10 October 2016

Chorley Live rocks again!

Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of live entertainment in Chorley as the fourth Chorley Live proved to be the best yet.

Around 9,000 people turned out to enjoy every genre of music from choirs to death metal in venues ranging from pubs and restaurants to a bank, church and sweet shop as it is now firmly establishing itself as one of the best nights out in Lancashire.

The event, which is organised by Chorley Council and the Creative Network, saw more than 240 live performances across 30 venues.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “It was another fantastic weekend in Chorley and we had so many brilliant comments from people all over the North West and further afield coming to enjoy a brilliant weekend in Chorley.

“Events like this are just one of the many things we’re doing to improve our town centre and make it a place people want to come and visit on a regular basis.

“It’s given a real boost to the night-time economy and pretty much everyone I spoke to over the weekend was impressed with what we have to offer.”

The event saw new and unusual venues take part with many reporting one of the busiest weekends they could remember. People had to queue to get into some of the venues and for the first time the event was featured on regional television.

Nigel Stewart, of The Creative Network, and who created the ‘Live’ concept said he was gobsmacked by the success of this year’s event.

“To have so many people coming into Chorley town centre over a Friday and Saturday night is just amazing,” he said.
“Every year it just gets better and better and I must pay tribute to the team of volunteers, the performers and the venues who all work tremendously hard to make the event happen.

“The acts were again of a terrific standard and it’s just mind-blowing what we could achieve in future years.”

Pictured is Machine 3 performing at The Railway.