Party on the green with George Ezra for Lytham Festival

When Budapest burst on to the radio in 2014, happy-go-lucky George Ezra could easily have been a one-hit wonder.

Emeli Sande plays tonights main stage at Lytham Festival.

Emeli brings her musical honesty to festival stage

Although she already had two number one singles under her belt, Emeli Sande’s breakout moment was performing at the London Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies - which made her a household name.

Pete Tong brings blissed-out Ibiza vibe to Lytham

Dance DJ Pete Tong has promised to take "a bit of Lytham back to Ibiza" after an epic performance at Lytham Festival.

Neil Cossar, author of Brce Springsteen: The Day I Was There, with a furry friend

A new book reveals the tall tales of the Boss and the Bruce Springsteen fans

Musician turned DJ, web pioneer and publisher Neil Cossar is celebrating the release of the latest The Day I Was There book, this time featuring Bruce Springsteen. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

SirTom Jones

Sir Tom Jones in hospital for bacterial infection

Sir Tom Jones is being treated in hospital for a bacterial infection, and has pulled out of a concert on Thursday evening at Chester Racecourse.

Lytham Festival: Step-ping up to the pop parade

5, 6, 7, 8... The countdown to Lytham Festival 2018 is over and the Fylde’s biggest party week is under way.

Craig Charles

Craig's soul club is back in town

The popular actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and DJ has continuously toured The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club since 2008, bringing live DJ sets to nightclubs, festivals, and special events throughout the UK and beyond.

The cast of Walk Like A Man

Frankie and the guys walk back into resort for summer

After playing the full summer season at the Grand last year, fans were left Beggin’ for more so this Frankie Valli tribute show is returning to the resort.

UK Subs head back to Rebellion Festival next month

Punk pensioner Charlie isn’t being subbed off

Charlie Harper has been manning the barricades on punk’s front line for 40 years with the UK Subs.

Collabro performed at Lowther Pavilion

Collabro get festival off on the right note

Collabro: Lowther Pavilion

Singer songwriter Harvey Brittain at last years Blackpool Jazz And Blues Festival.

No need for the blues with free festival sounds

Blackpool’s St Johns Square is to once more swing with the sounds of jazz and blues this weekend.


Pop along to the Tower Ballroom for X Factor’s opera band’s show

Popera quartet G4 present their festive show in the historic surroundings of Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Massive Wagons will play a secret gig in Preston

Rock band Massive Wagons talk about that mural in Lancaster and find out how you can get tickets for their secret gig in Preston

If you've been to Lancaster recently you may be wondering what that big mural is all about that has mysteriously appeared on the one-way system through the city?

Whats on
Jim Lea was one of the main musical forces behind 1970s glam rock giants Slade, with Dave Hill, Don Powell and frontman Noddy Holder

Slade legend Jim Lea talks Wolverhampton, losing touch with Noddy, and how his mum still thnks he needs a proper job

Legendary Slade bass player, violinist and co-writer Jim Lea very rarely gives interviews, so MALCOLM WYATT was exceptionally star-struck to be granted an audience with one of his 1970s’ music heroes

ABBA Mania opens at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, for the summer season, on Tuesday

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme a tribute to pop legends ABBA

The Grand Theatre is set for a Super Trouper summer as the West End’s original ABBA tribute show ABBA Mania comes to town.

Whats on
Nick Bold

Pedigree band in debut at Port club

Three-piece Manchester band Nick Bold and The Raging Sea make their Fleetwood debut at the Steamer on Friday.

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

Kinky Boots UK tour comes to Blackpool Opera House

A new tour of hit West End show Kinky Boots is strutting its way to Blackpool in 2019.

Theatre and Comedy
Peter Rabbit at Blackpool Children Party on the Prom

Little ones party in the Prom sunshine


Atmospherics come to the Waterloo

Bands ready to make a noise at hometown gigs

There’s a double hit of local bands headlining - and making comebacks with some new sounds - at the Waterloo Music Bar this weekend.

Catch Kissy Sell out in the Sanction Big Top

Catch up with three DJs performing at Preston's S2S In the Park Festival

Forget heading out to Creamfields this year, for Preston is staging it's very own dance music festival on the city's Moor Park.
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