Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Legendary resort singer Joe Longthorne is still battling ill health

Viva shows are Joe’s priority for summer

Singer Joe Longthorne has assured fans his Blackpool 30th anniversary summer season shows are his priority, after a ‘set back’ in his health.


Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

Geno Eccles performing at The Longridge X Factor

The Longridge X Factor enjoys its first boot camp

The first round of Longridge X Factor’s bootcamp was a rousing success with returning acts warmly welcomed back to the stage.
Strange Bones from St Annes are perfoming at the Isle of Wight Festival

Festival’s all Wight for Bones band

Resort band Strange Bones have been announced for a set at the Isle Of Wight Festival next month.

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Lancashire recommends... pubs with live music

Readers have voted. Here are the top pubs offering live music.
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Lucie Jones prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend - and will join the cast of The Wedding Singer next month

Eurovision star Lucie turns wedding singer

The UK’s Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is heading to Blackpool to start in musical comedy The Wedding Singer this summer.

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The Phoenix Strings prepare for 10th anniversary concert

Local ties celebrated by Strings

A local orchestra is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The Fitzgeralds, who are coming to Bleasdale.

Fiddle and dance show to be staged in village

A Canadian family band of step-dancing and fiddle champions will bring their UK tour to Bleasdale Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 31 at 7.30pm.

Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

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Where are the best pubs for live music?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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June Baker singers will perform their tenth concert in aid of the Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society

June Baker Singers back for tenth charity concert

The tenth anniversary concert by the June Baker Singers, entitled ‘Welcoming the Spring to Longridge’ at the town’s Civic Hall on Saturday, May 13 promises to be an entertaining one, not to be missed.


Jam packed line-up for second seaside party

Radio One’s MistaJam is among the acts heading to Pier Jam 2017 Part Two.

Nicki French

Party for Eurovision contest fans

It’s Eurovision season, but for fans of the song competition there’s a chance to recreate the fun in Blackpool this autumn.

Fleetwood Marine Hall

Bassey star gets party started for 80th year

Shirley Bassey tribute star Paula Randell brings her Thank You For The Years show to the Marine Hall, Fleetwood, next month.

Sue Lowry as Patsy Cline

Get set to go Crazy for Country

Country music fans can relive the velvet voice of Patsy Cline in a special show coming to the Marine Hall in Fleetwood this summer.

Rita Simons, who is starring in Legally Blonde The Musical, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre next year

Corrie meets Eastenders on Legally Blonde tour

Star casting to join ex-EastEnder Rita Simons in a new tour of Legally Blonde The Musical has been announced, as well as an appeal for a special stage star.


Band set to score in Oak return

Blackpool five-piece Shotglass are heading up the coast to Deaduns at The Royal Oak in Fleetwood on Friday.

Dont miss Russell Watson at Blackpool Opera House on Thursday

Tenor’s tumour recovery is a True Story told in song

In recent years, things haven’t exactly gone smoothly for singer Russell ‘the voice’ Watson, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, but he eventually came out the other side, writes Martin Hutchinson.

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