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Hayseed Dixie to play in Preston

“If you are expecting a big party, you will get a big party.”

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Debra Stephenson, who is appearing in Son of a Preacher Man

Bad girl Debra joins Dusty show

The latest star casting in new musical Son Of A Preacher Man is Debra Stephenson.

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Carly Paoli will support Collabro on their 2017 UK tour

Carly to support Collabro show

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, has shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles among her fans.

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The Illegal Eagles

Tribute act takes flight for 20th anniversary

Often acclaimed as the world’s top Eagles tribute act, The Illegal Eagles return Blackpool’s Grand Theatre next month.

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That That

Stage stars join TV band winners for new musical

The full cast of new musical The Band - based on the music of Take That - has been announced.

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ukulele group

Have a go at .... playing the ukulele

A member of the lute family, the ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument associated with folk singer George Formby.

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Tim Chu and Ian Bailey are presenting A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel at Chorley Town Hall

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande releases live charity version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Pop star Ariana Grande has released her emotional rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single after performing it on stage at Sunday night's benefit concert.
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The Marine Hall

Patsy fans ‘crazy’ to miss tribute

The velvet country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and country music.

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Katy Perry performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack Photo credit: Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester/PA Wire

Katy Perry announces arena tour dates

Fresh from her performance at the One Love Manchester concert, pop superstar Katy Perry has announced two huge dates in the North West.

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Norman Pace

Comedy star added to Hairspray cast

Ex-TV comedian Norman Pace will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray at the Opera House.

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Wonder Stuffs Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls

Violinist joins indie star Miles on stage

Tickets are on sale for the The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls latest tour in the autumn.

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Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells

Band halts gigs for injured drummer

Bandmates of Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells have cancelled gigs and suspended work on their latest album until the robbery victim is fit to play again.

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The Fremonts

Musical Fre’ for all at new Prom restaurant

Local musicians are being invited to step up to the stage in Blackpool’s newest venue.

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Merrill Osmond is performing at Viva Blackpool on Monday

Country man Merrill gets ready for Blackpool rock

Once Osmondmania had run its course, the various brothers embarked upon solo careers and Merrill Osmond was no exception.

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Blackpool singer-songwriter Rae Morris has released her first new single in almost two years

Rae’s music is Reborn with edge

Blackpool’s Rae Morris is back with new music for the first time in nearly two years.

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VIDEO: Watch moment Liam Gallagher sings Live Forever for victims of Manchester bombing

Former Oasis frontman led a capacity crowd at Manchester’s Ritz in a heartbreaking rendition of Live Forever in tribute to the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks.

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Liam Gallagher playing a concert at Manchester's O2 Ritz

REVIEW: Liam Gallagher’s triumphant homecoming pays emotional tribute to victims of Manchester bombing

It is fair to say Oasis weren’t known for their emotional depth.

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Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan back to thrill his loyal Fantoines

The ‘Fantoines’ will be out in force as young opera star Jonathan Antoine returns to the Fylde coast.

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