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Get lost in sisters’ music at festival

A one-off show’s been added to this year’s Lytham Festival with the return of disco divas Sister Sledge.

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Amelia White

Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged

‘Well-worn smoky’ vocals will be on display at this month’s Garstang Unplugged as Amelia White comes to the club.
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David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin, with special guest Charley Toulan as Marilyn Monroe

Kings of swing pack in special pier dates

One of the UK’s top tribute acts will play a special residency at Blackpool’s North Pier Theatre this summer.

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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.
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a-ha's Magne Furuholmen and Morten Harket on stage at Bloomfield Road

Sun shines on Bloomfield Road for Scandi trio's take on Blackpool

In the summer of 1988, the eight-year-old me had two treasured possessions.
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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.
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One of the Blackpool International Soul Festival headline acts Patti Austen

Soul fans dust off their dance shoes for festival fun days

Northern Soul and Motown fans have a last-minute chance to dust off their dancing shoes for this weekend’s third Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Collabro on the Road To The Albert Hall

From Blackpool to the Albert Hall for BGT's Collabro

Musical theatre band Collabro return to Blackpool, on their Road To The Albert Hall tour.

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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’
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Bronte Barbe as Carole King in Beautiful

Carole's is a Beautiful story for Bronté to tell

‘The music is the star of the piece,” says actress Bronté Barbé, of musical Beautiful, which tells the story of Carole King’s phenomenal career.

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Bring It North from Britain's Got Talent join the Lytham Festival line-up

Bring It North boys to open Lytham ‘proms’

Young Britain’s Got Talent stars Bring It North will open the show for global stars Il Divo at Lytham Festival next month.

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Chantel McGregor

REVIEW: Chantel McGregor, Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool

Going to a Chantel McGregor concert is like walking through a labyrinth - you never know what’s around the corner.

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Members of the Revoe-Lution choir

Charity show honours producer’s work

More than 100 performers are joining forces to go ‘On With The Show’ to raise money for charity.

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Chris Holmes

Legend of metal to play free pub show

Eighties heavy metal legend Chris Holmes will be celebrating his 60th birthday with a free event at Blackpool’s Waterloo Music Bar on June 24.
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Burgess, Nicol and Kemp

Ken helps bring legends together

A guitarist is to bring together legends of the folk/rock music scene at a concert this week.

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The Jerseys launch their show at Funny Girls

Don’t let Jerseys’ tickets go Beggin’

Audiences will be left crying ‘Oh What A Nite’ as Blackpool harmony band The Jerseys launch their new show at a new venue for the 2018 season.

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blanket band launch their film and album at home in Blackpool tomorrow night

Signing to Sony is a dream for new band

A Blackpool ‘cinematic rock band’ are celebrating being signed to a branch of Sony Music with a special film screening this weekend.
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The Carpenters Experience

Ticket sales have ‘just begun’

The Carpenters Experience is coming to Blackpool and it promises to leave you feeling on ‘Top Of The World’.

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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

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UK Pink Floyd Experience

Musical icons revisited in top tribute nights at the Grand

There’s a double dose of top tributes at the Grand Theatre this week - as the UK Pink Floyd Experience and Some Guys Have All The Luck arrive in town.

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