Excitement builds ahead of Chorley Live
A BUZZ of anticipation is exciting Chorley this week as the town centre gears up for the hugely popular Chorley Live event that attracted more than 5,000 people to town last year.
The two-day live entertainment event will see more than 200 performances across 27 venues over two nights in Chorley town centre bringing the community together for a fantastic weekend with people getting entry to all the venues over both nights via a wristband that costs just £5.
Chorley Council is teaming up with the Creative Network to put on the entertainment extravaganza that will have something for all the family and every taste of music with both local and, for the first time, an international artist taking part.
Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “If you’re planning what to do at the weekend then make sure you come along to Chorley Live.
“It was the second time we held the event last year and it was enjoyed by people of all ages with families coming out too and the feedback we had was fantastic – if you didn’t come last year then you definitely missed out.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the bands and there really is something for everyone from families right through to fans of metal and rock music.
“If you don’t normally go out in Chorley then I hope you’ll think about getting your wristband and supporting both the local event and town centre businesses.”
There will be a wide variety of performers including rock, metal, soul, pop, country, jazz, blues, reggae, folk, Americana, hip hop, dance groups, choirs, classical music and much more.
The event will see people able to gain entry into the venues using a wristband that will cost £5 (U12s free) enabling people to choose from more than 200 live performances on the Friday and Saturday evening.
Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network and who will be organising the acts, said it will bring a real community feel back into the town.
“There’s a real buzz about the event and I’m delighted with the variety and quality of acts we are able to bring to Chorley this year,” he said.
“You can’t get much for £5 these days so to have two evenings of live entertainment with more than 200 performances to choose from is great value – it’s like Glastonbury but without the mud.
“We are trying to bring the whole community together to create something special that we can build on in Chorley for years to come.
“We’ve heard lots of people talking about it so don’t miss out – get your wristband now and tell your family and friends all about it.”
The event is on Friday and Saturday October 2 and 3 with live performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm at each venue.
Wristbands will be on sale at each venue, from the acts taking part, the Creative Network or the council’s offices on Union Street – more details, including full schedules are in each venue or at facebook.com/chorleylive, at chorley.gov.uk or www.creatives-network.co.uk. A programme containing details of all the performances will also be available on the night.