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Morrissey announces new album

Morrissey is to release his first studio album since 2014.

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The Wyre Levee Stompers

Return plans for jazz and blues fest

A date has been set for the return of the Blackpool Jazz And Blues Festival.

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Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

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The Head will be in Blackpool in November

The Head launch UK tour at Bootleg

Rock band The Head launch their UK tour at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social this autumn ahead of launching their new album.

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Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

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"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
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Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Samantha Womack plays gothic icon Morticia Addams

Soap stars join the family for spooky and kooky musical

Ex-EastEnders star Samantha Womack heads the cast with Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as the UK premiere tour of The Addams Family musical comes to the North West.

Theatre and Comedy
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre

Jethro Tull guitarist’s solo tour to showcase band’s classics

Guitarist from Blackpool-founded prog rock band Jethro Tull Martin Barre has announced a show at Preston’s Guild Hall LiVe music venue.

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Siobhan Fahey (right), Sara Dallin (left) and Keren Woodward of Bananarama

Bananarama lead line-up for 1980's-themed Children In Need concert

Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure and Jason Donovan will take to the stage in a 1980s extravaganza concert for Children In Need.

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The Simon James Band who will be appearing at Kirkstock 2

Another good line-up for second Kirkstock at Churchtown, Garstang

Another great line-up is promised for Kirkstock 2, to be held on Friday, September 1.

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Finalists in this years Northern Star competition at Viva Blackpool

Ashley helps kids live the dream with contest

A West End actor from Blackpool has given young singers and dancers a chance to live their dream.

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FY Wingz competing at the Street Dance World Championships

Street dance school launches sponsor scheme to boost classes

Street dancers are calling on local residents and businesses to help support their skills with private sponsorship.

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Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney will DJ at Livewire's VIP after party

Gemma Cairney will get jiggy with it at Livewire after party

DJ and TV presenter Gemma Cairney is the latest name added to the bill of this month’s Livewire Festival in Blackpool.

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Spice World is 20 years old

Girl Power: Take our Spice World quiz

As Spice World the film turns 20, we celebrate with a look back at the band that started it all.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Reading and Leeds festival

Festival Republic launch drive to address music industry's gender imbalance

The organisers of Reading and Leeds festivals have launched a new campaign aiming to address the gender imbalance at UK festivals and the wider music industry.

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The cast of Hairspray

New stage partner is comedy gold for Norman

He’s best known as one half of TV comedy double act Hale and Pace, but Norman Pace is about to bring the laughs to a new production of Hairspray.

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A Band Of Gypsies

‘Power trio’ covers band are back at Deadun’ club night

Rock covers act Band Of Gypsies returns to Fleetwood’s Royal Oak on Friday night.

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Rascal Flatts - 'Back To Us'

Music review: Rascal Flatts - 'Back To Us'

Back for their 10th album are country singers Rascal Flatts. The collection is reminiscent of the trio's distinctive sound and a real winner.

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