LIFE - will take you back to the glory days of the Hacienda with the help of DJs Clint Boon, Keys and the dance legend Davos.

The fun doesn't stop on December 17 however and the Plaza will be blasting out the tunes again the very next day as leading tribute act Don't Stop Me Queen will be joined by the Mike Ollier Christmas Band in an event in aid of Age UK.

Event organiser Scott Burstow said: "Its been a really tough year for Tiny Steps and all charities and I'm hopeful the events from the second half of the year will happen and give everyone something positive to look forward to.

"This night in particular has moved twice already due to Covid but sold out really quick so were naturally delighted to move to the iconic Plaza.

"I've always wanted to have a night here for Tiny Steps.

"This enables us to sell an additional 400 tickets, provides more proceeds for Tiny Steps and also supports the building restoration fund so it’s a double win for us and the ongoing support for the Plaza."

Northwich Guardian: The Plaza will host not one but two music events back to back in December.

The Plaza will host not one but two music events back to back in December.

The Grade II listed venue will itself be feeling the benefit, with Scott confirming profits from the bar will be going into the Plaza's restoration fund.

"So every beer, gin or prosecco you drink will be directly helping to restore this iconic building to it’s former glory," he said.

"In years to come you’ll be able to tell your friends and family that you helped to build it.

"We’ve worked really hard to make a great event.

"We wanted it to be fun weekend so we could all get together and have a good time, it’s also great to be working alongside Age UK.

"There are lots of people to thank on pulling this together, especially Chris Mundie at The Salty Dog.

"For those people who have already bought a ticket for the Tiny Steps birthday bash, there is nothing you need to do as they will still be valid for the Plaza event."

Tickets for both events, taking place on December 17 and 18, go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday, April 30) and are available at https://www.wegottickets.com/tinysteps.