Countdown to Live music extravaganza

Connor Banks performing at Bubble n Shake one of this year's new venues for Chorley Live.

Connor Banks performing at Bubble n Shake one of this year's new venues for Chorley Live.

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The countdown is set to begin on Chorley’s annual live music festival, which has been a big hit since it launched two years ago.

Organisers have just announced the venues taking part in this year’s live entertainment extravaganza. They even include for the first time a bank - the Royal Bank of Scotland on Market Street.

Chorley Council has teamed up again with The Creative Network to hold the weekend event which brings more than 5,000 people into the town over the two days

Other new venues taking part are the new Havana Brasserie, Fazakerley Street; The Kitchen Theatre, Peter Street; and the Bay Leaf Indian restaurant which will be opening soon on Market Street. Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “Chorley Live has been a huge success over the last two years and we want to make it even bigger and better this year. We have a number of new venues this year and we are really looking forward to seeing the turnout and how people enjoy the different performances in such a wide variety of locations across the town centre.”

The bigger venues such as the town hall and Chorley Library will also be involved again this year, along with bars and pubs including the Rose and Crown, Last Orders, the Prince of Wales and Applejax.

The event takes place from Friday to Saturday, October 2 and 3, with performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. People can gain entry to all the venues over both days using a wristband that costs £5, purchased in advance, with children under 12 having free access with adults.

This year’s venues: Applejax, Bay Leaf, Bubble n Shake, Café Havana, Chorley Library, Chorley Little Theatre (Saturday only), The Coffee Club

The Crown, Frederick’s Coffee Bar/Massa’s, The George, Goodies Coffee Shop, Havana Brasserie, Hyatt Indian Cuisine, The Imperial, The Kitchen Theatre, Last Orders, Leigh Arms/Station Hotel, Prince of Wales, The Railway, Rose and Crown, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shepherd’s Hall Ale House

St George’s Church, St Laurence’s Church (Friday only), Chorley Town Hall and White Hart.