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Daniel’s Irish eyes will be smiling over the crowd at the Opera House

He’s the only artist to have at least one hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, and this week Daniel O’Donnell is back in Blackpool.

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Troubadour on stage

Troubadour on target to celebrate musical project

A project taking aim at bringing the excitement back to music download’s comes to a close with a celebration concert.

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Kim Wilde

80s star still going strong

Kim Wilde, Preston Guild Hall

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Mark Bowen and Idles at Bootleg Social. Pic: LINDSAY MELBOURNE

No rest for wicked with raucous punks

Idles, Bootleg Social

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Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher form Aquilo

Silverdale duo Aquilo to play in Manchester

When two young lads - Ben and Tom - joined forces to form a band, one of the biggest things on their mind was what to call themselves... step in Tom's mum who came up with the curious name of Aquilo.

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Crowds look at the floral tributes in St Ann's Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the terror attack

Mass sing-a-long to mark first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

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Nerina Pallot is bringing her musical talents to Preston

Singer songwriter Nerina Pallot comes to Preston Guild Hall

Nerina Pallot is a smart artist who talk straight and writes beautifully.

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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Chris Ronald

From UK to Canada, folk singer Chris comes back to his roots

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from England in 2002 and now lives in Vancouver – but folk fans can catch him at this month’s Garstang Unplugged night.

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Ultimate Elton to play Blackpool Music Run warm-up concert

Be prepared to Crocodile Rock with top Elton John tribute act

A warm-up event for the new Blackpool Music Run will feature one of the top tribute artists to Elton John.

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Kenny Rogers

Country king Kenny Rogers cancels Blackpool show on medical advice

County music star Kenny Rogers is cancelling all live shows in 2018, it has been announced.

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Steve Lawton and Matt Howarth in Freebird

Freebird flying in to entertain live music fans at The Steamer

The latest Friday night live music offering for The Steamer, in Fleetwood, comes from Freebird.

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The Little Unsaid heading to Thornton Little Theatre

A little bit of something for everyone on the road

There’s actually quite a lot to be said about The Little Unsaid, a band that embrace elements of rock, folk, electronica, jazz and alt-pop.

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Beth Hart

Soulful UK blues star to support Beth Hart at Blackpool Opera House

British blues man Kris Barras band has been confirmed as the support act for Grammy-nominated star Beth Hart when she plays Blackpool Opera House this month.

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Starsailor

Starsailor announce festival date alongside Sister Sledge

Starsailor, the post-Britpop band, formed in 2000, which includes Chorley’s James Walsh as lead singer, are second top of the bill to Sister Sledge for the Cotton Clouds Festival at Saddleworth  Cricket Club on August 18.

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Idles

Punks tackle NHS crisis and Mary Berry

Bristol punkers Idles must love being by the seaside – they’re playing two dates in Blackpool in the next few months.

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Thornton Little Theatre

Folksters channel Nick and Leonard

Rising folk star The Little Unare coming to Thornton Little Theatre this April.
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Jamie Duggan is in Blackburn to open the Switch nightclub

Big dance names head to Blackburn and Burnley

Blackburn and Burnley are the places to be for all dance fans tonight and then during the Bank Holiday weekend.

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