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Young people in Oldham and Tameside are being offered a unique training opportunity in 2021 - to join Bangdrum’s Vale Sounds initiative and gain valuable music industry experience.
Date Published 04/01/2021
When you’re talented; determined to achieve success, and have an overwhelmingly supportive network of friends, family and teachers, you’re bound to do great things!
Date Published 20/11/2020
After taking a summer break, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic taking hold, the fantastic, glossy 40-page quarterly Oldham Chronicle Magazine is back and out on the streets...
Date Published 06/11/2020
How about this for a dream job? - singing and recording on the South Asia paradise island country, The Maldives.
Date Published 30/10/2020
Greater Manchester Artist Hub has opened two new funding opportunities to support independent artists and creative freelancers across the region.
Date Published 07/10/2020
Carnival arts organisation, Global Grooves, has appointed a preferred bidder for its project to transform its home, Vale Mill, at the top of Micklehurst Road in Mossley, to a...
Date Published 05/10/2020
Oldham-raised rapper and radio presenter, UK-Craigie, has released a powerful and already superbly-received new album entitled ‘I Can’t Sleep’ about mental health.
Date Published 02/10/2020
A specifically designed and certified COVID-safe theatre venue is set to open in Manchester next month.
Date Published 13/09/2020
Manchester's iconic Central Library, a building that dominates the city's St Peter's Square, was lit up red last night (Tuesday) in support of the thousands of freelancers...
Date Published 12/08/2020
Saddleworth outfit Stepford Wives certainly aren't letting the coronavirus pandemic peg back their undoubted progress as yet another top, local up-and-coming band.
Date Published 10/08/2020
MJK, a Christian charity based in Oldham who promote the message of faith through video content and their band Crossfya, has signed a lease on a new building in Oldham town centre...
Date Published 08/08/2020
Marc Almond has announced his first British live tour in nearly two years, Marc Almond In Concert.
Date Published 03/08/2020
Oldham most famous nightclub and entertainment entrepreneur Aaron Mellor has stepped in to rescue two of Manchester city centre's most high-profile live music venues.
Date Published 22/07/2020
A £2.55m hardship fund that launched on Friday to help musicians that are struggling financially during the Covid-19 pandemic is already in danger of reaching capacity.
Date Published 09/06/2020
Mick Harwood and two music fanatic mates are hoping to raise £3,500 for the Oldham Foodbank in September when they stage what promises to be an epic 'Oldham Rocks the Foodbank'...
Date Published 03/06/2020
A host of top musical talents who all share a common love for Manchester and its people will be introducing live renditions of their songs by local residents in the Together In...
Date Published 28/05/2020
One of the brightest and most talented young singer/songwriters out there on the local scene at present is Oldham's own Olivia Deane.
Date Published 04/05/2020
Despite the current lockdown, local indie-rock band Corella are gearing up to make some noise as their first track of 2020 - ‘Puppets’ - is out this Friday, May 1.
Date Published 27/04/2020
RMDY is an Oldham rapper and musician who appears destined for big things.
Date Published 09/03/2020
Now with his feet firmly under the table as the owner of the Shure 5 Studios facility in Royton, Chris Taylor is looking to truly make his mark on the exciting local music scene.
Date Published 09/01/2020
Iconic Roscoe Street nightclub Tokyo Oldham is set to re-open after more than three years with its doors firmly shut.
Date Published 08/11/2019
VERY few can honestly say that they've done more for the Saddleworth music scene in recent years than popular promoter, photographer and superfast scooter racer Tim Simpson.
Date Published 04/11/2019
Who's Next front-man Karl Moulden is guaranteeing plenty of 'chaos and confusion' as his top tribute band head to the Uppermill Civic Hall on Friday 15 November.
Date Published 03/10/2019
Another magical night of mayhem and memories will return to Uppermill on Friday week, September 13th.
Date Published 02/09/2019
Having enjoyed getting involved with the ‘Bands FC’ music/football Twitter phenomenon recently, ace Oldham indie band Dirty Laces have gone a step further by deciding to become...
Date Published 25/07/2019
After much rumour and speculation, the line-up for this year’s Cotton Clouds Festival in Saddleworth has finally been announced with The Wailers and Peter hook and the Light set...
Date Published 26/02/2019
The brilliant Rob Leigh comes to town on Saturday night to perform his breath-taking Neil Diamond tribute show, and you could be there for FREE if you win our latest exciting...
Date Published 12/12/2018
The Oldham music scene has been paying plenty of tributes to legendary Buzzcocks front-man Pete Shelley, who has died following a suspected heart attack aged 63.
Date Published 07/12/2018
‘Buzzing’ with a new self-titled album safely tucked up their collective sleeve, Oldham indie band the Smashing Lads are hoping their new offering will open a few more doors.
Date Published 05/12/2018
High-flying indie punk outfit Proletariat will be going for a ‘full house’ seven out of seven when they play Manchester’s iconic Night and Day Café venue next month.
Date Published 16/11/2018
Following a successful launch party in the city centre recently, legendary Hacienda DJ Graeme Park is hoping his exciting new documentary production – ‘Embrace the New’ – will...
Date Published 14/11/2018
Mid-Life Crisis were back at Playhouse 2 in Shaw once again on Saturday for another sell-out night of pop and rock music, featuring hits from the 1950s to the 2000s.
Date Published 12/11/2018
Are you ready for the third annual Cotton Clouds festival?
Date Published 07/11/2018
Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.
Date Published 05/11/2018
Fresh indie-pop outfit Corella are set to release their brand new single ‘Island’ on November 9.
Date Published 02/11/2018
A very special celebration of Gospel music is in prospect at the Waterhead Academy this weekend.
Date Published 23/10/2018
The World Famous Elvis Show, starring Royton's very own Chris Connor, is returning to Oldham in December, and once again tickets are selling fast.
Date Published 11/10/2018
Sir Cliff Richard is without a doubt one of our greatest musical treasures.
Date Published 09/10/2018
‘We just want Debs back home’.
Date Published 02/10/2018
Every venue that puts tickets on sale, sells out in an instant...! Last year, all eight shows the Jazz Cafe put on sale hit capacity, receiving rave reviews.
Date Published 25/09/2018
One of Oldham’s most popular faces on the local scene – the multi-talented Jake Fletcher – is relishing the prospect of ‘going it alone’.
Date Published 24/09/2018
National charity Action on Hearing Loss are warning students of the hidden danger of Freshers’ week.
Date Published 13/09/2018
The biggest and best 60s show, which is currently touring the UK, returns to Manchester Opera House for one night only on Saturday, November 10.
Date Published 10/09/2018
Once described as ‘a Mecca for local working-class people’, the Chronicle is today looking at the role of Oldham’s pubs – and what we are missing without them.
Date Published 04/09/2018
Rejuvenated Ok Broken have hit the ground running this gig season with new music and plenty of places to make sure it's going to be heard.
Date Published 23/08/2018
Greater Manchester musicians, and those that work in the industry, are being asked to have their say on the city-region’s music scene as part of a major music review launched by...
Date Published 22/08/2018
Rejuvenated indie five-piece Feed the Kid are set to return to storm the Manchester music scene once again as politically-fuelled FTK.
Date Published 21/08/2018
Imagine my excitement after 20-plus years of festival-going to be given the opportunity to visit an outdoor showpiece right on my doorstep.
Date Published 20/08/2018
The stages, tents, bars and food outlets are up and now it's just a matter of hours before the start of the second annual Cotton Clouds festival.
Date Published 16/08/2018
Toots and The Maytals, one of the all-time great reggae, ska and rocksteady groups, will tour the UK in October 2018.
Date Published 14/08/2018
It's only been around for a month or so, but Bands FC has swiftly become a Twitter phenomenon.
Date Published 09/08/2018
Ace tribute collective the Manchester Ska Foundation - and their Failsworth front-man Lee Hollister - are gearing up for one of their biggest gigs of the year.
Date Published 25/07/2018
Following a sold-out debut and being shortlisted for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, it seemed that maybe Saddleworth’s maiden Cotton Clouds festival couldn’t be...
This year's Cotton Clouds Festival will again provide its attendees with an app, connecting those off to see Sister Sledge and Lightning Seeds in the beautiful Saddleworth...
Date Published 23/07/2018
More than two decades after their now infamous appearance at Werneth Park while riding high at the top of the charts, massively popular mid-90s stars are returning to the Borough...
Date Published 19/07/2018
It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past five years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under...
Date Published 18/07/2018
The date and line-up for #OldhamLIVE 2018 – a spectacular free family entertainment and music festival in Oldham town centre – are revealed today.
Are you ready for a top class night of 1980s entertainment which is all in aid of a terrific cause?
Date Published 17/07/2018
The Oldham Symphony Orchestra's summer concert proved a huge success.
Date Published 16/07/2018
The countdown is now well and truly on as live music fans gear up for an epic second annual Cotton Clouds Festival at the Saddleworth Cricket Club venue in Greenfield.
Date Published 06/07/2018
Fans of Oldham’s former Million Billion Band will be delirious to hear that Boots, Mike Malone and the gang will be back for a special one-off charity gig on Friday, August 31,...
Date Published 05/07/2018
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