Live Music

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PQA Opera Boys
Students from a performing arts academy in Bedford took to the stage in Wellingborough recently, accompanying some of the UK's finest classical singers...
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...
Mary Poppins
With most of us returning to work and school this week, it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the first weekend of the year. Ease yourself in gently with a stroll around...
A campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues will see Everything Everything playing a gig at Bedford Esquires as soon as live music is...
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.
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...
Gareth Barber of Esquires
Live music venue, Esquires, has announced that they have teamed up with Music Venue Trust and Red Stripe to offer a bursary scheme for budding event organisers.
Bedford Student
Research carried out by TickX - The Event Ticket Search Engine has revealed Bedford is the fourth best location for great nights out for students. The research took the number of students at 30 universities across the UK...
Esquires Room 2
Following a £22,000 investment, this Saturday (8 June) sees the launch of the refurbished ‘Room 2’ at Bedford Esquires and the completion of the Grade II listed venue’s...
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.
Esquires
Bedford's much-loved live music venue, Esquires, has announced that it will be reopening its doors in November, eight months after lockdown...
Orphy
Two Lincroft schoolgirls will be representing Bedford on stage in Trafalgar Square this Saturday as part of the Pride in London celebrations.