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Opera star Lesley’s love for Lytham rings out in message

Opera star Lesley Garrett has hailed the musical production of The Mikado coming to Lytham Hall next month.

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Maureen Nolan stars as Vi Moore in the UK tour of Footloose Pics: MATT MARTIN

Footloose star Maureen ‘in awe’ of show’s cast

Former girl group singing sensation Maureen Nolan, who found fame in Blackpool, is taking to the stage once more in a toe-tapping rock’n’roll musical.

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Glastonbury is taking a year off

BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

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Olly Murs: Will be performing at Lytham Festival

House band wanted to play live on Lytham Festival’s online TV channel

Budding pop and rock stars are being offered the opportunity to perform live on Lytham Festival’s dedicated online TV channel – LF:TV.

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Blackpool producer Matt Huxley prepares for new track release

Ibiza living lends international flavour to Matt’s debut record

Blackpool music producer Matt Huxley is set to release his first record after an international collaboration.

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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

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Joe McElderry is back in Blackpool

At last, meet the real X Factor Joe on stage

He’s been to Blackpool as Tommy in The Who’s epic rock opera.

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Blackpool and The Fylde College choir

College choir joins lights show

Blackpool and The Fylde College students will take to the stage along with top local acts at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event and as part of the College’s 125-year celebrations.

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The Coustics

Eyes of the world on town as music and arts festival starts

St Annes Music and Arts Festival, Ashton Gardens

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Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

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TV Smith will be playing The Adverts best known hits at next months Rebellion Punk Festival PHOTO: JANETTE DECKER

Punk pioneers back in resort for Rebellion

One of Britain’s punk pioneers will be playing the resort next month when the Rebellion Punk Festival returns to Blackpool.

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David Duckmanton as Mick Hucknell in A New Flame

David’s voice is Simply similar

Fans of the unique vocal tones of Mick Hucknell will be in for a treat next month, as A New Flame comes to the Marine Hall.

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Graeme Park with Hacienda Classical

House fans are older, but can still have fun

One of the godfathers of House, legendary DJ Graeme Park, has lost none of the enthusiasm for the “electronic disco” that he championed in the 80s.

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Intercity Blues Band

Debut for Intercity Blues Band

There’s a new act heading to Deadun’s at Fleetwood’s Royal Oak this week.

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Kirk Brandon (right) with master cellist Sam Sansbury

Make a date with destiny singer

With more than 15 studio albums to his name, Kirk Brandon is sure to create a special night at Thornton Little Theatre.

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Kara Lily Hayworth will star as Cilla Black in Cilla The Musical at the Opera House

New Cilla show’s star is revealed

After weeks of open auditions across the country, the star of new show Cilla the Musical - charting the rise of fame of Cilla Black - has been revealed.

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Chesney Hawkes, left, and Kevin Simm, second from left, among the stars at the One Voice One Love event. Pictures: David Ingham of F2 Photography

‘Emotional’ event honours Lancashire victims

A host of stars turned out for a memorial concert for two Lancashire victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Dance DJ Dave Pearce

DJ Dave takes plunge back to the Old Pool

“I remember Jason Fubar ringing me when the Syndicate was about to open,” dance DJ Dave Pearce recalls.

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Jimi Love as Prince with the band Purple Rain

Band night to celebrate Prince

A ‘world-class live celebration of the music, life and legacy of Prince’ comes to Blackpool this autumn.

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Beautiful music on show by local choirs

A ‘balmy evening’ of music is on the bill tonight and tomorrow, as the Elswick Singers present their Summer Harmonies concerts.

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