A Jamaican roots reggae icon is heading to Burnley for a gig this week. 

So whatever the weather throws up for Easter, the sun is sure to be shining as Horace Andy takes to the stage for a special performance.

The visit to Burnley Mechanics Theatre will be a first for Horace, and he will be backed by the Dub Asante Band, one of the UK's finest reggae groups, with the promise of a night filled with the authentic sounds of roots reggae, lovers, dubwise and early dancehall.

An added bonus for any early arrivals is a reggae selection from Manchester DJ and music head, Dom Blood and Fire.

Mia Laffy, marketing lead for cultural services at Burnley Leisure and Culture (BLC), which runs the Mechanics, says: “The mix of Horace's engaging vibes and the historical significance of the setting guarantees a must-see performance.

“It’s important that we support live music in our town.”

Burnley Mechanics Theatre, a Grade II-listed building, opened as an entertainment venue by HM Queen Elizabeth in 1987.

The historic venue has played host to some of the finest talent ranging from Sir Ian McKellen, The Osmonds, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Lee Nelson, Tim Vine, the stars of Strictly Come Dancing among many others over the years.

Horace Andy, also known for his work with Massive Attack, will be performing at the Mechanics on Maundy Thursday, March 28.

To buy tickets, visit the ‘shows’ section of the Burnley Leisure and Culture website.