Chorley live hailed a huge success
Thousands of people enjoyed an array of music last weekend with the town’s first Chorley Live event being hailed a huge success.
Music fans enjoyed more than 150 live performances on Friday and Saturday night.
The event, which was organised by Chorley Council and the Creative Network, saw a huge variety and types of performers playing at cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Around 4,000 people bought a £5 wristband which enabled them to enter all the venues.
Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network and who has developed the ‘Live’ concept, said this was the biggest and most successful event so far.
The entertainment ranged from rock and pop bands to story telling and piano duets.
He said: “I was absolutely blown away by how well the event went and all the feedback we have had so far.
“The local businesses will have all done well out of it but, just as importantly, it’s bringing together the creative community in this area. Some of the performers were gobsmackingly amazing and it’s events like this that give people a platform to perform and gain confidence in their ability and I’m sure some of those that people have seen in Chorley this weekend will go on to be success stories in the entertainment scene.
“I’d just like to thank all those that came and supported the event, the venues for hosting us, acts for providing such fantastic entertainment, but also the many volunteers who gave up their Friday and Saturday nights to allow so many people to experience live entertainment at its best.”
Councillor Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, said: “One of our priorities is to support the night time economy and this will have really given everyone in the town a boost.
“Not only have businesses taking part said how much busier they were over the two nights but it’s got people from across the region into Chorley for a brilliant night out.
“We hope events like this will not only attract people for a couple of days but see them return to Chorley in the future to spend their leisure time.”
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