BINGLEY-BASED Music promoters BAC2Live have announced their initial 2019 programme, which includes ‘guitar heroics’ and a blues showcase.

The line-up of gigs, at Bingley Arts Centre, kicks off on Friday, February 8 with Inglorious - the showstoppers of last year’s Download Festival - returning to the venue.

The rockers were last in Bingley supporting The Dead Daisies in July, 2016 - now they’re back, armed with a new album, Ride to Nowhere, and a couple of line-up changes.

The new look Inglorious plan to to end their UK tour in style at the Arts Centre.

Support comes from the highly rated City Of Thieves and, in a late addition, an acoustic set from Blind River.

Guitar heroics will be the order of the day on Friday, March 29 when the Bingley Blues Bash returns to town.

The event will be revamped this year as Blues Power Bash, headlined by the award-winning guitarist Danny Bryant, who will be making making his first Bingley appearance, following extensive European touring.

Blues Power Bash will be opened by newcomers No Fit State, comprising Danny Yates and Mike Nielson, leaning heavily on Sixties rock and blues influences. With their debut album set for release, expect a set of retro sounds with a modern thread.

A special guest for the new season is perennial local favourite John Verity, who will hit the stage with his trio, celebrating 50 years as a solo artist. Later in 2019, John will perform an intimate show reflecting on his career. Look out for a homecoming date for An evening with John V, touring smaller venues.

Tickets for all shows are at or from (01274) 567983.

* GLUSBURN'S Community and Arts Centre has unveiled a varied new season. Film screenings include Phantom Thread and Peter Rabbit, there's music from jazz saxophonist Snake Davis, Eagles tribute act Desperado and comedy-folkies the Houghton Weavers, the Glusburn Youth Theatre panto, Sleeping Beauty, runs from February 24 to March 2, and Splash Alley present their Big Rock Show on March 30.

For tickets call (01535) 630223.