Chorley wristbands go Live

Pummeler Anderson is just one of the acts returning for Chorley Live next month, pictured here performing in the Prince of Wales at last year's event
Pummeler Anderson is just one of the acts returning for Chorley Live next month, pictured here performing in the Prince of Wales at last year's event
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Wristbands are now on sale for the popular Chorley Live music festival.

The event, organised by the Creative Network with Chorley Council for the third year running, will see talented acts and live artists perform at 
25 different venues across the town centre on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, from 7pm to 11pm.

“It’s fantastic to see how many businesses are happy to offer themselves as venues, and how it’s bringing companies together to show they are willing to get involved with the event and promote the town.

Chorley Live founder Nigel Stewart

The wristbands have been distributed throughout Chorley to all the venues taking part; 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), the Town Hall, and the White Hart.

The wristbands, which cost £5 and allow entry to all venues on both nights, are also available to buy across the counter at the Civic Offices on Union Street, or on the night from venues taking part.

Under 12s can go along for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “Chorley Live is getting bigger and better every year. We aim to include a real variety of performers and think it is very important we get lots of local acts involved.

“The event will not only boost our local economy and improve trade in Chorley businesses, but it will also attract more of the public into Chorley to enjoy the nightlife and see everything Chorley has to offer with entertainment for all ages and families.

“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.”

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, said: “I have been staggered with the success of Chorley Live over the past two years: we got so many positive comments about how great it is and how brilliant the atmosphere is in the town.

“It’s fantastic to see how many businesses are happy to offer themselves as venues, and how it’s bringing companies together to show they are willing to get involved with the event and promote the town.

“We have been inundated with acts wanting to take part and I think that shows the popularity among the creative community in Chorley.”

He added: “The venues are already excited for the amount of interest people have had in the event. We are expecting wristbands to sell very well again.

“It’s going to be an absolutely great opportunity for artists to get out there and show off their talents to new faces and followers.”