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Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.
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Ariana Grande performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

No Tears Left to Cry: Ariana Grande unveils first new track since Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande has released her first new track since the Manchester Arena attack which claimed the lives of 22 concertgoers.
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Ric Hulme of Moshpit Burgers at the Waterloo Music Bar

Burger bar’s a dope plan for rock fans

Working up a sweat in the moshpit is sure to give rock fans an appetite.

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Laurence Knight as David Bowie in the Bowie Experience. Picture by Charlie Raven

Bowie Experience at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

Bowie Experience – The Golden Years Tour - celebrating the music of the pop icon David Bowie, comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on May 3.

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Dave Wakeling, frontman with legendary ska-poppers The Beat, is bringing the band back to Preston

The Beat goes on... Dave Wakeling on getting back on the road again

As California-based Dave Wakeling plans his UK return and a series of dates on this side of the Atlantic promoting a new LP by The Beat – 36 years after the last – MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from their acclaimed singer-songwriter

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Daniel O'Donnell heads to the Opera House, Blackpool, this week

Daniel’s Irish eyes will be smiling over the crowd at the Opera House

He’s the only artist to have at least one hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, and this week Daniel O’Donnell is back in Blackpool.

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Troubadour on stage

Troubadour on target to celebrate musical project

A project taking aim at bringing the excitement back to music download’s comes to a close with a celebration concert.

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Blackpool's Switch-On show in 2017

MTV back again for big Switch-On fun

Music channel MTV has announced it will be continuing its association with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert for the third successive year.

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Kim Wilde

80s star still going strong

Kim Wilde, Preston Guild Hall

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Mark Bowen and Idles at Bootleg Social. Pic: LINDSAY MELBOURNE

No rest for wicked with raucous punks

Idles, Bootleg Social

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Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher form Aquilo

Silverdale duo Aquilo to play in Manchester

When two young lads - Ben and Tom - joined forces to form a band, one of the biggest things on their mind was what to call themselves... step in Tom's mum who came up with the curious name of Aquilo.

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Crowds look at the floral tributes in St Ann's Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the terror attack

Mass sing-a-long to mark first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

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Nerina Pallot is bringing her musical talents to Preston

Singer songwriter Nerina Pallot comes to Preston Guild Hall

Nerina Pallot is a smart artist who talk straight and writes beautifully.

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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Chris Ronald

From UK to Canada, folk singer Chris comes back to his roots

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from England in 2002 and now lives in Vancouver – but folk fans can catch him at this month’s Garstang Unplugged night.

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Ultimate Elton to play Blackpool Music Run warm-up concert

Be prepared to Crocodile Rock with top Elton John tribute act

A warm-up event for the new Blackpool Music Run will feature one of the top tribute artists to Elton John.

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Kenny Rogers

Country king Kenny Rogers cancels Blackpool show on medical advice

County music star Kenny Rogers is cancelling all live shows in 2018, it has been announced.

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Steve Lawton and Matt Howarth in Freebird

Freebird flying in to entertain live music fans at The Steamer

The latest Friday night live music offering for The Steamer, in Fleetwood, comes from Freebird.

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