Golden date in brass band's calendar

Where there’s muck, there’s brass, so the saying goes.

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Bananarama reunion tour comes to Blackpool Opera House

Bananarama together after split

The classic 80s girl group Bananarama will bring their reunion tour to Blackpool.

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

Will Smith headlines the LIVEWIRE Festival at Blackpool's Tower Festival Headland this August

Will Smith comes to Blackpool in the Summertime

Hollywood megastar Will Smith has been announced as the headline act for a weekend music festival on Blackpool's Tower Festival Headland.
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Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

Emma Wright as Lioness, the Amy Winehouse tribute show

Tribute star comes back to Black

Singer Emma Wright is ready to roar back into Blackpool for a homecoming gig.
Friends Of The Grand Community Chorus in rehearsal

New choir is a Grand way to make friends

Community singers are taking to the stage in their first full concert this weekend.
Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Brian Clarke hunts down a bargain

Collectors get into the groove at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens record fair

With the vinyl revival in full flow, hundreds of collectors visited one of the UK’s biggest record fairs at Blackpool’s Winter Gardents.

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Viola and piano duo, Emma Richards (viola) and Cordelia Williams (piano) appearing at North Fylde Music Circle

Exciting programme from piano and viola pairing

Some of the greatest works for viola and piano will be showcased at North Fylde Music Circle’s April concert.

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Elio Pace

Putting Billy Joel songs through their paces

Singer/songwriter and piano-player Elio Pace and his band, will be performing, ‘The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band’ at Preston’s Charter Theatre on Friday, April 28.

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne’s variety night at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue

There’s a jam-packed programme of shows at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue this weekend.

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Richard Chance from Legends at Sands Venue, Blackpool

Sneak a peak at show’s stellar summer line-up

There’s set to be an Easter egg-stravaganza at Sands Venue, as fans get a sneak preview of the summer season.

Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Beatlemania will come back to the Fylde next month in a new show from The Upbeat Beatles.

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Vaughan Kennedy and Fiona Teal

Night of love music at Lowther

Local singer Vaughan Kennedy will make his long awaited return to Lowther Pavilion on Saturday.

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Olly Murs

Lytham Festival ticket prizes for egg hunt winners

Lytham Festival organisers are giving music fans the golden opportunity to take part in a £1,000 Easter Egg-stravaganza!

MTV will once again help deliver the Illuminations Switch-On event

MTV to help light up Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On

Tourism chiefs have lined up music and entertainment channel MTV again to raise the bar for the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event.

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Spiders on Mars

Bowie tribute share late singer’s sound and vision

A top David Bowie tribute act will be heroes, just for one night, when they play Thornton Little Theatre.


Simon eyes iTunes release for Brian House hospice charity single

A Lytham business owner has decided to branch out from his day job to record a charity single for Brian House.

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