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Darwen Live 2021

Free to attend music festival in Darwen, Lancashire

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021


Headliners for Darwen Live 2021 will be Shaun Ryder's Black Grape on Saturday, and Hoosiers on Sunday, along with many other popular local and national artists - see below for full listings.

Who's On & Where

Main Stage - Saturday
Main Stage - Saturday
Main Stage - Sunday
Main Stage - Sunday
Library Theatre - Saturday
Library Theatre - Saturday
Library Theatre - Sunday
Library Theatre - Sunday
The Bank Bar & Kitchen
The Bank Bar & Kitchen
Bridge Street Club
Bridge Street Club
The Bridgewater
The Bridgewater
Cin Cin
Cin Cin
The Cock
The Cock
The Crown
The Crown
Level One L1ve
Level One L1ve
Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap
Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap
Sunbird Records
Sunbird Records
Taps Bar
Taps Bar
The Vault
The Vault

About Darwen Live

Darwen Live is a free-to-attend annual music festival held in the picturesque Lancashire mill-town of Darwen, on the West Pennine Moors.

The event is organised and run by volunteers and funded by Darwen Town Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and private sponsors.

Darwen Live is a community event and we thrive on your input and ideas. Anybody who would like to lend some time or suggestions to support the event can contact us below.

For the first time since the event started in 2000, Darwen Live was cancelled due to the ongoing public health restrictions imposed in March 2020.

However, we could not be happier that Darwen Live 2021 WILL take place, now on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021. We can't wait to be with you all again and to enjoy some fabulous music in our brilliant town.

There's "A Big Day in the North" on the horizon. We'll see you there soon.

Darren, Paul, Benn, all the Darwen Live contributors.