HAVE you any plans for the weekend? 

Well here are 10 gigs and events that are taking place in the North West which could keep you entertained....

Friday, March 17

John Power

King George’s Hall, Blackburn

0844 847 1664

Solo show from the Cast frontman featuring songs from throughout his career including work with The La’s and solo material. Support from Indigo Rose


Soul Legends

Burnley Mechanics

01282 664400

Get on board the soul train as live performers take you on an unforgettable soul music journey from its origins in the Sixties origins to the present day. The show features hits by Earth Wind and Fire, Barry White, Wilson Pickett and Marvin Gaye


Celtic Brass

Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

01254 685500

Blackburn and Darwen Band celebrate St Patrick’s Day in rousing style with a special concert featuring music inspired by the Emerald Isle. Support comes from the St Bede's RC High School Band



Colne Muni

01282 661234

Stage Door Theatre presents the  hit musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. Also Saturday matinee and evening shows


Bat Out of Hell

Manchester Opera House

0844 871 3018

World premiere of the musical featuring the music of Jim Steinman. The show has been extended until April 29 in Manchester before heading off to the West End


Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Preston Guild Hall

01772 804444

Dig out your tartan and get ready party for the Rollers frontman and his band singing all the hits which made him a Seventies’ superstar



The Lowry, Salford Quays

0843 208 6000

Emma Hatton stars in this musical based on the life of Eva Peron which features songs Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and Another Suitcase in Another Hall. Ends tomorrow



Palace Theatre, Manchester

0844 871 3019

The Wanted’s Tom Parker stars in this new touring version of the hit movie celebrating life at Rydell High. Ends next Saturday.




Classic Soul Night

Clitheroe Grand

01200 421599

Five DJs - Neil Grainger, Steve Clayton, Mike Kemp, Geoff Buckley and Shaun Fitton – playing the best in Northern Soul and classic Motown



Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

01254 685500

Spectacular tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. The show includes video projection, spectacular light show and the voices of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page