HISTORY will be made at Blackburn Museum this summer when a live music event will be held in the building for the first time in 140 years.

Night at the Museum is the brainchild of well-known East Lancashire promoter Pete Eastwood, who has lined up some of the North West’s most up-and-coming bands for the events.

Acts performing on the night include The Hummingbirds, The Gramotones local duo Bad Cardigan and Jamie Brewer and there are also a couple of surprises planned for the night.

Pete said: “I came up with the idea a few months ago and contacted the museum Museum to ask if they had ever had a live event.

“What really appealed to me was appealed to me was the fact that it had never happened before and that the event really will be history in the making.

“Everyone connected with the museum has been so positive about this.

“ I remember visiting the museum as a child and being fascinated by the Egyptian mummy and the stuffed animals so it is a pleasure to stage something hopefully very creative there all these years later.”

The Night At The Museum will be take place on Thursday, August 14 and it was a sell-out even before tickets were officially announced.

Pete said: “I thought it would go down pretty well as we are offering something a little different, but I was blown away by the response.

“We only had 100 tickets for the night and every one was sold before I even had chance to let friends know about it.

“I must admit it is a great position to be in as the idea was that if the night was a success then maybe staging Night At The Museum 2 could be an option in the future.

The night is being staged as part of the Blackburn Is Open a scheme, which hopes to build a creative community in the heart of Blackburn town centre.

Pete said: “Anything that goes towards helping to revitalise the town’s nightlife by putting on credible events has to be a positive thing and will hopefully encourage others in the town to come up with their own creative ideas regarding staging music and arts events.”