New musical has the look of love for Dusty

A new musical celebrating the hits of Sixties songstress Dusty Springfield is coming to Blackpool.

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Ltitia Sadier is playing the Continental in Preston on Friday

‘Epic’ line-up starts with avant-pop legend Laetitia

Lætitia Sadier, the French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab, comes to Preston’s Continental on Friday with a new group – the Source Ensemble.

Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Graham and Marion Jackson

A man's anniversary concert for his wife

Music is certainly the way to a woman’s heart as one musician is organising a summer concert to celebrate his golden wedding anniversary.

Legendary resort singer Joe Longthorne is still battling ill health

Viva shows are Joe’s priority for summer

Singer Joe Longthorne has assured fans his Blackpool 30th anniversary summer season shows are his priority, after a ‘set back’ in his health.


Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

Strange Bones from St Annes are perfoming at the Isle of Wight Festival

Festival’s all Wight for Bones band

Resort band Strange Bones have been announced for a set at the Isle Of Wight Festival next month.

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Lancashire recommends... pubs with live music

Readers have voted. Here are the top pubs offering live music.
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Lucie Jones prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend - and will join the cast of The Wedding Singer next month

Eurovision star Lucie turns wedding singer

The UK’s Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is heading to Blackpool to start in musical comedy The Wedding Singer this summer.

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The Phoenix Strings prepare for 10th anniversary concert

Local ties celebrated by Strings

A local orchestra is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

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Where are the best pubs for live music?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Jam packed line-up for second seaside party

Radio One’s MistaJam is among the acts heading to Pier Jam 2017 Part Two.

Nicki French

Party for Eurovision contest fans

It’s Eurovision season, but for fans of the song competition there’s a chance to recreate the fun in Blackpool this autumn.

Fleetwood Marine Hall

Bassey star gets party started for 80th year

Shirley Bassey tribute star Paula Randell brings her Thank You For The Years show to the Marine Hall, Fleetwood, next month.

Sue Lowry as Patsy Cline

Get set to go Crazy for Country

Country music fans can relive the velvet voice of Patsy Cline in a special show coming to the Marine Hall in Fleetwood this summer.

Rita Simons, who is starring in Legally Blonde The Musical, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre next year

Corrie meets Eastenders on Legally Blonde tour

Star casting to join ex-EastEnder Rita Simons in a new tour of Legally Blonde The Musical has been announced, as well as an appeal for a special stage star.


Band set to score in Oak return

Blackpool five-piece Shotglass are heading up the coast to Deaduns at The Royal Oak in Fleetwood on Friday.

The Jonny Oates Band

BIG INTERVIEW:The Jonny Oates Band

The music scene is definitely alive and well in Preston and one rock band looking to take advantage of the spotlight is The Jonny Oates Band who this month were crowned winners of the Last Band Standing at The Ferret.

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