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Stanley Park bandstand is the place to be this weekend if you’re after live music al fresco.

The summer gigs on the iconic lakeside stage have become something of a Blackpool institution, giving a wide range of musical talent the chance to perform in front of an often new audience.

The forecast, right now, might be for a spot of rain.

But don’t let that put you off planning a Sunday trip to catch The People in action.

Winners of the Fylde Battle of the Bands 2013 and formed in Thornton, the four youths are an energetic band who supply an entertaining show every time.

Their wide range of song choice means there’s something for everyone.

The band’s debut EP is available now.

You can buy the tracks now at

Lending support on Sunday will be The Atmospherics, Leoni Jay Kennedy and Borders of Dawn.

Best of all, the whole event is free.

Music is due to begin at around 1pm.

* If you’re not into your punk, the bandstand might well be the best place to be this weekend with the Rebellion festival in town.

And it’s not just the Winter Gardens where fans will be able to enjoy their favourite sounds.

There’s plenty going on away from the main stages with Blackpool’s live music venues getting into the punk spirit.

There are two nights of late night music at The Blue Room to coincide with the event.

Things kick off at 8.45pm on Saturday with a set from Dischord, with the last band on past midnight.

Then, on Sunday, there’s a 6pm start for live music from half-a-dozen more bands, the last on stage around midnight.