A special music festival is taking place around Leyland next week – similar to the summer’s smash hit Leyland Live event.
Leyland Christmas will kick off the festive celebrations in pubs, restaurants and cafes on Friday, November 30, and will feature acoustic, jazz, rock and folk performances from singers and bands.
There will also be a dance element this time round, and organiser Nigel Stewart is delighted with the line-up.
He said: “For Leyland Live, we had 12 venues taking part in the town centre, and this time, there are 15.
“It was such a success that more people wanted to get on board for the Christmas version, which is great.
“It promises to be another great night, with 45 appearances throughout the evening in the town centre and the Leyland Cross area.
“It’s free entry, no wristbands or tickets are needed, so people can just turn up and have a good time.”
Entertainment will start on a mobile stage on Hough Lane from 3.30pm, including a choir, dance troops, street gymnasts and rap artists.
The live music will then take place in venues across the town from 8pm.
8pm – Catherine Sullivan, singer, covers, jazz/rock/pop
9pm – Phil Taylor Fleming, classical guitar
10pm – Jordan Madani, indie pop singer/songwriter
8pm – Sam Wize, singer/guitarist, covers
9pm – Bill Orrick, atmospheric folk pop
10pm – Simon Hughes, singer/guitarist, covers
Coppers Tea Room
8pm – Joe Bradbury, classical guitar
9pm – Andy Oliver, folk singer
10pm – Ged Wilson, acoustic blues
8pm – Jazzy Notes, jazz duo, vocal and piano
9pm – Catherine Sullivan, singer, covers, jazz/rock/pop
10pm – Joe Bradbury, classical guitar
Knights of St. Columba
8pm – Megan and Rob, vocal and piano, covers
9pm – Jordan Madani, indie pop singer/songwriter
10pm – Andy Oliver, folk singer
Original French Bistro
8pm – Jordan Madani, indie pop singer/songwriter
9pm – Joe Bradbury, classical guitar
10pm – Sara Creeney, singer, covers
8pm – Bison, classic rock
9pm – James Christy, singer, covers and originals
10pm – Bison, classic rock
8pm – Sara Creeney, singer, covers
9pm – Ged Wilson, acoustic blues
10pm – Catherine Sullivan, singer, covers, jazz/rock/pop
Eagle and Child
8pm – Michelle Dowbekin, singer, covers
9pm – San Diego, band, originals and covers
10pm – Anna Corcoran, singer/songwriter
Fox and Lion
8pm – Shot in the Dark, band, blues/soul/rock covers
9pm – Sue Raymond Band, band, blues/soul/rock covers
10pm – Shot in the Dark, band, blues/soul/rock covers
Ice Dreams and Coffee Beans
8pm – James Christy, singer, covers and originals
9pm – Adam Spencer, singer, covers
10pm – Jazzy Notes, jazz duo, vocal and piano
Original Ship Inn
8pm – AKA, classic rock
9pm – The Unexpected, rock covers
10pm – AKA, classic rock
8pm – Holding On, rock, covers
9pm – The Selfsame Collective, rock, originals
10pm – Holding On, rock, covers
8pm – Shining Stars, children’s theatre
9pm – Truth Dance Co, dance
10pm – Youth Theatre, theatre
8pm – Anna Corcoran, singer/songwriter
9pm – Martin Conway, jazz standards
10pm – Michelle Dowbekin, singer, covers