New musical has the look of love for Dusty

A new musical celebrating the hits of Sixties songstress Dusty Springfield is coming to Blackpool.

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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.

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.

Music 2
Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Peter Hook

Hooky to visit some of his old Fylde haunts

Legendary Joy Division and New Order bass player Peter Hook says he is looking forward to re-visiting some teenage haunts during the Lytham Festival.

News 1
Legendary resort singer Joe Longthorne is still battling ill health

Viva shows are Joe’s priority for summer

Singer Joe Longthorne has assured fans his Blackpool 30th anniversary summer season shows are his priority, after a ‘set back’ in his health.

Pink Floydian

Bringing music and spirit of legendary rock band

Pink Floydian invites you on a musical journey to the Dark Side.


Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

Dominic Bridson in action

Rapping his way to better mental health

A hip-hop artist says putting pen to paper helped him overcome depression.

Strange Bones from St Annes are perfoming at the Isle of Wight Festival

Festival’s all Wight for Bones band

Resort band Strange Bones have been announced for a set at the Isle Of Wight Festival next month.

Miles And Erica, to play Thornton Little Theatre

Make a date for Wonder Stuff duo

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls are touring the UK later this year in support of their third studio album and have announced a date at Thornton Little Theatre.

Music 2
Bootleg Social

Lancashire recommends... pubs with live music

Readers have voted. Here are the top pubs offering live music.
News 1
Carol Harrison, writer, producer and star of All Or Nothing

Mod musical goes all out

The Small Faces was one of the most influential bands of the 60s and were the epitome of the Mod movement.

Lucie Jones prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend - and will join the cast of The Wedding Singer next month

Eurovision star Lucie turns wedding singer

The UK’s Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is heading to Blackpool to start in musical comedy The Wedding Singer this summer.

Music 4
The Phoenix Strings prepare for 10th anniversary concert

Local ties celebrated by Strings

A local orchestra is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

Leye D Johns and the cast of Viva Vegas Live

Viva set for summer with biggest cast yet

A dazzling new headline show is set to re-launch at Viva Blackpool next month.

Theatre and Comedy
The Kooks come to Blackpool's Empress Ballroom

Empress gig for The Kooks

Indie rockers The Kooks have announced a new leg to their biggest ever UK tour, including a date at Blackpool's iconic Empress Ballroom.

Live band

Where are the best pubs for live music?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
News 4

Jam packed line-up for second seaside party

Radio One’s MistaJam is among the acts heading to Pier Jam 2017 Part Two.

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