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Darwen Town Council


It’s that time of year again where Darwen Live is upon us. This year has been a difficult one as funding for the festival was confirmed late and many of the committee members have moved on to new projects. We need more volunteers in order to make this event a success so please do grab one of us at the main stage over the weekend to show interest. Darwen Live 2016 was our best attended ever and two scorching hot days certainly helped. It is estimated that across the weekend over 30,000 people attend the festival and come into the town. This can only be good for Darwen and its economy. For the last few years there have been no arrests directly related to the festival and we would like to thank you for this. Long may it continue. We are very proud of the range of genres and acts that appear across the weekend in all of the venues. Some Local, some National and some International performers are appearing so please check some of them out. Even if you’ve never heard of them before, they may surprise you! Over the last few years some of the performing acts have gone on to be signed to major labels and win awards for their song writing so we like to think we have chosen the best of over 600 applications. Darwen Live is funded primarily by Darwen Town Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council which allows us to make this event completely free. In fact it’s the largest free to attend festival in the UK!! As always t-shirts are available next to the main stage and some acts will also be selling merchandise across the weekend. Thank you to everybody involved in making this years event happen and hopefully we’ll see you all next year DARWEN LIVE 2017 COMMITTEE (All 3 of us!!)


Sunday 28th May 12.00— CJay 13.00— Danny Fallows 14.00— Keplers Law 15.00—. Careful Now 16.00—. Aching Limbs 17.00—. Poppy Holiday 18.00— Craig and Ryan 19.00— Carl Walsh & the Happy Futures 20.00—. Cobalt 21.00— About Time Band 22.00—. N.i.i Monday 29th May 12.00— Jordan 13.00— Jade 14.00— Colin Barkley 15.00— Tommy Price 16.00— Zenais Jazz Band 17.00— Andy Tierney 18.00— Kids karaoke with Georgia and Kayleigh 19.00— Interstate Drive 20.00— Shyan 21.00— Katie 22.00— Breezico


Sunday 28th May 12.30 Paris Taylor (vocals) 14.30 Elastic Dinosaur (genre free!) 16.30 Jack Ellis (Acoustic) 18.00 The Illicits (Rock & Roll Cover Band) 20.30 Pinstripe Pigeon Band (Sophist-pop Jazz Folk Influences) 22.00 The Unknown (60’s Garage) 23.00 Gas Match Boom (Indie Rock)

Monday 29th May 14.00 The Ruby Tuesdays (Brit-Pop) 15.30 C-Jay (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals) 17.00 Anhedonia (Rock & Roll) 18.00pm Guy (Ukulele Musical Comedy) 19.00 Teri Birtwistle (Acoustic Vocals - Looping) 20.30 Catalina Wine Mixer (Rock & Roll Cover Band) 22.00 Mud Whistle (Rock & Roll Cover Band)


Sunday 12.00 RYAN GUY solo artist taking you through the decades 13.00 COBOLT soulful vocals from Janet to Jagger 14.00 ANTHONY BENTLEY amazing acoustic artist 15.00 CATALINA WINE MIXER covers band rock your socks off 16.00 SWAMP DOG vintage rock and blues band 17.00 BLUE BLOODS the best of british 18.00 ZAMAICA REGGAE BAND exactly what it says on the tin 20.00 SUBMARINAS 4 piece prog, funk and psychedelic rock 21.00 RACHEL TONER piano pick n’ mix 22.00 SHADOW PLAY the very best of classic rock 23.00 THE FREQUENCY BAND Covering 60’s to now Monday 14.00 COLBOLT soulful vocals from Janet to Jagger 15.00 UNEXPOSED raw young talent 16.00 AVISO Energetic and original pop rock 4 piece 17.00 LOW CALL psychedelic rock 18.00 BLUE BLOODS the best of british 19.00 SKYELADDER self-penned songs mix of folk, rock & pop 20.00 GRAND ELDER a local metal band 21.00 JAMES MARSH homegrown guitarist/vocalist 22.00 ELASTIC DINOSAUR rock ballard to modern punk 23.00-00.00 finish the festival with DJ DIDDY DAVE taking you through the decades


Sunday 28th May 2017 13.15 Careful Now... (covers band, electric Mix ) 14.00 Roosevelt Room ( Alternative / Pop/ Rock) 15.00 Laser Monkeys ( Indie,Classic Rock Covers) 16.00 Jon Casey Blues Band ( 3piece Rock Blues) 17.00 The Jonny Oates Band (Indie, Blues,Rock ) 18.00 Atmospherics ( Indie-pop Rock) 19.00 Deacon Brody (Folk/pop) 20.00 Soldato (Orginal Rock) 21.00 Rocketdog (covers, Rock, Funk, Soul) 22.30 Fear The Fallen (Heavy Rock,Rock, Melodic) Monday 29th May 2017 13.15 Shades of Green (Indie/Britpop) 14.00 CJay ( Originals / Covers ) 15.00 Guido (Acoustic Covers ) 16.00 Hot Ashes For Trees (Alternative Rock/Indie) 17.00 The Projects (Country, Acoustic Duo) 18.00 India Mill ( Alternative Rock) 19.00 Honour Roots (Punk Rock, Rock) 20.00 Lanterns (Indie, Pop ) 21.00 Crush (Covers Rock, Pop, Indie)


SUNDAY 29th MAY 14.00—THE INCIDERS (Local ska/reggae) 14.45—THE SWITCH (Popular Covers) 15.30—SUBURBAN SYMPHONY (Fantastic voice, you’ll be rocking) 16.15—NEW YORK TOURISTS (Local rock n roll band—going places!) 17.15—THE WRANGLING (Britpop covers) 18.00—SKY VALLEY MISTRESS (Local Rock favourites) 19.00—JESUS JONES (Nineties “International Bright Young Things”) 20.00—LUCY SPRAGGAN (X Factor success story) 21.00—REPUBLICA (Get ready to go with Saffron and the band)

MONDAY 30th MAY 13.30—KRISS FOGG (A one man Tornado) 14.00—THE BLACKAWAYS (Classic tunes—done folk!) 14.45—ABSOLUTE HEROES (Local covers band) 15.30—THE RAINBAND (Fresh from Paulo Nutini support) 16.30—IL DESTINO (Classical Duo, something different) 17.30—CLEARGREEN (Manchester Based - Going far) 18.30—PAX AND THE SCARLET FIELD (Electronic Darwen duo) 19.15—SHAM 69 (Tim V: If the Kids are United) 20.15—T’PAU (Join Carol Decker and band for China in Your Hand)


Auditorium Stage Sunday 28th May 13.00—DARWEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Showcasing local talent) 15.00—JOHNNY OATES BAND (Rock, Blues and Country) 15.50—BRAMBLE NAPSKINS (carnivalesque cacophony of sound ) 16.40—COLD SHOT BLUES (Blues Rock) 17.30—THE SOUL TRAIN (Soul and Motown favourites) 19.00—IRON BELL (The music of Pink Floyd) Monday 29th May 13.00— PR MUSIC SHOWCASE (showcase local young talent) 15.00— THURSDAY’S CHILD (Acoustic pop) 15.50—SKYELADDER (Melodic feel good tunes) 16.40—SUNSTACK JONES (dreampop, blues and woozy guitars.) 17.30—MERRY HELL (Folk, Punk pop live favourites) 19.00—THE TRANSMITTERS (Mod and Soul) ACOUSTIC STAGE Sunday 28th

Monday 29th

14.40—HENRY PARKER

SCRIBBLE VICTORY

15.30—STEVEN WARWICK

SAM N ELLA

16.20—THE STRANDS

RACHEL TONER

17.10—CHRIS FLYNN

ANTHONY BENTLEY

18.30—CJAY

HANNAH SPURGEON


Sunday 28th Open 14.00 15.00- THE CRUTWELLS Acoustic Duo playing modern hits with a twist 16.00 - CHERRYBOMB Darwens famous legendary band 18.00 THE HITMEN Classic Rock 20.00 - THE JACKSON KAY BAND The Ultimate Party Band 22.00- JERAMIAH FERRARI Superb Reggae 23.30—NATHAN MOORE Brother Beyond front man 00.30- THE FOUR WISE MONKEYS Excellent 5 piece Band Monday 29th Open 15.00 17.00 - TAKWALA MAYA Superb Act playing current hits with a twist 20.00 - NAKED STEREO Take a drum machine and guitar watch it unfold

Sunday 28th Open 16.00 18.30— ELECTRO 80s Be early, If You Love 80s these are the band to see Club Open 23.00


SUNDAY 13.00 SKY TIGER 14.00 LOSING TOUCH Foo’s to Motorhead rock band 15.00 ARLO rock, pop & folk cover band 16.00 UNEXPOSED local raw acoustic 17.00 LOW CALL psychedelic rock band 18.00 GRAND ELDER local metal band 19.00 THE FREQUENCY BAND from 60’s to present 20.00 REMEDY distinctive sounding 4 piece band 21.00 BLUE BLOODS good old British rock 22.00 ZAMAICA REGGAE BAND from Bob to UB40 23.15 COLBOLT soulful vocals with melodic bass guitar MONDAY 14.00 BAX RAFTER from Gary Numan to Joy Division 15.00 BUCKSHOT 80’s rock Bon jovi to Alice Cooper 16.00 BLUE BLOODS good old british rock 17.00 IAIN MUNDY scottish singer/songwriter 18.00 ELASTIC DINOSAUR rock to modern punk


Sunday 14.00- Punky Pete (acoustic) 14.30- Two Hats Blues Band (blues) 15.30 - Ian Bell’s International Trio (jazz) 16.30- Tom Southern Band (original) 17.30- DJ Hood 19.00— Deadwood Dog (world folk/punk) 20.30—The Templebys (funk) 22.30- Get Carter (70’s organ rock) Monday 14.00— Bob Fox (Acoustic) 14.30— NAUT (soundscape / electro) 15.15 - Pancake (steel pan) 16.30- Kerry’s Heroes (covers) 18.00 - Cosmic Slop (roots/punk) 19.30- The Good Vibrations (soul/funk) 21.30 - Soundsphere (electronic) 22.30- Riders In The Ska (ska)


Sunday 28th May 14.00- Callum Nelson 15.00- Nathan Sturgess 16.00- Jo Jo (Elvis Presley tribute) 17.00- Careful Now (Acoustic Pop/Rock) 18.00 - Pax and the Scarlet Field (Synth Pop) 20.00- Bite the Bullet (Classic Rock) 21.00 - Catalina Wine Mixer (Rock/Pop) Mon 29th May 18.00 - Stephen Sager (Acoustic/Blues) 19.00- The Hidden (Rock/Blues)


Monday 29th 21.00—FEAR THE FALLEN

Friday 26th 20.00—HAYLEY ECCLES (from the Voice) Saturday 27th 20.30 - DUAL PROJECT Monday 29th 16.00— JOHNNY BOY SOUL

Sunday 28th 12.00—00.00 BANDEOKE (Karaoke with a twist!!) Monday 29th 12.00—00.00 Your favourite performers from Taps Bar this year! Both days Open Mic will be running upstairs


Darwen Live 2017 Guide  

Information about the Live Venues and Main Stage for Darwen Live 2017 on May 28th and 29th 2017.

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