Get your groove on in Lancashire

Lancaster, Lancashire

It might be a county steeped in history, but Lancashire has a thoroughly alive, kicking – and dancing – side to it, hosting fantastic festivals.

In October the city of Lancaster stages the Lancaster Music Festival, a free festival which takes place across 50 venues, with 200 acts and performances in the city’s historic squares and in the 1,000-year-old castle. The castle often doubles up as a music venue in the summer, with concerts held in its splendid courtyard.

Now in its 26th year, the Great British R&B Festival has been voted Europe’s number one R&B festival, taking place in August each year. Hundreds of Blues musicians will perform at eight different venues across Colne in 2015, around 50 miles (80 km) from Lancaster. Some of the big names set to entertain during the four-day festival include Coco Montoya, Anson Funderburgh, Davina & The Vagabonds, Billy Boy Arnold, Avery Sunshine, The Climax Blues Band and Nikki Hill. 

Lancaster is 2 hours 30 minutes from London by train.

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