Sir Paul McCartney announces new album Egypt Station

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first full album of new music since 2013.

Sister Sledge return to Lytham Festival

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.

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.
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.

Ed Sheeran performed four nights at the Manchester Etihad

REVIEW: Ed Sheeran Manchester Etihad Stadium

When Ed Sheeran was announced as last year's headline act at Glastonbury there were the usual band of naysayers out to question whether this one man band could pull it off - big stage, big crowd.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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’

What’s On Listings 14-20 Jun

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Prof Green

The ‘Rapping Professor’ makes conversation

Hackney-born music artist, Stephen Manderson, or Professor Green as he is more widely known, has never shied away from speaking about challenging issues which are often voiceless in our society, from suicide and homelessness to more recently, working class white men.

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.

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.

Gareth Southgate on the decks in the music video for Russia Calling (Get on the Plane). Credit: The Diamond Formation and Ben J Franklin.

Russia Calling! Preston band The Diamond Formation's World Cup anthem is taking the internet by storm

“Forget the pain, forget the history, get on the plane optimistically.”
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