Banding together

20 Sep 2019 04:23
Published by: Kian French

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

Now in its seventh year, Chorley Live takes over dozens of venues from cafes to churches and everything in between.

It transforms the atmosphere in the town with people of all ages from eight to 80 enjoying live entertainment into the night.

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

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

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.”

David Robinson, chief executive at Derian House, 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.”

Chorley Live takes place in venues across Chorley town centre on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.  Further information can be found at

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