Chorley Live music festival set to be year-round attraction

Performance: Magician Magi'Chris and singer Conor Banks at last month's event
Performance: Magician Magi'Chris and singer Conor Banks at last month's event
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Popular event Chorley Live is set to become an attraction all year round for music lovers. Thousands of people enjoyed two days of live music last month, when 200 performances were held at 25 venues in Chorley town centre.

The Creative Network, which organised the event with Chorley Council, is now looking to make live music a bigger part of the town.

Conor Banks at last month's event

Conor Banks at last month's event

On Friday, it will launch its new live music night at Havana, on Cleveland Street.

There will be six solo performers and two acoustic bands. Among those performing is David Sands, from Brinscall, who has appeared on television in relation to his work as a vet.

The event, to be called Friday Live, will be held every week. Alan Calderbank, development officer for the Creative Network, said: “This is Chorley Live and then some.

“It’s bringing the community together for 12 months of the year, rather than the two days of the year we do it.”

Bands and musicians from the Creative Network will perform each week, with anyone interested in playing encouraged to join the organisation.

It is hoped that more town centre venues will come forward to host live music performances.

And Chorley Live could be just the start of things, as the Creative Network looks to do more in Chorley.

Friday Live starts at 8pm and admission is free, with donations collected for charity.