2017 Lytham Festival
Lytham Festival 2017 - Chart topping pop star Olly Murs, experimental orchestra Hacienda Classical, 80s and 90s stars The Human League, Midge Ure, and Dodgy, Ska legends Madness and a host of West End stars will take to the stage over five nights at Lytham Festival 2017.
Lytham Festival organisers are today announcing the full list of headliners for the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 August.
An extra night of live music is being added to the bill on Wednesday August 2 when pop star Olly Murs will kick off the headlining nights in the Main Proms Arena. Since Olly shot to fame in 2009, he has recorded four multi-platinum albums and produced four Number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million.
Thursday August 3 sees the increasing popular FAC51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata experimental orchestra perform Haçienda Classical. This stunning orchestra recreates the seminal tracks that defined a generation at Manchester’s original Haçienda club, renewed afresh and rearranged for a classical performance.
Friday August 4 is 80s/90s night with live music from electronic new wave band The Human League, Scots singer-songwriter Midge Ure, 90s pop rock trio Dodgy, 80s bands Johnny Hates Jazz and Living in a Box featuring Kenny Thomas, Belgian electronic musicians Technotronic, British-Norwegian 90s pop group A1 and pop rap artist Betty Boo.
Saturday night will see Ska legends Madness headline. The Camden stars have maintained a huge and loyal following since the 1970s and most recently released their 12th studio album Can’t Touch Us Now.
The Traditional Last Night of the Proms night on Sunday August 6 will see the week-long festival close with West End Proms as a string of West End and Broadway stars all take to the stage. Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga, star of Les Miserable and Phantom of the Opera Ramin Karimloo, musical theatre group Collabro, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, Chicago star Claire Sweeney, 90s pop sensation turned musical theatre star Jon Lee, Blackpool musical theatre star Jodie Prenger, Lytham-born rising West End star Lucie Mae Sumner and English National Opera soprano Jo Appleby will all come together to create West End Proms.
Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor said: “This is a fantastic line-up for Lytham Festival 2017 and one, which we feel, will appeal across generations. “Every headline act is a huge star nationally and internationally and we are confident this is going to be one heck of a week of live music.”
West End Proms is returning to Lytham Festival 2017 after high winds caused the cancellation of the sell-out show at the 2016 festival. Peter added: “We were devastated when the weather caused us to cancel West End Proms for 2016 and we were inundated with people who had attended asking us to reschedule for 2017, so that is exactly what we have done.
“Once again I can promise this, along with all our other nights at Lytham Festival, really is going to be a spectacular show and I personally cannot wait to see all these stars back in Lytham. “It is also testament to the success of Lytham Festival that everyone involved in 2016’s West End Proms wants to return for 2017.”