Penwortham Live comes into your living room

14 May 2020 12:35
Published by: Scott Callan

The annual Penwortham Live event has had a virtual makeover and is coming into people’s homes this weekend.

Organisers have revealed a programme of live music taking place across the weekend on

Their aim is to treat people to performances by local favourites, bringing them music from across the decades and much-needed entertainment after the original programme was cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

Nigel Stewart from Creative Network, one of the creators of the event, said: “When we started this off nearly ten years ago, it was all about people – our people, our community, our values; that remains the case now. 

“In the midst of this situation, we want to bring people together to celebrate what we share in South Ribble through the power of live music.”

South Ribble Council cabinet member Aniela Bylinski Gelder said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to give a much-loved South Ribble event a virtual makeover!

“It is of course disappointing that we cannot enjoy this event face-to-face across all of the well-loved venues across Penwortham, but we need to respect the government guidelines and do all we can to stay safe.”

“It’s incredible how everyone has come together to make sure we can all still enjoy fantastic music – even if it is from the comfort of our own homes.”

“This is set to be a great event and I can’t wait to watch all of the performances at home this weekend. I hope you all can join in!”

The event will take place from 7pm on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May on

Line up:

Friday 15 May

7:30 – 7:30pm:          Mark Todd with classic rock covers
7:30 – 8:00pm:          Amy Hardy with show tunes
8:00 – 8:30pm:          Russ Weaver with easy listening acoustic covers
8:30 – 9:00pm:          Nick Spencer with acoustic rock covers
9:00 – 9:30pm:          David Lawrie (from Roger’s Codgers) with a selection from his                favourite songwriters and performers
9:30 – 10:00pm:       Catherine Sullivan with 50s, 60s and easy listening
10:00– 10:30pm:      Peter James with golden oldies
10:30 – 11:00pm:     Yoz Hindley with acoustic rock and pop


Saturday 16 May

7:30 – 7:30pm:          Glyn Shipman with original acoustic material
7:30 – 8:00pm:          Raggedy Rooster with quirky, happy punk originals
8:00 – 8:30pm:          Sarah Beattie with her own acoustic-based songs
8:30 – 9:00pm:          Michael Towler with 60s and 70s covers
9:00 – 9:30pm:          Hungry Bentley with rock and pop originals and covers
9:30 – 10:00pm:       Connor Banks with modern rock and pop
10:00– 10:30pm:      White Noise Experience with original music plus Public Service film footage (sound and light experience)
10:30 – 11:00pm:     Dee Vah with sequins, showbiz and razzle dazzle


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