THE full schedule of acts set to take part in this year's Chorley Live has been unveiled.

The event will see more than 225 performances across 30 venues over two nights in Chorley town centre.

Organisers hope the event will bring 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 again teaming up with the Creative Network to put on the fifth festival, with this year’s event looking to top the 9,000 people that enjoyed last year’s event.

Councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “If you’re planning a night out with friends and family then make sure you come along to Chorley Live.

“Last year's event was enjoyed by people of all ages with families coming out too and the feedback we had was fantastic – if you didn’t come then you definitely missed out.

"The atmosphere around the town was amazing and with another good line up of acts we anticipate this year will be even better.

“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.”

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, who has organised the acts, said: “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 again this year.

“You can’t get much for £5 these days so to have two evenings of live entertainment with over 225 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."

The event is on Friday and Saturday October 7 and 8 with live performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm at each venue.

Wristbands are on sale at each venue, from the acts taking part, and the council’s offices on Union Street.

More details, including full schedules, can be found at the Chorley Live-dedicated Web site: Chorleylive.com. A programme containing details of all the performances is now available both online and at all the venues.