What’s on in Burnley 2019

The Holiday Inn Burnley offers unparalleled access to a heady mix of captivating scenery and historic places, such as Towneley Hall, the jewel in Burnley’s crown. Our local communities also offer a varied calendar of enjoyable leisure activities, including a number of annual highlights. The hotel was recently announced as a finalist in the dog-friendly category at the 2019 Lancashire Tourism Award, meaning that dogs of all sizes can accompany their humans on their adventures throughout the year.

The fun begins on May Bank Holiday, as a showcase of local talent takes to the stage at Accrington Music Festival on Saturday 4th May, and Burnley welcomes stars from a galaxy not far away…

The Clayton Park Conference Centre hosted the inaugural Star Wars Fan Fun Day, attended by one special guest and four hundred fanatical fans of the iconic franchise. A decade later, the event has relocated to Burnley Football Club and now represents one of the biggest and popular science fiction showcases in the North of England. This year’s event will feature an array of stalls selling a variety of Star Wars and science fiction memorabilia, costumed characters and life-size props and highly detailed displays. This event is a MUST for Star Wars fans everywhere.

People seeking something musical to tantalise their ear drums may also discover that Burnley is the perfect destination during the height of the Summer, as The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival returns to the streets of Colne in a technicolour blaze of sound.

This year’s festival features an unparalleled line-up of contemporary musicians to delight and entertain fanatical Rhythm and Blues connoisseurs everywhere! Reverberating from a multitude of iconic venue across Colne town centre, including the iconic Muni Theatre, The Hippodrome and The Little Theatre, the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival is a one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza featuring some of the leading exponents of Rhythm and Blues from across the country from across the country, firmly cementing its status as Europe’s biggest, and most popular, contemporary Blues festival #ColneBlues2019.

Fans of the lively arts that miss out on Colne’s annual celebration of rhythm and blues can instead choose to enjoy one of any number of performances staged at Colne’s Muni Theatre, throughout the calendar year, including an audience with the one and only Brian Blessed on 26th April. For something closer to your base at the Holiday Inn Express Burnley, enjoy a show that is “Especially for You” as Jason Donovan’s 30th April show heads an exciting new season of live performances scheduled at the Burnley Mechanics Theatre.

Those wishing to spend their time discovering Burnley’s canal heritage can do so at the Burnley Canal Festival 2019. This year, the family-orientated festival will centre on Sandygate Square and will host veritable cornucopia of activities offering something for everyone, including arts and crafts, music, performances, street food, stalls and canoe taster sessions.

With those annual favourites, and much more, happening in the heart of our local community, stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Burnley. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome.