Organisers of Chorley Live have confirmed the popular music festival will return next year.
More than 7,000 people turned out last weekend to enjoy more than 200 live performances in 27 venues in the town centre.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback over the last week and we wanted to confirm the dates as soon as possible so people could start planning ahead for next year.”Coun Peter Wilson
Chorley Council and the Creative Network, which organised the event, have now announced the dates for next year’s Chorley Live.
It will be held on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8.
Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “We’ve had fantastic feedback over the last week and we wanted to confirm the dates as soon as possible so people could start planning ahead for next year.
“We’ve been particularly pleased to hear feedback from people who were unfamiliar with Chorley but after being impressed with what we have to offer will be visiting again in the near future.
“It’s events like this and the work we are doing to attract new retailers and a cinema to Chorley that will put us on the map and help to make sure our town centre continues to thrive for years to come.”
This year’s Chorley Live saw new and unusual venues hosting performances by acts, including a bank, and it was so popular that there were queues to get into some of the venues.
Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, who created the “live” concept, said he was gobsmacked by the success of this year’s event.
He said: “To have so many people coming into Chorley town centre over a Friday and Saturday night is just amazing.
“We have been building the event up over the last couple of years and now it has really started to take off and become a must-see event for people who enjoy live entertainment.
“The acts were of a terrific standard and it’s just mind-blowing what we could achieve in future years.”