Get Ready to go dancing on the ceiling with Viva

Promising an ‘upbeat, feel good night like no other from the UK’s Number One Motown Experience’, music fans are sure to be tempted by tomorrow night’s offering at Viva in Church Street.

Oscar Harrison, Simon Fowler and Steve Craddock of Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene back together and the north west is calling

After headlining Lancaster’s Highest Point festival, Britpop icons Ocean Colour Scene are set to return later this summer for Kendal Calling, giving MALCOLM WYATT an excuse to quiz singer Simon Fowler

Max and Harvey are heading to Slimefest

Twins set to take on Slimefest 2018

Berkshire brothers - and internet sensations - Max and Harvey have completed the resident line-up for this year's Slimefest.
St Annes heavy metal band Slander

Metal heads ready to rock at home gig

After more than 20 years away, St Annes metal band Slander will play a homecoming gig next month.

The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

The Jazz Club 3

Jazzy trio will be all at sea for festival

A jazz trio will be the only Fylde musicians on the bill at the Beyond The Sea boutique festival this weekend.

Pier owner Peter Sedgwick

Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse tribute Lioness

Roar-some tribute to Amy Winehouse comes to Fleetwood

The full stage show from Lioness will be recreating the emotional rollercoaster of Amy Winehouse’s career.

Alfie Boe

Welsh choir supports Alfie’s Homecoming show

Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud will support Alfie Boe when he returns to his hometown for a special one-off concert next week.
Presenter Zoe Ball

Zoe set to have a ball at Radio 2's Ibiza weekend

Zoe Ball is to present the first BBC Radio 2 broadcasts from Ibiza, celebrating the dance music scene which has poured out from the island for the past three decades.

Holly Tandy as Dorothy

Holly steps into the ruby slippers for stage debut

One of the singing stars of last year’s X Factor is off to see the wizard - heading the cast for the Opera House’s Christmas musical.
Theatre and Comedy
Babs Arther from Fagash Lil

Family bond binds the band

Live at The Steamer in Fleetwood tonight are Southport-based five-piece Fagash Lil who will be performing their only gig in the port for 2018.

Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
Theatre and Comedy
Preston's College students prepare for their Hippodrome Festival

Support the future at Preston's College Hippodrome Festival

Keen students at Preston’s College will be hoping the theatre gods will be looking favourably down on them as they prepare for an open air concert on Tuesday, May 22.

Whats on
Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison Story

Barry brings the shades of the Big O to Grand Theatre

Barry Steele began his route to full time work as a Roy Orbison tribute artist on a family holiday in Cornwall - when his family entered him into a talent competition.

The Ferret is playing host to The Common Cold on Saturday

Catch The Common Cold in Preston

After a long hiatus, The Bad Apple Club is making a welcome return to Preston this weekend.

Dean T Betton and Robert Taylor stage Pure Imagination

Feast of musical magic with meal

A new show, inspired by singing super stars Michael Ball and Fleetwood’s Alfie Boe, will be staged on Friday night.

Christian Reilly

Club headliner uses music skills to award-winning comic effect

A top headline comedian will front next month’s Laugh Out Loud night at the Grand Theatre.

The Searchers

Searching for the sounds of the 60s? You need look no further

The sounds of the 60s will once more hit the Opera House stage as some of the decade’s great names head out on the Sixties Gold Tour.

The Jersey Beats

New tribute show to Frankie and the Four Seasons is Beggin’ to be seen

A new tribute show is set to launch at Viva this weekend - looking back at the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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