Family rivalry at The Longridge X-Factor second auditions

The second round of auditions for The Longridge X-Factor turned out to be quite the excitement with family rivalry at the very heart…

Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Viola and piano duo, Emma Richards (viola) and Cordelia Williams (piano) appearing at North Fylde Music Circle

Exciting programme from piano and viola pairing

Some of the greatest works for viola and piano will be showcased at North Fylde Music Circle’s April concert.

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Elio Pace

Putting Billy Joel songs through their paces

Singer/songwriter and piano-player Elio Pace and his band, will be performing, ‘The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band’ at Preston’s Charter Theatre on Friday, April 28.

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne’s variety night at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue

There’s a jam-packed programme of shows at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue this weekend.

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Revellers enjoying the Whittingham Beer and Sausage Festival last year.

Fifth bangers and beer festival with live bands is back at Whittingham

It’s back, the fifth Whittingham Beer and Sausage Festival, to be held during the bank holiday weekend of April 28-30.


Bashall Eaves pub hosts its first Easter festival

The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves is celebrating Easter with its first family friendly three-day festival.

The Longridge X-Factor judges. From l-r: guest judge Tara Brown with Jane Priest, Pete Bennett and Alan Gillhespy.

Singers battled it out at the start of The Longridge X-Factor - hoping to win the £1,000 prize

Crowds gathering for the long awaited return of ‘The Longridge X-Factor’ were left in jubilant mood after a variety of singers battled it out to reach the next stage of the contest offering a £1,000 prize.

Richard Chance from Legends at Sands Venue, Blackpool

Sneak a peak at show’s stellar summer line-up

There’s set to be an Easter egg-stravaganza at Sands Venue, as fans get a sneak preview of the summer season.

Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Beatlemania will come back to the Fylde next month in a new show from The Upbeat Beatles.

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Vaughan Kennedy and Fiona Teal

Night of love music at Lowther

Local singer Vaughan Kennedy will make his long awaited return to Lowther Pavilion on Saturday.

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Kate Rusby - Life in a Paper Boat

Folk singer Kate Rusby to play in Preston

Music was always in Kate Rusby’s blood.

Spiders on Mars

Bowie tribute share late singer’s sound and vision

A top David Bowie tribute act will be heroes, just for one night, when they play Thornton Little Theatre.

Michael Morgan

Michael’s home with musical Wonderland

Some people are destined to be on stage.

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The Band of the Kings Division is returning to the Marine Hall in Fleetwood

Band marches back into port by popular demand

One of the British Army’s top bands is returning to Fleetwood Marine Hall by popular demand.

Blackpool Grand theatre

Enjoy the back-to-back magic of Motown

Calling all Motown fans - ‘Get Ready’ to sing ‘All Night Long’ at a brand new show that will leave you ‘Dancing In The Streets’.

Nancy Langton

Marton singer puts charts on High Alert

These days, releasing a single can be a very quick process.

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