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.

Cllr 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.

“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.

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.

Chorley Live will be taking place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October, with live performances at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm at each venue.To take part call 07883 181978