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BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

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The family theatre at Cloudspotting.

Gisburn Forest gears up for family festival

Gisburn Forest will come alive when the eagerly anticipated Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival takes place next weekend – Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th.

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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

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Headliner Samantha Atkinson, who appeared on The X-Factor in 2015 and 2016. (s)

All hail tribute royalty and TV stars at charity festival

It might be lined by a moat of mud and rain but this Earby festival is a castle of star-studded fun and tribute royalty.
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In pictures: Beat-Herder shines again

With more than 1,000 festivals taking place across the UK last year, few would argue that the scene has reached saturation point.
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The Jacksons at Haydock Park

Review: The Jacksons at Haydock Park

When you think of The Jacksons you can’t help but think of five energetic youngsters fronted by a beaming afro-sporting kid who went on to become the King of Pop.

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Aynsley Lister (s)

Call for Blues Festival volunteers

A plea for volunteers has been made by the organsiers of this year’s Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.

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In pictures: Festival queen Lindsay set to bring the world to your doorstep

Globetrotter Lindsay Atkinson has almost covered the four corners of the world.... but for her there is no place like home.
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Matthew Bennett on stage at the Love Music Hate Racism concert with his sons Callum and Logan.

Father and sons rap it out to end racism

A father and son returned to their roots in Pendle for a concert to stamp out racism.

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Busted will be playing in Preston in October

Busted are back - and in Preston

Busted will be performing live in concert at Preston's Guild Hall on Monday, October 16 2017.

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Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess are gigging in Barlick this month. (s)

Folk trailblazer Benji to rock Barlick

Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess will rumble through Barlick with a synthesis of rock and folk.

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"I've actually come off Twitter completely, I can't read it."

Ed Sheeran forced off Twitter by trolls

Ed Sheeran has said that online abuse has driven him off Twitter.

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Queens Park

Burnley park to host live music extravaganza

One of Burnley’s most beloved settings will play host to a mammoth day of live music next month.
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GlastonFerret returns to Preston's The Ferret pub next week

Live music on tap at GlastonFerret

If you missed Glastonbury, or missed the extensive television coverage from the comfy confines of your sofa, why not head out to the next best thing – GlastonFerret.
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Adele

Adele tells fans: I don't know if I'll ever tour again

Adele has hinted that she may never tour again.

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Preston band The Empire Police are taking the city by storm

Arresting music from Preston band The Empire Police

I predict a riot... call the police! The only trouble is, those who are inciting all the buzz are the fuzz – namely The Empire Police.

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Ed Sheeran is heading out on his biggest tour to date next year

Ed Sheeran announces stadium tour

If you missed his headline showing at Glastonbury catch the troubadour next year as he heads out on his biggest tour to date.
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In pictures: Reunion really was Cat's Whiskers of a night

A reunion to celebrate two of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs was a foot stomping success.
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