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Sixties mod nostalgia as band’s tale is told in Blackpool, as part of UK tour

All or Nothing, the smash hit musical telling the story of 60s rock band The Small Faces comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from May 15-17.

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Preston noise merchants Evil Blizzard play LiVe in Preston on Saturday, April 1

Blizzard to blanket city with noise and mayhem before fest...no joke

Evil Blizzard might be hitting the heady heights of fame, appearing alongside legendary headliners such as Rainbow, Sweet and Blue Oyster Cult at the Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena in the summer, but before then they will be hitting their home turf in Preston once again for what promises to be a manic and messy April Fool’s night.

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Simple Faith Trio is performing in two gospel concerts. (s)

Gospel trio in uplifting concert

A captivating gospel group will grace the stage with a collection of powerful songs and testimonies next weekend.

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Palace Motion, from left to right, drummer James Matthews, lead singer/guitarist Issac Thornburn and lead guitarist Broden Salmon.

Palatial foursome scoop battle of the bands title

Clitheroe-based Indie rock band Palace Motion is celebrating after winning Manchester Battle of the Bands.
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Thunder opened their new tour in Manchester

GIG REVIEW: Thunder at 02 Manchester Apollo

‘Everybody, scream!’

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Il-Destino.

Il Destino to hit right notes at music festival

The Ribble Valley is fortunate to have more live music per capita than most cities in Britain, and events that cater for a wide range of tastes in music.

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Soweto Kinch.

Festival will celebrate music from from all over the world

British saxophonist, rapper and MC Soweto Kinch will headline a new festival in the county this month.

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Musician Mark Duckworth performs at the launch event for this year's Middle Earth Beer Festival.

Only here for the beer... and the food and music at down to earth festival

Music lovers had a feast of an evening at a launch party for the Middle Earth Beer Festival which returns to the Ribble Valley in June.

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Fierce Mercy by Colin Hay

Music review: Fierce Mercy by Colin Hay

Men at Work frontman Colin Hay releases a solo album next month which is full of gentle and beautiful songs.

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Cast members of the Rabbits of Sandleford Warren at Ribfest 2016.

Ribchester set to stage a return of popular music and drama festival

RibFest is back for 2017! - The team organising last year’s successful event says it is delighted to inform ‘friends, supporters, sponsors and all local culture vultures’ that the dates for this year are July 17-23.

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100 Voices of Gospel

Join 100 Voices of Gospel

One lucky choir from Lancashire will get the chance to join the internationally renowned 100 Voices of Gospel when they head to the county next month.

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The Chainsmokers, who have made musical history on a level with legends, The Beatles and the Bee Gees.

This band are a smokin' hot combo

Fresh from their debut at The Brit Awards, The Chainsmokers stormed into Manchester for their one night sell out show at Manchester Academy and judging by the length of the queue (right round the block) I could tell it was going to be a top night.

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You can't beat this 'Thriller' of a show

A storming show by the world's leading Michael Jackson impersonator played to a packed audience at Burnley's Mechanics Theatre.
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Steps are back!

90s pop group Steps announce UK tour and comeback album

Pop group Steps will celebrate 20 years since they formed with a comeback album and UK tour.

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Pupils from Oakhill School in Whalley proudly show off their certificates from LAMDA.

Drama exams are a breeze for dedicated students

Talented students from Whalley's Oakhill School have recently passed drama and performance exams with flying colours.

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DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters at The Grand in Clitheroe.

Mix master DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters

Mr Scruff has helped shape the foundations of Manchester music, but when we chat on the phone from Scruff HQ he says he is just pottering before rolling up his sleeves for a marathon, five hour DJ set at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Friday, March 3rd, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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The Magic of Motown is coming to The Muni, Colne, next month. (s)

Last day to enter Motown competition

Today is your final chance to enter our competition offering tickets to a dazzling show smashing hit after hit from the 60s.

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Rapper T Dogg is a senior sensation

Move over Jay Z, Drake and Kanye West. The latest rap artiste sensation is hot on your heels.
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The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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