A HOST of big names will hit Clacton's stages as theatreland goes tribute-crazy in the New Year.

Think Floyd get the ball rolling over at the West Cliff in February as they celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd.

They've spent more than two decades faithfully recreating the legendary prog-rockers' unique sound.

Their new show features tracks from every one of Floyd's 15 studio albums from 1967's Piper at the Gates of Dawn through to Wish You Were Here, and the band’s 2014 final release The Endless River.

If you're more at home in Memphis than on the Dark Side of the Moon, Elvis tribute Michael King is back with his two-hour homage to the King.

With ground-breaking rock 'n' roll hits, movie songs, million-selling number ones, the show promises to be unmissable and Michael is renowned for having the moves, the look and the voice - even down to authentic jumpsuits.

March sees Abbamania in town for a poptastic trip back to the Seventies and hits such as Waterloo, Thank You For The Music, Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia.

The glam continues with T.Rextasy who are touring on the 40th anniversary of Marc Bolan's tragic fatal car accident.

After more than 20 years on the road, their career has outlived the originals and T.Rextasy are the only band endorsed by Bolan's estate.

Sandy Kelly slows the tempo with her tribute to country superstar Patsy Cline, with hits such as Crazy, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

She made the crossover to pop and was one of the most acclaimed vocalists of her generation before dying in a plane crash, aged just 30.

Rock explodes back on to the West Cliff stage at the end of March with The ELO Experience who celebrate the 40th anniversary of classic double album Out Of The Blue.

The following night sees Classic Rock USA - is a heart-pumping, drum-beating extravaganza featuring more than 25 hits from Brian Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

Over at the Princes Theatre, Bob Drury and his band celebrate the life and music of Neil Diamond, charting his career from struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star, with hits such as Cracklin' Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks and America.

Mercury bill themselves as the "ultimate Queen tribute", with even Freddie Mercury's mum hailing them as the "next best thing".

Katie Markham has the voice and captivating charisma to perform the enthralling Someone Like You Adele Songbook on her debut theatre tour, and was hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton's BBC Adele Special.

Michael Jackson impersonator Navi also got the star nod of approval when Jacko gave him a standing ovation at his own birthday party, and is returning to the Princes stage in March.

Barry Steele rounds off the month playing homage to legend Roy Orbison.

For dates and tickets prices visit westcliffclacton.co.uk and tendringdc.gov.uk.