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Concert finale will be celebration of budding and professional talent

A grand finale concert will round off a spectacular event where budding singers have been encouraged to make their voices heard.
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A festival of 'Hope & Glory'

With so many festivals setting up camp throughout the UK nowadays, it can take something special for a fledgling event to push its way to the fore.
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Glen South and Martin McCarthy are returning to The ACE Centre with their monthly variety show. (s)

Magical variety show returns to The ACE Centre, Nelson

A medley of entertainment will waltz into town when Glen South and Martin McCarthy return with their monthly variety show.

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Rob Tissera is set to perform at the festival.

'Quirky and alternative' Drop the Beat returns promising surprises in ‘New Chapter’

After a year out, Burnley’s ever-popular Drop the Beat Festival is back with a bang, promising a “quirky” vibe and something for everyone.
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One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

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Ariana Grande releases live charity version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Pop star Ariana Grande has released her emotional rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single after performing it on stage at Sunday night's benefit concert.
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Ariana Grande who returned to England for the I Love Manchester benefit concert for victims of the bombing.

Concert joy for young fans after tickets land at 11th hour

Bitter disappointment turned to tears of joy for five young Burnley schoolgirls when they received tickets for yesterday's I Love Manchester concert at the 11th hour.

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Ightenhill Park Lane, regarding which residents had concerns about access.

"Burnley needs a pick-me-up" - Drop the Beat gets council go-ahead

Despite passionate local outcry, Burnley Council has given popular Drop the Beat festival the green light, with event organisers promising “something for everyone”.

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DJ Rob Tissera is set to perform at the event.

Council grants Ightenhill gig license despite public outcry

Despite dissent from local residents, the Drop the Beat festival has been granted a license to stage the event in Ightenhill later this month after a sub-committee meeting at Burnley Town Hall.
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Ariana Grande is to headline the I Love Manchester benefit concert that young Burnley fans may have missed out on due to ticket touts.

Ticket touts could have cheated schoolgirls out of tickets for I Love Manchester concert

Five young schoolgirls, who were caught up in the Manchester Arena bomb blast, were left "gutted" today after probably missing out on the chance to go to Sunday's benefit concert due to greedy ticket touts.

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Rev. David Anderson, Imam Fazal Hassan, Father Frankie Mulgrew and Father Jim Lochhead after the remembrance service for victims of the Manchester bombing tragedy.

Hospitals come together to remember Manchester bombing victims

NHS staff at Burnley General and the Royal Blackburn teaching hospitals attended two special remembrance services to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Kent Duchaine is playing at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre on Wednesday. (s)

Kent to rock Barlick

You could say the blues are tattooed onto the very soul of Kent Duchaine.

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DEM is playing at Bands on the Square, Barnoldswick, on Sunday night. (s)

DEM are the people's champions

This 80s-inspired rock band is bull-dozing down the walls of despondency threatening to cut our paths short.

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Singer-songwriter Emily Maguire is playing at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre next weekend. (s)

Emily bringing healing music to Barlick

Emily Maguire is blowing music’s transformative powers through venues like dandelion seeds in the wind.
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Langho singer/songwriter Ella Shaw.

Singer Ella Shaw dedicates song to Manchester and the bomb attack victims

Britain's Got Talent star Ella Shaw has dedicated one of her songs to Manchester and anyone who lost their lives in Monday's devastating bomb attack.

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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.

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Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch the Voices of Craven summer concert next week.

Opera, song and all that jazz

Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch a summer concert extravaganza off to a spectacular start.

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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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Revellers celebrate Christmas at the Cat's Whiskers in the 1970s.

Countdown to massive reunion of town's most iconic nightclubs

Tickets have gone on sale for a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs.
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Dead End Monday has launched a new album of melodic rock. (s)

DEM are champions of the people

This 80s-inspired rock band is bull-dozing down the walls of despondency threatening to cut our paths short.

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