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Carnival is saved by last gasp arts grant

Preston’s most dazzling outdoor event of the year – the spectacular Caribbean Carnival – has been spared the axe thanks to Arts Council cash.

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Merrill and Jay Osmond are to play Viva Blackpool

Don’t miss out on Merrill and Jay show at Viva Blackpool

Two of the ever-popular Osmond brothers will be bringing their latest live tour to Viva Blackpool, showcasing their hits in what is promised to be a ‘stand out show’.

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Phil Campbell (left) and Mikkey Dee (right) with late Motorhead bassist and frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister

Motörhead guitar star has family date set

Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is heading to Blackpool later this year.

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Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.
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WATCH: Preston embraces vinyl's revival once again for Record Store Day

It wasn’t too long ago that vinyl was meant to be dead in the water and Napster was set to rule the musical roost.
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Dave Wakeling, frontman with legendary ska-poppers The Beat, is bringing the band back to Preston

The Beat goes on... Dave Wakeling on getting back on the road again

As California-based Dave Wakeling plans his UK return and a series of dates on this side of the Atlantic promoting a new LP by The Beat – 36 years after the last – MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from their acclaimed singer-songwriter

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Kim Wilde

80s star still going strong

Kim Wilde, Preston Guild Hall

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Mark Bowen and Idles at Bootleg Social. Pic: LINDSAY MELBOURNE

No rest for wicked with raucous punks

Idles, Bootleg Social

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Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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Harry and Mary Duckworth at a 2016 tea dance at St Andrew's Church Hall, Longton.

Warm tributes to 'true gent' and top musician Harry Duckworth

One of Preston’s famous musical sons has died after a glittering transatlantic career.
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The Courteeners

MUSIC REVIEW: The Courteeners return home with a smash, bang and almighty wallop

It was 2007 when I first set eyes upon what was then a misfit bunch of indie rock ‘n’ roll wannabes.

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Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

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Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher form Aquilo

Silverdale duo Aquilo to play in Manchester

When two young lads - Ben and Tom - joined forces to form a band, one of the biggest things on their mind was what to call themselves... step in Tom's mum who came up with the curious name of Aquilo.

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Crowds look at the floral tributes in St Ann's Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the terror attack

Mass sing-a-long to mark first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

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Nerina Pallot is bringing her musical talents to Preston

Singer songwriter Nerina Pallot comes to Preston Guild Hall

Nerina Pallot is a smart artist who talk straight and writes beautifully.

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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Chris Ronald

From UK to Canada, folk singer Chris comes back to his roots

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from England in 2002 and now lives in Vancouver – but folk fans can catch him at this month’s Garstang Unplugged night.

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Ultimate Elton to play Blackpool Music Run warm-up concert

Be prepared to Crocodile Rock with top Elton John tribute act

A warm-up event for the new Blackpool Music Run will feature one of the top tribute artists to Elton John.

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WATCH: Gareth Malone ready to party in Preston and Lancaster

TV choir master Gareth Malone admits he enjoys a good party when he visits Lancashire.

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