New schools of music

James Zabiela
James Zabiela

Two lucky music lovers are going to be very happy with this competition prize.

Organisers of next weekend’s A-Wing events at Lancaster Castle are giving away a pair of tickets to the Saturday night show, featuring renowned house and techno DJ James Zabiela.

Old School line up

Old School line up

Not only that, the winner will also receive overnight accomodation at Lancaster’s Travelodge, a private cell with drinks, two tickets to the official afterparty, and some goodies.

Online ticket merchants have commandeered the castle for three nights, with Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank with 2 Bears on Friday, and veteran house and disco DJ Derrick Carter on Sunday night. Tickets, priced £25 each, are still available from To enter, tell me what type of institution Lancaster Castle used to be. Email Good luck!

Also next weekend, Lancaster Live Festival kicks off at The Vale of Lune Rugby Club on Sunday May 25, featuring live music, DJs, and entertainment.

Performances for the event, which starts at 12pm and runs until 11pm, include The Bottlenecks, Pianoman, Greenheart, Blackheart Afterglow, Jay Blackburn, Rime Suspex, Bowski, Fully Charged and Montana.

Tickets are available online, priced £12 adult and £5 children or more on the door. Meanwhile, Live Ale, a music and beer festival at Old School Brewery in Warton, starts tomorrow night, Friday, with two outdoor stages of music right across the weekend.

Tickets are £5 per day or £10 for the weekend and money raised goes towards Bay Search and Rescue.

Tonight, Luke Concannon, of Nizlopi, who had a number one hit with the JCB Song in December 2005, performs at Halton Mills in Halton.

Tickets priced £10, are available online or by phoning 07582 789406.

Tomorrow night, Friday, the Yorkshire House hosts Greenheart, while Patsy Stone headlines at the Parliament Street venue on Saturday.