Leisure boss urges residents to attend Blackburn music festivals

Ella Shaw

Ella Shaw

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BOROUGH leisure boss Damian Talbot has urged residents to attend its two big music celebrations which kick off this weekend.

THE Blackburn Beat Festival in King William Street tomorrow will be headlined by double platinum selling group Dodgy.

Also on the line-up are Ella Shaw, The Retrosette’s, the Chris Scott Ban, the New York Tourists and Jeremiah Ferrari.

On Saturday September 6, Blackburn Festival returns to Witton Park with a headline performance from alternative rockers Toploader.

It will also feature performances from Northern Jazz Orchestra, Sky Valley Mistress and The Slydes and have a real ale beer tent.

As well as music, there will be comedy, food, arts and crafts workshops and an interactive performing arts piece inspired by traditional indian folklore entitled “Navrattan: A Quest for the Lost Gems”.

Coun Talbot said: “These are major events with big names as headline acts.

“The Beat Festival is a great first course for music lovers right in the town centre.

“Then we have the Blackburn Festival at Witton Park which was a great success with 5,000 people attending. We hope to have even more there next month.

“They should both be great events bringing a buzz to the borough.”

 

Blackburn Beat, funded by Blackburn and Darwen Council, will take place on King William Street on Saturday, (August 23).

The Festival will comprise a plethora of local delights all sourced from a 20 mile radius of the town.

There will be live music, real ale, arts/crafts, family fun, food, chocolate and lots lots more.

Starting at 11am, the music stage will be hosted by local radio station The Bee. The timings for the day are as follows:

11am – 11.45  Ella Shaw
11.45 – 12.00  The Bee
12.00 – 12.45  The Retrosette’s
12.45 – 13.00  The Bee
13.00 – 13.45  Chris Scott Band
13.45 – 14.00  The Bee
14.00 – 14.45  New York Tourists
14.45 – 15.00  The Bee
15.00 – 15.45  Jeramiah Ferrari
15.45 – 16.30  The Bee
16.30 – 18.00  Dodgy

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1:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Carl_24 says...

I'll attend when they've got better acts.
I'll attend when they've got better acts. Carl_24
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8:52am Sat 23 Aug 14

bow1974 says...

Hope the weather behaves ill be down the real ale tent sampling a few pints
Hope the weather behaves ill be down the real ale tent sampling a few pints bow1974
  • Score: -4

11:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Catwoman2005 says...

I went between, 12 and 3 and i have to say it was complete rubbish, the stalls were to expensive, the biggest stall was the ale tent, and ye thats what we need more of in blackburn more alcohol, and wasnt very much on for young kids, the best thing about the day very surprisingly was the weather, it stayed dry and warm
I went between, 12 and 3 and i have to say it was complete rubbish, the stalls were to expensive, the biggest stall was the ale tent, and ye thats what we need more of in blackburn more alcohol, and wasnt very much on for young kids, the best thing about the day very surprisingly was the weather, it stayed dry and warm Catwoman2005
  • Score: 2

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