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Second Annual Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Festival Scheduled for 2014

September 27, 2013

European Elvis fans get ready for an amazing festival honoring the life, music and fans of Elvis Presley. On July 4 - 6, 2014, the second annual Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Festival held in Blackpool, Lancashire, England at the Winter Gardens will be unlike any event you have ever experienced before. For more information or to book your tickets, please visit ElvisFestival.co.uk.

Hosted by Tees Events Ltd this officially Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. licensed event will feature a preliminary contest, the winner of which will represent Europe's Tribute to Elvis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week 2014. Three (3) celebrity guests have been confirmed as our judging panel. They include Charles Stone (USA), Sam Thompson (USA) and Suzi Quarto (UK). A fourth judge will be announced soon.

Guests will also experience "Conversations on Elvis," giving the fans great inside stories about Elvis and how he touched their lives. In addition, there will be many great Elvis themed shows, including some of the world's best Elvis tribute artists gracing our stage in The Empress Ballroom. Plus we have special guests, merchandise stalls, after-show private parties, raffles and much more.

Special Guests:
 

Charles Stone

As the tour producer for Elvis Presley throughout the 1970's, Charles Stone had the rare opportunity to be closely associated Elvis Presley.

Charles flew with Elvis and his associates on Elvis' personal plane, The Lisa Marie, from city to city each time Elvis went on tour. Being in the unique position of travelling with Elvis and also managing the personal details of each tour, Charles experienced daily life in Elvis' world and also developed a close working relationship and close friendship with Colonel Parker and the entire TCB gang.

Sam Thompson

In November 1972, Sam Thompson was introduced to Elvis Presley by his sister, Linda Thompson. An officer with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department at the time, Elvis and Sam fast became friends.

In July 1976, Sam went to work full time for Elvis, as his personal bodyguard and tour advance man, providing security for Elvis on all the road tours, including hotel and airport security.

Suzi Quatro

Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for no less than 101 weeks, and has sold over 55 million records to date with hits including'48 Crash', 'Too Big', 'Devil Gate Drive', 'Daytona Demon', 'The Wild One', 'She’s In Love With You' and 'Mama’s Boy', to name but a few.

Today, Suzi can be heard on BBC Radio 2 where she has hosted her own weekly programs since 1999. She has also produced many documentaries, including one on The King himslef - Elvis Presley.