Preston band The Capital launch new EP at 53 Degrees

Music and friendship don't always make for the best relationship, but Preston band The Capital make it look like child's play.
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
JC Carroll onstage with The Members

Rebel Yell - The Members' JC Carroll on punk, fashion and struggling to write his memoirs

With The Members among the acts playing Blackpool’s renowned Rebellion Festival this summer, MALCOLM WYATT had a perfect excuse to track down main songwriter, JC Carroll, and talk about ‘The Sound of the Suburbs’
Members of the Revoe-Lution choir

Charity show honours producer’s work

More than 100 performers are joining forces to go ‘On With The Show’ to raise money for charity.

blanket band launch their film and album at home in Blackpool tomorrow night

Signing to Sony is a dream for new band

A Blackpool ‘cinematic rock band’ are celebrating being signed to a branch of Sony Music with a special film screening this weekend.
The Carpenters Experience

Ticket sales have ‘just begun’

The Carpenters Experience is coming to Blackpool and it promises to leave you feeling on ‘Top Of The World’.

Cockney musical duo Chas and Dave are still going strong, and touring in the north west

Chas and Dave - more than just 'rockneying' all over the world

As Chas and Dave return to Lancashire as part of their All Seasons 2018 tour, MALCOLM WYATT spoke to Dave Peacock about the past, present and future of the renowned ‘rockney’ duo

Evil Blizzard launch their new album

Preston band Evil Blizzard launch new album at Blitz

The odd boys that form Preston's very own Evil Blizzard have been very busy.


Britain's Got Talent semi finalist Ella Shaw to perform at Ribchester Field Day

Lancashire’s singing star Ella Shaw achieved national fame as a semi-finalist on TV’s popular “Britain’s Got Talent’ show.

Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

L-R: Coun Rupert Swarbrick, Tara Brown, Tony Brown, Jane Priest, and Duncan Taylor outside The Limes nursery where Mitchie Brown attends

A brand new musical end to The Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show

A brand new end to one of the town’s premier agriculture shows is being trialled next month – and should be one to celebrate for music fans while raising a bit of money for a good cause.


Heavenly tribute to Led Zeppelin is coming to Blackpool

A tribute act with a Whole Lotta Love is coming to Blackpool on their 50th anniversary world tour.


Independent record fair's rock 'n' roll market comes to Preston

Independent record traders from across the North will showcase some of the best vinyl stock in the region when they descend upon Preston later this month.
Courtney Pine is the headliner for the Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival

All things jazz set for the streets of Preston during festival

Preston is gearing up to be blanketed in the sounds and sights of some fantastic artists next week as the Jazz and Improvisation Festival kicks off.

Oscar Harrison, Simon Fowler and Steve Craddock of Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene back together and the north west is calling

After headlining Lancaster’s Highest Point festival, Britpop icons Ocean Colour Scene are set to return later this summer for Kendal Calling, giving MALCOLM WYATT an excuse to quiz singer Simon Fowler

St Annes heavy metal band Slander

Metal heads ready to rock at home gig

After more than 20 years away, St Annes metal band Slander will play a homecoming gig next month.

The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

The Jazz Club 3

Jazzy trio will be all at sea for festival

A jazz trio will be the only Fylde musicians on the bill at the Beyond The Sea boutique festival this weekend.

Pier owner Peter Sedgwick

Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse tribute Lioness

Roar-some tribute to Amy Winehouse comes to Fleetwood

The full stage show from Lioness will be recreating the emotional rollercoaster of Amy Winehouse’s career.

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