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Performers at Chorley Live in 2019

The main shopping streets in Chorley town centre have been earmarked for plenty of fun and entertainment next month as more details are revealed of Chorley’s Big Weekend event.

Organisers Chorley Council announced the one-off event to be held in place of Chorley Live this year and a number of outdoor venues have now been confirmed.

Market Street will play host to a whole raft of family fun with children’s entertainers, fairground rides, a climbing wall and more.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “Since we announced the new event to boost the town centre and nighttime economy as we recover from the pandemic we’ve been busy putting everything together and we can now start to reveal more detail about what people can expect.

“We wanted to make this an event people of all ages can enjoy both indoors and outdoors so those cautious about gathering together can do so safely.

“We will be utilising Market Street as a focal point for family entertainment on the Saturday with six other performance areas hosting a wide variety of acts over the Friday evening and during Saturday afternoon and night.”

The council has confirmed the outdoor locations as:

  • Market Street
  • Fazakerley Street
  • Cleveland Street car park (adjacent to the former Buzz Bingo site)
  • The Covered Market (two separate performance areas)
  • Two performance areas in Market Walk – one by Escape Entertainment and one outside Calico Lounge

The event, which will be held on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October, will be free to attend running from 6pm-10pm on the Friday and 1pm-10pm on the Saturday.

A number of indoor venues, including pubs, clubs and other town centre businesses will also be taking part and will be confirmed in the next week.

“It’s been really important to get our events programme up and running again and we can see the benefit it has brought over community so far with so many people enjoying themselves at Chorley Flower Show, Picnic in the Park and Chorley 10K since the restrictions were lifted,” said Councillor Wilson.

“It’s really important we continue to support our town centre businesses and hospitality venues across the borough as we continue the transition back to normal and this event promises something for everyone throughout the weekend.

“We’ll confirm more details ahead of the event and look forward to seeing everyone there.”

For more information visit checkoutchorley.com/bigweekend.


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