Sell-out success for Longton Live

From left, Mick and Carolyn Hodgson, Brian Ellis, Katie Ellis, Lee Hayward, Amy and Alison Ellis enjoying Longton Live
From left, Mick and Carolyn Hodgson, Brian Ellis, Katie Ellis, Lee Hayward, Amy and Alison Ellis enjoying Longton Live
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This year’s Longton Live was so popular, organisers sold out of the 3,000 wristbands and had to sell paper replacements.

“There was a huge response”, said Nigel Stewart, the man responsible for setting up the event, which saw 70 acts performing in 16 venues on Friday and Saturday night.

Nichole singing at The Orchid Coffee Bar for Longton Live

Nichole singing at The Orchid Coffee Bar for Longton Live

He added: “When it feels like society has been fractured and politicians are acting like children, it was so overwhelming to see such an outpouring from a community.

“There was no trouble and a great sense of togetherness.

“I’ve had some lovely feedback from one person saying what an honour it was to play.”

Nigel, who is also the founder of Penwortham Live, Leyland Live and Chorley Live, through his Creative Network, paid tribute to a team of volunteers who made the event possible.

Jake Wadd performing at Longton Live outside Spar

Jake Wadd performing at Longton Live outside Spar

He said: “There were 50 volunteers who gave up six to 12 hours of their weekend to serve the community. It’s such a contract to everything else going on.”