VISITORS to this year’s Chorley Live can now get their event wristbands to guarantee them a great night out with help from the local children’s hospice, Derian House.

In addition to once again teaming up with the Creative Network, Chorley Council is working with Derian House on this year’s Chorley Live festival as part of a partnership to raise further awareness of the event and the children’s hospice.

Now in its seventh year, Chorley Live takes over dozens of venues from cafes to churches and everything in between, sprinkling a bit of magic over Chorley town centre on a Friday and Saturday night.

The bright green wristbands that guarantee entry to all venues are on sale for just £5 and feature the Derian House logo.

Over 30 venues have signed up to host the festival, which this year will feature the Derian House outdoor stage on Fazakerley Street.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: "It's been brilliant to see Chorley Live grow year on year and we are delighted to have Derian House working with ourselves and the Creative Network to make the event even bigger.

“Over 11,000 people from all over the North West came to Chorley last year for a night out because it is something a bit different with almost 300 live performances to choose from over two nights."

“It is extremely popular, and we’d encourage people to get their wristbands now.”

David Robinson, Chief Executive at Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “Chorley Live is a fantastic event, which we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year. The partnership will help us to raise money over the weekend to support more than 400 local families who have a child with a life-threatening illness.

“It is great to see our logo added to the wristbands and we are very excited to be hosting the new stage area on Fazakerley Street, alongside the street’s two venues, The Shed and Lost Bar.”

Nigel Stewart founder of the Creative Network and who came up with the 'Live' concept, said: “It’s fantastic to see how many businesses are happy to offer themselves as venues, and how it’s bringing organisations like Derian House, the council and all the venues together to show they are willing to get involved with the event and promote the town.

“The venues are already excited for the event and how much interest there is already across Chorley. We are expecting wristbands to sell out again and that’s not surprising at just £5 - you get so much for your money.

“The performers are also 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.”

Chorley Live takes place in venues across Chorley on October 4 and 5. More information can be found at