Live Music

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BC Camplight
Esquires has once again put together a sterling line up for Independent Venue Week (IVW) in January - a reminder to support local live music venues.
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Bedford Borough Council's sub-licensing committee has allowed common sense to prevail after they have given the go-ahead for Bedford Park Concerts 2021, despite objections from the...
A performer at the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.
Organisers of the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama have said their 2021 event planned for March will still be going ahead. Performers are now urged to make sure they get their...
Esquires
Bedford's much-loved live music venue, Esquires, has announced that it will be reopening its doors in November, eight months after lockdown...
Brand New Heavies
https://youtu.be/SVCj9-36w5Y Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are coming to Bedford Corn Exchange next May. The band, who have lit up the UK music scene with a blend of jazz, funk and...
Jess Glynne Bedford Park 2018
The company behind Bedford Park Concerts, LPH Concerts and Events (LPH), has announced that Eagle Brewery will be their headline sponsor for the next three years...
Alfie Templeman
On Saturday 20 July, Alfie Templeman came to Slide Record Shop in the Arcade in Bedford to launch his new EP, Sunday Morning Cereal. The first three songs of the Carlton wunderkind’s...
Twinwood Festival 2018
https://youtu.be/FouAUcrAP0g We spoke to Sarah Dunn from Twinwood Festival about the world famous vintage festival right on our doorstep, and how you can get tickets for 2019!
Hear & Now philharmonia
This month, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s award-winning musical dementia project, Hear and Now, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since 2009, the project has brought together participants with dementia and their carers, from the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4...
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Bedford Park Concerts have announced this morning that Olly Murs will be kicking off a brand new four-day concert series in the town, as part of his UK summer tour on 29 July. Olly’s summer 2021...
Judge Jules and the crowd at Cafe Mambo at Bedford Park Concerts 2019. Credit Peter Hayes
Environmental health officers have proposed noise limits to next summer’s Bedford Park Concerts that the organisers say could stop them happening. Bedford Borough Council’s licensing sub-committee...
Steve Lamacq
Bedford Esquires has been chosen by BBC 6Music's Steve Lamacq as one of his Independent Venue Week 'stop offs'.  Steve will be broadcasting live from Esquires on Thursday 31 January.