Bobby Ball tribute event is a speedy sellout

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An event to celebrate the life and legacy of comedy legend Bobby Ball has sold out within an hour.

The phenomenal demand for The Bobby Ball to be held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in November came after tickets for that and a star-studded variety show at the same venue going on sale prompted a reaction which Bobby’s widow Yvonne described as “overwhelming”.

The events are being held to mark the launch of the Bobby Ball Charity Foundation by Yvonne to support the organisations Bobby was so passionate about across the Fylde coast.

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Major stars of stage and screen will entertain with Rock On – The Variety Show in the Opera House on Friday, November 12, while the Bobby Ball takes place in the stunning Empress Ballroom the following evening.

Bobby Ball with his wife YvonneBobby Ball with his wife Yvonne
Bobby Ball with his wife Yvonne
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“Tickets for The Bobby Ball just flew out and I can’t thank people enough for supporting this as it will enable us to help the charities and causes Bobby cared so much about.”

Money raised from both events will go to Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion and the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund – two organisations Bobby was an active patron and supporter of– as well as supporting the cost of a Bobby statue in Lytham’s Lowther Gardens.

An appeal for £100,000 to cover that was launched in December is currently approaching £25,000.

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A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available for Rock On – The Variety Show from with remaining tickets going on sale once the full line-up is announced later in the year.

Waiting list details for the Bobby Ball at

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