Hyenas to rock out with heroes at 'dream' show

Nelson's princes of punk are living the dream by gigging with an NME favourite.

The Hiding Magpies' front man, Jake Dixon.

Colne-born musician ready for highly-anticipated album release

An up-and-coming Lancastrian band are set to release their debut album later this month, with their Colne-born front man gearing up for the album launch party at the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre.

Padiham's Nazareth Unitarian Chapel will host a brass band concert and Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.

Brass band back by popular demand

A popular brass band is making a return visit to Padiham by popular demand.
Barnoldswick Brass Band

Strike up the band for Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for the popular Barnoldswick Brass Band.
Grace Davies looks set for a great career despite missing out on being crowned winner of The X Factor.

Amazing Grace misses out on The X Factor crown but looks set for future stardom

Singing sensation Grace Davies failed in her bid to be crowned the winner of The X Factor.

Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies could be crowned the X Factor winner tomorrow night.

Grace in ultimate final to be crowned X Factor winner

A duet with chart topper Paloma Faith sealed a place for Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies in tomorrow night's ultimate final show of the X Factor.

The BPI predict sales of over one million vinyls across the next month

Vinyl record sales expected to hit one million this Christmas

Music fans should expect plenty of gift-wrapped vinyl records this Christmas as more than one million vinyl LPs are predicted to be sold in December, record labels' association BPI has said.

Not your usual Christmas hit: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde to team up with trash metal band for anti-Christmas single

Kim Wilde has teamed up with thrash metal band Lawnmower Deth to release an anti-Christmas song.
Grace Davies meets youngsters during her whistle stop tour of the borough.

Thousands gather for X-Factor star Grace Davies' homecoming gig

Rising Ribble Valley star Grace Davies wowed the crowds at her homecoming performance in Blackburn’s Cathedral Quarter.
Should mobile phones should be banned at live music events?

Over a quarter of young people think mobile phones should be banned at gigs

Over a quarter of young people (27%) think mobile phones should be banned at live music events because filming and photography is distracting and takes away from the experience.

The Hiding Magpies eponymous album is on Spotify now.

Colne band celebrate album release with Barnoldswick gig

A Colne-born musician is celebrating the release of his band's new album with a launch party at the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre.

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black

Review: Cilla the musical at Manchester Palace Theatre

Much like Cilla's career, the start of her musical at Manchester's Palace started with a slight technical hitch but it did little to dampen the brilliance of what followed.

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ALL HAIL HYENA! is championing Psyched to raise awareness of mental illness. (s)

Colne pals' gig amps up mental health mission

Three Colne pals are "turning up the volume on mental health" with a music event spurred on by a friend's suicide.

Apps for kids to explore the world of music

Top apps for introducing your kids to music

Want to introduce your child to music? There’s an app for that.
Bradley Walsh in the studio

Bradley Walsh: On my tombstone it will say 'At last a day off'

Game show host, actor, presenter and singer Bradley Walsh talks to Joe Nerssessian about his second album in as many years, twelve months after he became the UK's biggest-selling debut male artist.

Carey was expected to kick off her tour in Canada

All I want for Christmas is flu: Mariah Carey cancels start of festive tour

Mariah Carey has said it is "bleak" that she has been forced to cancel the first shows of her Christmas tour because of a respiratory infection.

The Gelatos. (s)

Singers set to pull off cracking festive fund-raiser

Festive merriment will swing into the Ribble Valley next month thanks to a cracking Christmas concert for a good cause.


Back to its roots for Nelson band on DIY tour

A Pendle punk band is hammering away at a mission to make it in the “tough” grassroots scene with a Do-It-Yourself micro tour.
The Jack Pack wowed the audience at Burnley Mechanics Theatre.

Jack Pack played their cards right in show stopping performance

Simon Cowell described their performance on Britain's Got Talent as "outstanding."

Axl Rose (left) and Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses to rock out as Download Festival headliner

Guns N' Roses have been confirmed as third and final headliner for metal music festival Download.

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