Town’s two days of music

Connor Banks performing at Bubble n Shake one of this year's new venues for Chorley Live.

Connor Banks performing at Bubble n Shake one of this year's new venues for Chorley Live.

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Chorley town centre is gearing up for the return of a popular music festival which last year attracted more than 5,000 people.

A two-day entertainment event, Chorley Live will see more than 200 performances across 27 venues over two nights.

There’s a real buzz about the event and I’m delighted with the variety and quality of acts we are able to bring to Chorley this year

Chorley Council is teaming up with the Creative Network to put on the entertainment extravaganza that will have something for all the family and every taste of music with both local and, for the first time, an international artist taking part.

There will be a wide variety of performers including rock, metal, soul, pop, country, jazz, blues, reggae, folk, Americana, hip hop, dance groups, choirs, classical music and much more.

The event will see people able to gain entry into the venues using a wristband costing £5 (under 12s free), which covers both Friday and Saturday evening.

They are available from all venues taking part.

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network and who will be organising the acts, said it will bring a real community feel back into the town.

“There’s a real buzz about the event and I’m delighted with the variety and quality of acts we are able to bring to Chorley this year,” he said.

“You can’t get much for £5 these days so to have two evenings of live entertainment with more than 200 performances to choose from is great value – it’s like Glastonbury but without the mud.

“We are trying to bring the whole community together to create something special that we can build on in Chorley for years to come.”

The event is on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, with live performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm at each venue.

• For full listings see tomorrow’s Lancashire Evening Post.