Festival taking shape

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There’s nothing like a good festival to get people talking – not to mention as a great tool to showcase local talent.

So, it’s good to see plans are well afoot for this year’s Blackpool Music Festival, which will bring together dozens of acts and venues later this year.

The festival is in the diary for October with a long list of artists already booked.

It all starts on October 9 when the Golden Eagle in Anchorsholme hosts the first event.

That will be a performance from Lithium Glass Road, who will be followed on stage by The Solid States and the Sonic Jam Project.

Just to prove the diversity of the project, at around the same time, Poulton People’s Choir will be giving a performance at the Old Town Hall where Jess Allan will also be performing.

There’s a wide range of venues involved in the event, from Blackpool Cricket Club to The famous old Winter Gardens.

Some of the resort’s top live music venues are also pitching in with sets due to be staged at Gillespie’s, The Washington, Toast, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Galleon Bar and the Pump and Truncheon.

And there’s an impressive line up of performers too, including many who have already been featured in Resort Beat.

Up and coming Blackpool indie-boys Jeckyll will be at the Old Town Hall on October 10.

On the same day The Blue Waves, who earlier this year graced the stage at Manchester’s Academy 3, will be at the Ex Forces Family Bar in South Shore.

Also involved are the likes of The People, Black Eddy (right), April Keen, and The Atmospherics.

The festival runs until Sunday October 12.

You can find full details of who is going to be performing, when and where on the festival website. Just enter www.blackpoolmusicfestival.com into your browser.