Acts and performers wanted for Chorley Live

Source: Chorley Council 24 June 2019

ORGANISERS of the award-winning, two-day live music and entertainment event, Chorley Live, are encouraging local performers and talented individuals who would like to take part to come forward.

Chorley Council is once again teaming up with the Creative Network to stage Chorley Live, the hit festival that attracted over 11,000 people to the town over two days last year.  Now in its seventh year, the 2019 event will see 35 venues around the town centre hosting the festival.

The organisers are looking for a wide variety of musical acts, including bands and solo artists, covering all genres of music but they also want other types of performers, including comedians, dancers, magicians and ventriloquists.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “Chorley Live has grown year on year to establish itself as a major event and winning a Lancashire Tourism Award last year was testimony to the huge benefit the event has on the town, attracting thousands of people to Chorley.

Performers at last year’s Chorley Live

“The event has boosted trade among pubs, clubs and restaurants and we hope that once again it will bring more people into the town centre and show that people can have a great night out in Chorley, without having to spend a lot of money or travel to other towns and cities.

“We want to include a wide variety of performers and it will be important that we have a lot of local acts taking part so they can showcase their talent.  I’d urge anyone interested in finding out more to get in touch with us.

“Along with performers for the main Chorley Live event, we are looking for people who would like to perform during the day time within the town centre.”

Those attending can enter the venues using a wristband that costs £5.  The wristband can be purchased prior to or at the event, with children under 12 getting free access when accompanied by an adult.

There will be over 280 live performances over the Friday and Saturday evenings and the wide variety of venues, including pubs, libraries, churches and restaurants, means there is something for everyone, including families and young children.

Nigel Stewart from the Creative Network who will be organising the acts said the event brings the town centre alive at night.

“It’s fantastic to see how many businesses are happy to offer themselves as venues, and how it’s bringing companies together to show they are willing to get involved with the event and promote the town,” said Nigel.

“Winning a Lancashire Tourism Award for best event shows how important Chorley Live is to the town. We are expecting wristbands to sell very well again and that’s not surprising at just £5 – you get so much for your money.

“The performers will also be selling wristbands and it’s going to be a great opportunity for performers to get out there and show off their talents to new faces and followers.

“We have had a great response for people wanting to perform, which is testament to how popular the event has become. The aim is to break the 12,000 barrier this year, which would once again be phenomenal.”

To take part in this year’s event, please contact the Creative Network direct on 07883 181978 or email [email protected]



Chorley Live was winner of the Best Small Event award at Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018 

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