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Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

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"I've actually come off Twitter completely, I can't read it."

Ed Sheeran forced off Twitter by trolls

Ed Sheeran has said that online abuse has driven him off Twitter.

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Adele

Adele tells fans: I don't know if I'll ever tour again

Adele has hinted that she may never tour again.

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Win: Pupils from Shakespeare Primary in Fleetwood

Shakespeare Primary School crowned 2017 Last Choir Singing County Winner

Shakespeare Primary School has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2017 County Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 16 June.
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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande releases live charity version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Pop star Ariana Grande has released her emotional rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single after performing it on stage at Sunday night's benefit concert.
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The Relays

Joy of six for Haigh Fest

Festival season is just around the corner and the buzz of live music and local talent is returning to Haigh Woodland Park next month.

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

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Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

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Humanz by Gorillaz

Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

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Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

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Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

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The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

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Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Slydigs on stage supporting The Who. Picture by Radka Dolinska

Rockers Slydigs hope new EP will be a beast

One of the region’s most successful rock bands featuring a guitarist from the borough are asking fans a simple question with their new EP: How Animal Are You?

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Thunder opened their new tour in Manchester

GIG REVIEW: Thunder at 02 Manchester Apollo

‘Everybody, scream!’

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Yes Lad

Former X Factor group ready to storm charts

A young singer from the borough hopes to take pop fans back to the glory days of boybands when his group which found fame on a TV talent search releases its debut single.

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Steps are back!

90s pop group Steps announce UK tour and comeback album

Pop group Steps will celebrate 20 years since they formed with a comeback album and UK tour.

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Leon Murphy

Music scene uniting for tragic Leon

The borough’s music community is coming together to pay tribute to a tragic young performer who lost his battle against a brain tumour.

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Great Reckoning

Rockers set for Great Reckoning with new EP

Rock fans are set for a Great Reckoning with the latest up-and-coming group on the borough’s music scene to release its debut EP.

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