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Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

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Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham.

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The former Cat's Whiskers nightclub in its heyday, which is now home to Gala Bingo at the foot of Centenary Way in Burnley.

Cat's Whiskers grand reunion WILL go ahead thanks to nurse Debbie's disco fever

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs certainly hit the right note.
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Second auditions at The Longridge X-Factor - guest judge, Longridge Mayor, Coun Rupert Swarbrick (centre) in action.

Family rivalry at The Longridge X-Factor second auditions

The second round of auditions for The Longridge X-Factor turned out to be quite the excitement with family rivalry at the very heart…

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

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Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

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Do you remember going down "The Cat's" as iconic nightclub the Cat's Whiskers was known as.

Hop down to the Cat's for a dream of a reunion

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs may be on the cards.
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The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

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Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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The Gathering MKII features a stellar line up of musicians

Top artistes re-live the glory days at music feast of a gig

Seasoned musicians from four iconic bands are set to light up the stage next week.

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Bashall Eaves pub hosts its first Easter festival

The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves is celebrating Easter with its first family friendly three-day festival.

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Penny Hargreaves.

Fundraising club night in Penny’s memory

A night of live DJs and performing artists is being staged in memory of a former Ribble Valley student.

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All or Nothing - the smash hit musical theatre sensation coming to Blackpool in May.

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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