The Blackburn Beat festival, which is happening this August bank holiday (Saturday 23rd), announced its headline act today as double platinum selling artists Dodgy, who will be playing the closing set of the festival.
Dodgy have sold over a million records worldwide, released 3 albums and have 12 top 40 singles including the hits ‘Staying Out for the Summer’, ‘In a Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking of Me’ and the top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ which is still a staple of radio playlists. Dodgy haven’t stopped gigging over the last 15 years and are still playing live gigs and festivals such as BT London Live, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Wychwood, Beautiful Days, Jamie Oliver’s Festival and Kendal Calling to name but a few.
Blackburn Beat, which has been created by Capital Properties’ animation arm, Capital Life, on behalf of Blackburn and Darwen Council, will have a whole host of activity on the day to showcase Blackburn as a thriving, cultural town. Cllr Jamie Groves, Lead Member for Regeneration says: “It is great to see such a fantastic line up taking shape as part of Blackburn Beat. The live music alongside various other art and craft activities really show Blackburn as a creative, vibrant environment, along with locally produced food on offer at what I am sure will be a really exciting event.”
The festival will have live art demonstrations from local print shop Weave, children’s circus workshops, craft workshops, a variety of hot food vendors including Blackburn Market’s Kitty Honey Jamaican food and the Coffee Cow van from Chorley. There will be cookery demonstrations throughout the day with Philippa James using local food from Blackburn Market and a craft ale tent which will have flights of ale and ale tastings with beer sourced from the local breweries surrounding Blackburn.
More entertainment will be announced over the next couple of weeks so please follow us on social media…