The Voice Israel singer Lina to support Will Smith

Winner of The Voice Israel in 2013, Lina has been announced as the support act for Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff at this weekend’s Livewire festival in Blackpool.

Jordan North who worked at the Pleasure Beach

Radio 1 slot for rising DJ star

A former Pleasure Beach radio DJ is set to hit the big time with a slot on BBC Radio 1.


Will the real Elvis please stand up?

As fans around the world marked the anniversary of his death this week, we take a look back through the archive at Elvis’ lasting legacy in Blackpool

Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

The Head will be in Blackpool in November

The Head launch UK tour at Bootleg

Rock band The Head launch their UK tour at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social this autumn ahead of launching their new album.

Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.
"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
Katie Price

Reality star Katie Price heads to Blackpool for Home gig

Reality star and Loose Woman Katie Price is heading to Blackpool – as she promotes her return to music.

Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Samantha Womack plays gothic icon Morticia Addams

Soap stars join the family for spooky and kooky musical

Ex-EastEnders star Samantha Womack heads the cast with Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as the UK premiere tour of The Addams Family musical comes to the North West.

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Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre

Jethro Tull guitarist’s solo tour to showcase band’s classics

Guitarist from Blackpool-founded prog rock band Jethro Tull Martin Barre has announced a show at Preston’s Guild Hall LiVe music venue.

JoJo Siwa gets ready for Slimefest, coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena in October

It's ready, set, BOW as JoJo prepares for Slimefest

Teenage social media superstar and trendsetter JoJo Siwa can’t wait to head to Blackpool - telling fans Slimefest is going to be ‘awesome’.
The cast of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, from left Olivia Birchenough, JJ Hamblett, Steve Royle and Melanie Walters

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids' TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year's seasonal extravaganza.
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Siobhan Fahey (right), Sara Dallin (left) and Keren Woodward of Bananarama

Bananarama lead line-up for 1980's-themed Children In Need concert

Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure and Jason Donovan will take to the stage in a 1980s extravaganza concert for Children In Need.

Finalists in this years Northern Star competition at Viva Blackpool

Ashley helps kids live the dream with contest

A West End actor from Blackpool has given young singers and dancers a chance to live their dream.

FY Wingz competing at the Street Dance World Championships

Street dance school launches sponsor scheme to boost classes

Street dancers are calling on local residents and businesses to help support their skills with private sponsorship.

Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney will DJ at Livewire's VIP after party

Gemma Cairney will get jiggy with it at Livewire after party

DJ and TV presenter Gemma Cairney is the latest name added to the bill of this month’s Livewire Festival in Blackpool.

Spice World is 20 years old

Girl Power: Take our Spice World quiz

As Spice World the film turns 20, we celebrate with a look back at the band that started it all.

Steve Hewlett comes to Blackpool this weekend

Steve talks up young talent Kitty as he pays back mentoring legacy

Britain’s Got Talent star Steve Hewlett is back in Blackpool this weekend – as he celebrates three decades in showbusiness.

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