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The KING of The Castle

Elvis Contest/


May 19th-21st 2023 - The Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

Three Days Of Competition & Showcases From Some Of The Best Elvis Tribute Artists In The United Kingdom


Here you will be able to meet the esteemed individuals who will be judging the first KING of The Castle Contest

The three judges have had many years experience in the world of Elvis and are all

extremely excited to be judging the inaugural KING of The Castle contest this year.


Mags McKeown

First and Foremost I have been an Elvis fan since I was 5 years of age and he has been my inspiration everyday of my life and always will be.


I first started attending Elvis conventions when I was 14 years of age, through these I have been honoured to meet some of Elvis’ closest friends. 

I have been blessed to be intimately involved with the Elvis World UK tour from its very beginning and will continue to do so. This has given me chance to to be part of the E.T.A. scene worldwide as well, which has led me to starting my own Official Elvis Presley fan-club called Forever Elvis Fanclub Worldwide.

I was also a Judicator for EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises) for 4 yrs which led me to meeting more of Elvis’ dearest friends and family. 

I am involved three other successful Elvis festivals here in the UK: 3577 Productions, which I am their E.T.A. liaison and have been for 4 years. I was given the chance to help with the Scottish Elvis festival which has been running for 5 years and been asked to be a Judge for Bulldog Productions.


The E.T.A. world has given me so many great opportunities and fulfilled my dreams.

I am looking forward to been part of the very first KING of The Castle Elvis Contest//ival in Blackpool as a Judge.

Thank you to all the E.T.A.’s in the competition and good luck to you all.


My aim is to keep Elvis memory alive here in the UK and around the whole world.

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Bev King

I have been an Elvis fan since I was 2 years of age. I was hooked when I first Heard the Hawaiian Wedding song, I knew from a very early age that I would forever be an Elvis fan. I wanted to get married in Graceland which I did and was my dream come true. I then went to to see the E.T.A.’s in Memphis perform and have returned their 15 times since.

I have attended the Images of The King World Championship Festival in Memphis, where I met some of Elvis’ closest friends, including Joe Esposito & Sonny West who has now been a dear personal friend for nearly 30 years.

I have also been honoured to meet Estelle Brown of the Sweet Inspirations and made stage wear for them as a lifelong Elvis friend.


I had my dream wedding in 2007 when I got married at Graceland in the Original Chapel In the Woods in full Scottish attire which was also filmed by CNN News. By that point I had become close friends with several amazing E.T.A.’s who attended my wedding, travelling from the UK and all over the world.


I have learned a lot from E.T.A.’s over the years in their performances, stage presence and vocals in their tributes to Elvis.


I am delighted to be asked to judge The KING Of The Castle in Blackpool and wish all the E.T.A.’s in the Competition the very best.


I will continue to support the E.T.A.’s all over the world in keeping Elvis’ memory alive as a devoted and dedicated Elvis fan.

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Anita Hurst

I was born in 1968 to parents who were already Elvis fans, so I was destined to be one as well from a little girl. I visited Graceland when I was 21 and have always been true to my idol, believing Elvis to be a messiah of music who still lives on today bringing different cultures together with his healing music.


Through the Elvis world, I have met lifelong friends ands organised my own Elvis events, raising thousands of pounds for various charities. I run an Elvis Disco and have written articles for the Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain magazine.

I have promoted some of the best E.T.A.’s on the circuit and also sing my idols songs myself.


Elvis has brought this and much more into my life and continues to do so.


I feel blessed to have been asked to join you all in Blackpool as a judge for the first KING of The Castle weekender.

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