Darwen Live 2021

The main stage line up for 2021: Sat 2nd Oct 1pm – ECHOES OF THE BEAST Waking up the event with a loud bang we have an Iron Maiden Tribute band, bringing a live show not to be missed. 2pm – POLARIZED EYES Punk teen trio Polarized Eyes are Noah, Amber and Harry. Polarized Eyes…

March and Hymn Tune Contest 2021

Blackburn and Darwen Band are hosting their 6th annual March and Hymn Tune Contest at Darwen Market Square on Sunday 12th September 2021. This growing annual event, organised by Blackburn and Darwen Band and supported by Darwen Town Council, will see over 20 Brass bands from all over the North of England taking part.  The…

Explore Darwen’s history with Three Loud Knocks by Beggars Belief Collective

Beggars Belief Collective describe themselves as “a ragtag gang of makers, artists and creatives based in Darwen.” Based at Darwen Library Theatre, the collective is a collaboration between performers and theatre makers, Guy Hargreaves and Nicky McRoy, and Darwen based renowned sculptor and artist, Marjan Wouda. Their latest work, Three Loud Knocks, is a series…

Darwen Live 2019

The best FREE annual music festival in the region is back this bank holiday weekend! The main stage will be at the new Darwen Market Square with more live music across the venues and bars in town including Darwen Library Theatre on Knott Street. Many venues with all types of acts. Main stage in town…

Makers of Market Square

Makers of Market Square is back!! Following the hugely successful event earlier in the year at Darwen Live all of our local makers will be returning to the new market square. Over 40 stalls selling everything crafty and vintage and of course the market will be open too with fantastic, food and drink, home, fashion and…

Darwen Food Festival 2019

Darwen Food Festival is back! Organised each year by Darwen Town Council the event sees the market square in the centre of town over taken by local and speciality food traders, bars and entertainment. We hope you’ll join in for a wonderful day filled with great food, fantastic drinks and plenty of entertainment throughout the…