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Once described as ‘a Mecca for local working-class people’, the Chronicle is today looking at the role of Oldham’s pubs – and what we are missing without them.
Date Published 04/09/2018
National charity Action on Hearing Loss are warning students of the hidden danger of Freshers’ week.
Date Published 13/09/2018
The biggest and best 60s show, which is currently touring the UK, returns to Manchester Opera House for one night only on Saturday, November 10.
Date Published 10/09/2018
Rejuvenated Ok Broken have hit the ground running this gig season with new music and plenty of places to make sure it's going to be heard.
Date Published 23/08/2018
Greater Manchester musicians, and those that work in the industry, are being asked to have their say on the city-region’s music scene as part of a major music review launched by...
Date Published 22/08/2018
Rejuvenated indie five-piece Feed the Kid are set to return to storm the Manchester music scene once again as politically-fuelled FTK.
Date Published 21/08/2018
Imagine my excitement after 20-plus years of festival-going to be given the opportunity to visit an outdoor showpiece right on my doorstep.
Date Published 20/08/2018
The stages, tents, bars and food outlets are up and now it's just a matter of hours before the start of the second annual Cotton Clouds festival.
Date Published 16/08/2018
Toots and The Maytals, one of the all-time great reggae, ska and rocksteady groups, will tour the UK in October 2018.
Date Published 14/08/2018
It's only been around for a month or so, but Bands FC has swiftly become a Twitter phenomenon.
Date Published 09/08/2018
‘We just want Debs back home’.
Date Published 31/07/2018
Ace tribute collective the Manchester Ska Foundation - and their Failsworth front-man Lee Hollister - are gearing up for one of their biggest gigs of the year.
Date Published 25/07/2018
Following a sold-out debut and being shortlisted for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, it seemed that maybe Saddleworth’s maiden Cotton Clouds festival couldn’t be...
This year's Cotton Clouds Festival will again provide its attendees with an app, connecting those off to see Sister Sledge and Lightning Seeds in the beautiful Saddleworth...
Date Published 23/07/2018
More than two decades after their now infamous appearance at Werneth Park while riding high at the top of the charts, massively popular mid-90s stars are returning to the Borough...
Date Published 19/07/2018
It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past five years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under...
Date Published 18/07/2018
The date and line-up for #OldhamLIVE 2018 – a spectacular free family entertainment and music festival in Oldham town centre – are revealed today.
Are you ready for a top class night of 1980s entertainment which is all in aid of a terrific cause?
Date Published 17/07/2018
The Oldham Symphony Orchestra's summer concert proved a huge success.
Date Published 16/07/2018
The countdown is now well and truly on as live music fans gear up for an epic second annual Cotton Clouds Festival at the Saddleworth Cricket Club venue in Greenfield.
Date Published 06/07/2018
Fans of Oldham’s former Million Billion Band will be delirious to hear that Boots, Mike Malone and the gang will be back for a special one-off charity gig on Friday, August 31,...
Date Published 05/07/2018
Almost three years of steady progress mean indie-popsters Corella are happy with the impact they have made so far, but they want more.
Date Published 02/07/2018
Well-i-hole Farm in Greenfield will be the place to be this weekend as the Saddleworth Summer Show returns with a double bang.
Date Published 25/06/2018
Musicians from all schools across Oldham took to the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate the wealth of talent and opportunity in the borough.
Radical new plans to strengthen Greater Manchester’s music scene, from established artists to up-and-coming musicians of all genres, have been revealed.
Date Published 22/06/2018
Busker Dave has been out and about in Oldham doing his bit for Make Music Day, the annual celebration of free music which has gone ahead today (Thursday, June 21), and he didn’t...
Date Published 21/06/2018
A new single due out soon and a mini-tour of the UK means Saddleworth indie prospects Gardenback are gearing up for an exciting summer.
Date Published 19/06/2018
Inner City Music Limited, the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s multi award-winning music venue Band on the Wall, has announced that Arts Council England has approved...
Date Published 18/06/2018
Rock’n’rollers the Miners are to play an acoustic set at this year’s Oldham Community Festival, and they could well turn into stars of the show.
A talented young musician, taught at Oldham Music Centre, has been chosen to play at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Date Published 12/06/2018
Live music fanatics are in for a real treat on Saturday, July 7, when PopUp Promotions bring two amazing bands to its latest show at Uppermill Civic Hall.
Date Published 11/06/2018
A brilliant mix of live bands and DJs are set to strut their considerable stuff at an M35 Music all-day event at Austerlands Cricket Club on bank holiday Sunday, August 26.
Hundreds of Oldham’s best and brightest young and community musicians are set to get the town centre rocking at this year’s Summer Festival.
Date Published 06/06/2018
According to the Twisted Wheel press release copy I received recently, the current ‘Snakes and Ladders’ tour is all about the band blowing the ladders of opportunity they were...
Date Published 02/06/2018
Live music fanatics lapped up the family friendly Strummercamp festival, which took place in Oldham for the first time.
Date Published 29/05/2018
Early rain and thick clouds failed to dampen spirits among thousands of fans who attended yesterday's Whit Friday brass band contests.
Date Published 26/05/2018
At its creation in 1900, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius was thought to be ‘daring, even difficult’, but 118 years later Oldham Choral Society and the East Lancs Sinfonia had no...
Date Published 14/05/2018
If the forthcoming royal wedding is not going to be your thing, there is a very special music alternative on offer at the Smokies Park Hotel in Bardsley.
Date Published 10/05/2018
Young musicians are looking good as well as sounding great, thanks to a generous donation from Saddleworth Round Table.
Date Published 08/05/2018
Logistical issues have been cited as a major reason for promoters’ Ginger Pigeon’s decision to cancel the Atmosphere festival.
Date Published 03/05/2018
Now in their 20th year, Abba Fever is one of the most successful touring live Abba productions in the UK and Europe.
Date Published 25/04/2018
The Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band once again secured golden glory, this time at a prestigious event in Warwick.
A youth music project has received national funding to help it continue to grow its work around Oldham.
The Boyzlife tour is heading to Manchester, bringing together members of two of the biggest boybands in history - Boyzone and Westlife.
Date Published 24/04/2018
The Oldham Choral Society, which currently boasts around 130 members, is gearing up for its latest major concert.
Date Published 20/04/2018
Thanks to our friends at Ginger Pigeon Promotions, the Chronicle has got THREE sets of FOUR 'Atmosphere' festival tickets available to give away in our latest brilliant...
Date Published 18/04/2018
Legendary Oldham live music venue Whittle's is reopening on Friday, April 27.
Legendary Oldham live music venue Whittle’s has announced that it has closed down.
Date Published 11/04/2018
This inaugural event takes place on Saturday, June 30 with six hours of entertainment featuring an eclectic mix of musical genres from tributes to Britney Spears, Lionel Richie...
Date Published 10/04/2018
Following their performance at the northern regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival last November, the Oldham Music Centre Youth Wind Band were invited to play in the...
From the music that inspired the hit hollywood film Jersey Boys, and shows that are still running today, comes the defining sound of the 60s and 70s.
Date Published 09/04/2018
A cracking night of live music and dancing is in prospect on Saturday, May 19 - inside a barn in Scouthead!
Date Published 06/04/2018
A big shout-out to local up-and-coming outfits the Recreation and Freeda, who have made it onto 2018’s immense Cotton Clouds festival bill on Saturday, August 18.
A full house at the Playhouse 2 afforded a warm welcome to Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri on the second night of their 2018 UK tour.
Date Published 26/03/2018
Oldham Music Centre has this week been celebrating the musical talent so evident within the borough as part of the national ‘Get Creative Festival'.
Date Published 23/03/2018
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