Hoping to bring in the brass for their band

There is never a more interesting time for a group of musicians than preparing for a national competition.

Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

The Head will be in Blackpool in November

The Head launch UK tour at Bootleg

Rock band The Head launch their UK tour at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social this autumn ahead of launching their new album.

Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

David Parkes, of Ingol, with his saxophone

Preston roadie talks about his encounter with Mick Jagger and other musicians

If you are going to chauffeur Mick Jagger around, the least you can do is get him to put petrol in your car. Former roadie David Parkes has many tales to tell about his time touring with Preston Entertainers and Groups (PEG), from the Rolling Stones legend filling up his car to using his saxophone case to gain unrestricted access to his idols.

The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Sherlocks Live For The Moment as debut album is set to be a smash hit - out August 18

Live for the Moment is the long-awaited debut album from latest Radio 1 sensations The Sherlocks and the moment is finally here - it's released tomorrow, Friday, August 18.
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Greg Braysford, Leona Bylinski and Ric Birtall are hosting Back to the Future: Enchantment Under the Sea in aid of Ben's Bowel Movements. (s)

Pals invite you to go Back to the Future for ‘superhero’ Ben

Three Preston music-lovers are toasting the life of a friend who died of bowel cancer with a quirky movie-themed fund-raiser.

"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.

What’s On Listings 17-23 Aug

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Still got it... The King

Elvis is alive and well, and living in Blackpool

It's the 40th anniversary of his death, but some still believe he's still very much still with us.
Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Samantha Womack plays gothic icon Morticia Addams

Soap stars join the family for spooky and kooky musical

Ex-EastEnders star Samantha Womack heads the cast with Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as the UK premiere tour of The Addams Family musical comes to the North West.

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre

Jethro Tull guitarist’s solo tour to showcase band’s classics

Guitarist from Blackpool-founded prog rock band Jethro Tull Martin Barre has announced a show at Preston’s Guild Hall LiVe music venue.

JoJo Siwa gets ready for Slimefest, coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena in October

It's ready, set, BOW as JoJo prepares for Slimefest

Teenage social media superstar and trendsetter JoJo Siwa can’t wait to head to Blackpool - telling fans Slimefest is going to be ‘awesome’.
The cast of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, from left Olivia Birchenough, JJ Hamblett, Steve Royle and Melanie Walters

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids' TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year's seasonal extravaganza.
Siobhan Fahey (right), Sara Dallin (left) and Keren Woodward of Bananarama

Bananarama lead line-up for 1980's-themed Children In Need concert

Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure and Jason Donovan will take to the stage in a 1980s extravaganza concert for Children In Need.

Preston ticket firm Skiddle to offer Hope & Glory Festival refunds

Preston ticket firm Skiddle to offer Hope & Glory Festival refunds

Preston based ticket seller Skiddle is set to offer refunds to frustrated customers that attended the recent calamitous Hope & Glory Festival in Liverpool.

David Parkes, of Ingol, (far left) with The Beatles at Morecambe Floral Hall in 1963. Also pictured is DJ Dusty Miller (with glasses)

The day The Beatles played in a living room in Preston

Preston dad Naaman Member had been living in his house for almost 30 years, unaware that one night in 1963 The Beatles played in his front room.
Finalists in this years Northern Star competition at Viva Blackpool

Ashley helps kids live the dream with contest

A West End actor from Blackpool has given young singers and dancers a chance to live their dream.

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