Top-class DJ act heading to Beatherder

The grainy video of K-Klass’ joyous floorfiller Let Me Show You, paints an austere image of life in the north west of England in the 1990s.

The Pathetix

Pendle punk duo back on the scene

A pair of Pendle punk pioneers are making noise once again following a three-decade hiatus.
Emily Maguire will return tomorrow to Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre, Rainhall Road, with her emotive and thought-provoking songs. (s)

Emily is back to wow Barlick

A classically-trained singer-songwriter who stunned Barlick audiences last year is back in town.

Revellers at Burnley's Drop the Beat music festival

Burnley music festival Drop the Beat a huge success

Music lovers flocked to the annual Drop the Beat music festival in Burnley on Saturday.

One of the bands performs at this year's Brierfest

Brierfest music festival set to return in 2019 bigger than ever

A music festival, that raised almost £4,000 for charity in May, is set to return in 2019 bigger and better than ever.

Preston band The Capital play Preston

Preston band The Capital launch new EP at 53 Degrees

Music and friendship don't always make for the best relationship, but Preston band The Capital make it look like child's play.
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
JC Carroll onstage with The Members

Rebel Yell - The Members' JC Carroll on punk, fashion and struggling to write his memoirs

With The Members among the acts playing Blackpool’s renowned Rebellion Festival this summer, MALCOLM WYATT had a perfect excuse to track down main songwriter, JC Carroll, and talk about ‘The Sound of the Suburbs’
Jay and Merrill Osmond. (s)

Osmondmania will dazzle Pendle

As they enter their sixth decade performing as the Osmonds, founding members Jay and Merrill will perform an intimate show for fans this month at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre.

Members of the band Pendlekraft which is planning a reunion gig 25 years after it split.

Band set to reunite 25 years after split

A band, made up of students and teachers from the same Burnley high school, is planning a reunion gig 25 years after it split.
Little Baby Bum have brought Baa Baa Black Sheep into the digital age. (s)

YouTube stars bring live nursery rhyme show to the Burnley Mechanics

Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends have become YouTube sensations, amassing more than 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views.
Theatre and Comedy
The Bentham dance band Donut.

Make family memories at Testifest

The much acclaimed two-day Testifest charity music festival, which is equally a celebration of family, is to have a 70s groove when it returns to its Hartley’s Farm campsite home in Tosside next month for what will be its fifth consecutive year.

Last night of the Proms was a big hit in Padiham

Last night of the Proms was a big hit in Padiham

The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers' Band rounded off the last of the Padiham Proms in style.
Headliners The Lovely Eggs.

Why The Lovely Eggs make perfect headliners at forest festival

Homespun Ribble Valley music and arts festival A Break in the Clouds will deliver a loud and proud finale when headliners The Lovely Eggs take to the stage at Gisburn Forest next week.
Local band Drive.

Touching tribute concert to inspirational Kate Anne

Kate Anne Douglas captured the hearts of Lancashire with her courageous battle against cancer.

Beat-Herder is one of the festival highlights of the year

Competition: Win Beat-Herder tickets

The barmy but beautiful Beat-Herder Festival has applied the finishing touches to its lineup as it prepares for yet another weekend of madness.

Cockney musical duo Chas and Dave are still going strong, and touring in the north west

Chas and Dave - more than just 'rockneying' all over the world

As Chas and Dave return to Lancashire as part of their All Seasons 2018 tour, MALCOLM WYATT spoke to Dave Peacock about the past, present and future of the renowned ‘rockney’ duo

Pendleside Hospice fundraiser Leah Hutchinson from Pendleside receives the cheque at Brierfield Working Men's Club from Luke Hamilton, Phil Schofield and other club members.

Music festival opened by legendary 60s pop star raises thousands for hospice

A music festival, that was opened by Bobby Elliott of the legendary band The Hollies, raised almost £4,000.
Clive Greenwood enjoys a stunning show as part of a mission to make opera a part of community life.

Encore Opera dazzles at Ribble Valley Music Festival

A seamless delivery one after the other of soaring harmonies and opera sequences filled Christ Church, Chatburn, with beautiful music and song in a Sunday Afternoon at the Opera, the latest event in the Ribble Valley Music Festival.

Fleetwood Bac on stage at The Grand.

Hopes that tribute band will come ‘bac’ soon

If you want to be transported back to the 70s and 80s for a Fleetwood Mac concert then make sure you buy a ticket for one of critically acclaimed tribute band Fleetwood Bac’s shows.

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