Beats Cancer: DJ Paul Taylor to rock Castle

Paul Taylor and Judge Jules will be spinning the vinyl in aid of cancer research at Clitheroe Castle tomorrow.

"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
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Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Siobhan Fahey (right), Sara Dallin (left) and Keren Woodward of Bananarama

Bananarama lead line-up for 1980's-themed Children In Need concert

Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure and Jason Donovan will take to the stage in a 1980s extravaganza concert for Children In Need.


Family festival fun in honour of a treasured son, brother and friend

Crowds flocked to the second Dugfest mini family festival.
Spice World is 20 years old

Girl Power: Take our Spice World quiz

As Spice World the film turns 20, we celebrate with a look back at the band that started it all.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice back with a roar

A gold certified debut album. A glut of award nominations. A two-year mega tour spanning the globe.

Flautist Roger Aspden played with the Colne Orchestra for 50 years

Musician served with Colne Orchestra for half a century

A musician, who played with the Colne Orchestra for 50 years, has died after a brave and dignified battle with cancer.


Win tickets to Burnley Live tribute night

Burnley plays host to a rocking tribute triple header next weekend.
Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Festival Republic launch drive to address music industry's gender imbalance

The organisers of Reading and Leeds festivals have launched a new campaign aiming to address the gender imbalance at UK festivals and the wider music industry.

Rascal Flatts - 'Back To Us'

Music review: Rascal Flatts - 'Back To Us'

Back for their 10th album are country singers Rascal Flatts. The collection is reminiscent of the trio's distinctive sound and a real winner.

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Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams

Music review: Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams

What a fabulous tribute to country singer and legend Don Williams. This album celebrates Don's retirement and concludes an impressive five-decade career.

This One's For You byLuke Combs

Music review: This One's For You by Luke Combs

Country and western fans will be blown away by singer Luke Combs' debut album "This One's For You.''

Heidi Dugdale (left) and Jade Stockburn have organised the second Dugfest in honour of Heidi's brother, Josh, who died two years ago.

Festival in honour of teenager Josh who devoted his life to helping others

A teenager is set to host her second mini family festival on Saturday in honour of her brother who died two years ago.
Eighties Eurovision champions Bucks Fizz who are to release their first new album in more than three decades

Former Eurovision champions Bucks Fizz to release first album in more than 30 years

Eighties Eurovision champions Bucks Fizz are to release their first new album in more than three decades.

The Original (1st Generation) iPod was introduced in 2001

Apple's ditched iPods no longer core as music moves to phones

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.

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Queen's Park set for rocking tribute night

The sun may be setting on yet another festival season but it’s not all doom and gloom.
Yvonne Roberts presents the cheque to Mary Grange watched by other members of the Contempo Choir.

Burnley choir was on song to help Pendle charity

Burnley’s newest choir hit all the right notes to help raise money for a worthy cause.

Heather Small will be performing in Preston next year

Search for the Small hero in Preston

The legendary, soulful voice of pop sensation M People, Heather Small, is back – and she will be appearing in Preston next April 24, with tickets for her Charter Theatre concert on sale from today.

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