The Zipheads make a return visit to Blackpool music venue The Waterloo

Hailed by bar bosses as ‘one of the most exciting bands to visit The Waterloo last year’, the band from St Albans will bring ‘their own unique and ferocious brand of rockabilly/ska/punk and swing, along with a very highly charged stage show, guaranteed to get you moving.’
Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

RATS at the NODA awards in Blackpool: Jenni Barrett, Viki Mason, Guy Mason, Bridget Rabbitts, Peter Rabbitts.

A youthful win for drama group RATS

Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS) is celebrating after being nominated for a top award.

George Maguire stars as Marc Bolan in musical 20th Century Boy

Glam rocker’s story is tale of the century at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

An Olivier Award-winning actor comes to Blackpool to front a new tour of musical 20th Century Boy which tells the life story of glam rock legend Marc Bolan.

Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rock Parfitt

The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre

Hailed by one of the Quo’s own drummers, The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre this spring.

1Xtra rap show host Charlie Sloth

Star DJ Charlie Sloth to launch new Poulton club

A Radio 1 DJ is to help launch a revamped Poulton nightclub this weekend.

Join The Louise Spiteri Trio at The Ale Emporium

Try something different on Thursday

Do you fancy trying something a little bit different on a Thursday night?

Mista Jam

Get set to rave on the waves as Pier Jam starts to sell out

The first details of this year’s ‘raves on the waves’ Pier Jam festivals have been revealed.

Wille and the Bandits are coming to Preston

A lesson in music, life and everything from Wille and the Bandits

Don't know your djembe from your bougarabou? Or your slide guitar from your rhythm guitar? Then look no further than Wille and The Bandits.

Ross Alexander, recording artist

Ex-DJ is spreading his musical wings

A former resort DJ is stepping out from behind the decks to launch his debut album with a party next week.

Bootleg Social, Topping Street

Hear new work for the ‘end of days’

The latest event from new arts venture Form Blackpool promises “mind-bending visuals, electronic sounds and machine gun poetry”.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Preston rock band Building Giants took to the road for a mini tour for Independent Venue Week 2018

Preston firm Skiddle highlight importance of local live venues for future of UK's music culture

The music-loving team from Preston based events and ticket agent Skiddle have spent a week helping to lead the fight to protect live music venues in the region.

Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

It was during some background reading ahead of an interview with Buxton-born singer and songwriter Lloyd Cole I hit on an interesting topic via his Facebook page relating to his thoughts on streaming services and his distaste for iTunes.


Grace swaps village pub for arena tour

From village pub singer to X-Factor finalist, a Langho songwriter is taking to the same stage where international superstars have performed the world's biggest hits.

All Consumed

It’s all-consuming metal mayhem at the Adelphi in Preston

Are you tired of polite pub rock, and perhaps want something more substantial to blow away those winter blues?

Urban collective The Moods

Urban crew are in the mood for touring setting off from Blackpool

Manchester music collective The Moods are launching their UK tour in Blackpool – making a speedy return following their resort debut at Bootleg Social in November.

Kals Kats on stage at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in a scene from Phantom Thread

Band gets in the swing for film’s glitzy scenes

Musical swing stars have spoken of their experience on stage at Blackpool Tower Ballroom during the filming of Oscar-tipped movie Phantom Thread.

Lowther Pavilion

High school’s musical brings razzmatazz to Pavilion stage

High School Musical Lowther Pavilion

The Valley Singers, based in Longridge

The Valley Singers in Longridge have been singing in harmony for 20 years

The Valley Singers are delighted to be marking two decades of a harmonious relationship, with a programme of celebratory concerts.

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