Chorley town centre is set to come a-Live again this weekend

Councillor Peter Wilson with representatives from the Chorley Live venues and the Creative Network outside the Town Hall who are doing a great job supporting the event,
Councillor Peter Wilson with representatives from the Chorley Live venues and the Creative Network outside the Town Hall who are doing a great job supporting the event,

Excitement is building as the town centre gears up for the hugely popular Chorley Live event that attracted more than 4,500 people to town when it was first staged last year.

The two-day live entertainment event will see 200 performances across 25 venues over two nights in Chorley town centre, bringing the community together for a fantastic weekend, with people getting entry to all the venues over both nights via a wristband that costs just £5.

Chorley Council is teaming up with the Creative Network to put on the entertainment extravaganza that will have something for all the family and every taste of music with both local and, for the first time, an international artist taking part.

Councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “If you’re planning what to do at the weekend then make sure you come along to Chorley Live.

“It was the first time we held the event last year and it was enjoyed by people of all ages with families coming out, too, and the feedback we had was fantastic - if you didn’t come last year then you definitely missed out.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the bands and there really is something for everyone from families right through to fans of metal and rock music.

“If you don’t normally go out in Chorley then I hope you’ll think about getting your wristband and supporting both the local event and town centre businesses.”

There will be a wide variety of performers including rock, metal, soul, pop, country, jazz, blues, reggae, folk, Americana, hip hop, dance groups, choirs, classical music, magicians, storytellers and much more.

The event will see people able to gain entry into the venues using a wristband that will cost £5 (under 12s free) enabling people to choose from 200 live performances on the Friday and Saturday evening.

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, who will be organising the acts, said it will bring a real community feel back into the town.

“There’s a real buzz about the event and I’m delighted with the variety and quality of acts we are able to bring to Chorley this year,” he said.

“You can’t get much for £5 these days so to have two evenings of live entertainment with 200 performances to choose from is great value - it’s like Glastonbury but without the mud.

“We are trying to bring the whole community together to create something special that we can build on in Chorley for years to come.

“We’ve heard lots of people talking about it so don’t miss out - get your wristband now and tell your family and friends all about it.”

The event is on Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4 with live performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm at each venue.

Wristbands will be on sale at each venue, from the acts taking part, the Creative Network or the council’s offices on Union Street - more details, including full schedules are in each venue or at facebook.com/chorleylive, at chorley.gov.uk or www.creatives-network.co.uk<http://www.creatives-network.co.uk>. A programme containing details of all the performances will also be available on the night.

The list of confirmed venues is: Applejax; Bubble N Shake; Chorley Library; Chorley Little Theatre; The Crown; Frederick’s Ice Cream parlour; Goodies Coffee Shop; Havana casa de café; Hyatt Indian Cuisine; Knitty Noras; Last Orders

Leigh Arms/Station Hotel; 102 Market Street; Prince of Wales; Rose and Crown; Shepherd’s Hall Ale House; St George’s Church; St Laurence’s Church; The Coffee Club; The George; The Imperial; The Railway; Town Hall; White Hart; Woodchats Coffee Shop.