Darwen Live 2020

Darwen Live 2020

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Darwen Market Square

Come & celebrate Darwen Live's 21st Birthday! 

Darwen Live is a FREE annual music festival across the May Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday, 24th & Monday, 25th  May 2020. The main stage is on Darwen Market Square. 

Darwen Library Theatre and other venues around the town centre will also host live music & other acts. 

MAIN STAGE LINE UP: SUNDAY 24th MAY 12pm - ECHOES OF THE BEAST Let's open the festival loud with an Iron Maiden tribute! 1pm - ENGLISH OUTBACK 3 piece indie pop from Blackburn 1:45pm - GLOBAL Young local indie band - definitely one to watch for the future! 2:30pm - NGUVU Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz all in one package 3:15pm - BASTETTE Rock pop with a powerful voice 4pm - SKY VALLEY MISTRESS Local favourites who have just released their debut album 5pm - FUNKE AND THE TWO TONE BABY One man electro Blues Band 6pm - CHERRYBOMB Local favourites return to the main stage to perform some of the best singalong tunes 7pm - THE ADELAIDES Fresh from supporting Kiefer Sutherland on his UK tour, amazing harmonies. 8pm - MATT CARDLE Complete with full band this Singer / songwriter and former x-factor winner will entertain the crowd. 9pm - LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS Festival favourites return to headline our Sunday night with their set full of singalong / dance along Lancashire classics MONDAY 25th MAY 11am - DARWEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Recently working with the estate of Marc Bolan, a chance to showcase their finest. 1215pm - THE EMMA WRIGHT BAND Emma and her band will perform some of today's biggest hits from Billie Ellish, Arianna Grande and Taylor Swift. 1:15pm - GOOD FOXY This band first performed at Darwen Live after winning a battle of the bands competition - they have gone on to great success and popularity. 2pm - COSMIC NINJA Bristol’s Cosmic Ninja have honed an intriguing fusion of rock, electronica and dance music that we can’t quite pigeonhole into a particular genre. 2:45pm - THE ARMADILLOS As we celebrate the 21st Darwen Live we welcome back a band who played at the very first. 3:30pm - OUTSIDER Darwen band who have recently reformed just in time to come back and play the main stage. 4:15pm - MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUT UP A welcome return from one of 2018s stand out artists Millie has been making waves with her punk, ska influenced music 5:15pm - THE KARPETS Ex Inspiral Carpets front man Tom Hingley brings his band back to Darwen Live for some of the inspirals hits and some Madchester bangers. 6:15pm - ULTRA 90's Remember the nineties? Then you weren't there - Some of the biggest dance tunes of the decade performed live 7:15pm - SKA FACE Blackpools ska face are back on our stage performing all of your 2-tone greats - Don't watch that, watch this! 8:15pm - BLACK GRAPE We welcome Shaun Ryder and his band to Darwen Live to celebrate 25 years of their debut album "It's great when you're straight yeah"



Road Directions

Exit the M65 at Junction 4 and follow the A666 into Darwen town centre. Car parking available in the town centre.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus - Service No. 1 from Blackburn to Darwen town centre or from Bolton. By Rail - Direct rail services to Darwen from Blackburn, Clitheroe, Bolton & Manchester. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport from where you live 01254 688040. Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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  • Festival
  • Outdoor Event
  • Spring Bank Holiday

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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  • In town/city centre
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download