Rising music star Charlotte OC heads back to Lancashire for a new live show

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Charlotte OC

9:54am Monday 2nd June 2014

BLACKBURN-born singer-song writer Charlotte O’Connor has been busy working on material for her new album following the release of EP Colour My Heart.

Blackburn singer Charlotte O'Connor back on the live scene

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Blackburn singer Charlotte O'Connor back on the live scene

10:17am Thursday 1st May 2014

BLACKBURN singer songwriter Charlotte OC makes her long awaited return to the live scene with a series of gigs this summer.

Back to future for sci-fi popsters the Rezillos

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Rezillos today

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FAST, flash, sci-fi styled and on another planet, the Rezillos flew into punk’s slipstream like a flying saucer from a faraway universe.

The South heads North

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The South’s current line-up

12:14pm Thursday 13th March 2014

FOLLOWING a hugely successful winter tour, The South have announced a new series of dates for 2014 including one at Preston’s 53 Degrees.

Eliza And The Bear prepare for Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Eliza And The Bear prepare for Preston

4:28pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Eliza And The Bear are a five-piece band consisting of James Kellegher, Callie Noakes, Martin Dukelow, Chris Brand and Paul Kevin Jackson, who have a date in Preston next month Here, they chat about wanting the best, growing up, and learning to sing

Rockers The Darkness are coming to Lancashire

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Darkness today

1:39pm Thursday 28th November 2013

THESE days, outrageous British glam rockers The Darkness are as sober as a judge with a bout of arthritis.

Big Country keep the flame burning

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Big Country 2013 with Mike Peters (centre)

10:59am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THE mighty Big Country got off to a great start, blaring down from Scotland with a smash album, The Crossing, with their barn storming anthems Fields of Fire, Chance and Harvest Home.

Prepare for a new Saxon invasion

Preston and Leyland Citizen: ROCK OF AGES Biff Byfford (centre) and members of Saxon

3:51pm Thursday 15th August 2013

UK heavy metal legends Saxon have announced a show at Preston Degrees in November — one of only three solo dates in the country.

Back to his roots for comic Lee Mack

2:52pm Thursday 15th August 2013

AWARD-winning comedian Lee Mack, who spent part of his schooldays in Blackburn, will be playing Preston Guild Hall as part of his first solo tour in four years.

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock in Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: HEAVY DUTY Schenker in action

3:44pm Thursday 11th July 2013

GERMAN heavy metal guitarist Michael Schenker will pay homage to his remarkable rock history at Preston venue 53 Degrees next week.

Hayseed Dixie's date in Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hayseed Dixie

3:49pm Thursday 20th June 2013

HAYSEED Dixie’s first album, A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC, refashioned some of the band’s greatest anthems with a mad mix of banjo, mandolin, lap-steel guitar and a hefty dose of satire.

Paul Weller to play Preston gig

Preston and Leyland Citizen: STAR CLIENT: Paul Weller

5:18pm Thursday 13th June 2013

PAUL Weller is to play Preston Guild Hall in October as part of a 10-date UK tour.

My wonderful life of sheer Madness

Preston and Leyland Citizen: JAZZ NICKNAME Suggs

4:41pm Friday 24th May 2013

THERE are many reasons you might revisit your past. You could question your place in the universe after a family tragedy or be inspired by clues from your family tree.

Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers head to Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Stiff Little Fingers

5:34pm Friday 17th May 2013

GROWLING out the raw-edged lyrics to Wasted Life, Gotta Getaway and Alternative Ulster, Jake Burns engineered one of punk’s landmark offerings with Stiff Little Fingers’ first album, Inflammable Material.

The Wonder Stuff in Preston tonight

10:31am Friday 12th April 2013

The Wonder Stuff will be at Preston’s 53 Degrees tonight.

Rock legends Hawkwind prepare for Lancashire show

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rock band Hawkwind

8:22am Friday 29th March 2013

DAVE Brock has a thousand and one inter-galactic tales to tell about his anarchic career as captain of one of the world’s longest-running bands, Hawkwind.

Johnny Marr to play North West gig

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Johnny Marr

5:40pm Friday 1st March 2013

After years as a sideman, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is taking centre stage with his debut solo album The Messenger. He tells Andy Welch why the time was finally right, and why it’s all about philosophy...

Space rock and punk on menu

Preston and Leyland Citizen: COSMIC Hawkwind

3:39pm Friday 11th January 2013

HEAVY metal legends UFO are booked to fly into Preston’s 53 Degrees on March 2.

What's on: Mark Morriss, Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: SOLO DATE Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss

4:22pm Friday 4th January 2013

OFTEN unfairly labelled as Britpop survivors, The Bluetones continued to plough their own furrow, producing a succession of beautifully crafted albums and irresistibly catchy pop tunes, before unplugging their guitars in 2011 and going their own separate ways.

Sonic Youth guitarist to play in Preston

2:02pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

TWO of the most influential guitar players of the past 30 years are to team up in a show which comes to The Continental in Preston in February.

Folk star Maddy Prior plays Christmas concert in Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span at Bradford Cathedral

4:44pm Friday 7th December 2012

CHRISTMAS music from around the globe and through the centuries is a speciality of Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

Gig is big break for singer Miranda

5:13pm Friday 28th September 2012

SINGER songwriter Miranda Myles has been given her biggest gig to date to showcase her original material at Preston's new live 400 capacity venue Blitz.

What's on: The Big Guild Gig, Preston, August 31

2:56pm Friday 17th August 2012

LEGENDARY crooner Tony Christie and the world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Orchestra will headline a charity show at Preston’s Charter Theatre at the end of the month.

Review: Kate Rusby @ Guild Hall, Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Folk singer Kate Rusby

11:11am Monday 6th December 2010

CHRISTMAS came early as folk favourite Kate Rusby brought her own festive show to the Guild Hall.

Review: UB40 @ Guild Hall, Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Preview: UB40 in Manchester and Preston

10:03am Tuesday 9th November 2010

THE bitter winter weather was blown away by the warm rhythms of reggae last night as UB40 made a triumphant return to smaller venues.

Gig review: Alphabeat @ 53 Degrees, Preston

1:05pm Wednesday 16th December 2009

COOL hair, shiny matching costumes and a new synth-laden sound marks a new era for Alphabeat.

Gig review: Paul Weller @ Guild Hall, Preston

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Paul Weller coming to Cumbria

10:37am Monday 30th November 2009

THE angry young man of the Jam may have moved into middle age but the drive and determination to do his own thing remain undiminished.

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