Blackburn Beat Lineup Announced!

Published Wednesday 20 August 2014 at 12:19

The Blackburn Beat festival, which is happening this August bank holiday (Saturday 23rd), announced its full programming line-up this week.

The music stage will be hosted by local radio station The Bee and the timings for the day are as follows:

11am – 11.45 – Ella Shaw

11.45 – 12.00 – The Bee

12.00 – 12.45 – The Retrosette’s

12.45 – 13.00 – The Bee

13.00 -13.45 – Chris Scott Band

13.45 – 14.00 – The Bee

14.00 – 14.45 – New York Tourists

14.45- 15.00 – The Bee

15.00- 15.45 – Jeramiah Ferrari

15.45 – 16.30 – The Bee

16.30 – 18.00 – Dodgy


Live music in four town centre bars follows the daytime festival:

On Sudell Cross there will be Arts markets and all day Cream tea and Liz ‘n’ Lil’s Café featuring:

Psst Design/Shh it’s handmade

Art of Chocolat (plus chocolate making demonstrations all day)


Bijoux Silver


ADG Design

Dales Fine Food



Children’s Activity Area:

Creation Station providing children’s craft workshops 11 – 4.30pm

The Fireman Dave providing circus performance and children’s workshops 11- 4.30pm

Face painting 12 – 4.30pm


BMX Demonstrations provided by Cellblock BMX

Live Art demonstrations by Weave store


Cookery Demonstrations provided by local chef Philippa James using fresh food from Blackburn markets with tasters of cheese and Black pudding In between:

11am: Mushroom Stroganoff with Garlic Bread

12pm: Lancashire Tortilla with Lancashire Sauce

1pm: Spaghetti with Garlic, Lemon and Lancashire Crumbly


Street food featuring:

Kitty honey Jamaican Food

Coffee Cow

Sam and Lil’s Diner


North West Game

Bit’er Sweet Hog

Plant Food Power

Exchange coffee


Ale tent hosted by Cranston’s fine ales featuring:

Blackedge Brewery

Three B’s

Deeply Vale


Cllr Jamie Groves, Lead Member for Regeneration said: “With an exciting live music line up and a wide selection of local produce on offer, and activities for all the family, Blackburn Beat is sure to bring a real buzz into Blackburn town centre”

“This event will really showcase Blackburn as a vibrant, creative environment, and I am sure that residents and visitors alike will enjoy all that Blackburn Beat has to offer.”


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