Barrow Music Week Friday 29 September – Sunday 8 October 2023

This Autumn, let’s enjoy #Barrowmusicweek3


After a pilot event in 2021 and a successful Arts Council England bid in 2022, #Barrowmusicweek3 is back.  With events running from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October, venues and spaces around the Town Centre will be alive with an eclectic mix of musical performances and workshops.

An integral part of Barrow Music is the work with local schools and people interested in a career in the creative industries.  This year will include Sing ’23 by local school children, an Education Music Conference for young people, which will inspire local youngsters to consider a career or hobby in the creative industries sector, workshops and guest performances by partners.

A full programme of music will be on offer, in some well-known venues in the town and some not always associated with live performance.  Look out for pop up performances during the weekend.


The forum is pleased to announce their headliner bands for Barrow Music weekend.

Friday 6 October – Experience The Old Time Sailors as they bring their flashmob musical show to Barrow.  Taking the audience back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century, with a crew of 17 musicians playing over 30 songs and tunes.  The audience are encouraged to sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, and witness an astounding show.    Tickets £18 + booking fee.

Saturday 7 October – Scouting for Girls make a welcome return to Barrow after a fantastic gig in 2021. Performing all of their hits including ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’, plus some new music.  The band sold out their gig at the forum in 2021 quicker than any other venue on the tour. Tickets £27 + booking fee.  Standing concert + plus local support.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 14 June at 10am.


Programme also includes;

Friday 29 September – Paul Young – Behind the Lens, the forum

Saturday 30 September – Tea Dance with Just in Time Band, the forum

Saturday 30 September – Lindisfarne, the forum

Sunday 1 October – Silver Sunday, the forum

Thursday 5 October – Barrowmusic conference – venue tbc

Thursday 5 October – LA14, 4 local bands in 4 local venues

Friday 6 October – Sing ’23 with local schools, theme ‘Sea Shanty’, the forum

Saturday 7 October – Family Rave, the forum

More line up to be announced – follow musicweekbarrow for more information or visit








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