Darwen is a typical Lancashire mill and market town and host to Darwen Live music festival. Nestled in a valley with the towns Jubilee Tower standing proud on the moorland, Darwen has everything and more that you would want from a town.
It has a lively and vibrant nightlife with a very big music scene with musicians coming from the world over to play here.
With the local parks, woods and stunning countryside, there are plenty of walks with lots of wildlife and plant life to view.
Darwen is also famous for its visit by Ghandi to the towns largest cotton mill at India Mill with its listed tall chimney that can be seen from almost every point of town.
Darwen has good travel links into the town with Darwen train station, regular busses and a choice of taxi firms, it used to be famous for its trams which were eventually sold on to Blackpool and some still exist there to this day.
Music in Darwen
Darwen has a strong history in music with live performances over the years from of the world's most renowned artists including the infamous Beatles. In Summer 2022 the Darwen Heritage Centre is hosting and exhibition about 100 years of Darwen music from the 1800's onwards.
This will show some of the musicians who have played in the town over the years and also local musicians from the town including Neil Arthur from Blancmange who had hits in the 80's.
We also have the Darwen Live music festival which has been running now since 2000 is one of the largest free festivals in the area and has seen many artists over the years, with 2022 being a special year as it is the same time as the Queens Platinum Jubilee.